Battle for superior phone

The battle for superiority between the two cell phone giants rages on. Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Android are two of the most popular smartphones on the market today, but which one is truly the best?

Many mainstream, average Broughton kids are quick to say the iPhone is the best phone on the market, hands down. But is it really? The few, proud Android owners would beg to differ.

“I love my Droid. It has a bigger screen and more functions than an iPhone,” sophomore Jessica Dixon said.

Many people get the notion that the Android is just a knockoff of the iPhone, however this is not the case. Androids are slightly cheaper for the same high quality of an iPhone.

How high quality are they?

Celebrities such as Lebron James, Jay-Z, John Stamos and Ashton Kutcher among others are all Android users. So next time you think Droids are for people who can’t afford iPhones, ask yourself: “Am I as rich as Lebron James?”

Another reason Android users don’t like iPhones is their lack of durability.

“The only bad thing about my iPhone is that it always gets cracked. An iPhone without any cracks is a very rare and beautiful thing,” sophomore Jimbo Stanley said.

Clearly the iPhone has its drawbacks but many people are still convinced that it is the better choice between the two.

“The iPhone is obviously the better choice. Everyone has one and everything about it is better than a droid,” senior Brooks Palmer said.

One main difference between the Droid and iPhone is iMessage. iMessage is a type of text message that can only be used by Apple products. With this feature, iPhone users’ texts show up as blue instead of green, and users can see when their friends have read their texts. This is usually the first thing that iPhone users point out.

Having this feature is not only appealing to the eye, but makes texting much faster and easier. People can now send voice messages over iMessage and can easily send pictures.

“There’s nothing worse than seeing that ugly green text from someone without iMessage,” junior Lily Highsmith said.

The iPhone also offers many other features such as Touch ID on the iPhone 5S and newer versions. With this, the iPhone memorizes the user’s fingerprint to use as a password for the phone.

The choice is yours. Will you conform to the crowd and get an iPhone, or go outside the box and get an Android?