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Old Jan 12, 2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Do you miss the feel of the iPhone 4?

Like most in here, I got the iPhone 5 now. And it looks great. It feels great, and its very fast. However, a friend of mine just bought a brand new iPhone 4.

Long story short, I pushed him aside, tore the protective film of the front, and maaan, that feeling. That feeling is unmatched. And I kinda miss it.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Like most in here, I got the iPhone 5 now. And it looks great. It feels great, and its very fast. However, a friend of mine just bought a brand new iPhone 4.

Long story short, I pushed him aside, tore the protective film of the front, and maaan, that feeling. That feeling is unmatched. And I kinda miss it.
What? lol
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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I use my 4S as an mp3 player for my car and I do love the feel of it. But after using larger screens, I could never go back to 3.5"!
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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The iPhone 4/4S feel like a brick, the iPhone 5 feels like a soft wood.
I like a soft wood more then a hard brick.
I know it's sounds weird, but this is the truth...
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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I like the size of the iPhone 5 but I do miss the weight of the 4/4S though.

i5 form factor with 4/4S weight would be great IMO.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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I feel sorry for the friend who never got to take the protective film off him/herself.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Ummm no. It now feels short, stubby and heavy after having the iPhone5.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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No, the 4/4S feel too damn small now.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:29 PM   #9
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yes I want something smaller, heavier, and thicker... wait no I dont
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:21 PM   #10
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I understand the OP. It isn't about logic- of course the iP5 "wins" yet on an emotional level- the feel and slight heft of the iP4S and the overall smoothness of the OS makes for a lovely presentation and a wonderful iPhone to handle.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:50 PM   #11
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It's getting to the point where anything lighter and thinner will make it feel cheap.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:52 PM   #12
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The iPhone 4(S) was a solid device you use as a weapon in self defense. Design wise, I like it over the 5 as well.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:22 PM   #13
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Don't really miss it since I still have a white 4S that I use every now and then to stream internet radio.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:37 AM   #14
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I'm amazed at how some of you guys trash whatever the last device was and herald the new device as now being perfect. Regardless of it's issues. You should go back and read all your endless praise for the 4/4S. You're embarrassing yourselves.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:50 AM   #15
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I'm amazed at how some of you guys trash whatever the last device was and herald the new device as now being perfect. Regardless of it's issues. You should go back and read all your endless praise for the 4/4S. You're embarrassing yourselves.
Yeah every previous device makes them . But you gotta enjoy "latest and greatest" even if its the same thing lol.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:21 AM   #16
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No.

The 4/4S had over two years and it basically the phone was past it. The glass black got boring most wanted a steel back right after the Iphone 4. The camera should have always been centred for Facetime but that now happens on Iphone 5. The Brushed aluminum is much nicer. It maintains the silent home key, home button and usual shape so what's the problem? Plus it's a larger nicer thinner phone?

Iphone 4/4S was fit for 2010 and 2011 but time has moved on.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:41 AM   #17
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No.

The 4/4S had over two years and it basically the phone was past it. The glass black got boring most wanted a steel back right after the Iphone 4. The camera should have always been centred for Facetime but that now happens on Iphone 5. The Brushed aluminum is much nicer. It maintains the silent home key, home button and usual shape so what's the problem? Plus it's a larger nicer thinner phone?

Iphone 4/4S was fit for 2010 and 2011 but time has moved on.
Good job completely misunderstanding the post. I don't want an iPhone 4. Heck, I'd take a galaxy over it. But the feel the iPhone 4 had in 2010/11 was, in my opinion, way better than what the iPhone 5 has today.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:07 AM   #18
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Put the iPhone 5 inside the 3GS body and it would be perfect.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:08 AM   #19
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Good job completely misunderstanding the post. I don't want an iPhone 4. Heck, I'd take a galaxy over it. But the feel the iPhone 4 had in 2010/11 was, in my opinion, way better than what the iPhone 5 has today.
I agree. I LOVE my iPhone 4. A few friends have the iP5 and it feels too light for me. I miss the solid feel of the 4.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 09:15 AM   #20
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Put the iPhone 5 inside the 3GS body and it would be perfect.
Didn't the 3 serie had a plastic back?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 09:17 AM   #21
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Nope. And I loved the iPhone 4.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 09:33 AM   #22
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Nope. That's the problem. 4S is a great phone. But somehow apple freaking makes it look like a brick.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 09:43 AM   #23
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Nope. That's the problem. 4S is a great phone. But somehow apple freaking makes it look like a brick.
iPhone 4S: 4.50 X 2.31
iPhone 5 : 4.87 X 2.31

That extra .37 of an inch the iP5 sports turns the iPhone4S into a brick?

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 09:46 AM   #24
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The metal back of the 5 feels a little weird when texting or playing games. The 4 was smoother, felt nicer.

The speed makes up for it, though.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:32 AM   #25
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iPhone 4S: 4.50 X 2.31
iPhone 5 : 4.87 X 2.31

That extra .37 of an inch the iP5 sports turns the iPhone4S into a brick?
You left out two important factors besides the pointed out.

Thickness & weight.
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