Reasons: They’re why the iPhone doesn’t get equal treatment

You can always find a few.


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There’s always a reason to not give the iPhone a fair shake, if you look hard enough. Or, even if you don’t really.

Writing for the unbearable lightness of being that is Business Insider, Antonio Villas-Boas brings us “8 reasons Google’s Pixel is better than the iPhone.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nate Ardle.)

Of course, that isn’t the iPhone 7. No, no. Why would you think that?

You should also note that I’m comparing the Pixel XL experience with my iPhone 6s and not the iPhone 7 series.

Of course you are. Because reasons.

Not good reason, mind you, just reasons. Reasons we happened to have lying around. Reasons we found in an old gunny sack. Under a dead muskrat.

That’s because I have more experience with the 6s Plus, as it has been my phone for the past nine months.

And how long have you had your Pixel?

The iPhone 6s Plus isn’t that much different, as a whole, however, from the iPhone 7.

The appropriate comparison would be to the iPhone 7 Plus, which might have some important camera differences, but we’ve already gone around the bend on Logic Avenue, through the guard rail and exploded spectacularly above Bananapants Gorge.

You should note that everything here is subjective.

Waaaay ahead of you.

The iPhone has great features that the Pixel doesn’t have, and the Apple ecosystem is in a league of its own.

But let’s put all that in a box along with the iPhone 7’s waterproofing and camera improvements and… Lock. It. Up.

Now… forget they ever existed.

Now we’re ready to compare the iPhone to the Pixel.

But damn the Pixel is good.

See how easy that was? From zero to unbalanced in 3.5 seconds. It’s as easy as falling off a bike.

Check out what I think makes the Pixel a better phone than the iPhone:

Must we? Is there really a point in comparing this year’s Google phone to last year’s iPhone? Let’s just not. And not only say we did not, but say it proudly.

You will not be surprised to learn that one thing that somehow doesn’t get included in this piece is the fact that last year’s iPhone is $100 less than this year’s Pixel (or $120 if you’re comparing the iPhone 6s Plus to the Pixel XL, like Villas-Boas is). This is, after all, just a list of reasons the Pixel is better than the iPhone. Reasons the iPhone is better than the Pixel need not apply.

So, is this an ad? Because it kind of reads like an ad. Or maybe it’s performance art. Or a cry for help. (HELP US GET CLICKS!) Whatever the case, there are plenty of reasons why the Pixel is a good phone, but to the Macalope, it seems like a more useful exercise would be to compare and contrast the differences between the phones and then give your opinion of which one you like better for the reasons that matter more to you. When you’re not even bothering to include the benefits of the phone you’re comparing against, you’re not making a case, you’re just defending one.

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