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@ughz:I can't talk to my relatives on Facetime using a Samsung device for one example. Not sure how Android deals with MIDI audio now but the best I could get about a year ago was 200ms latency (more than 10x what iOS would achieve) if the device didn't crash as soon as I plugged in a controller, which is completely unacceptable and makes live recording impossible. This may be irrelevant to many people, but it's important to me. I also found software for network analysis and packet injection more stable on an iPhone too, and emulators were more stable in my experience.

When I first opened my Xperia Z3 and opened Chrome it crashed instantly. I tried it again and again and it crashed literally 20 times in a row. The device crashed more in the first week of me owning it than my two iPhones crashed in 4 years of daily use and it still crashes frequently (even the clock crashed once in the middle of the night resulting in me oversleeping and missing something important.) I've owned a HTC Android handset before and the software was similarly unreliable and extremely poor quality, and it used to restart in the middle of phone calls for no apparent reason. The Play Store is a minefield of malware too. I know I could go messing around with custom ROMs and tweak around with it until it's working roughly how I'd like, but personally I'd rather just pay a bit extra and get something that's more appropriate for me out of the box.

Samsung actually manufacturer many of the components in the iPhone too (Samsung make the A9 processor for example) so your point about Samsung being a better manufacturer is redundant. I'm not entirely sure what "faster capacity storage" is but if you're referring to the LPDDR4 memory then I'm not aware of anything faster available in other devices.

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@ughz: Porsche isn't a high quality product. Some of their cars are notoriously unreliable.

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@R4gn4r0k: That's been happening forever. Back in school I knew several people whose parents could barely afford to pay rent, couldn't afford to wash their children's clothes, couldn't afford a car or any of that stuff. They found the money for a brand new Sony 60-something inch HD TV in their front room though.

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@ughz: The Samsung doesn't do everything the iPhone does though, and Samsung after-sales support is rubbish. People buy based on different criteria. If you value the benefits of a Samsung over an iPhone then get a Samsung. Complaining and insulting other people because they didn't choose the same device as you isn't necessary.

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@Mraou: I've found Android to be a very unstable and buggy operating system compared to iOS. In the keynote address announcing Android 5.0 they claimed to fix various issues like memory allocation and laggy animations, and as far as I can tell their efforts were a complete failure. It's really not objectively better. It depends what you value in a device overall.

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These articles always expose the daft people who think they're better and smarter than other people because they chose a product that's not made by Apple. Bit weird to see people getting angry and bitter about another person's choice of phone though.

That said, it's pretty amazing to see Apple continue to grow and sell devices despite the predictions of many that they'd gradually decline and fade after the death of Steve Jobs.

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I loved the old Tony Hawk games. From what I remember I never actually learned any moves, I just button mashed and hoped to get a good score. Still insanely fun though. Going to have to pick up a copy of the latest iteration.

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@mjc0961: Yeah it's not like they're one of the most popular gaming platforms on the planet or anything.

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@vickissv2: It's not a spoiler and doesn't happen half way through the game. I notice you make no mention of the article actually spoiling part of the story line, so I assume you're just shit talking.

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@burasta: You said yourself that you can't even find any information on the processors online. Bashing a product just because it has an Apple logo on was cool 15 years ago. Times have changed.

I've tried Civ 5 on a Surface Pro anyway and the framerate was horrible. Much worse than my 4 - 5 year old MacBook Pro. I checked out YouTube and found a clip on a guy playing GTA V on 800x600 with everything set to low and the framerate dropped and the game locked up when crashed his car. You call that playable?

iPad isn't great for gaming either but I've had emulators running in iOS which play old games well, and games like San Andreas and Legend of Grimrock run perfectly on the platform. There's more than just Angry Birds.