There has been much done in the way of testing the 380 over the years. Alot of times it is a 380 vs 38 spl comparison. The 38 has an advantage in bullet weight, and the 380 in capacity and easier platform to shoot accurately ( if compared to a snubby), reload quicker, and higher capacity.
While I am a 38spl snubby fan, when compared in this way, I have to give it to the 380 auto.
But only in PPK or Bersa sized guns. They are very accurate guns capable of putting all rounds right where you want them, even at distance.
So, I believe one must consider platform as well. I have no problem with the 380.