Yep, better product, better price and you can install Cyanogen/AOSP to clear any backdoors. With Apple products you're stuck with your OS spying on you.
why do you think cyan/aosp isn't spying on you? And what about all the malicious apps? if i lived in china, home of the filthy filthy app store, I'd want some protection.
Well, you have to have trust in the Cyanogenmod people which is reinforced by being allowed to see the source and build it yourself. As far as malicious apps go, on Cyanogenmod, they've recently added "Privacy Guard" which basically chroots any app in a sandbox and emulates all parts of the system, but allows no chrooted app to see any data from any other app. http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/06/24/privacy-guard-formerly-incognito-mode-has-been-merged-into-cyanogenmod-will-appear-in-nightlies-starting-today/
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