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#6 It's got a full 1080p HD display
The much-vaunted iPhone Retina display doesn't come close to the display in my new Android phone. The iPhone 5 has a non-standard 640×1136 pixels at 326 ppi, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 has true 1920x1080 HD at an even-more-Retina-than-Retina 441 ppi.
Samsung's Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display merges the digitizer layer with the display layer, making the display far easier to see in direct sunlight, as well as packing more pixels into a smaller area.
Containing 35.06% more pixels than even the iPhone 5, it's hard to argue that the old iPhone is keeping up.
Image courtesy CBS Interactive and CNET.
#7 You don't have to use iTunes
Admittedly, more modern versions of iOS allow you to control most of your phone's functions and data interchange over WiFi, but the iTunes application is still there, ready to haunt your dreams.
My favorite description of iTunes comes from our own Ed Bott: "And you wonder why I dislike iTunes with a passion that burns like the fire of a thousand suns?" I couldn't agree more.
Image courtesy my Mac mini OS X Server which continually insists on launching iTunes even though I've turned off the iTunes helper AND checked the "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" AND can't uninstall the application because OS X won't let you AND have never connected an iOS device to it because it's a SERVER but still insists on launching. But I'm not bitter.
#8 You can completely replace your launcher
Fed up with the launcher that comes with your device? You can completely replace it, customize it, and tweak it out. I don't know about you, but the iPhone application grid with folders made up of little, barely visible icons has grown really old.
In this example, I've replaced the TouchWiz launcher (left) that comes standard on Samsung Android phones with Buzz Launcher (right), one of many launchers I've downloaded to tinker with.
Image courtesy my Android phone, TouchWiz, and a Buzz Launcher standard configuration.