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A question [Jan. 5th, 2015|10:32 pm]

I may finally actually be entering the smartphone age, only years after everyone else!

So, the question that everyone else had to answer years ago: should I get an iPhone 5c or a Samsung Galaxy s4?

Major considerations: battery life, how well it acts as a phone, memory (Galaxy wins here!)

Medium considerations: app availability (I think Apple wins this one, plus both my parents and D's are hooked into Apple, plus I'm hooked in through my iPad), camera capability (it seems like the Galaxy has a better camera), size (Apple wins this one)

Completely minor considerations: iTunes (Android wins this one!), picking it up tomorrow vs. waiting for a week (...Galaxy wins here too!)

Anything I'm forgetting?

ETA 1-6 evening: Okay, we split the difference. I got a Galaxy S4, D (who didn't care either way) got the iPhone 5c. As far as I can tell from a couple of hours' worth of playing with them and tech support for my parents (who both got iPhone 5c's), this was absolutely the right choice on both parts, but we shall see.

[User Picture]From: joyce
2015-01-06 05:10 pm (UTC)
If you already have an iPad, go iPhone. It's easier when everything is in the same ecosystem, and there are apps that work on both (instead of buying two sets of apps, one for phone and one for ipad, for anything you might purchase). Not everything works on both - sometimes there's an iphone and a separate ipad version - but lots of things do.
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[User Picture]From: charlie_ego
2015-01-07 04:28 am (UTC)
*nods* Good point. We're splitting the difference by going one-iPhone and one-Samsung, with the apps I've bought for the iPad going on the iPhone. (Uh, most of the apps I have are free :) I've bought some, but they're generally ones where I'm not using them every day and I don't need them immediately at hand. This may come back to bite me, but...)
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