Decision Time: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 3 #vzwa

Now that I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy S3 for a little over three months, comes decision time. Do I switch from my iPhone to my Galaxy?

As a Verizon Wireless Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to try out the Galaxy and Verizon Wireless service. I also kept my iPhone and service with AT&T. That allowed me to really compare both phones and carriers.

Just a little background, the first smart phone I ever had was an iPhone. My husband has one also. And now that my daughter is 13, she has a Windows phone. All are covered by AT&T. I am used to my iPhone so much that I can use it with my eyes closed.

And I am not very good handling changes when it comes to technology. It takes me a long time to learn to use gadgets so the learning curve with the Samsung Galaxy S3 was a steep one.

Which Smart Phone?

Pros of Samsung Galaxy and Verizon Wireless

The camera and screen size are my favorite parts of the Galaxy. Coming up a second close is the S Voice. I have added a number of apps, which are helpful. Phone calls and texts were far and few between, but the sound quality of calls was just fine. The iPhone 3 camera doesn’t even have flash and screen size is smaller. With the Galaxy I have better reception at home and when out and about than with my iPhone.

Without a doubt, Verizon Wireless has much better customer service than AT&T. I have called them and connected with them online and both times, there was very little wait. My questions were answered professionally and with courtesy. AT&T always has long wait times and differing answers depending on who you speak with. I have also been hung up on a number of times.

What’s My Decision?

This has been on my mind since day one, and it all comes back to my learning curve. Because I find the iPhone easier to use based on my ability, I am going to upgrade to an IPhone 5. I will keep the
Samsung Galaxy S3 to use as my camera and for my social networking apps. And because of the customer service, it’s an easy decision to become a Verizon Wireless customer.

I’ll keep working on learning how to use the Galaxy S3 and who knows, that may be the phone that I can use with my eyes closed one day.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Comments

  1. I currently have the iPhone 4s and don’t see much of an improvement with the iPhone 5 upgrade. I might just hold on to this phone until the iPhone 6? Or maybe get a nexus phone made by Samsung because im not a huge fan of LG products.

  2. And you put iPhone 3 in the title.

  3. I’ve heard great things about the Galaxy!
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  4. I love Verizon (and my iPhone)! You’re definitely making a good choice to switch!
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