Last week I left my iPhone 4 in a taxi, I realised shortly after I got home and phoned the Taxi company, they said it wasn't in the taxi but by this time I was watching it move across a map on Find My IPhone. The next day I decided it was the wrong time to buy an iPhone so decided I should buy a cheap 'Droid. I went to my nearest three shop and decided on a Samsung Galaxy Mini, they cancelled my Sim, gave me a new one and charged me £70. My new SIM was active the next morning and for the first time since November 7th(I think) I wasn't using an iPhone. After a week here's my thoughts, all subjective - no facts or figures. Pros It's a lot cheaper than an iphone It does most of what an iPhone does I quite like having shortcuts for sending a text or call to a particular person It feels pretty light. Turning on Bluetooth or wifi is easier. Cons It looks and feels a lot cheaper than an iPhone. It's not as easy or as pleasant to use as an iPhone. Reception is worse than my iPhone. Battery life is worse than my iPhone. Using as a wifi hotspot seems much slower. Connecting to my Bluetooth in car seems more fiddly. The micro USB lead doesn't charge the phone with my belkin Bluetooth car thing. I miss the dock connector. Browsing and email isn't as pleasant, I only use it if I really have to. It isn't intuitive. I've lost all my apps. The screen is much lower quality. It doesn't play well with Macs. I know that a Galaxy Mini isn't a direct competitor to an iPhone 4 but really I'd rather have my original aluminium backed iPhone back. When I moved from a flat to our house I traded in a 4 year old Mini for a new Ford Ka because it was out of warranty, we didn't have a lot of spare cash and I knew I didn't want to pay BMW prices for car repairs (which I could see happening soon). I feel exactly the same now about my iphone as I did then about my Mini and hope the iPhone 5/6 comes out a lot sooner than the October of last year.