Nearly two years ago I posted this thread... 11 simple reasons why I dumped Android for the iPhone 4S/iOS http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1404024 Well here I am with an S5, and it easily replaced my iPhone 5S Keep in mind I am only talking about the Samsung Galaxy S5, so if you have something else, your experience may be different 1. Kitkat. Android performance and stability got a massive bump with Kitkat. Especially with the ART runtime, while the iPhone took a step backwards in terms of stability with iOS7. 2. 12 month upgrade no contract plans on AT&T. You think I care if my S5 gets the next version of android. This phone is getting replaced in about 10.5 months. The poor carrier/manufacturer updates and support associated with android means nothing to me. If my next phone is an android phone it will be another flagship that launches with the current version of android. 3. Game selection on android is vastly better and now they actually run as well as the iOS iterations. Again, I am only referring the Samsung Galaxy S5. 4. Android got smooth. The UI frame rates are solid, the scrolling is the smoothest I've ever seen. Still a touch behind iOS in terms of browsers, but close enough to where it doesn't matter. 5. The S5 screen blows the iPhone screen out the water. AMOLED has come a long way since even last year. It's vivid, bright, with surreal contrast. And it's incredibly immersive because of the size. I'm sorry but the disparity between screen sizes just got too big. I like my big screen and won't consider any small screen iPhones ever again. 6. The android ecosystem has gotten very good in terms of support from device makers. Still not iOS level but close enough to where it doesn't matter. Everything I need support for is present. 7. Android apps play nicer together. For example, you hit the share button in an app and 15 apps pop up where you can instantly populate information. Inter-app communication is vastly ahead of where iOS is. 8. Easy storage upgrades. With Dropbox and an SD card I've got an extra 45gb of storage. Real storage so I can literally dump anything into dropbox, or get a new SD card for even more memory. iOS dropbox support is very limited in comparison and internal memory cost on the iPhone is freaking ridiculous expense. Because Dropbox acts as a filesystem, it is more versatile on android as well. 9. Widgets. for example: I've got a Beats, Google Music, Pandora, and stock Music widget all on the home screen. I can switch tracks and apps for music without ever opening a single app. Google Now tells me all kinds of relevant things at a glance. My twitter feed is always up and I can scroll through it. Again, all without ever opening an app to switching between them. It's always up for me to see and use. Try it for a month then go back to iOS's double tap to multitask, and tell me it's better. 10. Fragmentation is irrelevent now. My upgrade is 10.5 months away and it will have a newer version of android. 11. 2 apps at once. Yesterday I was watching Game of Thrones and playing on Macrumors at the same time. Yeah, it's awesome and works great. Why the hell isn't Apple doing this? Maybe then I wouldn't have to live through constant reloading apps in iOS. Now this list does not suggest iOS sucks and does nothing right, or that I won't be getting an iPhone 6. These are just the reasons I got my S5, kept it, and made it my daily driver. Bonus features: Awesome phone. And I use S-Health often for heart rate, pedometer and calorie counter all in one app. Having that widget on the lock screen showing my run distances in very convenient as well. On the iPhone I'd have to unlock the screen, open the app and then see the content. Androids "glance and go" is a real asset. DAC and EQ. Audio quality on the S5 sounds better with the Apple EarPods and with my car. The EQ makes a huge difference. Final point I gave android a chance last year with the S4 and it was horrible, and probably the worst phone I owned since the AT&T S2. Laggy, crappy DAC, slow, poor brightness screen. Just a bad experience all around. Kitkat and the S5 is a vastly better product and for me at least, a way better phone than the iPhone 5S. Point being, not all android phones are created equal so choose wisely.