“Earlier this month I penned an article about the one thing preventing me from ditching my iPhone and switching to a Galaxy S7 edge,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “There’s little doubt that Samsung’s S6 and S7 designs took inspiration from Apple’s iPhone lineup, but in my opinion Samsung managed to surpass Apple with the Galaxy S7 edge.”

“The large 5.5-inch display is a clear class leader, but the phone is still compact — it’s barely wider than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s,” Epstein reports. “The glass and aluminum construction looks and feels amazing. The camera is, hands down, the best the world has ever seen on a smartphone. But the software is still Android even though it’s hiding beneath TouchWiz, and I explained in my piece that it simply doesn’t afford a user experience that can approach iOS.”

“I received quite a bit of feedback via email regarding that post,” Epstein reports. “So, I decided to take the advice of several readers who emailed me and use the Galaxy S7 edge as my main smartphone for a week. It didn’t change my mind.”

“Android is also a wonderfully capable and versatile platform with a massive ecosystem that surrounds it. If you can imagine it, odds are good there’s an Android app that can do it. But the experience Android provides, and the experiences those apps provide, just isn’t on the same level as the iPhone,” Epstein reports. “It’s a bit difficult to fully grasp unless you’ve spent a fair amount of time comparing the two platforms side by side, but there is an attention to detail and a level of craftsmanship in iOS that simply isn’t equalled in Android.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Like difference between using Mac and Windows, there are innumerable differences in fit-and-finish, in the level of thoughtfulness from the user’s perspective. It’s like driving a Kia versus a BMW. Both will generally get you from A to B, but only one will be a joy to drive.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]