Choosing Between Apple and Samsung

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While there are other great brands, both emerging and old brands, in the mobile phone industry, there is no question that two of the biggest names in the market are Apple and Samsung. If you’re especially looking for a high-end handset to invest in, the top choices belong to these big names in the industry.

With Apple’s series of impressive, innovative and game-changing iPhone models over the years, the brand has gained a cult following. Every time there’s a new iPhone release, these people are among the first in line to grab the latest iPhone model.

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Not to be left behind is Samsung, a Korean manufacturer that used to be a supplier for Apple, which eventually became Apple’s biggest competitor today. Samsung started an intense battle, legally and profit-wise, with Apple when they launched the first ever Galaxy S phone back in 2010. Today, Samsung is gearing up to launch the latest from its series, the upcoming and much talked about Galaxy S7.

With the intense competition and the stellar offerings from both brands, how do you choose which one to go with? This quick guide hopes to help you answer exactly that question. When choosing between brands such as Apple and Samsung, there are key considerations to keep in mind. Here are some considerations to guide you along:

Operating System

One of the key differences between an Apple iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy is the operating system. For iPhones, they run on Apple’s patented and stellar iOS. Coupled with new technologies such as the 3D touch and the rumored A10 processor for the upcoming iPhone 7, Apple continues to boasts a potential to lead the market this year and in the coming years to come.

Samsung, on one hand, runs on the more mainstream Android for its operating system. Like Apple, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 is set to feature the latest Android upgrade. Come time for the launch of 2016’s biggest high-end handsets yet, the competition is bound to be more interesting than ever.

Major Specifications

When choosing between Apple and Samsung, major specifications of the phones you have in mind should be taken into consideration. From the processor to storage, camera, battery and video recording capability, you need to carefully compare major specs in order to finalize your pick. The rank to which you’d prioritize a certain phone spec should help you narrow down your options. For instance, if you’re after a high-end handset with an incredible camera, you should pick Samsung Galaxy S6 over iPhone 6 because the former’s camera is simply better.

Price

Let’s not forget about the price tag. Apple throughout the years has never backed down in terms of price. When they launched a new iPhone, it usually comes with a premium price because it’s what the brand has been sticking with since the beginning. iPhones, in general, are more expensive than Samsung’s Galaxy phones especially since Galaxy phones are launched earlier than the iPhones. By the time a new iPhone is launched, Samsung has already lowered its price making it a more attractive option if the price tag is a major consideration on your book.

Preference

Just because one review site said that Apple is better than Samsung and vice versa doesn’t mean you should decide according to their recommendation. At the end of the day, it’s really still all about your preference. Even if Samsung’s Galaxy S6 has been earning rave reviews, if you prefer an iPhone over a Galaxy phone then by all means, go for what you prefer. So long as your preferred phone meets your needs and your standards, you are on the right track.

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