If you have a preferred carrier, then your choice of handsets will be limited to whatever that carrier can support. If you just want the best phone and will sign up for whatever carrier offers it, then your choices are less limited.
Most Android models are considered competitive with iPhones. Each generation of iPhone has a generation of different competing androids as well, far far too many to list.
Me, I pick a service provider first, decide how much I'm willing to pay each month for service, and then find a phone that that carrier will allow at that service plan. ATT for example expects you to buy a data plan (at additional cost beyond the regular service plan) if you want to use a smartphone on their system (although I used an unlocked blackberry for a year without a data plan).
iPhone is a smartphone, iPod is a portable media player. You can't do phone calls or download "apps" on an iPod.
I need to buy a new phone.
Can any mobile phone compete iphone?
I was looking for Sony Ericsson Arc S oo iphone 4S.
And what is the difference between iphone and ipod.
Except in iphone we can call..:P