Ben Ky Leggiero’s Blog

Phone Preferences

People often ask me why I am using a Samsung Galaxy S7, a phone from 2 and a half years ago, despite me being such a tech enthusiast and macOS Software Engineer.

It’s simple, really; it just comes down to my requirements in a phone. There certainly are contenders, and I’ve made a table below showing my reasonings, but the S7 still seems to be the best fit for me at this time.

Requirements Galaxy S7 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S9 Note 8 Note 9 iPhone 8 iPhone X Pixel 2
Magnetic-Coil Tap-to-pay
Great Camera
Very Customizable OS
64GB+ Drive 😞 🙌🏽
Flat Front
4.8" - 6.4" Screen
6+ hour Battery 🤔 🤔
  • ❌ = Does not meet requirement
  • ✅ = Meets or exceeds requirement
  • 🙌 = Surpasses requirement excellently
  • 😞 = Available somehow, but not to my current carrier, T-Mobile.
  • 🤔 = Reviews say Yes, but my usage might turn this into a No