“gross to hold”, seriously? Its just a phone. Yes the One is better looking but why are you so hung up on that. And just because the iPhone doesn’t have a replaceable battery and micro sd, doesn’t mean its not a good feature to have.
For the Verge reviewers, all the parameters of judging any device are basically decided by Apple products. If a laptop does not have battery as much as the Macbook Air, hey why not just get a MacBook Air. If a phone does not look as good, hey why not get an iPhone? But if the iPhone does not have battery or sd slot, no one cares!
As a reviewer, you should put your personal choices aside which i don’t think you’re doing enough.