Friday, 9 March 2018

Swapping my iPhone for a Samsung

I've had an iPhone for the past five years, and never imagined straying from Apple. But when my iPhone started to die at 80%, 50% and 30%, and with the apple store telling me that no, my battery wasn't failing but it was coming to the end of its lifetime (after less than two years!) I knew I'd had enough, so I started researching my options. Samsung came up trumps; their phones apparently held their charge, were easy to use and took brilliant pictures.

I took this image on my new Samsung, I've been impressed so far.

The model I chose to go for was the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), and it was a great choice. The size isn't too far off an iPhone 6, and the screen is a very decent size too. I opted for the gold colour (gold sand), and I really like it. It's definitely a very sleek colour, and the phone is overall aesthetically pleasing.

The Samsung is relatively easy to get used to if you're changing from an iPhone. I did message my sister's boyfriend with a few queries but once you get settled into using an Android, for me it was clear I'd made the right change. I was slightly worried that the Samsung wouldn't have all of my usual apps (mainly podcasts!) but actually that's not been an issue for me. I've downloaded castbox so I have access to my fave podcasts and I'm set!

The charge is one of the best things about the phone, it really does hold; in the first five days of having the phone I only charged it twice which is fantastic. I like knowing that my phone isn't going to die when I'm out for the day, or just as I'm leaving work. The charger also seems to charge my phone really quickly (it went from 2% to 100% in a matter of hours which is very handy too!). So far, I've been really impressed with the charge.

Whilst I haven't had a proper chance to take the camera for a spin, the quality is clearly very good. The images are crisp and clear, and I can see myself using the camera for my blog photos and travel memories as well. I took the picture above of my afternoon tea at the spa recently, and I was so impressed with the quality of the image.

Have you ever thought about changing from iPhone to Samsung?



  1. It's always something I think about! I much prefer android phones for their quality but I do love the iOS operating system and I do feel like most people design apps for iphone first, followed by android which puts me off a bit!! x

    1. I agree with you about the apps! I've found myself on my phone less though as well because of the change which has been really good for me. Very glad I changed! xx

  2. I use Pocketcasts for all of my podcast needs!

    I love Android, I would never go back to an iPhone. I just feel like you have so much more freedom with it xx

    1. Ooh that's one I've not heard of, will check it out! Yes, I love it xx


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