Rick ChurchillWhenever the "Macworld" magazine reviews the latest Apple offering it invariably praises it and compares only with other Apple products. (Incidentally I am able to read a large number of magazines free on line including "Macworld" and "iPad & iPhone User", using my Poole Library connection.)
My friends always tell me that the iPhone is overpriced and that an Android phone of equivalent specification is cheaper. My own experiences with a much cheaper Android phone made me buy an iPhone 11 but I came across this review in "Android Advisor" comparing the iPhone 11 (£729) with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (£899), Google Pixel 4 XL. (£829) and the OnePlus 7T (£549). It was an interesting comparison.
The review stated the following:
Storage: Apple charges £50 to upgrade (at purchase) to 128GBytes whereas the Samsung and OnePlus are already on-board. Google charges £100.
Camera: they all have multiple cameras and the iPhone was deemed the most versatile and accurate. In poor light it was the clear winner although it was harder to tell the difference in good lighting.
Display: The Samsung outshone the rest although the iPhone was brighter but the iPhone LCD (made by LG) did not match the OLED screens of the others (all made by Samsung) for contrast. The Google Pixel 4, even with its OLED screen, was not as vibrant.
Battery: Although having the smallest battery the Apple OS manages it well and it came out ahead with the Google Pixel 4 trailing.
Charging: The iPhone comes with only a 5 watt charger so after an hour was only 33% charged whereas the Samsung and Google were charged to 74% and 77% respectively and the OnePlus was completely charged but lacks wireless charging. Wirelessly the Samsung, Google and Apple phones charge at 12, 11 and 7.5 watts respectively making the Samsung the hero of the charging category.
Performance: The Google had serious issues. It was slow and needed regular restarting. Apple is a clear winner here being nearly 3 times as fast as the Samsung and more than twice as fast as the OnePlus on browsing, more than twice as fast as the others in computing and significantly faster in other tasks.
Sound: The Samsung is the only one with a 3.5mm jack socket whereas the Apple has the lightning plug outlet. Both these come with earbuds whereas the other two have neither earbuds or sockets.
Biometrics: The Apple face recognition stole the show from the Google implementation.
Operating System: Here the article is very subjective and listed good points on both sides but liked the Google Android implementation the best.
Overall the magazine chose the OnePlus 7T as the best value phone. I would still choose the iPhone because of it's seamless integration with my other Apple devices.
More details can be seen in the magazine.