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Four Reasons Why I Like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. the iPhone

By October 9, 2013January 21st, 2014No Comments

I’ve lost count of all the times I’ve been asked why I don’t have an iPhone. Because of my background in technology, many people assume that I would be a diehard iPhone user.

Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate Apple. I own a Mac and an iPad. I’ve spent time customizing applications and supporting iPhones for others. But I’ve resisted the hype and cult of the iPhone.


It’s because I positively love the Galaxy Note 2.


Here’s why:

I like the look of the Android operating system.

Over the years, I’ve used a handful of Blackberries and two Windows mobile smartphones. When it came time for a new phone earlier this year, I narrowed the field down to Android or iOS. No offense to Microsoft, but your app store leaves something to be desired. As for Blackberry, I prefer not to purposely ride a sinking ship down to the ocean floor.

While I love my iPad for reading, I’ve never embraced the look of iOS—and that was before they went all flat with iOS 7. I’m not a big icon fan, so a screen full of icons without widgets is highly unappealing.

I want the best technology available in a smartphone.

Apple’s phones are advanced, but they don’t meet the high standard set by Samsung’s Galaxy line of phones. Unless you jailbreak your iPhone, you are limited to many generic settings. But with Samsung coupled with the Android OS, the sky is the limit. Out of the box, the Galaxy Note 2 is much more complicated than an iPhone, but I love the fact that my phone’s power and features can match my need for a computer that fits in the palm of my hand.

I adore the stylus.

I love using my Samsung stylus. I use it with Papyrus, so the minute I pull out the stylus, Papyrus opens right up automatically. I enjoy having the ability to jot down a note, outline a blog post idea, or write down a phone number quickly and easily.

Also, the Note 2 has a bonus feature so that if I leave the room with my phone and the stylus isn’t back in its built-in sheath, the phone will notify me. Perfect for someone who would lose her head if it wasn’t attached.

I love the size.

Yes – the Galaxy Note 2 is a BIG phone. But its size works perfectly for me. I love being able to read, watch movies, and show images on a big screen. Plus, it fits comfortably in my hand and just feels so natural.

So should you buy an iPhone or Android? That’s up to you. If you are a basic smartphone user who wants a standard experience without a big learning curve, I say go Apple. But if you want a phone that can help you reach the next level of technology and mobile computing, be sure to check out Samsung’s fantastic Galaxy line.

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Aaress Lawless

Aaress enjoys helping small businesses and ministries, having budget travel adventures with friends, and blogging about life lessons on Instagram.

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