So I had an opportunity come my way. I have owned every model of iPhone and truly love apple products, see my sig for my current equip. However lately I have felt, as many have, that iOS is getting stale and that apple needs to make a larger iPhone. Well, my job at work has slightly changed and a decent part of my new territory I will cover has terrible Verizon and AT&T service. So my employer gave me approval to get a US Cellular phone to use when I'm in this new territory. As you all know US Cellular does not have the iPhone so I was faced with getting an android phone. Well, long story short, I walked out with a brand new Samsung GS4. Now I'm running a iPhone 5 (jailbroken) and a GS4, comparison time! It's been about a week, so I have had time to tweak android to meet my needs so I feel I have a good handle on it. First, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 5" screen! Seriously, I have average sized hands and don't have too much trouble operating it with one hand (mostly thanks to the back button that's by the home button). Apple really really needs a larger screen, whenever I switch back to my iPhone 5 it feels tiny! Web surfing is 1000 time better than on the smaller iPhone screen and it still fits in my pocket so it's always with me. I had hoped my iPad mini would have accomplished this but it doesn't fit in any of my pockets so its still a chore to bring with me. However, the positives stop there with the GS4. It definitely feels cheap, lots of plastic. And android still isn't nearly as smooth or intuitive as iOS, though its slightly better than I thought it would be. I actually come away with more respect for iOS than I had before. Granted, my iPhone is jailbroken so I have some functionality that isn't stock, but iOS is still significantly more "buttery" smooth than android. Plus, everything on my iPhone just works and makes sense. I don't like having to hunt down apps to download to make my phone do what I want (visual voicemail, a good keyboard). Plus I HATE bloatware, and this phone has apps on it I have no idea what they do and I cannot delete them. It reminds me of a Windows computer... In the end this has reinforced my thought that apple NEEDS to build a iPhone with at minimum a 4.5" screen, but preferably a 5". iOS could use a makeover, and needs to add more functionality, especially a way to get more basic info without opening apps (widgets) but isn't in as much trouble as I may have thought software wise. Android is still definitely behind iOS but not too far behind, if Apple doesn't take Android seriously I could see that lead dwindle however Android will have a hard time getting close to the seamlessness of the Apple ecosystem. Hope this was informative!