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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:25 PM   #26
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You're kidding right? That's like saying a Ferrari 599 is not that much different than a Toyota Celica because they both have 4 wheels and a windshield... The Ferrari is just "slightly" faster and has a few more features that "don't matter".

The 5:

Is more than twice as fast
Has faster Wi-Fi (5Ghz N)
Has a bigger, better calibrated screen
Has better cameras (sapphire lens and HD FaceTime)
Is Thinner
Is Lighter
Uses charging technology that will be SUPPORTED going forward
Has much more resale value/potential as the 4S continues to age
Has better battery life
Charges faster

I could go on... But the only people who really believe the 4S is comparable are the people who either are stuck without an upgrade (or can't afford it) or are Android folks fishing for flames. VERY few people (maybe 5 out of 100, IF that) would choose a 4S and $100 over a 5.

The 4S was a FINE phone (as the Celica is a FINE automobile). But there is NO comparison to the 5. It is simply a different (better, faster, smarter) animal.

You can say the upgrades "don't matter", but that doesn't mean it's true. They obviously do, or no one would buy the 5 over the cheaper 4S.

The 5 kicks some serious 4S tail... (and that's no shot at the 4S, which I still think is the second best phone on the market... it's just a teastament to the 5).
Thinner and lighter isn't always better. True Internet is faster but the average user probably won't even notice it. I only had the 4 and I don't feel the 5 was a huge upgrade
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:24 PM   #27
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I used many Android phones mostly "flagship" models. I like how customizable Android is and how well third-party apps are integrated into the OS. iPhone 5 is my first Apple product and I haven't regretted my decision to try it out. I'll give it a solid 9/10 just for the fact that "it just works". Not a hiccup since I got it. Everything has been flawless.

What I'd change about the iPhone:

- Make the battery larger. Extra few millimeters in thickness and 20-40 more grams in weight won't hurt it if the battery life doubles. Not that the battery life is bad, but my priority would be more battery life over thinness.
- Make it liquid-metal instead of aluminum
- 720P 4.2"-4.3" screen with even narrower bezel (IGZO maybe).

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:04 PM   #28
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9 / 10

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:12 PM   #29
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:26 PM   #30
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10/10 - Very Impressed
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:58 PM   #31
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iPhone 5: 10/10
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:20 AM   #32
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Did a thread similar to this on the iPad forum. Now it's time for the iPhone owners. For me the first week was a 10/10. Now it's just meh the larger iPad screen has me spoiled lol I barely even check my phone anymore. So about a 7.5 out of 10 currently.

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:23 AM   #33
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9.5 out of 10. Huge upgrade coming from the 4S.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:32 AM   #34
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8 out 10. First because nothing is perfect, second because the carriers do whatever they can to make your experience miserable. Smartphones have come a long way, but still far from perfect. Battery life for moderate to heavy users is an issue on just about every phone. Voice quality, although good, does not even come close to a landline. However, I am still quite happy with the iphone 5.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:55 AM   #35
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9.5 / 10

Love the phone. Does everything "I" need it to do and does it flawlessly.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 09:02 AM   #36
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Coming from the 4s I didn't think things could get faster but the iPhone 5 is way faster, smoother, and snappier. The battery life is also much improved over the 4s. LTE is the icing on the cake as everything loads almost instantly on it. Does pretty much everything I need in a smartphone.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:26 PM   #37
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:29 PM   #38
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10. Out of 10.

It's more than everything I wanted in a phone. Sent from my iPhone 5.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:34 PM   #39
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Very good phone overall. I however feel the 4S was a more refined product.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:38 PM   #40
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Before getting LTE in my city:

7/10 - WiFi is crappy and 3G is a joke. Plus huge drain in battery

After getting LTE:

9/10 - Huge improvement in battery life can go a day and a half without charging. LTE speeds are crazy. But Wify is still crappy at 6.0.2
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:47 PM   #41
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That's a realistic rating. All these tens reveal users that've either had too much Apple magic juice, or simply have no desire to spend the time required to do a comprehensive evaluation.

No brand or model is a ten, unless you are easily impressed.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:37 PM   #42
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* Love the feel
* Great screen
* Fast on 4g

* Hate the new connector
* Battery sucks ( ON second i5 )
* Wi Fi connectivity is shotty ( on 6.02 )
* Power button sucked on the first one and is worse on its replacement.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:14 PM   #43
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10/10 its the only phone out there that can spin around in a full circle on its on. Suck it android
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:54 AM   #44
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For the first 2 - it's been like that for 5 years and will likely never change, so I don't know why you were even expecting that.

As for the 3rd, a majority have been updated now and it's not really Apple's fault that developers aren't updating them. The major ones have been updated a while ago - Fb, Twitter, Viber, Whatsapp, Skype, Waze, Flipboard and lots more.
I never said I expected that. I've known since 2007 that the iPhone will never have a user replaceable battery and swappable memory. I merely stated those points in order to illustrate how my personal iPhone experience would have been better had the iPhone included those things.

Not to be rude but did you even read my post properly I never blamed Apple for apps not being updated either. A few of mine that I use on a daily basis - mainly non mainstream ones like my banking app haven't been updated yet and the black bars are irksome to me but not full on annoying. Plus like you said, most apps have been updated so it isn't too bothersome.

The OP asked me to rate my iphone experience. I listed what I liked and what bothered me. I'm not blaming anyone, nor did I have unrealistic expectations of the iPhone.

Every phone has its bad points. I simply did what the OP said and rated my experience with the iP5.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 06:29 AM   #45
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Honestly, probably 9/10. I love the phone, but I wish it had more "heft" like the iPhone 4S, either that or the body of the 3GS. I LOVE the rounded body of the 3GS.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:16 AM   #46
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Thankfully, I've been blessed to not experience the wi-fi issues that others have experienced. While at my parents for Christmas I was able to go 23+ hrs on a charge before I decided to plug in (hadn't even gotten the 20% warning). Everything with my 5 has gone swimmingly. Really loving the speed of LTE as well and the added screen real estate.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:37 AM   #47
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9.5/10-- .5 deduction for no real reason.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:46 AM   #48
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Having upgraded from the original iPhone, I rate my iP5 a 10.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:01 AM   #49
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:21 PM   #50
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It is not as fast as I expected, but it's better than my old iPhone 4. The battery life is also mediocre. Other than that, I love my iPhone 5 64 GB

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