"Converted to the Dark Side"5.0 starson by Dannnyy21
Pros: Great Display, Better battery life, flexibility in OS, vast range of settings, excellent camera, beautiful feel.
Cons: Headphones don't feel great in the ear, When using the Apple Earpods, the middle button works but the volume buttons don't.
Summary: Since the iPhone 3g was released, I had the New iPhone every year, up to and including the 5. When the Galaxy S was released, being a massive apple fan, i dubbed it a giant copy of the iPhone. Following increased peer-preasure and great innovation from samsung (vs little recent innovation from Apple) I finally converted. Absolutely amazing phone, and far exceeds that of its major rival, the iPhone. Great freedom in software, etc.
The only two downfalls i have are the headphones: I feel they fall out too easy, and hurt my ear. Instead, i chose to continue using my Apple Earpods (one of their few great innovations since Jobs died, and he was probably involved in that concept anyway), but with these, only the middle button (play, pause, skip, answer phone, S Voice, etc) works, not the volume buttons. Not sure how it would work, but would love to see an update that allows use of different headphones with inbuilt remotes, as apple does.
Also, i purchased with the phone a Samsung View Cover (for a hefty $50). The concept is great, i love the little window, and how it just replaces the back, but its annoying how it doesnt close flat at first after use, you have to give it a little bit of time to bring itself back down.
Overall, Great phone, great features, great hardware, looks great, everything.
5 Stars, completely recommended.