I wouldn't let performance alone sway you - the snapdragon 800 will still feel tremendously powerful versus the least common denominator most Android apps are developed to meet.
Try an iDevice out and see how you like it. The apps are a little nicer and faster, but the utilities are a bit less... Utilitarian. Games are way better though. This processor, OpenGL 3.0, and MFi are about to make them better than a traditional handheld by a mile.