I hate tablets and similar shits. Not a fan of phones in general but as we all know people call and text every day so I do need one. I still have a 10 year old motorola 'brick' that works like new and I don't plan on changing it any time soon, it serves my needs very well.
Never go Apple. Their devices are over priced and, quite frankly, useless as anything more than a cool toy. Android devices can be a little dificult to get used to, but if you utilize everything they have to offer, they can be invaluable. That said, there are a lot of other devices that are just as great as android, but may be more suited to your tastes.
At the momentI use Android, butat the beginning of the yearI had aNokiaC6-00with the system Symbian. AndIcan say thatany systemisfailing -bothof thesesystems make me fun, when they begin to fail. Butsometimes you wantto throwthe phoneinto the wall
I have the s3 mini, because I find normal sized smart phones too big to use with one hand, as in they are nearly too big to hold in some cases. (Yeah I have midget hands, but somewhen I might see if I can upgrade, although I don't really know what I'll upgrade to, although I don't want another samsung...)
I used to have a Samsung Next with android and I never felt comfortable with it. It was quite good for 2 years but then I started to have serious problem with android: too slow to open everything, there was lag writing sms!! But I have to say that that device was one of the first using Android, so there is the possibility that it was in a sort of "beta testing". I hope that now android solved the problem of the system occupying all the ram available.
Now I have a Nokia Lumia 620 and I simply fell in love with it. No problems of lag nor too much ram occupied, it's reactive with all the app I installed and 3g/wifi works fine without any kind of errors. Nokia store now have a lots of apps that can easily replace the android's "top ones"! It's a phone that do his duty I don't know about apple's devices because I never used one, but if I have to reccommend a phone I would definely reccomend a Lumia, excellent value for money!