Samsung and Apple have always had a rivalry in the tech world. The two brands are some of the biggest brands in the tech industry and they have been leading the smartphone market ahead of the others for years. There has always been a debate about which of the two produces the best smartphones in the world. Users of Apple devices will try to justify why their brand is the best while users of Samsung always do the same, mostly citing the expensive price of the Apple iPhone models. Users of Apple devices are known to be some of the most loyal fans in the world because Apple has been able to build a sort of cult around the brand. Samsung users have also been using products from the brand due to its cutting-edge innovation over the years.
However, if you are an average buyer who is now trying to get a hand on a quality smartphone, you have probably thought about which of the two you should choose from. If you cannot make a decision, this article may help you do that. In this article, we compare the Samsung Galaxy models to the Apple iPhone models. Let us get down to business.
- Price and value
The price of both brands is one of the easiest to detect when you go shopping for smartphones. Although they are highly expensive, most believe that the smartphones from Apple are overpriced and they are right to some extent. However, fans of Apple will disagree with this. Although Samsung devices are not cheap either, you would still get better value for what you pay when compared to what you get from an iPhone which will cost you slightly more. Unlike Apple which makes only one line of smartphones, Samsung has a wide range of models that you can choose from, meaning that you do not need a lot of money all the time to get something good for yourself.
What seems to make iPhones worth their price is the IOS system used in the devices. It allows the iPhone to integrate easily with other Apple products such as the AirPods and the Apple Watch. This means that once you purchase an iPhone, you may have to purchase other Apple products as well if you are looking to get the most out of your device.
The camera is one of the most important factors that most people look at when they are choosing a smartphone since they want to make sure that they get the best pictures possible for their social media profiles. iPhones are mostly known to have better camera quality than Samsung in areas such as image quality, video quality, and image consistency. However, the Samsung Galaxy S22 line of smartphones raised the camera game for Samsung considerably. iPhones still get the job done if you do not like aggressive image processing.
- Operating systems
When it comes to the operating system, iPhone seems to have a simple yet strict OS while the Android which is used by Samsung allows users to have more freedom in customizing it. However, both of these operating systems have seen some upgrades over the last few years. Some of you can testify that Samsung mobile games used to be kind of horrible. However, the newest skin from the tech giant which is built on the android system offers a clean software experience.
IOS on the other hand is proprietary software. This means that Apple has more control over it than the owner of the device. This has however shown better RAM management, the seamlessness of software, security, and reliability. Users however cannot customize the homepage and the OS looks almost the same on each new iPhone model. Apple also has another advantage over Samsung in terms of the longevity of models.
- Voice assistant software
The default voice assistant software which has been used by Apple since the release of the iPhone 4S is known as Siri and I am sure that it is very popular now.
Bixby, which is the voice assistant software of Samsung, was introduced in 2017 in the Galaxy S8 models. However, Bixby does not seem to be a match for Siri and Google Assistant even though the attempt by Samsung should be commended. Google Assistant is still the best voice assistant software at the moment.
We all know that Apple does not try to battle rivals with how good or bad its batteries are. Samsung on the other hand does well to draw attention to the massive life its batteries have and how fast they can charge. However, the IOS on the iPhone is efficient enough to ensure that the battery in the device lasts longer. This can be seen especially in the iPhone 13. However, when it comes to charging speed, apple still has some way ahead of it to travel. A Samsung Galaxy S22 can be charged up within an hour when a 45W Samsung charger is used.
With this comparison, you may be able to choose a device that is good for you between these two tech giants. However, we know that the choice will mostly come down to your preference and what your budget can allow. Whether you choose Apple or Samsung, they are all great devices. If you want to show the world you loaded in the pocket and have the ladies flocking over to you, getting the latest iPhone would do the trick. If you do not want that effect but still wants a great device with cutting edge-features, you can get a Samsung instead.