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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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iPhone 5...?

I have a deal that I can get a brand new ip5 16GB for $650, but I want opinions from people who own the iPhone 5. With all the problems regarding the wifi and other issues, is it a worthy upgrade to the iPhone 4S for ~$250? (that's assuming I can get a min of $400 for my iPhone)
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Nope it isn't. If I had the 4S I would not be upgrading to the 5. Maybe the 5S but definitely the 6. There is nothing the 5 can do that the 4S can't except display an extra line of icons/folders
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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No-go, wait for iPhone 6. iPhone 5 is my first and while it is a good phone, not much sets it apart from my friends iPhone 4s, I actually much prefer the 4s body. I put my 5 in a case the second I bought it because I don't want scratches in the "slate" powder coating.
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...I don't want scratches in the "slate" powder coating.
There is no powder coating...
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I have a deal that I can get a brand new ip5 16GB for $650, but I want opinions from people who own the iPhone 5. With all the problems regarding the wifi and other issues, is it a worthy upgrade to the iPhone 4S for ~$250? (that's assuming I can get a min of $400 for my iPhone)
$650 is a deal?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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$650 is a deal?
Yes, brand new from Apple they are $699+ tax.
This is someone reselling unopened iPhones for a little bit less than retail.
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Yes, brand new from Apple they are $699+ tax.
This is someone reselling unopened iPhones for a little bit less than retail.
the A6 chip in the iPhone 5 is way faster than the A5 and A4 before it

Geekbench scores:

A4: 300ish
A5: 600ish
A6: 1400ish

huge difference when it comes to opening and using applications.

Also, LTE is 4 to 5 times faster than HSPA+
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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the A6 chip in the iPhone 5 is way faster than the A5 and A4 before it

Geekbench scores:

A4: 300ish
A5: 600ish
A6: 1400ish

huge difference when it comes to opening and using applications.

Also, LTE is 4 to 5 times faster than HSPA+
I'm currently using prepaid on my carrier because I travel and use different carriers all over the place. I only pay $25 when I'm home, do you think LTE is more expensive than 3G?
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I'm currently using prepaid on my carrier because I travel and use different carriers all over the place. I only pay $25 when I'm home, do you think LTE is more expensive than 3G?
hmm. im not sure, you may have to check with your carrier. Im using AT&T, where their postpay data plans are the same for both 3G, 4G HSPA+, and 4G LTE are all the same.

If you aren't getting LTE on your new iPhone 5, then it may not be worth the upgrade over the 4S
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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LTE alone is worth the upgrade. and if you sell your phone you end up paying what a subsidized phone would cost. Go for it.
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LTE alone is worth the upgrade. and if you sell your phone you end up paying what a subsidized phone would cost. Go for it.
I agree. I went from a 4 to a 5 and it's a lot better. The 4S had the same camera but LTE definitely makes the 5 worthy of an upgrade from 4S... provided your carrier supports LTE. In the US, only Verizon and AT&T have credible LTE support. Sprint and Tmo are scrambling to roll it out.

When I got my iP5, there was no At&t LTE north of Columbus, Oh. Within 2 months, LTE showed up in the Detroit area and it is faster than most wifi.
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