The making of my last post’s YouTube video snatch a great portion of my sleep time, I tried to cheat nature and it reacted, demanding that I pay back, so I have to resort to a write up. I will continue the mobile app lessons next Wednesday, but for now enjoy my little story!
I fell in love with two phones and was at my wits end on who to marry. At some point I decided to practice phone polyandry, but alas financial constraints refused to make this possible. As such, it came down to me having to choose a phone that would give me maximum satisfaction in marital union. I made my choice, got married and our life together was bliss for about a week or so. Then things started to get heated. I hardly saw my phone and even when it was around, its demand for Megabytes (that’s Internet currency; right? LOL) was alarming. My salary couldn’t keep up. I thought that was all and I wanted out of this. But I wasn’t bold enough to tell my friends that my marriage was a fluke. The whole tension affected me and I was inflicted with buyer’s remorse. Within a 2-month period, I was finally ready for a divorce, and nothing was going to stop me.
I filed for a divorced and it pulled through. I walked away from that marriage with about 15% less of all I had invested into that union. But I was so glad to be free and single. It was another chance for me to date and probably remarry. This time, I decided to go after my second option. I did get married AGAIN; however in a matter of days, it became clear to me that my second choice was worse off than my first. I can clearly point out 5 distinct reasons why I wanted my old phone back. Yes; my first and second marriages were to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5 respectively.
Having lived with both guys, here are the reasons why I can eat humble pie and profess love again for my first choice, Sammy:
The Share Feature: The process of sharing files when it comes to the iPhone is almost always impossible. I am tempted to ask if the iPhone was created by dudes in the Stone Age. We live in an era where sharing is a new addiction. Every second, someone is either sending or receiving a file, so why make it difficult to share? Samsung S4 and all its cousins, on the other hand, makes sharing a tap away. The iPhone 5s or 6 better take that into consideration.
Swipe Keypad: Does the iPhone even understand this feature? Instead of the usual *tap tap tap*, all you need do is swipe your fingers across the desired character. I don’t know if Samsung introduced this feature first, but I do know it is a sleek feature, one that I suggest Apple better imitate.
Expandable Memory: When it comes to Apple devices, forget it, this doesn’t exist. If it’s a 16GB model that you buy, that’s it. No further options to expand the memory. You are stuck with your initial choice. What a drag! Samsung on the other hand gives you options via expandable memory.
Bluetooth: The watch word is LIMITED! Both have the Bluetooth feature quite alright, but that of iPhone doesn’t seem to function at all and I am not exaggerating. Try sending an image to a friend’s phone from your iPhone.
Marketing: I am convinced that this is the only thing the Apple guys get right. Hmmm. It is an important aspect of business though, but I only put this in here so I can at least try to look unbiased. Come to think of it, it’s not even a feature.
It is my candid opinion that iPhone 5 is just a classy device with no options and no flexibility. It is rigid and very restrictive. iPhone 5 is so last year, but the S4 is the trend phone makers should be looking to either copy or improve moving forward. Big Ups for the Samsung guys and their group of techies….you rock!!!