Buying a new smartphone can be exciting, but switching to an entirely different mobile ecosystem? For many people, that’s just plain terrifying.

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 latest Galaxy S22 series or Galaxy Z series release.

If you are planning to upgrade your phone, here’s a list of 23 reasons to make the switch to Samsung this time around. Keep in mind that businesses can take advantage of special offers, volume pricing, bulk trade-in opportunities, and free shipping with a Samsung Business Account.

1. 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 a variety of options for working across multiple apps. Samsung smartphones 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 a 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 that’s visible at the bottom of the display while you’re working on apps.

Another multitasking option available on the S23 range 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.

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2. The Android app ecosystem

Speaking of apps, you’ll have plenty to choose from. In terms of the sheer number of apps, Google’s Play Store has continued its growth trajectory as the world’s largest app store. 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 more than 3 billion 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.

3. Office productivity

You should be able to get to work the moment you power up your smartphone. 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 Word, Excel, 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 smartphone 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.

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4. Samsung DeX

If you are looking for one big reason to switch, Samsung DeX might be it. DeX allows your Galaxy smartphone to power a full desktop experience by connecting it to a monitor or smart TV and pairing a keyboard and mouse.

Available on flagship Samsung mobile devices from Galaxy S8 onward, DeX lets you take full advantage of the processing power of the phone. You can launch and resize multiple apps, 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.

5. Long-lasting battery and power-sharing

Your mobile device should be reliable all day — without you worrying about running out of battery.

The latest Samsung devices alleviate those concerns with Super Fast Charging, which pulls up to 45 watts of power when plugged in — giving you hours of power in a matter of minutes. An adaptive power-saving mode offers several days of battery life without recharging by minimizing the apps 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 they need it. You can also give your Galaxy Buds a boost by placing them on your phone.

6. Knox security

The work files you manage and access from your mobile device need to be protected. So do your personal content 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 alike. But they aren’t the only customers who benefit. All Samsung Galaxy users get real-time mobile protection and encryption from the moment they turn on their device.

Introduced on the most recent flagship 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 of the key security-related features that build on Knox in the following four reasons to switch.

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7. 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 smartphones also offer facial recognition, so you can unlock with a quick look.

8. 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. 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.

9. Secure Folder

Even in the worst-case scenario, if your smartphone has somehow been compromised, there’s another way you can protect your most important data and apps. Secure Folder allows you to separate your most sensitive personal 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 you want to unlock your Secure Folder, whether via password, PIN, or biometric authentication.

10. Privacy prioritized

With Galaxy, there are many options that 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 keep an eye on which apps have access to your camera, mic, location, and contacts. If any apps are using permissions in a way you’re not comfortable with, you can immediately deny that permission. In addition to all of this, 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.

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11. 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 lost 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 great features, too, like the ability to have your phone ring on maximum volume even if it’s set to vibrate or to have a contact number appear on the screen so someone who finds the device can contact you.

12. My Files app

The longer you use your mobile device, the more content you’ll likely want to store on it, 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. On the latest Galaxy devices, you can even access network storage via FTP using My Files.

13. 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 their 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, at the gym, or anywhere else. Chances are there’s a Bixby Routine you could use to automate something.

14. Smart home controls

As more of us 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.

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15. 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.

16. 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.

Consider the latest Galaxy Watch6, which allows you to answer a call with a hand gesture, respond to emails automatically, and get real-time feedback while you’re on the go. Or take a look at Galaxy Buds2 and Galaxy Buds2 Pro, which feature two microphones to detect ambient noise while Active Noise Cancellation blocks unwanted sound to keep you fully immersed.

17. Best-in-class cameras

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

Samsung Galaxy devices have a range of camera configurations, all of which are designed to help even the most amateur photographer 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 smartphones also feature Director’s Mode, allowing you to quickly jump between lenses and record with both the rear and selfie cameras simultaneously. And if you’re looking for sheer image quality, Galaxy S23 Ultra allows you to capture photos and videos 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.

18. 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.

19. Device choice

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

Fortunately, there’s a Samsung Galaxy device to suit everyone — including flagship devices like the S23 series and Z series, as well as rugged devices like Galaxy XCover6 Pro and more affordable options like the Galaxy A series.

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20. 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.

21. Phone to PC (and beyond) continuity

While Samsung devices like Galaxy S23, 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. Leverage 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, all without even picking up your phone. That is, until the next task calls, and you’re out the door and back on mobile.

22. 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.

23. Powerful business performance features

Power through your work day and seamlessly switch from video calls to integrated Microsoft and Google apps, and back again with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor — our fastest process ever — featured in Galaxy Z Fold5. The blazing-fast processor, combined with massive internal storage and a large, adaptive screen will help you get more done from wherever you may be, so you can always keep your business moving forward.