Caroline Gerardo, C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982 (Sun West Mortgage Corporation)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I recommend the one you will like.  If I were you, I would go to a store and check out your choices.  If you want to check  out photo quality, check out Apple's new Earth Day Video done with their phone.  It is called Don't Mess With Mother Earth...We are fans of Apple because of their unparalleled customer service.  That is my guiding value, and if it costs more, it is worth my Peace of Mind.    As far as Google is concerned, I am not a fan of theirs other than their search functionality, and your privacy may be at stake...just my opinion as I saw it happen with Gmail.  One minute your emails were private, next minute they admitted they were not.,..Ultimately you will find what you like and that is all that matters.  A

Apr 22, 2019 02:41 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm not familiar with anything you mention BUT I've been very happy with the Samsung's I've owned Caroline Gerardo 

Apr 22, 2019 02:26 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've been a Samsung user for years and years. Just upgraded to the S10 and am very happy with it.  Verizon is my service provider. Although I could probably get a less expensive plan, I'm always happy with the coverage and customer service. 

Apr 22, 2019 03:45 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have been using iPhone for many years. 

Apr 22, 2019 09:07 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have the iPhoneX and love it. I'm all about the syncing ability from my laptop to my phone to my ipad, calendar sharing capabilities and the customer service provided by Apple - not to mention the freedom from viruses. 

Good luck with whatever you decide upon, Caroline!

Apr 22, 2019 05:04 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy 8+. A couple of years behind the current latest and greatest, but it has great features and was lower priced due to being an older model. I'll probably upgrade when the Samsung 11 model comes out to a 9 or 10, depending on the price difference.  Phone works fine when the cell service is strong, not so much when service is spotty.

Apr 22, 2019 04:09 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Galaxy Note 9, great phone, great pics, Sprint. I think the provider depends on what part of the country you are in. 

Apr 22, 2019 04:00 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

apple user for years.  won't change

Apr 22, 2019 03:58 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've always had an iphone.... presently an iphone 8plus.... everyone loves the photos I take.... I use AT & T....

Apr 22, 2019 02:45 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Verizon is the best quality, and ATT may be the worst.

Apr 22, 2019 02:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have used Samsung for many years.

Apr 22, 2019 02:03 PM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I went back and forth with that. I guess it depends how you want to use it. I wound up purchasing the Google Pixel 3 Plus.  I'm still learning it and don't have many complaints

Apr 23, 2019 05:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since I had to give up my Blackberry kicking and screaming, I've been a Samsung Galaxy girl and have never had any issues with any of their phones and I've been through the Galaxy 3, 5, 6, 7, and now have an 8+. I'll be sticking with what has worked for me for years.

Apr 23, 2019 04:19 AM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I was an avid iPhone use, but then discovered the Google Pixel.... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  Would never go back to an iPhone..  

Apr 23, 2019 04:41 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I like my Android (Samsung Galaxy 8+) ... does everything I want and need it to do!  I will be updating soon!

Wish you the Best in your choice.

Apr 23, 2019 12:06 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I went from Blackberry when they moved their support to Asia... to the Samsung and I have been thrilled S-4 to S-6 and now the S-8 for the past couple years... Endre

Apr 22, 2019 11:35 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I switched to the Google Pixel II, Camera is the best and it is android based. Had a Samsung and the Verizon salesman sold me on the benefits of why it is the best phone right now.

Apr 22, 2019 08:07 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I went to Apple kicking and screaming 10 years ago when my Blackberry no longer worked with the real estate apps that I use. Currently I have the 8 plus and am very happy with it and the photo quality. We have been with AT&T since forever (back before it was AT&T) and have had our cell phones with them since we got our first in the early 90's. We have excellent coverage and no desire to change carriers..

Apr 22, 2019 07:20 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Nothing but iPhones for me hands

Apr 24, 2019 05:10 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I definitely would not recommend P20. That is Huawei product with back door to China-your banking info.

Pixel is made in Taiwan Google went there to set up its design center last year. Possibly better and safer (security) to use. 

iPhone is my choice. But you need to pay more for stereo lens.  Apple price is high compared to Chinese phones which cost about 1/2.  The Chinese are complaining about Apple phone which is behind with features & boring looks.  Almost every Chinese, Korean phone has 3 lenses. Stereo and zoom cheaper than iPhone.

Apr 23, 2019 09:07 AM
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Caroline Gerardo After having used a variety of cell phones and carriers, including couple of Blackberry phones, I started using an iPhone in 2010 and have been using an iPhone ever since.

