Buying a new phone can be exciting, but switching to an entirely different mobile ecosystem? For many people, that can be a little daunting.

Mobile devices have become such an important part of our work and social lives that there’s understandably some reluctance to change brands due to the perception that transitioning all those apps, subscriptions, contacts, files and photos might cause havoc.

Switching your phone brand of choice today isn’t as difficult as you might think or as time-consuming as it used to be. Free services like Samsung Smart Switch handle all the leg work, and virtually all of the top business and consumer apps support both major platforms. As a result, replacing an iPhone with a Samsung Galaxy device is just as seamless as upgrading from an older Galaxy to the newest Galaxy S24 Series or Galaxy Z Fold5.

If you’re an iPhone user who may be due for an upgrade, here’s a list of 24 reasons to make the switch to Samsung this time around. Remember that businesses can take advantage of special offers, volume pricing, bulk trade-in opportunities and free shipping with a Samsung Business Account.

1. Galaxy AI

Samsung is taking the lead in building artificial intelligence into mobile devices. Introduced in the Galaxy S24 Series, Galaxy AI provides a suite of new tools to enhance productivity, streamline communication, and simplify digital interactions.

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Live Translate by Galaxy AI breaks down language barriers in real time by providing seamless translation for both voice and text communications. Whether in a global meeting or chatting with international friends, understanding and being understood are now effortless.

Additionally, Transcript Assist is your ultimate meeting companion, capable of recording discussions, distinguishing between different speakers and providing concise summaries of what was said. And Note Assist is like having a personal assistant who formats, summarizes and organizes your notes for you. Lastly, Chat Assist offers context-aware text message suggestions to help you perfectly balance clarity, professionalism, empathy and personality.

With Galaxy AI, your Galaxy S24S24+ or S24 Ultra isn’t just a phone; it’s truly a smart phone.

2. Multitasking

Samsung loyalists have long placed multitasking capabilities at the top of the list of reasons they prefer Galaxy devices.

Galaxy devices leverage crisp, expansive screens to give users various options for working across multiple apps. Samsung mobile devices have featured Multi-Active Window mode as far back as 2012’s Galaxy Note II, and each subsequent generation has further refined the multitasking experience.

On Galaxy Z Fold5, launching two or even three apps in split screen is as easy as swiping left to open the Edge Panel and selecting an App Pair. App Pairs are combos of apps you frequently use in tandem, like email and Office or Spotify and Samsung Health. They’re your shortcuts to multitasking. Galaxy Z Fold5 also has a new taskbar at the bottom of the display while you work in apps.

Another multitasking option on the S24 Series is Pop-Up View, which lets you position a second app as a floating window over a primary app. This is great, for example, when you want to continue a video call while viewing content or gaming in full screen. The S24 Series also features an edge-to-edge display, giving you maximum screen real estate on a compact mobile device.

Circle to Search with Google also enables you to launch a quick Google search simply by circling any object or text on your screen rather than having to open your browser and type in a search term. Gaining knowledge is no longer a quest but, instead, a convenience.

3. The Android app ecosystem

Speaking of apps, you’ll have plenty to choose from. In terms of the sheer number of apps, the Google Play Store has continued its growth trajectory. Its breadth and depth of options feel almost infinite.

The typical counterargument here is that it’s about the quality, not quantity, of apps. But, with so many Android devices actively in use worldwide, very few quality app developers today are leaving Android off their road maps. Aside from a few proprietary apps, you’ll find that virtually all of your favorite business and entertainment apps are just a download away on your new Galaxy phone.

4. Office productivity

You should be able to get to work the moment you power up your mobile device. In most cases, that means having quick, easy access to Microsoft Office and Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite) — apps that most business professionals turn to early and often.

Microsoft and Samsung have collaborated closely to integrate Office on the latest Galaxy devices. That means when you need to review a WordExcel or PowerPoint file, you can jump right in, make your edits, save and share. It also means your files are instantly accessible in OneDrive.

Link to Windows, another product of the Microsoft-Samsung partnership, lets you access your Galaxy mobile device right from your Windows PC. You can view and send messages, take calls, view photos, and access your apps, all without picking up your phone.

5. Samsung DeX

If you want one big reason to switch besides Galaxy AI, Samsung DeX might be the answer. DeX allows your Galaxy mobile device to power a full desktop experience by connecting it to a monitor or smart TV and pairing a keyboard and mouse.

Available on Samsung mobile devices from Galaxy S8 onward, DeX lets you take full advantage of the phone’s processing power. You can launch and resize multiple apps and use keyboard shortcuts and right mouse button clicks, just like you would on a traditional PC. For people who are always on the go, DeX lets you ditch the laptop bag and go mobile-only.

DeX also works wirelessly on any Miracast-enabled display, including Samsung’s latest Smart TVs and monitors.

