I recognise that Android has more software selection and given their popularity, if I was going for a new phone I would either go for a Android with a min 4" screen or a Apple iPhone.
Vs .. Symbian. Meaning a modern 2011 Symbian phone.
The Android buttons and windows were larger and wider, the settings choices has a short description next to it. It looks nicer, you get that active bubble wallpaper and icons placed on wallpaper in more ways. There are more screens etc ... not that one would use them all but is is handy. As I said software like Google Maps have transit assist which is nice to have too and handy.
If we get a bit back to reality. That is the phone has been set up and we use it as a tool. To make a call, text, visit a webpage, IM or FB while the approach was a bit different it was more/less the same..... (?).