I bought a Samsung phone and my world didn’t end.

February 4th, 2013 in Blog by 0 Comments


I need to preface this by saying that I’ve been an Apple user for nearly 25 years. I have worked almost exclusively within the Apple ecosystem for that period and things have been good. For my chosen profession of video editing, this relationship, for the most part has been a good one. So when the iPhone was released it seemed like a natural progression. The early iPhone’s were a huge leap forward in terms of technology and interface and life was good. Fast forward a few years and things aren’t quite so ground breaking. iOS hasn’t really changed that much, and whilst the hardware has gotten smaller and faster, it really hasn’t broken the mould lately. The doubt set in when I spent a lot of money upgrading from the iPhone 4 to the 4S. It wasn’t a bad upgrade but I couldn’t quite see the full value for dollars spent. When it came time to upgrade from the 4S to the iPhone 5 I really couldn’t see the value. A bundle of cash for an extra row of icons and a slightly thinner phone. I wasn’t excited. I had been watching developments in the Samsung camp, but never really played with one. Based on being out of a phone contract and still having a functional iPhone 4S I decided to have a proper play with a Samsung phone. In particular, a Samsung Note II. Over the coming weeks I am going to attempt to document some of my adventure into the ‘dark side’, including the pitfalls and the pleasant surprises. To give away where this is headed, a Mac guy bought a Samsung and the workd didn’t end…

Author: Alister

Editor, Post Production Consultant & Entrepreneur. Owner of The Post Project

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