i had android forever then had iphone and I hated it but LOVED the camera and some aesthetics.
Now I have a Note 9... which I love. Also, love the widgets Samsung has. I got a page with my email and whatsapp messages taht I can scroll through without opening the apps. Got my calendar that I can look at in my pages without opening the app etc.
Got a side shortcut for easy access to apps. Just so much. I still need to organize my phone better. And I'm sure it has many more great features I haven't discovered...
I too used to be anti-Apple before I got my first iPhone a couple years ago (I got my first iPod back in 2006). Their stuff really does last. I mean I am still anti-Apple. I just really loved the picture quality of iPhones and wanted to give it a shot. I do not like to admit it has been serving me well.