why I will never own an iphone

In the world of smartphones, the iPhone vs. Android debate will forever be a staple. Each one promises to be the best, and each one can deliver in their own ways. But when you read articles comparing the two, they always talk about the technical specs of each and compares them, right? Seriously, who really cares about anything other than camera megapixel and available space? I wanna know good my pictures will turn out, how many apps I can download and use, etc, etc...  

I have been the proud owner of two different Android phones within the past three years, and I am proud to say... I will never switch to an iPhone. Granted I am not an Apple person- yes, I have an IPod- but that is not the main reason that I am against iPhones. Heck, I don't even think I am actually against iPhones, because I would so love to play with Facetime with out having to go through Google Hangouts, spruce up my Insta posts and text messages with flippin' awesome Emojis, sport a bad-ass case, and download amazing photo editing apps from the App store, but I will never switch for six simple reasons. 

one || user friendly vs. customization
Hands down, the iPhone is the most user friendly phone I have ever seen. I mean, damn, the phone does everything for you... but I like to customize my things, meaning that I don't want all of my apps on display for the world to see. Maybe it's just the phones I have used, but with Android, you can pick and choose what you want on your screens... and even add folders on your screens for several apps of the same type. You can also customize each one of your screen's wallpapers... text... how your text messaging looks... EVERYTHING. On the flip side, sometimes customization presents issues with user friendliness, but it's something I can deal with.

two || three buttons vs. one
Maybe it's because I have the Samsung Galaxy S4, but I really hate that the iPhone only has one button (my parents have the iPhone 4). Whenever I am "forced" to use an iPhone, I am so lost. Apparently the button is multi-functional? But I'm just not sure if it's supposed to be a back button, a select button, or what... 

three || battery life
I, like most people, am always on my phone. Whether it's replying to emails, posting on Insta, or getting the latest Ebola outbreak news from Facebook, it's always on and the battery life is phenomenal. Now, my parents, who do the same things and have an iPhone, are always needing to charge their phones for some reason. Apparently it comes down to the battery life. 

four || removable memory
The one thing that I love about my Android, is the fact that I can buy a micro sd card and instantly have more memory for my pictures, apps, music you name it! See, I told you the technical specs really don't matter to me... 

five || S beam
Ok, this may be unique to the Samsungs (Android royalty), but I love, love, love the S beam. My husband and I both have S4s and if we want to share pictures, all we have to do is put our phones back to back, touch a button to "beam", and bam! It even shows up in it's own folder in the gallery! Beats the heck out of text messaging five different pictures! 

six || swipe messaging
I wish I had a picture to show you, but basically I just have to slide my finger over the letters that I want to type, and the phone translates my swipe into a word. It's pretty cool, but does take some time getting used to.

Do you have an Android or iPhone? What do you like best about it?
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  1. Yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went from iPhone to Galaxy and will never go back unless they address the issues you listed above.

  2. I've had both an iPhone and an Android. I currently have an Android, but decided to switch back to the iPhone! I haven't had any major problems with my phone that weren't my own fault (I drop it a lot). I just like the usability of the iPhone. I thought I would like the customization of the Android better, but it turns out I don't!

  3. swype messaging is my absolute favorite thing EVER! I have a windows phone. My hubby thought for last Christmas I would like it instead of a new android.... he's sweet, but I want my droid back... We have metro pcs so I can get a new phone whenever, I just haven't. but yes. I'm with you. #Android4Life!

  4. Seriously, thank you so much for this post; the timing is perfect! I currently have a iPhone 5C but am going to renew my contract at the end of the month. Currently it's between getting an iPhone 6 or S5 and although I'll miss my emojis, I actually think I'm going to make the switch!

  5. I am an apple user. I have an ipod, ipad and an iphone. why? Because I was gifted with all three items. But the only real complaint I have about iphone, is the battery life. Other than that.. I like it.
    I am neither loyal only to apple and I'm not against android either. I go for whatever phone I like best. I do not like the size of most androids. I have really small hands.. so size is a huge deciding factor for me.

    Ruth @ www.roothless-xo.blogspot.ca

  6. I have a Samsung S5 and I'll be honest--at first I was kind of disappointed it WASN'T an iPhone. Not because I had experience with iPhones, but because everyone I knew who had one said wonderful things. I was due for an upgrade and I just got a much better deal on this phone... and I'm now obsessed with it. I think it's got great functionality, is easy to use, and highly customizable in a way the iPhone just isn't (as you mentioned). I don't beam though. I don't even know if I can do that with my phone, but sounds awesome :)

  7. I second all of these! I think that the camera is better on my Samsung, and my friends with iPhones often ask ME to take the pics because of it.

  8. Ah, the never-ending debate. I am an apple user all the way. The things your phone does, my phone does too and I have the new one and the battery life is AMAZING. With technology, what it comes to is what we each like best. What we learned first. What we are comfortable with. Personally, I get a little annoyed by the "bashing" people do towards other technologies. It. Doesn't. Matter. lol I LOVE my phone. LOVE IT. Probably as much as you like yours! It's always a good conversational topic though! :)


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