You’re arguing the aluminum could be more polished, because people can still use a magnifying glass to see imperfections in the metal. So yes, ludicrous.
Android vendors have a history of blast-processing specs nonsense to appeal to *cough* unsophisticated audiences, that can only comprehend “this has a bigger number therefore it must be better”. You know, 8 cores vs. 4 cores, 2960x1440 display vs 1920x1080 display, etc.
What they should be asking, is about the quality of those individual display pixels and those CPU cores. And that’s where Qualcomm (for CPU) and Android vendors (for display) will screw you hard. As amply documented in dozens of posts above ↑, balls slow single threaded perf, which is 95% of overall performance on a device, and… lots of crappy pixels:
The display on the iPhone 7 is … by far the best performing mobile LCD display that we have ever tested, and it breaks many display performance records.
The iPhone 7 matches or breaks new Smartphone display performance records for:
• The Highest Absolute Color Accuracy for any display (1.1 JNCD) – Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect
• The Highest Absolute Luminance Accuracy for any display (±2%) – Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect
• Very Accurate Image Contrast and Intensity Scale (with Gamma 2.21) – Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect
• The Highest Peak Brightness Smartphone for any Average Picture Level APL (602 to 705 nits)
• The Highest (True) Contrast Ratio for any IPS LCD display (1,762) – Higher Dynamic Contrast Ratios are phony
• The Lowest Screen Reflectance for any Smartphone display (4.4 percent)
• The Highest Contrast Rating in High Ambient Light for a Smartphone for any APL (137 to 160)
• The Smallest Color variation with Viewing Angle (2.1 JNCD or less)
VR demands way more PPI, 4k and beyond, because the display is literally an inch in front of your eye at that point. It’s the only practical use I can think of for that PPI.
The OLED complaint is absolutely 100% legit, and will be rectified in iPhone 8. I think Apple was waiting for OLED to catch up in some key areas, and it definitely has.
“Boy, the CPUs on this device are really terrible.”
“Yeah, I know; and only 8 of them.”