Buying a New Phone




Should I get an iPhone or an Android?

Only a few years ago there were a number of choices of smartphones – iPhones, Androids, Blackberry and Windows.

Now there are only two choices for you to make unless you just like being different. : ) As of February 2016, according to Statista.com 97.5% of smartphone users use either an iPhone or an Android.

Both iPhones and Androids are excellent choices and it boils down to personal choice. iPhones are consistently good. Many models of Androids are released and some offer unique features.

If you have a Mac desktop or laptop, then it makes sense to get a iPhone because they can all be synced together using iCloud.

If you really enjoy music and will be using iTunes a lot, you might want to consider the iPhone.

Android phones use software created by Google and are heavily integrated with Google products which I love. My last couple phones have been iPhones but I had several Android phones and loved them.

If you are a tech geek and really like to mess with stuff you may enjoy an Android phone more. iPhones tend to be a little simpler and easier to use.

I actually preferred Androids but my home computer became a Mac and I had a iPad so it was nice to have them all synced.

I have to say from my own experience, there has been no comparison in battery life between the two – the iPhones that I have had all out performed the Androids. This IS a very important factor. Be sure to check reviews for the models you are looking at for battery life.

When is the Right Time to Buy a Phone?

With all technology it seems the minute you take it out of the box it is obsolete compared to the next model – this is truer of computers but is also a factor in smartphones.

You may not want to buy your new phone only to discover in a couple weeks that the new and improved model comes out.

However, you may not care about the newest and latest and just want a good deal on a phone  – that’s fine and understandable! You MAY get a lower price on a cell phone just before or after a new model is released.

New iPhones are introduced in September.

Some new Androids, specifically Samsung Galaxy phones, are introduced in April.

 

Androids are excellent choices and it boils down to personal choice. iPhones are consistently good. Many models of Androids are released and some offer unique features.

If you have a Mac desktop or laptop, then it makes sense to get a iPhone because they can all be synced together using iCloud.

If you really enjoy music and will be using iTunes a lot, you might want to consider the iPhone.

Android phones use software created by Google and are heavily integrated with Google products which I love. My last couple phones have been iPhones but I had several Android phones and loved them.

If you are a tech geek and really like to mess with stuff you may enjoy an Android phone more. iPhones tend to be a little simpler and easier to use.

I actually preferred Androids but my home computer became a Mac and I had a iPad so it was nice to have them all synced.

I have to say from my own experience, there has been no comparison in battery life between the two – the iPhones that I have had all out performed the Androids. This IS a very important factor. Be sure to check reviews for the models you are looking at for battery life.