The Smartphone Showdown


Chelsey Elswick

One of the moon pictures I had taken with my Samsung.

Chelsey Elswick, Staff Reporter

Samsung or iPhone? Which is superior?   

For a long time, I thought iPhone was better.  

I picked up extra shifts at my Starbucks barista job and saved as much as possible to afford an iPhone 14 Pro Max that finally became mine on February 11.  

Now that I have one, I can’t help but wonder:  

What is the big deal?  

Maybe it was peer pressure in high school. It seemed like everyone else had iPhone except for me. The blue bubbles on my screen whenever we were texting always reminded me that I was the only one who had green bubbles. It was embarrassing, almost shameful, to visualize my second-class green bubbles on their screens—or so it seemed. This sounds weird but since getting an iPhone, I’m more confident to have my phone out and show it off. It’s as if suddenly I’m one of “the people.” My Samsung device had made me feel like a social outcast.   

But I miss my old Samsung. I used to take cool moon pictures with it. My iPhone? I almost cried. I couldn’t seem to get any good moon pictures with it. Don’t get me wrong. It takes good pictures in general, but it’s not the same as Samsung.  

I used to see ads that said Samsung sucks, switch to iPhone. For more than two months, I’ve been getting ads that say iPhone sucks. Uh-oh.  

It’s expensive to change phones. It’s expensive to be a college student.  

I’ve gotta live with both.