I just ordered my Verizon iPhone 4S. I'm psyched for it, but it wasn't the first "new" phone I recently purchased. Just over a week ago my wife's OG Droid finally stopped working. It was having tons of issues, and to top it off the front mic was busted and she could only use it in Speakerphone mode (she doesn't care for headsets). We're in the % of "Cell Only" adopters, and don't keep a home phone so this is an issue. With two kids under the age of 6 we pretty much need back/forth communication available between us 24/7 as the way we work out our work schedules there's always one of us home w/ the kids so we don't have to send anyone to day care. So I went to order her an iPhone 4S (she was dying for one, as she was over Android) and low and behold... out of stock everywhere. Now I know the site says "Dec 9th" but a friend at a retail store said it should be before that if you order online but we couldn't wait even a few days. She needed a functional phone as I was about to start my work week. That sealed the deal. I've had an iPhone 4 since launch on Verizon so I gave it to her and went to get a new phone. So... I went and purchased a shiny new DROID RAZR. I'd seen the commercials, read the reviews, and drooled over the idea of 4G LTE in one of my devices. I figured I'd used Android in the past so I should be able to customize it to my liking and get battery life pretty decent via disabling a bunch of stuff. I'm a huge fan of my iPhone, but I figured... it's been a bit since I used Android, and it's still extremely popular among phone adopters so maybe the new hardware they're using to power it is what I was missing on attempt #1. I picked up my RAZR, and the very first thing I did was a speedtest. 22mb/s down and 6.5 up. Oh hell yes. The thing is paper light. Huge screen. Insanely fast LTE. Huge leaps over the Droid OG I had previously so I was happy. It was short lived. Voice quality was great, but the screen seemed... I don't know. A bit dull is probably the best way to say it. I didn't have a "gripe" but something didn't click. The paper thin but durable design (Gorilla on the screen, and a kevlar back to give it a little bit of durability) was nice, but it also pushes it a tiny bit wider to get those electronics somewhere. The things, though, that ultimately made my decision was: - Battery Life - I kept comparing things to the iOS counterpart(s). Let's start w/ the second. Switching between screen's just wasn't as fluid as it was on my iPhone 4. There's noticeable "hiccups". It's not major, but I'm used to a fluid transition. Also some of the "identical" apps just seemed a bit behind. I'd gotten used to things like the new Facebook iOS design, and other apps, and they felt behind. Then just the little "how it works" things kept getting compared to my iPhone 4. I realized... if I'm constantly comparing these to iOS than this may not be the phone for me. The "deal breaker" though was the battery life. I expected a drop due to the 4G LTE but I wasn't aware how drastic it is compared to my iPhone 4. On my iPhone I leave WiFi activated 24/7 and disable notifications so as soon as I'm home it'll jump onto my home network, but the WiFi in general stays on all day. The only time I'm really on the 3G connection is in between home/work and if we're out so it's minimal at most (under 1GB a month probably... way to go with my UNLIMITED plan! lol). With my iPhone normally with a bunch of SMS, a few short calls to the wife, some browsing, apps, etc, normally by end of day I'm around 50% after roughly 14 hours of use. Not bad. I figure with WiFi on, and constantly running the screen pretty bright (preference) that's about right. Sometimes it's at 80%+ or more if I don't use it much. Same scenario with my RAZR. I left WiFi on at home so it wasn't hopping on the 4G connection. Disabled auto-sync, background data, and went into the apps that like to auto-sync and set those to manual too. I took it off the charger at 6am when my daughter woke up feeling under the weather. I sent maybe 2 dozen messages to the wife, and spoke to her 3-4x. I maybe used the LTE for 10mins total when I was waiting for my daughter to get out of school. Battery life... in the red. 10%! I need my phone to last if I'm out because my job, when I'm on call, can call me at any time to assist in a major incident resolution. That just wasn't cutting it. I did a few more days, and it was about 1/3 of the battery life of my iPhone 4. Lastly (added after the fact). Camera. I was VERY underwhelmed by the camera. No matter what device I've used they just haven't come to terms with the overall quality of the iPhone 4/4S and I was hoping the brand new flagship DROID phone for Motorola would have something decent but encountered very sub par pictures overall. Not bad in full sunlight, but everything else was just "meh". I've got two kids that I love taking photo's of. We go all over and constantly have my T2I with me to take pics, but I can't always lug around a DSLR. So when we are out and about w/ the DSLR I loved the quality of my iPhone pictures. Just didn't work here. I wasn't excited to take pics w/ the RAZR. I decided... I'm spending too much time worrying and comparing to my iPhone. I returned it, and ordered my iPhone. Took the wifes busted Droid, threw a new ROM/Kernel on it so it's not a complete slugfest, and sync'd it to my Jawbone and I'm sticking it out til delivery. The RAZR, and where Android is heading, is nice... but it's not the same. It just doesn't feel as polished, and based on the 4G experience I can see why Apple is waiting a bit. It just destroys your battery, and that's not an option for me. I don't dislike Android. It's a solid OS, but for me it really came down to what I personally enjoyed, and I just missed too much about my iPhone. I hope it comes before the 9th! Anyone else have a similar experience?