Poll Question: What is your favorite phone? Claim, Evidence, Reasoning

13 Sep

iphone vs. Samsung vs. ???

Advisory class almost didn’t start today because of a passionate debate between some students about their favorite phone. In light of the release of the new iPhone X, it sparked a debate among some students, so I thought this might be a nice opportunity (optional) to connect what we are doing in class to another topic. In the comment section, write a paragraph where you make a claim (ex. “The Samsung Galaxy smartphone is a better phone than a…”). Make sure you support your claim with evidence and reasoning (your explanation).

If you don’t own a phone, you could also make a claim about a different topic, such as: Why you think people your age should not have a phone. (ex. “Sixth grade students are too young to own their own phone because…”). Another one? “My parents should let me own a phone because…”

Although I now have an iPhone 6+, I owned a Nokia phone for nearly eight years. I loved it! When you post your comment, you need to add your first name only and your email address. Leave the box that says ‘website’ empty. All comments are moderated meaning I must approve them first before they are visible to everyone.

6 Responses to “Poll Question: What is your favorite phone? Claim, Evidence, Reasoning”

  1. Junwon Kim September 14, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    Now look at Samsung. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKYjdTiMkXM


    • Mr. Martin September 14, 2017 at 11:14 am #

      Thanks for sharing that video. Now, make your claim about why you think Samsung Galaxy phones are the best.


  2. Neil September 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    iPhone CER response
    Claim :
    I think that 11+ kids can have an iPhone.

    Evidence :
    11+ can have an iPhone because it useful for school –
    1. You can call your parents if you can’t find them or need help.
    2. You can take useful pictures to help you on homework.
    3. It is useful for other stuff such as timing something.
    Reasoning :
    Having a phone is useful for having it in school. As I said before, you can call your parents, take pictures for homework, and it is useful for many other stuff.


    • Mr. Martin September 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your opinion. Good luck in convincing your parents to let you get a phone. :>)


  3. Yash September 15, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    The Apple iPhone is better than Samsung phones, for various reasons. The camera in the 7+ is much clearer than Samsung phones. In the new iPhone X, there is a new feature called animoji. This brings emoji to life, and the sensitive selfie camera can detect 10,000 muscles, to make the emoji moving. Another thing is the security. There were some issues with facial recognition in the Samsung S8. Someone used a photo to unlock the phone, and the user’s data was exposed. However, on the new iPhone X, a virtual face is required; you cannot unlock the phone using a photo, or even a professional mask. The chance that a random person has the same face as you and can unlock your iPhone is 1 in 1000000. Apple and Samsung now both have wireless charging. However, on the iPhone, you can charge the Apple Watch, the Apple Airpods, and the iPhone simultaneously. And last but not least, durability. Since Samsung has a glass back, it cracks easily. The new hump on the iPhone 7 absorbs the shock of the impact. The latest Gorilla Glass also protects the screen better. After a few drops, the Samsung’s glass back starts falling apart. Thus, I feel that iPhone is better than Samsung.


    • Mr. Martin September 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm #


      It looks like you did your research. I am curious where you found this information to support your claim. Is this your opinion, or have you found information that compares the two phones? I am must wondering. I have a friend who has a Samsung and I thought the quality of photos were pretty good. I have never owned a Samsung phone. Thanks for sharing your opinion and making your claim. I hope others respond.


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