6.4.18

WOULD I STOP USING MY IPHONE & USE THE GALAXY S8+?



WOULD I STOP USING MY IPHONE AND SWITCH TO THE GALAXY S8+?



A couple weeks back THREE NETWORK put me to the challenge to see whether a long serving iPhone user like myself was capable of switching to android. 

Truth be told I've been using various iPhones since 2012 - and I've not looked back since; but I was more than willing to test out the SAMSUNG S8. My housemate is the advocate for androids - he's been using the GOOGLE PIXEL and doesn't have a bad word to say about the thing, and with that in mind I decided to give it a go. I had the galaxy S8 for two weeks and so my inner Rory Gilmore collated a pro's and con's list and I'm ready to share my thoughts. 




SO WHAT DO I LIKE ABOUT THE S8?
I love the design, the style and how it's beautifully sleek with it's curved screen, in that sense - I'm impressed. Unfortunately though, with the design aside overall I used couldn't get along with how the system worked. Maybe it's because of the obvious reason that the systems are completely different; I'm used to one home button that almost controls everything whereas the S8 has three different keys to use...why that boggles my mind as much as it has is beyond me but trust me, I can't seem to get on board with it. 

I've always heard the argument that android has a more impressive camera quality so you bet that was the first thing I tested out and yep, I *fucking* love it. Not just as a blogger but as a girl who loves to take every opportunity to capture a moment; this camera is everything I need because on a serious note I recently upgraded my iPhone 6 to the 7plus purely for an upgrade in camera quality and unfortunately feel massively disappointed. 


Something I appreciate about the Samsung is the 'darker' design which isn't so bright and overpowering for people who always choose to have their phone brightness down, oh and the fact that more apps fit onto the screen on the 'menu page' - I like that a lot and It's easy access to google searches via the home page and all the essential settings are accessible just from swiping down, although I found it quite difficult to remove my notification and the app logos from my lock screen. 


WHY I'LL BE STAYING WITH APPLE?
It's no surprise that I struggle with change, so let's be honest it would take a whole lot to convince me to commit to android, even if I do love the design and almost wish Apple would come up with a new design that makes me excited again - so apple if you're listening, I've got some suggestions I'd like to make. 

Although I've admitted to the camera being completely naff - when I take the time and effort and edit the shit out my photos; I can take some beautiful ones on my phone. I understand the system and how to navigate my phone without any trouble, I can use SIRI and other cool extra's {I just choose not to}, I can add my bank details and use APPLE PAY when out and about and I use AIR DROP almost daily to share files and images between my iPhone & MacBook Pro. 



MY FINAL VERDICT.
I liked the GALAXY S8 - I really did. It's sleek, smooth and intrigued me more than I should admit unfortunately I couldn't get along with the system and switching between using both phones made it all the more confusing. Personally my favourite part of this challenge was the camera. Much to my dismay the camera specs are practically identical; 12 megapixels for both camera and only one megapixel difference in the front facing camera's - crazy I know. 

Whilst I had the S8 at hand, it made me all the more intrigued to see the specs for the SAMSUNG S9. which was releases throughout March. I did a little research as to what differences had been made and unfortunately I think it's similar to the iPhone 7 & 8 - it's very little, the sizes are the same, battery life is similar and the camera has only one minor difference. However the speaker system has been ungraded and 4K videos can now be shot at 60fps instead of 30fps - but unless you're really into filming via you're phone, that's possibly not to everyones interest. 

Thanks THREE for letting me test out the Samsung Galaxy S8 but I'll be keeping my iPhone for the foreseeable future however I'm happy to admit I will be considering different phones when my upgrade is due in two years time. 
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