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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Adam. Samsung for me, but my wife has an IPhone. This is already my third.

Make it a great week!

Sep 27, 2015 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm a Samsung fan.  They are years ahead of Apple as far as features go. 

You really need to compare Apple and Android, not Apple and Samsung.  Samsung makes a great phone, but there are other good manufacturers out there too (Google and HTC come to mind).

I would ask myself the following questions:

  1. What is the intended purpose of the device?
  2. What are your use cases?  (mobile MLS, electronic key, email, phone...)
  3. What products do you currently use and do they have an app available?  Go to the app store and look at the reviews.
  4. What does my technology universe look like?
  5. What is my price point?
  6. What features of a phone do I absolutely need to have?
  7. What does my carrier support?

Number four is the biggest and most important one!!!  If you use a mac computer, ipads for docusign and apple email accounts... GO WITH AN IPHONE!  Your universe is heavy into Apple already and apple does not play well with others.

Conversely, if you run Windows computers and heavily use the Google app suite (Gmail, Maps, Calendar, Drive, Voice...) an Android phone is the way to go for seamless integration.
If you use a variety of different devices and use exchange (Outlook) for email on your own personal "Adam@StandardMortgage.com" type email address, then you have a decision to make.

 

For me, I was all set to buy an iPhone and hook it up to my google mail and calendar when the HTC G1 came out... the first Android phone.  Since I was invested rather heavily in Gmail and G Calendar, that phone made perfect sense.  Get the phone designed to support the technology universe I had, not try to shoehorn Google apps onto an Apple device (which Apple had blocked several years ago).  I've been with Android ever since (2007) and never looked back.

Sep 27, 2015 03:59 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Samsung

Sep 27, 2015 12:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Samsung gets my vote...

Sep 27, 2015 12:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

We use Samsung.

Mar 09, 2019 09:58 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Samsung for our business.

Sep 20, 2018 07:38 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Samsung. I'm not an Apple fan.

Aug 22, 2016 02:51 AM
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Elizabeth Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Marco Island, FL
Realtor serving Marco Island and Naples

Iphone

Sep 29, 2015 01:23 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

iPhone for me and my family - we all have them, can sync with all devices and texting is free even from outside of the country. I use it as my electronic key for lockboxes and other business Apps.

Sep 28, 2015 11:45 PM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Iphone all the way, with the Ipad Air as well.

Sep 28, 2015 06:46 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Adam,

It is all about your preferences and values, neither is right and neither is wrong, it is what works for you.  A

Sep 28, 2015 06:32 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

iPhone.  I've had them since the beginning and I have an iphone 6+.  Lets face it, the phone needs to 1. Make and receive a phone call and preferably connect to your car or bluetooth device to avoid a ticket. 2.  Send and receive text messages. 3. Have an application to access the MLS, 4. Unlock the lockboxes, 5. Provide an application to access email, 6. Ideally be able to support your preferred CRM solution if you have one. Oh did I say you also need to have a phone to make a phone call???

Every phone out there will/should do all of these regardless of platform.  I have a Apple ecosystem so everything is Apple.  Its easy, it always works and the benefit is the high value resale that I always do when I upgrade my phone.

Sep 28, 2015 02:50 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Adam R. Cohn iPhone

Sep 28, 2015 12:23 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

iPhone. The reason is that my wife has an iphone, my kids have iPads, etc. Keeps things nice and neat in terms of accounts, software installation, sharing apps, etc.

Sep 27, 2015 10:51 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I love my iphone 6plus

Sep 27, 2015 10:31 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not an Apple person, have the Samsung Galaxy 5.

Sep 27, 2015 10:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've used Samsung all along, including for my tablet.

Sep 27, 2015 09:37 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I phone! 

Sep 27, 2015 09:09 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Adam. I do preferred the Apple products. That too much problems with the Samsung years ago. Never went back.

Sep 27, 2015 07:19 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Iphone never used a Samsung. I stick with what works & will stay on top of technology for the remainder of my career. 

Sep 27, 2015 04:53 PM
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Anita Allen
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I'm an Apple girl.  Love my iPhone, iPad, Macbook Pro and Apple desktop.  

Sep 27, 2015 04:40 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Adam - I just started using the Apple iPhone this year. Prior to that, I didn't have a smart phone, so I can't really compare to the Samsung.

Sep 27, 2015 03:32 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Total iPhone girl here and works great with my ipad and my macbook pro too.

Sep 27, 2015 02:25 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm an Apple fan, so all I use is coming from them. Iphone works great for me.

Sep 27, 2015 02:15 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I love my iPhone.  Like all of the Apple products I've used, it's been totally reliable.  

Sep 27, 2015 12:36 PM