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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:14 PM   #26
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The only reason I'm wanting the 5 (and this is the biggest thing that kept me away from iPhones for so long) was that I have bigger fingers, so it's hard to type.

Figured the 5 would be easier to type on than the 4S.
Don't forget LTE if it's available in your area.. HUGE improvement and I can not fathom anyone else downgrading to 3G/4G
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:16 PM   #27
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And if so, do you find yourself feeling that it's lacking?

I have never had an iPhone before, despite being an Apple guy. I bought a couple 5's last week for my wife and I, but took them back after I learned some new issues with Straight Talk.

My Verizon upgrade isn't until May 31st, but I have to get rid of my Android, which takes 15 to 20 seconds to just make a call.

Seeing a lot of iPhone 4's on Craigslist for $200. Figured I could get one and use it until my upgrade.
Mind if I ask you which android?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:29 PM   #28
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Mind if I ask you which android?
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Don't forget LTE if it's available in your area.. HUGE improvement and I can not fathom anyone else downgrading to 3G/4G
Yeah, I will miss 4G from time-to-time, but I'm mostly working on WIFI at home and in hte office.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:33 PM   #29
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I still use the iPhone 4. The only thing I find lacking is the processor speed. It's not that slow, but it's noticeable.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:33 PM   #30
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I wouldn't buy one today, but since I'm too broke to upgrade right now it's fine. I've had it since I bought it new a few years ago and aside from an iffy home button it still works fine. It's not exactly amazing obviously but it does its job considering how old it is. However, I also know that when iOS 7 comes out, odds are iPhone 4 support will be dropped, and when I do upgrade I will be getting an Android phone.

Anyway, solid advice for OP: the oldest iPhone you should buy last year's, that's my general rule. So don't go older than 4S.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:46 PM   #31
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The only reason I'm wanting the 5 (and this is the biggest thing that kept me away from iPhones for so long) was that I have bigger fingers, so it's hard to type.

Figured the 5 would be easier to type on than the 4S.
The keyboard on the 5 is the exact same size as the 4/4S (in both height and width). The taller screen just allows you to see more while the keyboard is open.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:42 PM   #32
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I'm shocked at the number of people actually recommending the 4. Guys. It's 2 1/2 years old and will be 3 in June. It may still work for you but locking yourself into a 3 year old phone is a very bad idea. I get Not everyone wants or needs the latest and greatest but investing into an 800mhz single core, cortex A8 CPU, the same as found in the 3GS only 200mhz faster. The same graphics chip as the 3GS, and 512mb of ramis a bad idea. Sounds nice now but you'll regret it down the road. Apps are getting more mulitthreaded and demanding and iOS 7 will be this phones last upgrade if it even gets that.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:52 PM   #33
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The keyboard on the 5 is the exact same size as the 4/4S (in both height and width). The taller screen just allows you to see more while the keyboard is open.

Must be a mind thing then, because I had an easier time typing on it in the sotre than my wife's iPhone 4.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:09 PM   #34
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I'm shocked at the number of people actually recommending the 4. Guys. It's 2 1/2 years old and will be 3 in June. It may still work for you but locking yourself into a 3 year old phone is a very bad idea. I get Not everyone wants or needs the latest and greatest but investing into an 800mhz single core, cortex A8 CPU, the same as found in the 3GS only 200mhz faster. The same graphics chip as the 3GS, and 512mb of ramis a bad idea. Sounds nice now but you'll regret it down the road. Apps are getting more mulitthreaded and demanding and iOS 7 will be this phones last upgrade if it even gets that.
He's not asking about the 4 to lock himself in to a contract, just to use in the meantime until he looks to update come this May!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:23 PM   #35
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I'm still on my 4S, waiting for my upgrade date in May to get a 5S and catch up with the times lol.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:29 PM   #36
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Now that the jailbreak is about to come out it's time for the upgrade to the 5
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:51 PM   #37
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My girlfriend still uses an 4, the only thing she moans about is space, with a 16gb one so thats fair.
Speed is slow compared to my 4s, but if not compared theres not a tonne of difference, maybe a second or 2 in most apps, nothing substantial.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:30 PM   #38
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I'm shocked at the number of people actually recommending the 4. Guys. It's 2 1/2 years old and will be 3 in June. It may still work for you but locking yourself into a 3 year old phone is a very bad idea. I get Not everyone wants or needs the latest and greatest but investing into an 800mhz single core, cortex A8 CPU, the same as found in the 3GS only 200mhz faster. The same graphics chip as the 3GS, and 512mb of ramis a bad idea. Sounds nice now but you'll regret it down the road. Apps are getting more mulitthreaded and demanding and iOS 7 will be this phones last upgrade if it even gets that.
I know a couple of people that just upgraded to the iPhone 4 from 3GS.

