It may be true that 2020 was the year in which nearly everything strange and wrong in the world seems to reveal itself without restraint. Up is down, down is up, chaos is order and order is chaos. It hasn’t been too awful to change certain things – just as we’re still in a modern era, where everything is still digitalized and therefore strangeness hasn’t brought us back to the analogical age or even to the stone age. That said, there’s hardly anyone left these days without a digital device – a phone. Nearly everyone – if not everyone – nowadays has a phone, it’s really a question of how they’re using a phone.
Now more than 90% of the smartphone market is dominated by Android and iPhones. The market has been largely polarized by these two, as you can imagine. Either Android or iPhone is mostly involved. There’s a twist, however. There is another polarity between the android used by Samsung users and the android used by other phone manufacturers, with the incredible advancement of Samsung far above and beyond their peers in the android business. Furthermore, behind iOS technology, the unbelievable genius is far greater than most androids and only Samsung Android can compete with it quite fairly.
With great technology, as you probably already know is very expensive. Advancing phones makes them a very high budget. As such, they already have their own market and are competing there. Therefore, if anything is really polarized at the moment, it is the market for smartphones with a high budget. Basically, for iPhone and Samsung users there is a north pole and then a south pole for “other.” It’s just where you come from.
But there has been a long and long debate between Samsung users and Android users for those on the top of the mobile phone community: What is better? Samsung and iPhone. For both sides, there’s a strong argument that makes this a hard call if you decide which one you want to purchase in 2020.
Maybe we can shed light on both sides and you can decide according to your preference.
First of all, how is the iPhone-Samsung difference?
I mean, besides being Apple/iOS, and being Android, there must be some other differences, right? There are!
Usage: It can not be denied that both iOS and Android interfaces are easy to use when it comes to the ease of use of both devices, and you can be assured that you will not have any problems using any of them. But if you look at how the home screen is set up and the overall appearance of the home screen, the balance may tilt to android. Android phones (in this case, Samsung) usually provide you with plenty of control over your device and its apps. You can make sure your device is as flexible as you want.
Aesthetics: You may want to consider the kind of design and beauty the phone has when it comes to phone selection, because, quite frankly, everyone loves good esthetics. iPhones have great designs in all cases. This is because luxury phones are produced by Apple manufacturers. You can therefore expect the next iPhone to be a lot more beautiful compared to the last. Many of them also come with awesome designs as far as Samsung phones go. The Samsung S7, for example, is as aesthetically pleasing as the iPhone 7 plus. This is not always the case, however, because as much as these android manufacturers also want aesthetics, it is not their main objective as it is with apple. So if you care about aesthetics in making your decision, you might want to have it at the back of your mind that you may not see a Samsung phone better designed than a specific iPhone.
Price: The reason that I mentioned earlier that the two have their own market is that they have high prices. A lot higher than your smartphone average. Well, one thing you can always be sure of for iPhones is that they are available at great prices. That’s sure. You have to pay the highest dollar to get an iPhone. When iPhone X first came to the market, for example, it started at $1,000. The iPhone 11 Pro Max was $1,100 for starting and the iPhone 11 was $700 for the beginning. Also iPhone SE, the phone “budget” was intended to be $400. However, Samsung phones have prices, which depend on what you get, range from mildly expensive to extremely expensive. Samsung’s very good phones could be $200 – $300. However, you really should dig deep into your pocket for those who can compete with iPhones. For instance, the last Z lineup of Samsung costs $1,400. More costly than the prices shown on the iPhone. Just look at it!
Closed and open systems: The fact that Android is open source while the iPhone is closed source is one major difference between Androids and iPhones. What this means is that the system could be enhanced by various developers for Android and any developer can create an app on Android, unlike a highly proprietary iPhone. Anything that you will get can be obtained only by apple if you won’t. This is a security measure to ensure that apple devices do not get anything.
Security: There’s not a lot of discussions here if we keep things real. The iPhone is safer. It has a better touch identification and a better face identification. There is also a reduced risk of downloading apps on iPhones using malware compared to android phones. However, Samsung’s phones are also very secure, so it is not necessarily a deal-breaker difference.
Battery life: Samsung holds the lead here. For their large battery capacity, iPhones aren’t exactly known. Samsung phones, therefore, last longer and don’t have to be charged as often as an iPhone.
Camera: One thing is certain here: the two devices provide a great quality camera. The quality of the camera is so good that a dedicated camera can be changed. A scene optimizer which adjusts the camera’s settings to make the optimum shot according to the subject has some top functions such as wide-angle mode and low light-HDR. However, for instance, live photos, iPhone has slightly improved camera features. iPhone camera also appears to be more suitable for capturing apps from third parties. In general, in this section, you can’t go wrong. Whatever you choose gives you still a great outcome.
Storage: iPhones have always had a storage problem largely due to the fact that they don’t come with support for SD cards. However, this has been improved with a 512 GB internally available iPhone 11 Pro. This is still unlike the Samsung S10 with an inner storage capacity of up to 512 GB and up to 512 GB Micro SD Card.
Peripherals: This might not seem so essential, but it probably is. People tend to connect their phones to other devices, such as laptops. All Android devices are equipped with standard USB ports to connect your phones to external gears. However, iPhones are not using USB. As such, another external device that connects to the proprietary lightning port of the phone is needed. This is an additional cost since USB cables are usually cheaper than lightning port cousins.
All these things say, one thing we can see is you can’t go wrong, either with a Samsung or with an iPhone, because they are both high-quality phones. They have advantages in many ways but are usually very close. Allow your taste and pocket to decide in the end!