Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I have a Macbook and I love it... but I have Android phones and tablets.
It's a few things to me, I think my Macbook was good value is comparison to the other options, but I feel there are a lot better value Android phones out there than the iPhone. I guess the iPhone has some great features or specs that are important to some people, but the majority of people use them as just general phones/internet things, which an Android a third of the price will do equally well.
Secondly, I don't know anyone who hasn't broken their iPhone. I also often hear about problems when the software updates, and general difficulties. Lots of people love them... and they all know where the cheapest screen repair shop is.
I have a HTC Android (Desire X). It's got a reasonably small screen (4 inch) but that is perfect phone size for me, great for slipping in my pocket even when I ride! You can get smaller or bigger in Androids. I've dropped it many times, left it out half a night in the mower, gotten it filthy etc and it works great still! Phones break, they get outdated quick, they get lost, and that's cool to me if I spend a couple hundred, but $700 on an iPhone - if I broke/lost that I'd be super upset!
I have no compatibility issues with my Mac either.
In the end it comes down to what you prefer. Go have a play around with each of the models, look up reviews, then make a decision.