Some just want a good phone. Why pay $200 for a phone that your going to use just as much/the same as $0 phone?

Probably dont even care if its an A4, A5, A6 chip. They don't even know what multithread means and what iOS 7 is.

Could care less about getting an upgrade.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:55 PM   #39
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I know a couple of people that just upgraded to the iPhone 4 from 3GS.

Some just want a good phone. Why pay $200 for a phone that your going to use just as much/the same as $0 phone?

Probably dont even care if its an A4, A5, A6 chip. They don't even know what multithread means and what iOS 7 is.

Could care less about getting an upgrade.
Exactly right. This is why Apple has kept the 4 around as a cheap option. Some people just want a decent smartphone that works for them. The 4 fits this spot perfectly right now.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:08 PM   #40
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Bought two (16GB iPhone 4) when the 4S came out because the shop was doing a great deal so the two phones cost me the same as a single 16GB 4S would have. That way, my wife and I both got one. Turns out to be a great little phone and easy to jailbreak when I need to for travelling purposes (usually in the US where prepay SIMs don't allow tethering, in which case why give me 2GB of data dummies!) and I'll likely keep them for a while longer. Cosmetically no problems and still good enough for my needs especially since I have a cellular iPad mini on the same data plan so having the latest and greatest iPhone is less of an issue. Got to admit the 3G DC-HSPA+ speed on the iPad mini puts the iPhone 4 to shame typically getting 13+Mbps when the iPhone 4 only manages 5 in the same location. At least I can tether my laptop off either device.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:13 PM   #41
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I've had my 4 with Verizon for 20 months now, my upgrade is this Saturday and I'm going in the local retail store and getting a black 5, I was going to get the 4s but the more reviews I've read convinced me to get the 5. The 4 isn't really "lagging" but I do want a better camera and the LTE looks amazing, plus the resale for the 5 should be good for the next upgrade date.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:26 PM   #42
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That's awesome. I've been considering giving old iPhones to family members as well. I want to give my iPhone 4 to my mom but it usually takes me a while be complete transition from on device to another. Hell, I was using my original iPhone the entire time I was using my iPhone 4. And since I don't use my original iPhone as much, I could give that to my mom and that would actually be an upgrade from the "smartphone" she has now haha.
By original, do you mean the first one?

Wow... it is incredibly generous of you, to actually consider giving your old phone to your mother or other members of your family. You are a good son, she must be very proud.

Plus, giving it to your family (instead of selling it to a stranger) has the advantage that you can demand they give it back if you need it.


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Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:34 AM   #43
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I'm still using my 3GS, updated to iOS 6.1 and working fine.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:59 AM   #44
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My wife just got her first iPhone this weekend an iPhone 4 (I finally wised up and came back to iPhone after a year
Stint with Windows Phone and android, I got a 5)

For her she didn't want to spend a ton of money and nothing on the 4s (including the better is upgrades) was a deal for her.

In all honesty she probably knows she will get my 5 when the 5S/6 comes out.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:41 AM   #45
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And if so, do you find yourself feeling that it's lacking?

I have never had an iPhone before, despite being an Apple guy. I bought a couple 5's last week for my wife and I, but took them back after I learned some new issues with Straight Talk.

My Verizon upgrade isn't until May 31st, but I have to get rid of my Android, which takes 15 to 20 seconds to just make a call.

Seeing a lot of iPhone 4's on Craigslist for $200. Figured I could get one and use it until my upgrade.
What were the issues with Straight Talk?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:34 AM   #46
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My first iphone 4 that I got for free last month from verizon already love it. I kick my self why I did not get an iphone sooner
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:37 AM   #47
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And if so, do you find yourself feeling that it's lacking?

I have never had an iPhone before, despite being an Apple guy. I bought a couple 5's last week for my wife and I, but took them back after I learned some new issues with Straight Talk.

My Verizon upgrade isn't until May 31st, but I have to get rid of my Android, which takes 15 to 20 seconds to just make a call.

Seeing a lot of iPhone 4's on Craigslist for $200. Figured I could get one and use it until my upgrade.
Go for it - The 4 will be pretty decent for at least another year. Worth $200 IMO
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:44 AM   #48
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I was using my iphone 4 for ipod but gave It to my mother, and a friend of mine is still using his iphone 4 as a main phone
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:52 AM   #49
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I'm still using my "first day" 4. The contract finished last June and I had planned to wait until the 5 was released before upgrading. I wasn't that impressed by the 5 so I'm probably going to stick with what I've got for now.
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I'm still using an iPhone 4 (will be upgrading to the 5 soon). Since the keyboard dimensions are exactly the same, be it 5 or 4, I'd suggest you rather go for a 4S. Its faster than the 4, currently offers almost all the software features that the iPhone 5 has and since 4G/LTE is not a problem for you, it wouldn't affect your daily usage.
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