I’m sorry but in general, iPhones humiliate Android phones. They are much much faster, they have better app support, longer support from Apple. Far better cameras, much better resale value. I could go on.
Sure a note 20 has an enormous battery but it’s a much bigger and heavier device. And yeah maybe the screen is super bright. Neither of these things are worth sacrificing iOS and performance for.
Android is quite locked down though. Technically you void your warranty if you don’t download apps through the play store. Same with Apple but Apple do make it harder to side-load apps, requiring a “jailbreak” to get there.
The problem with Android is that no one looks after it. Google do their version of it and then everyone else takes that and changes it to their design. The result is a mess for developers and poorly updated ecosystem as third party manufacturers rarely offer more than a year of updates. It needs to be more locked down really otherwise it will just end up stagnating even more than it already is.
Being open isn’t the be all and end all. In fact on a mobile phone I just want things to work, I’m not interested in putting in hours and hours of working, pioneering new crazy applications that I downloaded off some random site online etc. I’m usually on holiday, in a hotel room, at a restaurant, and I want to get a video out to my friends or look up info on something, use maps or whatever.
I’m enthusiastic about having the easiest to use and fastest mobile solution, therefore to me Android is awful. I wouldn’t say Android is good for enthusiasts, some of them yes, those that want to do weird things like play emulated PlayStation games on their phones etc but for those who are enthusiastic about how tech can integrate with each other in an ecosystem etc then no.
Most of what you said is simply untrue.
Android phones for years had better camera's than iphones, and really to this day top end android phones and iphones trade blows in the camera department. I'm sorry but I'm tired of people using that crappy looking Depth of Field camera settings as a plus for having an apple phone. It doesn't look good. For normal use iPhones and Top end Android devices have always traded blows, and iPhones until recently have had pretty poor front facing cameras.
I find iOS's user interface to be trash. It is the fisher price of UIs, and honestly doesn't even work well. Options all are all over the place, and the lack of doing simple tasks is just crazy to me. Want to limit data usage, no such setting. Or atleast not in the settings page you'd expect it to be in, as I refuse to use my GF's iPhone any more than I need it to. The Lack of just being able to cast stuff from the phone easily or fine tuning control of background apps is annoying.
As for speed, any high-end phone in the last few years is already so fast its not a problem. I have a snapdragon 845 still and find my phone just as snappy as my GF's iPhone 11. Actually it ends up being faster 90% of the time as Apple uses really slow animations and just finding something you need is a pain in the a$$. Also doesn't help that iPhones have also had pretty meh battery life for most generations.
My problem with apple is the phone pretty much is only good if you really want to use the isuite of apps. But im sorry the Apple Apps suck. I want to use the Gmail and Outlook apps for mail and have them work in the background without keeping them open. Apple Maps sucks, I want to use Google Maps or Ways. iCloud sucks, I want to use google or amazon for my syncing service. The iOS UI is a clunky mess. Its google for simple minded people. It really is not a OS for techy users. I've never had something that just didnt work on android. But I have had apps that didn't like the newest version of android, and really that is the only flaw. But I've seen the same with iOS. Banking apps especially don't like new OS updates.
Samsung Phones tend to have bloated firmwares, so not a good example of a nice clean and fast android install. But a Pixel Phone on the other hand is a pretty good example.