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The ultimate showdown: Samsung smartphones vs. iPhone

With a 109 percent increase in Q1 2012, Samsung now claims 31.1 percent share of the UAE market. Despite this region’s love for iPhones and Blackberry, it would seem this Asian dark horse is playing catch up. But who will make it out, on top?

 

Samsung smart phones

Samsung Smartphones like Samsung Galaxy models use super AMOLED plus display which makes the screen bright and colorful, and the screen size is quite larger compared to the iPhones. And because Kipp enjoys a big shiny screen, our vote goes to Samsung on this one.

Editor's Score 1

iPhones

iPhones have comparatively smaller screen size; although the iPhone comes with IPS LCD high resolution retina display, giving the screen a crisper and brighter look.

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Samsung smart phones

As Samsung are part of the Android Market, users have access to over 400,000 applications available on the Android market, most of them are free. In addition to being free, as it is an open application market you may even find some of the applications that are censored in iTunes store. Oh yeah, you don't have to register your card details to download free apps, either. SCORE

Editor's Score 1

iPhones

Sure the iPhone has more applications, over 500,000 applications for its users available on the iTunes store, but not all of them are free. That is right, you have to pay to get Angry Birds. What is more, many applications are location-centric and censored; making it really difficult to access them.

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Samsung smart phones

Samsung smartphones claim to have good battery life and standby time; but speaking as a Samsung Galaxy owner the battery has a lot of room for improvement. If it is not enough that Kipp charges our Samsung for extended periods of time at home and at work, the phone still ends up dead on long nights out on the town.

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iPhones

iPhone has a better battery performance and standby time, especially the new iPhones (4S). Apple made sure that the iPhones’ battery life outperforms the Samsung smart phones’, although Wi-Fi and internet usage can negatively affect the battery life.

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Samsung smart phones

It is always easier to turn your words into text rather than tapping into a tinsy-tiny little keyboard, particularly when you are travelling or juggling too many things at a time. Android lets you do just that. Samsung smart phones allow you to voice-dial your friends, send long text messages, and respond to emails by voice, even Facebook and Twitter. Sadly, it is sans Siri

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iPhones

Siri, on iPhone 4S is a new feature that lets its user interact with their phones in an innovative manner. Siri can set reminders, send test messages, check the weather, play songs, and Siri interfaces with Wikipedia; she can answer almost any question and give you information when you need it. And because Kipp is sucker for these kinds of nifty add-ons, our vote goes to iPhones.

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Samsung smart phones

It doesn’t take a lot of market research to know that Samsung smart phones are way cheaper than the iPhones. You can own one of the cheapest Samsung smart phones like Samsung Galaxy mini for as little as $170 (AED 625) and one of the most expensive one being the Samsung i9100 Galaxy S2 at $485 (AED 1,782) is priced midway from the iPhone 4S

Editor's Score 1

iPhones

It goes without saying the iPhone is the more expensive of the two. When the first generation iPhone came out in the market it was ridiculously priced at $499 (AED 1,833) for a 4GB and $599 (AED 2,200) for 8GB. Apple manufactures have a history of slashing the prices of most of the iPhones few months after they are released; with the first iPhone 8GB, prices were slashed by a third, 3 to 5 months into its release. This didn’t go down very well with many iPhone users.

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Samsung smart phones

Some Samsung smart phones have a facial recognition feature that uses the front-pacing camera to recognize your facial features and lets you unlock your phone. This is an added security feature that is unique to Android phones.

Editor's Score 1

iPhones

iPhone has the simple power-swipe combo. Even the latest iOS5 does not have the facial recognition feature.

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Samsung smart phones

Samsung Smartphones has Near-field Communication chip (NFC) that allows one phone to share contact information, URLs, applications, videos, and much more with another NFC-equipped phone. What’s cool about NFC is that you can pay parking meters and interact with other payment terminals

Editor's Score 1

iPhones

Apple iPhones do not have this feature. Period.

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Samsung smart phones

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iPhones

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Sure iPhones have a certain prestige associated with the Apple brand, but when it comes down to practicality, Samsung is the clear winner.

 

1 Comment

  1. Suzy on May 11, 2012 5:50 am

    Does the Samsung allow access to all the apple apps? So then you can sync important info like calander and tasks between your iPad and even your laptop?

     

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