Portable Electronic decices such as iPhones and Android phones are always a trade off of bug sets and feature sets.
I have had my Galaxy S3 since last Friday and it is my third Android phone.
There are some things I don't like about the Samsung Parts, there are some things I don't like about the Ire Cream Parts.
What I really recommend you do is go play with one in a store. Study the specs and the carrier stuff (3G vs. 4G). Make a list of good things. Make a last of bad things for each phone you are considering.
The phone with the longest positives and shortest negatives will probably suit you well.