You mean this data?
Overall Galaxy Note 5 Display Grade is Excellent A
The Best Performing Smartphone Display that we have ever tested.
The Galaxy Note 5 display delivers excellent image quality, has both Color Accurate and Wide Color Gamut Vivid Color modes, has high Screen Brightness and low Reflectance, has good Viewing Angles, and is an all around top performing Smartphone display.
I’m not disputing that Apple does a great job with their displays in a number of categories. But I personally notice individual pixels and edges on the 6s, particularly when reading text, so given the choice I would prioritize substantially higher resolution over a fractional improvement in absolute color accuracy. Even the site you linked cites “But only 1 mega pixel” as a negative for the iPhone 7.
Again, it’s visibly sharper and individual pixels aren’t visible. Maybe my eyes are a bit better than average, but I clearly notice the difference at normal reading distances. I agree that 500+ may be overkill, and there’s probably a happy medium somewhere in between after which I can’t notice the difference.
My statement was obviously facetious, but it’s no more ridiculous than expecting the price of a phone to be proportional to the speed of one component within it. What matters is the experience of the package as a whole.
Seriously? That’s your takeaway? A gift card at a place you were going to spend money anyway is as good as cash. And there were plenty of actual cash discounts in the list as well.
And you’re missing the point – it’s not that there are more deals because there are more vendors, but a deliberately different strategy. Apple jealously guards its MSRP; Samsung sets an equivalent MSRP to anchor the product’s perceived value, and then encourages aggressive discounting. I’m not saying this is a moral issue or Samsung is a good guy looking out for the customer – they both just want our cash – but all else being equal, I’d rather save the money. And if you’re going to make the claim that Android phones aren’t meaningfully cheaper, then you’re wrong unless you’re looking at the bottom-line price people actually pay. If I wanted to buy a large phone with at least 128GB storage, the comparison would be ~$600 for a discounted S8 and an SD card, vs. $950 for an iPhone 8+ with upgraded storage.
Eh, you’re probably right – I should have learned by now that engaging with you in these threads is like wrestling a pig. I don’t give a shit about Qualcomm per se, and I don’t pay much ongoing attention to Android other than what filters into general tech news, and research when it’s time for a new phone. But for whatever reason, your combination of smug condescension and myopic obsession grated enough to not let the bullshit pass unchallenged. And for a while it was an entertaining conversation.
What I don’t understand is why the best way to protect your millions of dollars of capitalization is to rant at random nerds on a gaming forum about it. Surely the CEO of Qualcomm is familiar with your Wikipedia entry, and would be honored to take a meeting with you so you could tell him how he’s doing his job wrong and destroying the entire future of the Internet.