Wow I can't believe I actually did this. Last week thursday my iPhone 4 died and I was presented to use up my upgrade to get a replacement of either the iPhone 4 or 4S. This being so close to the iPhone 5 coming out was totally out of the question. so i started to look online and came across a good deal of the Galaxy Note and I had always wanted a huge screen so I went for it. However the phone had a problem with the speaker and no ringer sound so I took it back and the guy made me an incredible deal on a HTC One X. Keep in mind that I have been on the iPhone since 2007 when the first one was released by Apple. Well this is what I have now. Here are a couple of thoughts and experiences in my short time of owning it. First off I have to say how amazing that screen is, it is like the icons are floating on top of it and the size is just amazing. It is quite easy to handle and really not all that much bigger overall then the iPhone. It fits very nicely in my pockets and in my care cradle. The phone is incredibly thin and light considering the large screen. Android OS ICS is very lag free and I was very worried about this but it is very smooth and responsive. The Google Play store is actually quite large and there are tons of apps and I found replacements for all my usual apps with no problems with the exception of a couple and the majority was free. The layout and functions are a little different for many apps but I really would be hesitant to make one better then the other they are just different thats it. The store itself is a little harder to navigate and the search results are a little wonky which is surprising considering that Google is the king of searching. So all the stuff I heard with the regards of the app quality on Android was just not true or at the very least very overblown. The UI on Android is not as straight forward as it is with iOS but I kind of knew this going into it. It should be obvious to anyone that if you can tinker this much with a OS that things can get confusing and that is what I'm experiencing at this point too. Things could be easier and it really takes a lot out of someone that is not used to it or is used to the simplicity of iOS. It was quite interesting and sometimes frustrating to set my new phone up but I did prevail at the end for the most part. The choices of tweaks and stuff is sometimes overwhelming and not all that straight forward like it is with the iPhone. The biggest problem I had was getting all my emails to work with the setup and the auto setup failed with all of them except with Gmail. iCloud email was the hardest, for some reason it kept rejecting the smtp settings every time I tried. Obviously there is quite a lot that I still need to learn about Android and this phone but I will master it before it is over. All in all I really like this phone and I'm actually surprised by that fact as I was a gung-ho iPhone supporter and never thought I would actually make a switch. But I'm very disappointed by the rumors about the new iPhone and am not blown away by iOS 6 which I'm running on my iPad 3 btw. I mean iOS is okay with what they added but thats it, just okay. The design of the new iPhone is pretty much the same as it has been for the last 3 years. But a little taller thats it. I was really hoping that Apple would bring out that teardrop design that was floating around last year and maybe a 4.3 inch screen with it and I would have been all over it. As it stands if Apple surprises me with the iPhone I still have my upgrade open for it. But I doubt that they could have flooded the internet with so many fake parts just to surprise everyone in September. My advice to anyone thinking of doing the same thing is simple. Do it but look at it as a new way of doing things and don't try to compare everything to the iPhone and iOS. If you don't compare to how you used to do things you will like it but if you go into it looking for faults, I will guarantee you that you will find them.