Android offers the best prices and unique features

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor

Let’s start at the beginning of this technologically illiterate politics editor’s interactions with smartphones.

My first smartphone was a cheap but durable Samsung Grand Prime. It was the perfect smart phone for a family on a budget with a 5-inch display, portable SIM card, and 8G of storage.

While those tech specs might not be very impressive compared with the latest iPhone at the time, my treasured Grand Prime only cost $180 off the shelf.

Now, the oldest iPhone available on the Apple webstore, the iPhone 7, is listed at $449.

Even Samsung’s J7, the newest style of my old phone, is just $250 out of pocket while still offering an impressive set of features for a smartphone newcomer.

And Android flagship phones, which have some of the top-rated features of any smartphones, are less expensive than top-of-the-line iPhones.

The iPhone XS clocks in at $1,000 with the Google Pixel 3 charging $800 and the Galaxy S9 coming in at $720.

And Android allows users more control over their smartphone experience by allowing apps to create widgets and unique backgrounds. Plus, Android is easier for web development.

Plus, even with a Google Pixel 2 phone and a Mac laptop, features such as Google Photos and Google Drive allow for easy integration between the two (and nearly unlimited free storage space).

I just want to say, all the creators of the “my eyesight is as bad as an Android camera” memes have never seen the jaw-dropping quality of Google Pixel and Samsung s9 photos.

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