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Getting an iPhone

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As per my post in another thread, it seems that my wife's Samsung S3 is going to the trash bin. It's less than a year when it was repaired due to a bloated battery. This week, it wouldn't charge due to a leaking battery. It still runs though when the battery is loaded but it still cannot charge even a new battery.

We are contemplating on what phone to buy - an expensive iPhone or another Samsung or Sony? What are the concrete evidences of the iPhone's advantage over an Android phone? The cost of an iPhone is almost double that of other brands.

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The only advantage I phone have would be a more responsive clicking and the animated photos.  Aside from that, everything it can do can be done by an Android operated phone. I would buy an Iphone if I can afford but at this moment, I will just buy a cheap but high quality Android by Sony or SamSung. The decision is still yours.

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Your experience with that S3 is a fluke and it had more to do with the battery itself than the phone. I would say that you should stick with a newer Samsung if you are willing to spend money on an iPhone. If you have battery problems with an iPhone, and trust me it happens, you can't even open it up and check it. Well, you can if you have the right tools and know how, but doing so will void the warranty.

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Thanks very much for your opinion, @SundayDrivah and @nytegeek. My wife is not really considering the iPhone although I had suggested that she includes that in her list of choices. The prohibitive cost of the iPhone makes it impractical to purchase. That Samsung is already 3 years old so maybe the cost of that is already worth the service it has given my wife.

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Another positive thing of an Android phone  is that you can have a wide variety of models to choose from.  There are too many players who offer good Android phones at cheaper rates.  I think you can also explore HTC if you are keen to buy an Android phone.  On the other hand iPhone is limited to Apple only and there are hardly any choices to make.  Moreover it is not worth to buy considering its high price tag. 

If I were you, I would have gone for a better Samsung, Sony or HTC phone instead of an iPhone.

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Yes, I have noticed that there is only one  model of iPhone. With Samsung, I am getting a headache in understanding which is which. They have the S model and the Notes and another which I forgot. Maybe I am not really fond of phones since those new models don't appeal to me. Or maybe I am just a cheapskate, waheehee.

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@Alexandoy But how about the animated pictures? LOL  The pictures wont stay animated though if you print them.  The animated photos looks cool though. If you wife take a picture in a windy place, You will see her hair move in the picture.  Yeah it is not a necessity though, Its nothing but a Vanity. People crazy for selfies loves that feature though.

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@SundayDrivah, are you talking of the gif format for the pictures that move?

For an update, my wife bought another Samsung yesterday, the J7 model for 13,000 pesos, that's roughly $300. She settled for a Samsung so she wouldn't be alienated with the features since the operation is practically the same as her old Samsung. She is now in the process of installing apps. Hopefully this new phone will last for 3 years like its predecessor.

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I am not sure if that format is GIF but Iphone can make animated pictures now. It could be using a different format. I am not sure if those animated Photos that Iphone produces can be uploaded in Social Networks like Facebook and Instagram. It is advertised a lot in their commercials of Iphone6. I am not sure if you had seen that commercial before.

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It's good to hear that your wife settled for a Samsung phone. I've had pretty good experiences with this brand, although 3 working years seems too little compared on how the first cellphones were built to last longer. Of the two cellphones I currently use (1 for work and 1 for personal reasons) I've been greatly surprised by how mid range android phones simulate every cool app features that used to be exclusive for Iphones. I think your wife did make a good choice because as you've mentioned Iphone prices are scandalous right now.

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@Darkan The earlier models of cell phones were not built to last longer and they certainly weren't the high quality that some people think they were. It just seems that way because current models are under more heavy use and have updates more often. I wish people would lose the nostalgia filter. They had tactile moving parts that constantly and easily wore out or broke and limited functionality.

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