I mention my iPhone, because I had it my hand (I made the post from it) and it’s the most recent tech I have on hand.
My work phone is a Samsung (S10), and it’s no better on 5G, it spends much of its time on 4G/LTE with 5G turned off because it is so unreliable, I found in some instances whilst switching from 5-4G it would drop out in calls.
For all its short comings, I still go with iPhone for my personal phone because all things considered it’s the least bad of a lot of only bad choices.
I drove a Pixel (not a 5G phone) for a while, and was issued a Samsung through work, they usually have a pile of negatives (in many cases, one of which is needing to talk to the person on the other end of the call...) and few if any true positives.
I usually go with iPhone for my personal daily drive because the app range is second to none, I can actually dev in Swift. My VPN works better on the iPhone. Anecdotally the Bluetooth seems to be stronger - I have many cooking gadgets that speak to my devices by Bluetooth and my iPhone always picks the signal better than my Android. It’s easier to sync my data. Siri and ‘Hey Google’ are equally terrible, so much so that I generally have both disabled, I hate my Google home thingo I only have it because I am using it for a machine learning project I am mucking about with.
I have a Sony (Android) TV, and the app range is smeg on that, when I want to watch American MLB or ski jumping world championships it’s easier to use AirPlay than Google cast or whatever it’s called from my iPhone to the Sony than it is from Samsung to the Sony...
Each to their own.
My issues with iphone include Apple's ongoing insistent to use their own hardware for which is often sold at higher prices than other. Every other brand uses mini USB B or C, why not Apple.
Also I reluctantly bought by boy and ipad when he was in year 5 or 6 for school as requested by teachers, he could have had a Samsung, but his mostly more affluent Emiratie friends that have the latest ipads. So to ensure he remains "cool" and not a poor expat we bought him a ipad. Ok, takes a bit of frustration to use and fault find but ok. When he was going to Oz one year on his own, I was trying to load movies for him to watch on Apples itunes, half of them were being rejected. A friend helped me and something to do with potentially the movies lack tags to say they are paid for. Plus he needed access to the internet and the grand parents in Oz were not exactly reknown for getting large data packages. So we also gave him our Samsung 10 with movies on it and a memory stick for the extra that didn't fit in the device memory, including the one itunes rejected.
The Samsung 10" was bought one year before his ipad 2 which had 3 screens before the battery finally died 4 years later. Meanwhile our 2013 Samsung 10" still works, same screen, travelled the world and my youngest was using it for 4 years, including dropping it and battery is ok.
Other issue with iphone, many of their features now seem to be lagging that of Samsung including the ability for dual sim. I only have one phone for work and home use and its dual sim with my Aussie and UAE sim cards. Where as Emiraties who often have 2-3 phones which they carry with them, historically Blackberry, then iphone. However I'm starting to see more with Samsung or other brand with dual sim.
My current phone is a Samsung 8, this is the first phone I haven't felt the urge to fork out around 2200 AED to get a new one to be faster, more memory, better functionality, longer battery life, failing screen etc, ie there was always something wrong with my aging previous phone to justify a new one. Its around 4.5 years old and I may get a new one next year.