Advantages of iPhone over Samsung S4?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Tenashus1, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2011
    Own MBPs, but have Android phones. What would be my advantage(s) with having say an iPhone 6 instead?
  2. azfalcons Suspended


    Sep 29, 2014
    Valley of the sun
    Well I guess the main advantage is it isn't a Samsung...
  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    One would be the Apple ecosystem. Another would be how the devices work great together and complement each other. Perhaps the best one would be the guaranteed OS upgrades. At this point, however, a better comparison would be against the iPhone 6s.
  4. aKansasKid macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    To me the iPhone has better (more readable) notifications at the lock screen. On my S4, I pretty much have to open the message or email to get much out of it. If I had two or more emails waiting, I was only told I had two emails, and zero content about either one of them. Very annoying in my IT role when I get maybe a hundred emails a day, and serve a large building (out of my office a lot). But I retired last month, so it doesn't matter anymore. :)
  5. kiyonepbs macrumors newbie


    Apr 6, 2009
    I've had two Samsung phones before and they both had massive bloatware that started giving me headaches the longer I had it. If you decide to stay with Android, I would recommend looking at another brand.
  6. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
  7. lagwagon, Jul 13, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015

    lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    As mentioned in post three. The top advantage is the ecosystem. The iPhone will work pretty seamless with your MacBook Pros. The OS gets updated at a pretty frequent rate. Straight forward and simple to use.

    I would also suggest with it being so close to September/October (if you end up deciding on jumping to the iPhone) to hold out for the new 6s or 6s+. It will have double the ram of the current 6/6+, also rumoured to have a jump from 8 to 12mp camera (possible 4k video recording) and a brand new feature of ForceTouch (same tech used in Apple Watch and new trackpads in the retina MacBook and 2015 MacBook pros.)
  8. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    iMessage, Continuity and Handoff .... If you want them.

    Not having to use third party app to sync iTunes such iSyncr or the dreaded KIES.

    The rest is mostly subjective differences.

    But as others have advised - if your not in a hurry and can hold on for 3 months - wait for the 6S / 6S+

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