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iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 — Which One Should I Buy? [POLL]

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I’ll never forget the day I walked into an AT&T store in Tyler and purchased the first-ever iPhone, almost exactly six years ago. Not quite 21 years old, I pulled more than $500 out of my pocket to make one of the biggest purchases of my life to that point to buy one of the biggest technological wonders in recent memory.

And here I am, six years later, still an iPhone owner (I have the iPhone 4S now). But, with it time for an upgrade on my plan, I’m seriously considering abandoning the line of phones I’ve used more than a half-decade for “the next big thing.”

But is it the right choice?

I visited an AT&T store this week to weigh my options. I’ve kept an open mind throughout this entire process, but it’s also left me in a world of indecision. After spending a good amount of time with both the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, I walked out of the store having no clue about which phone I wanted to upgrade.

Here’s some background: I’ve been an AT&T customer since high school. My carrier won’t change. I have unlimited data (thank goodness). The idea of waiting for the iPhone 5S later this year doesn’t intrigue me. I text way more than I call. I use the internet on my phone quite a bit. I also use my phone for work all the time.

Needless to say, I’m a rabid smartphone user.

I also looked at the new HTC One at the store, but texting on it was less than enjoyable. I love the phone itself (especially the sound for music), but I eliminated it as a possibility.

So, that leaves me with the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S4. I love the ease of use of the iPhone. It’s seamless, a great design and I use Apple products all the time (I also use a MacBook), but I’m not what you would call an Apple Fanboy. Like I said, I have an open mind. But at the same time, I have a severe emotional attachment to my iPhone(s), and the thought of abandoning my iPhone is anxiety-inducing.

The Galaxy S4, though, was beautiful. It has a big, amazing screen. It seemed to move faster than the iPhone. Texting on the iPhone is much easier for me, but that could largely be that I’m just used to it more.

So, I’m not any farther along in my decision now than I was yesterday. And I’m turning to you guys for help. Which phone should I buy?

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