First of all, I will try to be as unbiased as possible and am just trying to help some people out who are deciding between the two. I basically am just going to run down some comparisons of the two. We all know about the the hardware, so I just want to touch on features, lack there of, and other little things. I made the switch from the iPhone5 to the nexus 4. I have briefly used android devices before and owned the last generation nexus (early in its life cycle). The main reason for me switching was the phrase we have all heard, "closed garden" of IOS. After 5 years it is virtually the same and feeling a little stale. The nexus 4 is visually a beautiful device and feels fantastic in hand. Honestly, is made my iPhone 5 feel kind of toyish...although the 4s can have that affect on the 5 for some people. Jellybean 4.2 is very polished and is refreshing coming from IOS. The ability to have more than an open app drawer gives you a sense of freedom. Having the phone for about 48 hours and using the hell out of it, I feel like I know the ends and outs. The best thing about android to me is the multitasking. For example, when entering the AT&T APN settings I was able to toggle between my browser and settings seamlessly. This would have been a pain using IOS. The speed of the phones is a wash, obviously having LTE will make the iPhone appear faster b.c web based apps load faster. All else equal the UI on both Devices will not be a factor for anyone. Something we always hear is the important apps are all in the google play store. While I mostly agree with this, the functionality within those apps is much different. It seems like everyone forgets to mention this so I really want to focus on this. Facebook for example is leaps and bounds better on IOS. Safari is much better than chrome on the nexus. I actually felt like the screen felt unresponsive at times within chrome. A LOT of apps suffer from "different", better in IOS in my eyes, functionality. Screen and camera. The screen on the nexus is good, but again felt like the colors on the iPhone have way more pop due to the way it is backlit. The nexus looks more washed out IMO. Also, many have mentioned the camera on the iPhone 5 being better....defiantly true, but photosphere is bad ass. Also, when using the front facing camera on the nexus it feels laggy and I have no idea why. Battery life. This is a huge deal to me and the iPhone 5 easily will yield double the battery life. 2-3 hours of screen time and dying is really poor. I get 5 on the iPhone. I can compare the usuage b.c I am the same person doing the same things. Overall, I think the nexus is a great, great device but everything on the iPhone does seem way more thought out....From lock screen notifications to social network integration. If you want a phone that has a beautiful, big display and feels great in hand, the nexus fits that bill. The "stale" IOS paired with the iPhone 5 is a dream device to me. I really appreciate that much more now. Most people have the reverse effect where they are ready to sell off their iPhone after a few days with the nexus. TLR both are great devices but I think the iPhone has the edge b.c it is a more polished overall device. I wrote all of this without even taking the apple Eco system into consideration b.c I think a phone can easily be replaced within that environment. Edit: I totally forgot to mention google now, which is way better than Siri. I have to speak to Siri as if she speaks a different language...really slow and direct. Google now you can talk fast and it picks everything up. Also google now responds so much faster!