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Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and after using smartphones from Samsung and Apple side by side for the past few years, here are the six reasons why I feel Galaxy phones are better than iPhones.
More Versatile Cameras
Every year, the best smartphone cameras come from Apple and Samsung. However, Galaxy smartphones have more diverse cameras. As we tested last year, the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s camera turned out to be more versatile than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Galaxy S21 Ultra has the best telephoto and Ultra HD cameras. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has only widened this gap.
Galaxy phones also feature a full Pro mode and Professional Director view. Newer phones also have a dedicated first-party app for better control of the cameras. Those who want to enjoy their smartphone cameras can use features like AR Zone and Single Take.
At any price point, Galaxy phones have relatively more diverse cameras. For example, the Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A73 offer much more camera features than the similarly priced iPhone SE 2022 phones. If you want to enjoy the cameras on your phone, it is better to choose the Galaxy phone instead of the iPhone.
Deeper customization options
One UI is the best Android theme in my opinion. It has a sophisticated design but still offers dozens of customization options. You can change the wallpaper, themes, call screen, home screen, app drawer layouts, fonts, and even icon packs (via Good Lock).
In comparison, the iPhone only lets you change the wallpaper. Yes, it is possible to change app icons on iPhones, but it is a very long process, and it involves using the Shortcuts app. You can’t even customize the lock screen apps’ shortcuts. Galaxy phone will serve you better if you want to customize your phone.
Better file management
Although iPhones have a built-in Files app, Galaxy phones offer much better file management. You can easily connect external storage devices or even cloud storage services using the built-in file manager.
Renaming files, moving files, or working with files via third-party software and apps is much easier than on iPhones.
Also, downloading files or third-party app data in the background is a horrible experience on iPhones. For example, the Spotify app stops downloading music files for offline listening for a few seconds after you minimize the app or switch to a different app.
If you want to use two apps simultaneously, you cannot do that on your iPhone. At most, you can watch a video in picture-in-picture mode while using another app, and that’s it. You can use two apps side by side on Galaxy phones and have a third app in the floating window.
Better printing experience
Earlier, the keyboard on the iPhone was faster and more responsive. However, the situation has reversed, and Galaxy phones have more keyboard and layout options, faster response times, better word predictions and suggestions, and the option to add a custom number row. With One UI 4.1, Samsung has added language suggestions through Grammarly integration.
The stock iPhone keyboard seems slow and fails to predict words. I often encounter typing errors while typing on the iPhone. I’m not sure if it’s just the keyboard layout and design or the algorithms. Although the iPhone also offers the option of using third-party keyboards, the experience is not as good as you might find on a Galaxy device.
Since using a smartphone involves a lot of typing, Galaxy phones usually offer a better experience.
Faster and more convenient shipping
iPhones have always lags behind when it comes to charging speeds. Most Galaxy phones can be fully charged in about an hour. Most iPhones take at least 50% more time to fully charge.
Moreover, Galaxy phones have a USB Type-C charging port, and a USB Type-C cable is easier to find than a Lightning cable. You can use the same cable to charge your earphones, laptop and other accessories.
These are the main reasons I find Galaxy phones to be better to use than iPhones in general. what do you prefer?