Smartphones: Apple Vs Samsung

Apple Vs Samsung Author: Jaclyn Aloi

Ever since Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone in June of 2007, the smartphone has become an instrumental part of our daily lives. These devices have capabilities that rival the best laptop computers while achieving a higher level of portability, within the confines of the cellular network providers.

Over the past decade, the smartphone marketplace has exploded with a wide variety of device manufacturers, compatible with all the major cellular providers. Within this highly competitive arena, the two giants that emerged to dominate all the rest have been Apple and Samsung. These two companies strive to stay on the cutting edge of smartphone technologies as they are the only major competition for each other. Both corporations work rigorously to produce new models annually, innovating premium smartphone devices that generate a very high demand among todays telecommunication consumers.

On the surface, the products of both these companies share similar qualities, in addition to the stellar technologies that make these devices so desirable. In fact, they tend to copy one another depending on who develops the latest innovative technology first, the other will reproduce these features usually within one or two years. Although both manufacturers produce fantastic smartphones that share many parallels, they are in fact quite different entirely.

Picture of iPhone

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The iPhone by Apple is a technological work of art as far as aesthetics are concerned. These are beautifully crafted devices that aren’t just pleasing to the eye, but they also provide an amazing tactile sensation. The smooth aluminum finishes provide a distinct and natural feeling that makes you just want to hold it in your hand without a case. Most Apple users are devout supporters of their brand, as the connection to these products often promote strong emotional and psychological feelings.

In addition to the craftsmanship and beauty, one of Apple’s strongest features since its inception is the user interface. The operating system for the iPhone was designed with the user in mind, to make using the device as simple as possible, especially for novice smartphone consumers. Furthermore, Apple writes its own software as well as building the hardware. This produces a harmonious synchrony between the two components that functions exceedingly well.

Picture of Galaxy S8

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Samsung’s answer to the iPhone line of smartphones, the S and Note series, are also beautiful phones that are well crafted. It boils down to personal preference as far which phone looks more pleasing to the eye. However, the major contrast between these products is the operating systems. While Apple prides itself on having simple OS that enables most consumers to adapt quickly, Samsung’s devices employ an Android OS which is a bit more complex. While this software is slightly more difficult for users to adapt to, many Android customers appreciate the higher level of customization that it provides.

Table data courtesy of digital trends
Apple iPhone Samsung Galaxy
Storage 64/256GB 64GB
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, M11 motion coprocessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Ram 2GB 4GB
Camera 12MP, 7MP front 12MP rear, 8MP front
Video 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps 4K at 30fps, 1,080p at 60fps
Battery 1,821mAh 3,000mAh
Price $700 $750

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, these are going to be the highest premium quality devices to choose from. Of course, they are not the only options out there on the market.

Just be aware that as you lower the cost of your phone you also reduce the quantity of premium features such as the ones delivered by Apple and Samsung.

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Google Pixel 2 XL LG G6 HTC U11 OnePlus 5 Huawei P10 Honor 9 Lenovo P2
Storage 64/128GB 32/64GB 64/128GB 64/128GB 32/64GB 32/64GB 64GB
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Kirin 960 Kirin 960 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Ram 4GB 4GB 4/6GB 6/8GB 4GB 4GB 4GB
Camera 12MP f/1.8 Dual 13MP 12MP f/1.8 Dual 16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/2.6 Dual 20MP + 12MP Leica Dual 20MP + 12MP 13MP f/2.0
Display 1440 x 2880 pixels 1440 x 2880 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Battery 3520mAh 3300mAh 3000mAh 3300mAh 3200mAh 3200mAh 5100mAh
Price $649 $449 $649 $549 $789 $550-$620 $199



Jaclyn Aloi