Generally speaking it’s not even close. Iphone is a rip off.
I believe that iphone was hit very hard by antenna-gate.
What do you mean not even close? From Verizon before mail in rebates: Droid X: $299, Droid Incredible: $250, Samsung Fascinate: $299. All of these you will have to add an SD card to have equal storage all though all three do have a larger screen. Still none have as high of a resolution screen. The 32GB iPhone is $299. Sure does seem pretty close.
The new base top-tier phones cost about the same. iPhone 16 GB, Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate, Vibrant, Epic, etc.), Motorola Droid X, all $199 with contract.