1. Thalles Urzedo's Avatar
    ok i have a question...last week i brought a macbook 13' pro with retina, that was my first apple product and im really enjoying the macOS, that totally changed my view towards apple products....but i still think that some products are way overpriced.....so, ill be direct...im an engineering student and i have 1000 to spend on personal electronics for study and im stuck between buying an 64gb iphone 6 for 800 or buying a galaxy s5 for 479 on amazon and a refurbished ipad air for 410....which choice would be better for me? and why? to be truth im leaning towards the galaxy with the water proof technology and expansion possibilities....but someway i think that would be a waste to have an android phone while i use a mac...or should it be good to have a part of booth worlds?
    09-14-2014 11:03 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Only YOU can answer those questions. If you have a MacBook Pro, why would you need a smartphone "for study", as you put it? You can carry the MacBook basically wherever you can carry a smartphone. Now if you just want to use the money to get a smartphone, then YOU device which one will best suit you. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks about it. It's your money, and you are the one who will be stuck with the purchase, and therefore, it is YOUR decision alone. Go to a store, handle each device you're considering, although you will have to wait a bit for the 6 Plus, and then make your decision.
    Thalles Urzedo likes this.
    09-14-2014 11:11 AM
  3. Thalles Urzedo's Avatar
    the phone is not for study...its just that i really need a phone because my old xperia U can't handle very well here on germany...and if i pick the galaxy + ipad, a new question appears: should i wait until november for the new ipad and see if it fits on the budget or the old version becomes more cheap, or should i buy it right now cuz the november new ipad release is just a rumour?
    09-14-2014 12:03 PM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    I think you couldn't go wrong with either one of them...
    Thalles Urzedo likes this.
    09-14-2014 12:04 PM
  5. finn5975's Avatar
    Thalles, should I wear a sweater tomorrow because the forecast says a high of 68 degrees or should I wear a T-shirt since the sun might feel warm. But what if there is a breeze? Or maybe it doesn't reach that temp? What should I do?

    Seriously. What D said is exactly right. No one here knows if rumors will hold true. No one here knows your financial situation, your personal needs, or your priorities. Stop the crowd sourcing affirmation and do what you think is best for you. I mean no harm at all. It's just that these types of threads are beyond exhausting.
    Thalles Urzedo likes this.
    09-14-2014 12:16 PM
  6. Thalles Urzedo's Avatar
    its kinda hard for me...because i like to plan ahead...like...i want to know where ill be and how much that ll costs me 1-2 months earlier...to turn things worse im pretty much undecided ( i needed to quit WoW because i couldn't decide which class to play after having all lv 90)...i just want to know already what will be my needs in 2 months from now, but unexpected things keeps happening in this country...for now i know that i need a phone....and just that...but idk if ill need the tablet...or the iphone+mac will fill my needs...like....i wake up thinking that the iphone will be the best choice than when i go to sleep i already changed my opinion...and it keeps happening everyday....
    09-14-2014 12:30 PM
  7. finn5975's Avatar
    Have you considered a 6+ and its 5.5" screen to be enough to allow you to forego the need for a phone 'and' a tablet? If so, would it fall in the price range you are working with?
    Just_Me_D and Thalles Urzedo like this.
    09-14-2014 12:43 PM
  8. JAStark27's Avatar
    Really depends on the features you want. If you want to have your texts and calls to go to your Mac and have that kind of seamless stuff between the devices I'd go apple. If you want the option to expand your storage and have that control go galaxy. Although 64gb is going to take a lot to fill. Also if your considering a smart watch in the future that may also factor in as well. I know how you feel though. I'm switching a lot of my stuff personally to apple. I have never owned a Mac but will be getting one with income tax money I get in February. I pre-ordered the iPhone 6 64gb and I may get an iPad in November or whenever the new one comes. Plus I'll be getting the apple watch as well. It comes down to what you want though. Maybe you should wait till you can handle both devices and decide what one you enjoy more.

    Posted via iMore App
    Thalles Urzedo likes this.
    09-14-2014 01:09 PM
  9. miketko's Avatar
    ok i have a question...last week i brought a macbook 13' pro with retina, that was my first apple product and im really enjoying the macOS, that totally changed my view towards apple products....but i still think that some products are way overpriced.....so, ill be direct...im an engineering student and i have 1000 to spend on personal electronics for study and im stuck between buying an 64gb iphone 6 for 800 or buying a galaxy s5 for 479 on amazon and a refurbished ipad air for 410....which choice would be better for me? and why? to be truth im leaning towards the galaxy with the water proof technology and expansion possibilities....but someway i think that would be a waste to have an android phone while i use a mac...or should it be good to have a part of booth worlds?
    I've tied similar scenarios. First used a blackberry and iPad. Then android and iPod touch. I take the train to work and then commute is about an hour so I figured this would work. Well in the end I get annoyed with having to carry around 2 devices erg me always. I'd go with a ip6 plus so you have the size closer to an android or iPad and still all the perks of an iPhone. Even if you have to wait to save a little more cash.
    Thalles Urzedo likes this.
    09-14-2014 01:14 PM
  10. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I have a S4 and a MacBook Pro and iPad I don't have any problems with my S4 syncing to my MacBook if that's what you're worried about. The reason I'm getting a 6+ us because I want seamless integration between my devices and it makes my life easier. I wouldn't find myself having to carry around so many things because they all do something different.
    Thalles Urzedo and essay2u like this.
    09-14-2014 01:18 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How can I restore my iPhone 4 so that it will work again?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 09:13 AM
  2. Music on MacBook not on iPhone
    By Coachbulldog in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 12:07 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-14-2014, 11:50 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-14-2014, 10:00 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD