If you like simplicity, have no desire to tweak or fiddle with the look and feel of your phone, require something reliable for the most part and updated with the latest security patches regularly and effortlessly, the iPhone may be for you. Also for continuity If you use a mac just get an iPhone, it’ll make your life a lot easier.
When a company controls both the hardware and software, issues tend to get fixed quickly and the user experience in conjunction with hardware decisions such as button placement is given a lot more consideration. Apple has a lot of money and their R&D reflects what their customers expect from a device, but often times they tend to play it safe and I totally understand why. Throwing everything at the wall to see if it sticks is not what a large company like Apple should be doing.
Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world due the the open nature of the platform. Manufactures that use Android have the flexibility to customize just about everything within the operating system and users can change things like the calendar app, the phone app, the interface that controls how apps launch, the texting app, the camera app, the list goes on and on.
Go to a retail mobile store and check out the options Android has to offer. I personally prefer Android and find it challenging to use iPhone on a daily bases.
The Google Pixel 4 is a great option for Android lovers. It showcases the best of what Android is made of.
The iPhone 11 is a good start to get a feel for Apple at a reasonable price. It’s a good looking piece of hardware and it just does what you need it to do when you need it.