Bye-bye Apple, hello Samsung

Monday, November 20, 2017


Recently I've seen a lot of people online contemplating whether or not to make the switch from an iPhone to either a Samsung, Sony, or other non-Apple brand.

Apple phones are getting more and more pricey, and there's no way on earth most people have £70-£80 lying around to pay for a phone bill each month, never mind fork out £1,000 for an iPhone X. And even if you have the money, do you want to pay that much? I could think of hundreds of things I'd rather spend that money on.

So yesterday, I upgraded my iPhone 6S and got myself a swanky Samsung Galaxy S8. Let me tell you guys - the camera on this thing is sublime. I wish I could've taken the photo below with the Samsung because it puts all cameras to shame (I took this one with my Leica in the worst lighting of all time, soz).

I used to be so anti-Android - I could never get over how ugly the Android OS used to be (I had an Android tablet years ago and it was painful to use), and so I just assumed after all that time it was still ugly and slow, but I was very wrong. It looks a damn sight better than it used to, and it's so sleek and fast and easy to use... I think I've been converted.

I still love Apple a lot - I have a Macbook, iPad, and iPod which I love, but their phones have always been a bit 'meh', and it's weird to think that brands like Samsung and Sony have been absolutely nailing it for years putting state-of-the-art tech into their phones and including some of the most advanced features available, yet Apple has always been #1 despite their phones generally lagging behind the rest.

I also hate the fact that when Apple release new phones, their older models just cease to function. It happens slowly but surely, and I hate that. What an appalling way to pressure people into buying or upgrading to the latest models even when they're £££ and out of a lot of people's price ranges.

I've not found it as weird as I thought I would to go from Apple to Android. It's practically the same - the operating systems obviously look different but they're not world's apart.

If you're thinking about taking the plunge, go into a phone shop and play around with an Android phone - test the camera, check out Google Play, explore the settings etc. and see how it compares to your iPhone. I never in my life thought I'd go to Android but it might be one of the best things I've ever done, and although my monthly bill has gone up by around £5 (taking it up to a feasible £39), I'm getting more for my money so I'm not mad about it.

Hope this was useful, if you want any more info I'd suggest giving the Samsung Galaxy S8 a Google and search for any articles or sites comparing it with the newest iPhone models. You'll notice that 9 times out of 10 the Samsung comes out on top.

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