iPhone vs. Android

iPhone+vs.+Android

During the morning rush, senior AJ Slaughter (left) and junior Brianna McClendon (right) happily show off their phones in the media center.
During the morning rush, senior AJ Slaughter (left) and junior Brianna McClendon (right) happily show off their phones in the media center.

With so many different phones to choose from deciding which one you want can be a bit challenging. With the use of Facetime, iMessaging, and a variety of apps, the iPhone is a favorite of most Mercy students.

Senior AJ Slaughter has had her iPhone 4 since sophomore year and she adores it.

“I like how it is small,  but big enough that you can still maneuver it,” said Slaughter. “The cases come in different colors, and everyone has one. Regular phones just don’t compare. The iPhone has everything.”

Junior Sydney Kirkland saw the iphone and was drawn to it immediately.

“Its convenient,” said Kirkland. “Most of the other phones are bigger. The iPhone is much smaller and thinner. I love the apps, especially Siri and Facetime.”

According to Reuters.com.  Apple sold over 9 million new iPhoneswith the release of the iPhone 5c and 5s, during the first three days of its launch.  This surpassed analyst predictions and broke the iPhone 5’s record of 5 million phones sold.

Yet Apple is not the only company pushing to expand its network worldwide. Samsung recently launched its highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4. With a 5-inch display screen and full HD resolution, the Samsung S4 is a serious contender to the iPhone.

Junior Brianna McClendon owns a Samsung Galaxy S III.

“I have a great camera,”  said McClendon, and I like the fact that I can download free music, instead of paying a $1.29 for a song. I love the size of my phone the most. The iPhone is just too small for me, and it breaks easily.”

A Blackberry user herself, junior Ashlei Brooks concurs.

“Everyone pretty much has an iPhone, and I prefer to be different,” said Brooks. “I like the fact that my phone is smaller, and I can fit it in my pocket without it looking obvious. iPhones are constantly coming out with different models and they can easily break.”

So whether it is size, apps, or music, the debate over which phone is better continues to rage.