It has got one thing: CLASS
It's a statement in graceful design - that alone keeps it one step ahead..I'm no Apple fan boy, and people know I hate using iPads in favour of my netbooks, but for a phone, it does it's job well. It's not trying to be a personal computer the size of a hole punch that you need big hairy hands to hold..
Oh and you get another row of icons...
You iPhone haters know who you are..