Well the difference is, you can just buy a different Android phone which is just as powerful but doesn't have these 'defects'. The choice is yours. With an iPhone, you either buy one "with no LTE, non-removable battery, no SD card slot and glass front and back" or you don't buy an iPhone at all.
Thanks, +1, but I was just replying to the parent comment, which was implying that Android fans are being unfair as they disliked 4S for the reasons mentioned but seem to be okay with those reasons now. I'm pointing out that it is about choice. I didn't know that iPhone 5 has LTE. If I did, I'd have used the past tense.