- Jul 2, 2014
Let me give you an example of a medium end Android smartphone vs the costly iPhone in terms of benchmarks and others..To be fair their devices are the most powerful ones and all other are a lot behind.
Also they support 5+ years every phone while most on android is 3 years with Google and other even get only 2 or even 1 years.
Apple also provide a nice replace for old devices which isn't possible with Android devices so this all ends in more friendly economy system.
And last but not least Apple is the only phone (and desktop) company who realy care about costumer security and privacy
- I can get a Realme X7 Pro that has an Antutu benchmark (CPU, GPU, Memory and Storage tests) rating of 521,799 score points at $340 whereas
For 1/5 the price of an iPhone, I can get a phone with close enough performance. That's big. And remember I'm only comparing a medium end Android smartphone, not a high end one. Snapdragon 865 , 865+ and 888 processors provides even better performance for flagship high end Android smartphones like OnePlus 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Oppo Find X2 Pro all giving you 600K+ score points.
- iPhone 12 Pro has only a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, whereas Realme X7 Pro provides 120Hz refresh rate, and this can be seen while playing games and scrolling to compare fluidity.
- iPhone 12 Pro charges to 0-59% in 30 min with its 20W charger, Realme X7 Pro charges from 0-100% in 33 minutes with its' 65W superdart charger.
In 3 years time the specifications will have changed so much that any phone gets outdated by a mile. It's time that general public started looking into benchmarks and performance comparison rather than marketing efforts. iPhone users are loyal to the brand that's what I've seen for years, nothing wrong with that, their marketing really did pay off. This TED talk might give someone a better insight in how they were able to do that - Simon Senek - How great leaders inspire action. Also iPhone is much cheaper in US, so it does make sense for them to buy the device.
By the way, I root my Android phones after warranty period, to gain full control of my device, not a great security practice for general folk, but I know what I'm doing and also it gives me even better performance and battery life.