I think you're stretching the truth here a lot, thus, its best to cite resources instead of falling prey to fallacies (ignorance).jdh799 wrote: ↑Sep 26th, 2017 9:16 amHere's the thing though - that is only looking at the comparison in terms of the software integration. If you look at it in terms of feature availability, Android flagship phones tend to be significantly ahead of Apple phones.
- AMOLED displays - generally acknowledged to be superior to LCD - Samsung has been using them in flagships for what 5+ years now? Apple is finally jumping on that bandwagon with the iPhone X.
- Display resolution - Top Android phones have been running 2k resolution for years now, while Apple is still at 1080p on the iPhone 8 Plus, and only switching to higher resolution for X
- Wireless charging - It's been available since I think the S5 (maybe earlier) and only just being added to the iPhone this year S5 required a special backplate to make it work also proprietary
- Fast charging - Fast charging technologies have been on Android flagships for probably 5 years now, while iPhones have been limited to slow (often 3+ hours for a full charge) charging. They are only adding fast charge this year, and not even including the fast charge adapter in the box (it's proprietary and costs $80 more). QC 2.0 came out in 2015
- Facial/iris/etc. unlocking - Some form of this has been on most Androids for 5+ years, and Apple is only now getting on board (yes I know with a more advanced system). Note 7 brought IRIS but then recalled, but remember Apple brought Touch ID, Samsung struggled with fingerprint unlock for years, it only got fixed with the S6
- Modern/bezel design - Apple has used the same basic phone chassis since the iPhone 6 3 years ago. Meanwhile, Android phones have been getting slimmer and slimmer designs each year, and Apple is only now embracing that trend with the X. Apple is cautious and caters to the masses. Apple was the first to use premium materials, prior to the iPhone 2G, every potential smartphone was made of plastic. The 4 was the first to use glass. Innovation earlier in life led to few tumbles for Apple (Antenna Gate), and Tim prefers to stronger on the operational side, ergo, not one to jump on something new right away
So, you can easily argue that with flagship Androids, you actually get a lot more advanced design and feature sets than you do with Apple, plus more flexibility to customize the OS to meet your personal preferences. For example, if you look at an iPhone 8 Plus next to a Samsung S8+ or Note 8, the iPhone just looks embarrassingly dated.
Samsung continues to push designs and doesn't care really market test it, if it pans out, it does, if not, it gets axed.
Remember the Note Edge? Came out one year, out the next. Remember USB 3 on the Note 4, axed the year after, because people found the cable too obtrusive. and rather sacrifice data transfer speeds for micro usb convenience.
Plus the constant updates to a new bezel, slimmer design or rethinking the entire process leads to profits ($$$) for third party case makers.
You can call Apple being conservative or boring with their design, but people aren't likely to moan having to update their case again with a new revision every year.
Yes, display resolution was very conservative on the iPhones, but guess what iPhone users never complained about; battery life. Every AMOLED device, even though efficient in design, required a top up, two to three times a day.
Plus, people used to slam iPhone about lack of battery hotswaps, guess what Samsung did, no batteries swaps.
Samsung also tried to cash in on the fixed memory phone variants like Apple with the S6 and Note 5 line.
People moaned but that didn't stop Samsung sales, so they went back to the board again. Why even suggest it in the first place? $$$
At the end of the day, hardware is nice, but it comes down to usability. iOS just works, whether with quality apps or support later in the product cycle or not crashing due to lack of RAM on the phone.
TouchWiz used to be terrible on Samsung phones, and only became less obtrusive with the S7.
And if RAM didn't matter when you have hit 4 GBs and up, why is everyone in North America begging of the China Spec versions of the Galaxy phones for increased ram, like 6 and 8 GB variants?
Samsung pushes out products because it can at the moment. HTC was doing a lot better than Samsung when Apple started to pull ahead in the race. However, HTC lost its footing giving Samsung a chance.
Another example would be Android Wear. Apple has shown plenty of success with its iWatch. Coming out years after Android Wear. Yet, Samsung can be called archaic as it continues to push Tiezen on their smartwatches.