6. Long-lasting battery and power-sharing

Your mobile device should be reliable all day — without you worrying about running out of battery. Samsung continues pushing the limits of battery life in its mobile devices. The S24 Ultra, for example, has a 5,000mAh battery that can power all day.

Samsung devices also provide fast charging, giving you hours of power in minutes. An adaptive power-saving mode helps extend the battery life of your Galaxy device by minimizing the apps, functions and features you don’t often need.

Best of all, Wireless PowerShare (available on select devices) allows you to offer a coworker — or even a customer — some extra battery life for their phone when needed. You can also give your Galaxy Buds a boost by placing them on your phone.

7. Knox security

The work files you manage and access from your mobile device must be protected. So do your personal files and apps. In most cases, you just hope you won’t be among those affected by increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

Samsung Knox — a comprehensive set of security features at both the hardware and software level — is trusted by governments and large enterprises. But they aren’t the only customers who benefit. Samsung Galaxy users get real-time protection from the moment they turn on their devices.

Introduced on the most recent phones, Knox Vault takes that to another level. By combining tamper-resistant Secure Memory with a Secure Processor, Knox Vault lets you safely store your most sensitive data — PINs, passwords, biometrics, authentication keys, Samsung Pass and more — under lock and key.

We’ll cover several key security-related features that build on Knox in the following four reasons to switch.

8. Advanced biometric protection

When you’re not using your mobile device, no one else should be able to pick it up and get past the lock screen. Nothing will provide as effective a balance of security and user convenience as biometric authentication.

Samsung Galaxy devices have led the way in introducing advanced biometric authentication options. Ultrasonic fingerprint ID, first introduced on Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+, uses an innovative in-display sensor to create a 3D image of your fingertip, delivering superior accuracy to traditional capacitive sensors. Most Galaxy mobile devices also offer facial recognition, so you can unlock with a quick look.

9. Samsung Pass

From social media accounts to business apps, you’re likely managing a large and growing number of logins and passwords. If you forget even one, productivity can suddenly grind to a halt.

That’s why the first thing many Samsung Galaxy customers do when they first get their device is activate Samsung Pass, a free password management service that acts like a vault for login credentials. And you can use Samsung Pass in tandem with your biometrics, so you can sign in to the majority of your most-used apps and websites with just two taps.

10. Secure Folder

Even in the worst-case scenario, if your mobile device has somehow been compromised, there’s another way you can protect your most important data and apps. Secure Folder allows you to separate selected apps and content — and keeps all of it secure.

Think of Secure Folder as a private, locked container on your device that requires additional authentication to open. You can move apps and files into the Secure Folder and even have two instances of apps — one in the Secure Folder and one on your main home screen. You decide how to unlock your Secure Folder, whether via password, PIN or biometric authentication.

11. Privacy prioritized

With Galaxy, many options let you work and collaborate on the go in ways you never thought possible — ways that are more crucially important than ever before in the hybrid and remote workplace.

With Privacy Dashboard, you can monitor which apps can access your camera, mic, location and contacts. If any apps use permissions in a way you’re not comfortable with, you can immediately deny that permission. In addition, Private Share — a secure file-sharing technology built on the blockchain — will let you set time limits and expiration dates on shared files, with no screenshots or reshares allowed.

12. Find My Mobile service

It’s easy to misplace your phone. Even if you’re sure it’s nearby, searching for it can cause unnecessary anxiety and wasted time.

Samsung’s free Find My Mobile service tracks your phone using location information collected by Google and data passing through wireless networks. Once you’ve activated Find My Mobile, you can find your Samsung device from any web browser. If you ask Find My Mobile to “Send last location,” you’ll be able to spot your device on a map, and if its location is moving, you’ll get updates every 15 minutes. There are other helpful features, too, like having your phone ring on maximum volume even if it’s set to vibrate or having a contact number appear on the screen so someone who finds the device can contact you.

13. My Files app

The longer you use your mobile device, the more content you’ll likely want to store, including files as diverse as PDFs, presentations, movies and podcasts.

Samsung’s My Files app ensures the content you collect stays organized, whether it’s stored on the device or in the cloud. Just sync your OneDrive or Google Drive accounts to access all your files from the single app. You can even access network storage via FTP using My Files on the latest Galaxy devices.

14. Task automation

Humans are creatures of habit, and habits are easier to maintain when they don’t involve a lot of extra effort. Bixby Routines allows Samsung Galaxy users to take a set-it-and-forget-it approach to everyday tasks. If you usually wake up around the same time to your favorite music, for example, you can customize the “Good morning” routine to your desired wake-up time and your preferred streaming music playlist.

Think about how you operate at work, the gym or anywhere else. Chances are there’s a Bixby Routine you could use to automate something.

15. Smart home controls

As more of us now work from home, it’s easy to get distracted and wonder if the laundry’s done or if you left a light on upstairs. The Samsung SmartThings platform allows Galaxy users to consult a single device for all their notifications and directly control everything from the thermostat to the TV, so you can focus during the workday and relax after hours.

