after spending a few weeks with my iPhone 5, i can officially say i miss my iPhone 4!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by animatedude, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    man...i never never thought i would say this but after spending a few weeks with my iPhone 5, i can officially say i miss my iPhone 4 for two main reasons:

    -say what you say about the size of the iPhone, 3.5 is the perfect size for using with one hand and i'm not against bigger displays, i'm just saying for the normal average use the 3.5'' size in so many ways.

    -the battery life of the iPhone 5 is AWFUL! beyond's the worst battery life of anything i bought in the last decade! i miss the the standby battery life of the iPhone 4, now i have to charge my iPhone every time i come from outside.

    and i'm not going all the rubbishness behind IOS 6 i assume the previous generation iPhones are effected too...

    Please don't take this as another complain thread, i'm the biggest Apple fanboy i love my Macbook Air, my Mac mini,my iMac, my cinema display, my iPod,my iPhone 4 and my Apple TV.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2012
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    First of all, I can see where you are coming from in terms of screen size. I enjoy the larger screen on the iP5, but I find myself having some trouble doing tasks on the phone with my thumb now, especially when trying to press the 'back' button on the top left corner of most stock apps. My suggestion to apple is that they should implement the 'swipe to right' to go back gesture found in apps like flipboard.

    Second, are you in an area with poor LTE reception? if so, that will greatly reduce your batter life. and if you restored your data from your previous phone to the iP5, that can also cause battery drain.
  4. macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2010
    After using my iPhone 5 for more than a month, I can say that I can never go back to a smaller screen. I was worried at first that the taller, but same width screen, wouldn't work, but I was wrong. It's perfect (for now) for me.

    My battery life is really good, but then again, when I am at the office, I plug it in to charge, and in the car I plug it in to charge as well.
  5. macrumors 604

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    The screen size went from 3.5 to 4 not 3.5 to 4.8
  6. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    Some people do prefer smaller screens. Just look at how many people are still holding on the the palm pre and it's variants. They love the size, and the os. Not everyone wants a large screen.
  7. macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    I'm loving the bigger screen. The battery life is terrible, though. And yes, I am in an area with excellent LTE, which I usually have off because of how much it drains the battery.
  8. macrumors G3

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I restored from my old iPhone 4 to my new iPhone 5 with no detrimental battery issues. I like my iPhone 5 more than the 4 because of the larger screen, the wider colour space and the camera improvements. I don't like the headphone jack at the other end though. It doesn't work with my flip case (it does have a hole), but then when you open it to change the playlist it's all caught up.
  9. macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    I'm in the opposite corner. I was an iPhone 4 user for over two years and I loved it so much I considered if it was really worth upgrading to an iP5. But now after having mine for a few weeks I love it. I find the screen to be the perfect size for me, having the space for extra information helps me get in and out of apps quicker.

    The iP5 is incredibly fast and it doesn't ever run out of RAM for me which I find very nice, no more apps reloading evey time I switch between them. The data connectivity is much faster on 3G (No LTE support in Sweden).

    My battery lasts for about 10-12 hours of usage if I turn of 3G while at home which I do.

    I could never go back to my iPhone 4 now. The iPhone 5 has even made my iPad 2 feel old and sluggish.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    LTE actually gives you good battery life
  11. macrumors 68020


    Apr 20, 2008
    I couldn't go back to the smaller screen now, using friends 4/4S' is horrible, its just cramped.

    My 5 battery life is better than my 4S.
  12. macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    I kind of agree about the screen size. 3.5" was an "ideal" size for one-handed use for me. I can still use the 5 one-handed with no real problem, but the smaller screen just made it easier and more balanced in my hand. As for battery, I actually find the life on my 5 better than the 4...
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010

    we don't have LTE here yet but can you tell me more about restoring from previous phone? because that's what i did...i restored from iPhone 4 using iCloud then iTunes.

    how can i change this now?
  14. macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Try disabling traffic and other things in location services, and lte. that helped me some. also a few rounds of calibration.

    i too felt like my 4s was still a perfectly adequate phone and better fitting to my hand. The larger screen doesn't logically allow you to do anything groundbreaking, but it is slightly better color. Whatever, they only come around once a year, and its fun to explore a new gadget.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2011
    My battery life is the same if not better than my 4s with LTE to boot.

    Good news is you can sell your 5 buy a 4 or 4s and pocket the difference.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    If you dont need your previous data, then simply do a DFU restore from iTunes and sign into iCloud to retrieve your contacts/notes..etc after (note, this is NOT the same as 'restore from iCloud' during the initial setup process after the restore; if you restore from iCloud, all of your previous settings come back, thus defeating the purpose of a DFU restore)


    If you do need your data, just try 'restore all settings' in your iPhone settings


    that depends on your lte reception.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    A properly functioning 5 has amazing battery life, if yours is as bad as you say, there's something wrong with it.

    The screen size is of course a matter of preference.
  18. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Same here. Battery life is great.
    I could never go back to using an i4 from an iPhone 5.
    I dont wanna go backwards.
  19. macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    My battery life has been great until today. I spent the day driving around rural nc. It must have been searching for lte all day. It was dead dead by the time I got back after minimal use. I'll use it a lot during the day in atl and still have 50% at the end of the day.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2009
    Coachella, CA
    I have a 4 and am thinking of trading in an getting a 4S. As much as I would love to get a 5, I don't feel like spending the money at this junction. I have seen where the screen acts like a typical LCD screen and blurs if you push too hard. Has anyone else seen this or did I just catch an oddity?
  21. macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    Coming from an android phone so I'm use to getting terrible battery life with lte on. I usually keep it off till I need it my battery life is excellent. News flash for all you iphone guys who just got an lte capable device IT KILLS YOUR BATTERY FASTER that's all lte devices beat battery life I've every gotten out of a smartphone is my i5 without a doubt
  22. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    I don't know what all you have turned on but my battery life on the five seems far better than the 4s. For me I love the bigger screen, the iPhone 5 seems normal to me now. The 4 looks short.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    Obviously the 4 looks short to a 5 owner. It's like buying a bigger car and saying your old car felt small.

    I have to admit, whenever I see a friend/acquaintance with an iPhone 5, I always ask how they like it. And it's always pretty much the same response "I love it, but it gives me problems". And then they will comment about how light it is, as if they have nothing else to say. And I'm not making that up.

    I'm not saying the 5 isn't the best iPhone yet, because internally speaking it is, but things about it bug me. Good thing I still have a year with my 4S.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2010
    Apple still sells the iPhone 4 and 4s for people like you. You can always go back if you'd like to!
  25. macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I miss audio output of my 4S and thats it. iPhone 5 is superior in every other way.

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