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Wednesday April 17, 2013

S4 or iPhone 5?

Filed under: Cool Stuff,Geek — don @ 2:37 pm

It about time to update my phone again. I’ve had iPhones since a few months after the first one came out and I’ve always been very satisfied.

Last year my company took over paying for my phone so we split it off from the family. Now my 2 year contract is up and I’ve got a decision. I heard through the grapevine that we were no longer going to carry 3 different carriers and going to go solely with Verizon.

I’ve been with AT&T since my first cell phone back in the 1990’s when PacBell first introduced a digital cell phone. Our first phone was a Nokia 2190.Nokia 2190

It was big and bulky but it was true digital. Over the next 10 years we had Nokia and Samsung phones.

Now that Apple is not the leader anymore I’m very tempted to go with a Samsung S4. The S4 is being touted as the iPhone killer but then quite a few other phones got that moniker yet didn’t really kill anything.

Here’s a link to an S4 review.

I would be interested in other people’s opinions. I know all about the iPhone but I’ve never owned an Android Smartphone. I do have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and I like it. Betty and all the girls here have androids and they seem to like them. I need to make a decision fairly soon.


  1. Gisele and Mom have iPads which I’ve played with, but that’s about the limit of my knowledge of iOS.

    One thing I really like about Android is its openness. I guess you can jail-break an iPhone, but you can do a lot with Android without rooting or anything. Move files on or off, for example. PDA-Net doesn’t require rooting, and will allow you to connect a laptop to the internet through your phone. I don’t know if there is an equivalent for the iPhone.

    The S4 has a HUGE screen. That may take some getting used to.

    Comment by Daryl — Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 9:50 am

  2. I didn’t know about PDA-Net. I should at least put that on Betty’s phone.

    Comment by Don — Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

  3. I seriously considered the Samsung Galaxy II back when I got my 4S. The main thing that kept me with Apple was all my apps and familiarity. But Samsung sure makes nice phones. I do know a couple guys who switched from iOS to Android and havenot been happy with it, but I know some who have. Tough decision.

    Comment by Donna — Saturday April 20, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

  4. That Nokia looks just like my first cell phone. Man was it heavy, and all it did was send and receive phone calls!

    Comment by Daryl — Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 10:10 am

  5. Did you make a decision yet?

    Comment by Donna — Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

  6. Yes I believe I have. I’m going with the S4. I have to wait until the end of May for my contract to be up so unless Apple announces an iPhone 6 with incredible features I’ll be getting the Samsung.

    Comment by Don — Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

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