an android( me personally I have a HTC phone my first (smartphone) and I love it. I have beats audio installed in my phone, the internet in faster than an iPhone and there is this thing when u r typing a lot of words pop up for u to choose) the only con is that if you keep restarting and shutting down a lot the load will be slow other than that its great
I personally hate IPhones. Well all Apple products. Its not what we like its what is right for you. It like Coke VS Pepsi. Or when your looking for a new car. All you can do is research them out. Start with brands you have had good luck with. People will argue a lot of things of whats bad or wrong with said product. Some models are less likely to have problems then others but that is how everything is produced today. No money in things that last forever. Best advise i can give is buy them used/refurbed or do the recent payment plans the wireless carriers are now doing so there is no contracts. Statically none of the smartphones last your 2 year contract term.