I've been an iphone user since it first came out and recently got the iphone 5. The iphone 5 was nice but the only real improvement over the 4 was LTE capabilities. My wife's plan was eligible for an upgrade so I used that to get me a Note II and gave her my iphone 5. What I like about the Note II: Screen size- nice for surfing, watching tv, netflix, videos, and using the kindle app. Battery life - a little better than the iphone 5. Tethering- I wanted free tethering w/o jailbreaking and I still have the unlimited data plan from ATT and I didn't want to give that up plus pay a monthly fee. What I dont like: The android operating system is a bit clunky and not as smooth as IOS. IOS is more user friendly. The screen size is nice but not as crisp as the retina on the iphone 5. The note II came with way too many bloatware APPs that I will never use. The bottom line: If Apple were to offer a phone with a bigger screen I would switch in a minute!! But until then, I will keep the Note II.