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Barry in Windsor Ontario Canada listens on AM800 CKLW – “The Information Station” asked: “I’m in the process of trying to purchase a new phone. So many variables out there. I’m looking at the Samsung and I’m looking at the Apple. What suggestion can you help me with for people that are in their senior years. Please and thank you.”
Barry, there’s no real answer to this question other than “go with whatever you like.”
We should start out by telling you that your age shouldn’t be a big factor, modern phones are not like computers, in spite of all they can do. They’re pretty intuitive devices that rely on you tapping on the screens as few times as possible to get where you need to be. No one likes to have to poke at their screen endlessly to do something simple.
Samsung and Apple are not enough of a comparison though, Samsung makes extremely cheap phones, and extremely expensive ones, Apple doesn’t dip down below say $550. High-end Samsung phones are comparable to iPhones. Don’t expect a $150 entry level Samsung Galaxy phone to keep up with a $1000 iPhone X.
What the comparable models can do is really the same, there are always tiny difference in features that you won’t really notice or care about, one has a better camera, the other has a better flash, and they both get you flawless pictures so you don’t even stop to think about those things day to day.
What we’d recommend if for you to stop by a cell phone store near you and try them out and see which user interface feels more natural or easy to use to you. That’s probably the one you want.
We’re past the point where features make much of a difference anymore since phones these days are 99% alike in what they can do and how well they do it.
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