1. I didnt said there arent android phones more than 1k, but there are way many phones under 1K. The only IPhones that are under 1k are the ones that are used or the lower versions than the actual. And the ones that are more than 1k are design to not be just a average usage phone, just look at s23 ultra. Its designed for way more than just call and message.
2. Snapdragon as always being the best just wait for the next launch. S23 was launched in february so Apple can designed a better cpu for making calls.
3. Every upgrade that is not a design feature, and in that field no brand will surpass Apple, android phones already have in there phones some years before.
4. Yes. Iphone is a solid phone thats why is the one with more hype to sell but its far from being the best phone and its way too overpriced, at least more 300 $ than should really be, but yeah as the status factor which make people buy it.