I always suggest Android over Apple. The Galaxy is a particularly nice phone. My BF has it, it operates quickly, takes good video and pics, and has plenty of memory (plus, expandable with SD card.) BEST REASON: It doesn't cost $500 like an iPhone can... just get a bigger SD card instead of a more expensive phone!
The Note is a nice phone, it is big, comes with a stylus but is touchscreen so you can do tablet stuff on it. The HTC Evo is a very popular Android phone. I have the original, it takes VERY good video and pics, plus you can get SD cards for it and it has a kickstand.