They're extremely versitile and reliable.

But, most importantly (for me) is that I can share all of the info across all of my Apple products. So, the same info (contacts, calendar, etc.) is avaialbe on my iMac, or iPad, MacBook Pro and my iPhone. It's seemless and doesn't require any input on my part.

Hope this is helpful.

Apr 23, 2019 07:09 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I use the Iphone X and LOVE IT. This fall the 11 should be out but the X does everything i need and more. The 10S offers an expanded ability with pictures. I use the "Everything" plan with Sprint, no limits on anything and you can add phones to bring the cost way down

Apr 23, 2019 05:23 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am an iPhone guy and have AT&T for service. Both work well for me.

Apr 23, 2019 04:40 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I was looking at the Pixel 3 yesterday because it was half off with Fi activation (which I already am on).  It's a nice phone, but not that much different than my Nexus 6p that's around 5 years old now.


If I did change, I'd probably go with the Librem 5 from  It's an open source and privacy focused phone.  None of the tracking software that Apple and Google cram their phones with.

Apr 23, 2019 09:36 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We are an iPhone family. I have the 7+; hubby has the X and loves it. Resolution on his photos is definitely superior, although mine is pretty good, much better than on older models. 

Apr 23, 2019 08:43 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The one that fits youe elctronic ecosystem. Mine is Apple.

Apr 23, 2019 07:30 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Verizon appears to be a good service provider and the iphone performs well enough. I have learned over the years of use via experimenting that the smaller the phone the better for my business/personal models. Be aware apple will come out with new product in a few short months if you can wait

Apr 23, 2019 07:12 AM
Alpha Tasker
AlphaTasker - New York, NY
Virtual Assistant Firm To Help Real Estate Agents

The one who has the best camera in low lighting as well as in the day. Also, specification and software architecture must be pro enough. I would recommend buying a Samsung S10+ as it will serve your purpose for both work and personal lifestyle.

Apr 23, 2019 06:43 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I have an iPhone 7+, bought it over three years ago, not one issue.  For coverage use Verizon

Apr 23, 2019 06:04 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

We have Iphone

Jun 07, 2019 05:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have the Samsung 9, and love it.  Photos and videos turn out great.   

May 05, 2019 10:16 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

My last few phones were iPhones. Probably my next one, also. Carrier is Verizon.

Apr 25, 2019 07:31 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use Iphone, ipad, mac for last 15 years. It is just easy. But I do upgrade my iphone to the latest every two years. 

Apr 24, 2019 10:52 PM
Faye Y. Taylor
StepStone Realty, LLC - Floresville, TX
Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio

My first smartphone was an Iphone 3.  Then the Samsung Galaxy Note came out.  Wanted that big screen.  People laughed at me for the hunker of a big phone.  Now I laugh.  Just upgraded from a Note 4 to a Note 9.  I still have some issues with the 9 because I was used to the 4 features but the camera is great and the capabilities are great.  I just have to learn the new features because there is so many.  The battery is good and the storage is great. Cost not so much.  But I have been on ATT since they were Cingular so have NO complaints on that score.  But coverage totally depends on your area.  We have traveled and not had issues with coverage whereas the Verizon and Sprint people had no coverage (that was years ago also so take it with a grain of salt). 

Apr 24, 2019 03:31 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I am a Samsung Galaxy S10+ user as well. I love the size and am glad I went wit the + this time. My son has a Pixel 3 and loves it - he is more techie than I am. I am always complimented on the photos my phone takes and think the Pixel takes photos just as well if not better. 

Apr 24, 2019 01:09 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

For me, it is more about the service than the phone.  I know so many people that rave about the low monthly fees and every time I talk to them the call drops and they rant about their carrier. 

Apr 24, 2019 08:12 AM
Julio Vasiu
IXACT Contact - North York, ON
IXACT Contact a ‘next generation’ real estate CRM

If you are not very tech savvy then I would recommend one of the newer Iphones. Iphones are easier to use plus you already own one so you should be familiar with its interface. 

If not, The Samsung and Pixel are both excellent options. Samsung has newer technology so def Samsung over Pixel. 

They all have high-quality cameras so I guess it doesn't matter but I personally have a S9. I like Androids because you can install Apps outside the APP store. I mean, I have never done this and probably never will but knowing I have the option is nice lolol 

Apr 24, 2019 06:12 AM