The smartphone market in the United States is split about 5050 between iPhone and Android users, and while iPhones get most of the attention from the tech and consumer world, Android devices do many things better than the latest iPhone.
For example, the Google Play store offers more apps than iTunes. Some Android devices use facial recognition to unlock the phone and contacts are easier to find than in the iPhone's contact list by including photos of the contacts along with their number for quick dialing.
Other ways the Android phones are better than iPhones:
Of course iPhone users don't know about some of these features because they'll never consider switching to Android, but Apple is copying some Android features and will include them in the upcoming iOS 10 update this fall.