3 Samsung Galaxy S24 travel features that'll make iPhone users envious

3 Samsung Galaxy S24 travel features that'll make iPhone users envious

I didn't realize what I said. Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra — a hair flip — would make my fellow travel companion very jealous. They with pride owns one iPhone 15 ProLooking for every opportunity he can to tell me why his iOS device is better than my “Android trash”.

However, when life got real — I was using my device in the wild, whether it was on a plane or in a foreign country — the iPhone 15 Pro struggled to keep up with my “Android Trash.” As it turned out, it was the easiest tool for most painful travel restrictions.

These are the three features that had my iPhone 15 Pro-owning travel companion full of green envy.

1. 'Palm Gesture' to take hands-free photos

When I'm in a new country, I definitely want to make the experience memorable. However, as an introvert, I absolutely do Hate The idea of ​​passers-by approaching to take my picture.

You can use the palm gesture to take hands-free photos on Samsung Galaxy series phones.
Credit: ViChizh / Shutterstock.com

Consequently, I brought a portable tripod (Like thisTo take pictures of me and my travel companion without Annoying Strangers The problem is, once you've put your phone on a tripod and stepped back several feet to capture the stunning background, how do you trigger the shutter button?

My iPhone 15 Pro-owning friend had to buy an Apple Watch — which meant spending an extra few hundred. Apple Watch SEFor example — to take hands-free photos, triggering the shutter button from his wrist.

On the other hand, I didn't need any additional accessories. When I put my Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra on a tripod, I just used a “palm gesture” (raised hand towards the camera). He recognized the gesture, and within a second he snapped our picture.

Oh, if only you could see steam coming out of my travel companion's ears.

2. Use the S Pen to communicate with the flight attendant.

The window seat is the best seat in the cabin (argue with your mama), but it's the furthest from the aisle where flight attendants ask you questions.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra with an S Pen in a woman's hand on a table

You can write your drink order with the S Pen.
Credit: Kimberly Gideon / Mashable

This often means you have to yell to the flight attendants to ask two passengers if you want black tea, orange juice, soda or coffee.

While my travel companion had to shout over the plane's drone to tell the flight attendant which drink he wanted, I simply whipped out my S Pen and calmly wrote my drink order on the Galaxy S24 Ultra's display. gave (Note that the Galaxy S24 Ultra is the only model in the Galaxy S24 series to feature S Pen).

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra with S Pen in a woman's hand

Credit: Kimberly Gideon / Mashable

Then I showed the flight attendant my written drink order without raising my voice, and everyone cheered. The flight attendant didn't have to struggle to hear me and I didn't have to scream at the top of my lungs.

Oh, you should have seen the sighs of despair from my traveling companion.

3. 'Galaxy AI' to instantly remove unwanted items

Galaxy A.I You guessed it, the AI ​​features released with the Samsung Galaxy S24 series in January. It includes cool features like Circle to Search (using the S Pen to circle objects in images to trigger Google to identify them) and Chat Assist (AI to translate your text steps up when you are talking to someone else).

However, when it comes to taking photos while traveling, you are. Bound To throw someone or something into the shot to ruin it, whether it's a stranger's foot or a wading bird.

“SJO ¡Vive!” In this shot of a sign in Costa Rica, a tourist stands in front of the structure. No offense to him; I'm sure he's a good guy, but we don't want him in the picture.

Use the slider below. Thanks to Generative Edit, now you see it, now you don't!

Sign in SJO in Costa Rica.

Now you see them.
Credit: Jason England

Now you don't
Credit: Jason England

My iPhone 15 Pro-owning travel companion had to download a third-party app or use photo-editing software to remove it.

However, thanks to Galaxy AI's object eraser feature, I can easily circle around the photo buster and get it out of there in seconds.

Seth, iPhone 15 Pro owner. Seth!

Final thoughts

That's not to say, though, that the iPhone 15 Pro didn't have its advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

For example, when I found out you could text your flight number to a friend or loved one, you'd get your flight details, including departure and arrival times, flight duration, baggage claim location. , and angered by allowing more to be tracked. (I couldn't do this on my phone.)

Also, during the trip, my Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra showed that iOS device is boss. My iPhone 15 Pro-owning travel companion found himself far more envious of my Android phone than he expected. Hahaha!

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