SmartThings works with a wide range of connected devices, including Ring Video Doorbells, Google Home and Amazon Echo, Philips Hue lightbulbs, Yale and Schlage connected locks, Honeywell thermostats and Bose speakers.

16. Samsung Health

Health and wellness are essential to being your most motivated and productive self. The Samsung Health app allows you to monitor your nutrition, track your fitness goals and even practice meditating. You can use the app to learn how to work out at home with everyday items, watch videos hosted by expert coaches and set challenges for competing with friends and family. Samsung Health is particularly useful when paired with a Galaxy smartwatch, which can also enable productivity benefits in the workplace.

17. A wearable ecosystem

Samsung has an impressive array of smartwatches and wireless earbuds to choose from — and they all work together in the seamless Galaxy ecosystem. The latest Galaxy Watch6 allows you to answer a call with a hand gesture, respond to emails automatically, and get real-time feedback while on the go. The Galaxy Buds2 and Galaxy Buds2 Pro feature two microphones to detect ambient noise, while Active Noise Cancellation blocks unwanted sound to immerse you fully. At the January 2024 Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung also teased a new Galaxy smart ring. It was a parting, “Oh, by the way,” perhaps not to take away from the headliner, Galaxy AI. Reporters and the general public have been anxiously awaiting details and an official release date ever since.

18. Best-in-class cameras

You don’t usually anticipate the experiences you want to remember forever, so the camera you carry on your phone matters a lot.

Samsung Galaxy devices have a range of camera configurations, all designed to help even the most amateur photographers take amazing shots. The camera app includes a powerful editor, so you can edit photos and videos directly on the device. Portrait Mode allows you to adjust background blur, and large sensors mean you can take great photos in dim lighting.

Samsung’s latest mobile devices also feature Director’s Mode, allowing you to quickly jump between lenses and record simultaneously with both the rear and selfie cameras. And if you’re looking for sheer image quality, Galaxy S24 Ultra allows you to capture photo and video with the absolutely highest resolution camera on a phone, enabling you and your team to put your company’s best foot forward with your branded content — even in low light, or while on the move.

The Galaxy S24 Series has impressive AI photo editing features, including a generative edit tool that allows you to modify an image by moving or deleting objects while Galaxy AI seamlessly reconstructs the background. Additionally, Galaxy AI offers personalized editing suggestions like remastering or removing shadows and reflections.

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19. Greater customization

Every time you unlock your phone, you look at the home screen’s app icons, wallpaper and widgets. Samsung Galaxy devices let you customize your home screen with your own look and feel. Besides grouping apps into folders, adjusting themes and adding background images, you can use the Quick Panel to find frequently accessed settings such as brightness, Wi-Fi and sound.

20. Device choice

Mobile devices come in many shapes, sizes and feature sets. You shouldn’t feel limited when choosing one, especially as a business professional.

Fortunately, there’s a Samsung Galaxy device to suit everyone — including flagship devices like the S24 Series and Z Series, as well as rugged devices like Galaxy XCover6 Pro and more affordable options like Galaxy A Series.

21. 5G readiness

Advancements in network technologies like 5G are enabling mobile apps to run faster and with less latency. Samsung has quickly become a leader in 5G, introducing the technology across its flagship Galaxy devices as well as to mid-tier phones like Galaxy A53 and tablets like Galaxy Tab S9.

Even if your mobile carrier isn’t offering 5G today in your neighborhood, having a hyperfast 5G-enabled Galaxy device means you’ll be all set to download larger files, stream content without lag and reap many more benefits in the future.

22. Phone to PC (and beyond) continuity

While Samsung devices like Galaxy S24, Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 are purpose-built to support high levels of productivity while on the go, they also mesh with the rest of your Galaxy lineup when you’re in the office. Lean into features like Quick Share to one-tap send content from your phone to your PC. Access your mobile apps, make calls, respond to text messages and easily transfer files, without even picking up your phone. That is, until the next task calls, and you’re out the door and back on mobile.

23. Easy switching

The decision to upgrade your mobile device shouldn’t come with any trade-offs, like losing the content and apps you rely on. Samsung Smart Switch transfers, backs up and restores everything you want on your new Samsung Galaxy quickly and easily — so quickly you’ll probably wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

24. Powerful business performance features

Power through your workday and seamlessly switch from video calls to integrated Microsoft and Google apps, and back again with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor — our fastest process ever — featured in the Galaxy S24 Series. The blazing-fast processor, with long-lasting battery life and a bright, adaptive screen, will help you get more done wherever you may be so you can always keep your business moving forward.

Sign up for updates on the Galaxy S24 Series, and enjoy exclusive volume pricing, bulk trade-in discounts, free shipping and more with a Samsung Business Account including 50% off Samsung Care+ and a free case.

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