Back to my 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by insimbi, Nov 15, 2012.

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    insimbi

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    After 3 bad iPhone 5's, I've returned it. I'm now using my 4S again. I'll wait 6 months for QC to get under control - if it ever does.. :(
     
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    sucks. i got a perfect iphone 5 though
     
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    insimbi

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    There are a few out there. Congrats on getting one :)
     
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    tgi

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    Definitely sucks. What kind of problems were you having?

    I also have a perfect 5, never had to exchange or anything.
     
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    there is more then a few that are good out there, you were just unfortunate in your case.
     
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    My second one arrived perfect. After a month of use in a slip case it has half a dozen scuffs on the edge. Never gonna get away from it happening with usage. White 5S for me!!! Lesson learned.
     
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    tgi

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    You have a link or photos on the slip case you were using?
     
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    insimbi

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    Glad to hear yours is perfect. Mine had various issues - scratches/scuffs on the chamfered edge, marks on the rear casing, gaps between glass and back case. I think it's a great phone, I'm just going to wait a bit longer before I try to purchase again.
     
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    Interesting. I had two and they were both flawless.
     
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    Weird, I got mine at the start of November so I thought they might have gotten through the scuffgate issues. I dropped it twice from about 3 feet as it fell outta my sweats and not a single nick, scratch, or dent. Very impressed with it so far, couldn't imagine going back to the 3.5" 4S again.
     
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    Very strange, I had my first ever iPhone as I thought the 5 was finally the one I wanted.

    The first one sucked battery like the world depending on depleating it as quickly as possible. Apple swapped it for a nice new one, clean, unmarked, white 32gb and perfect.

    I leave wifi, bluetooth and location services on all day, and I still get great battery life.

    Loving it...!
     

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    chrisrosemusic1

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    Yup:

    http://www.thesnugg.com/iphone-5-ca...e-new-iphone-leather-pouch-case-in-black.aspx

    It's just the paint rubbing off the chamfered edge and there's some minor markings to the matte aluminium sides and back from going in and out of it but c'est la vie. Got an upgrade due in May so I'll get a 'free' 5S rather than pay out another £530 again for a phone that is starting to look like crap after 6 weeks!
     
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    It's not caused by the case. It's defective anodizing coating if the black is rubbing off prematurely that easily. Get it swapped under warranty for one with normal anodization and you should no longer have that problem.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I had a black on preordered and I came across a white on at radio shack and was so impatient I got that one, so I ended up with a white iphone 5. It has been functioning perfectly since day 1. If I got the black it may be more obviously scratched by now, but as far as I know that is the only major issue. I don't believe there have been many functional problems with them, unless missed something.
     
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    Sweet, thanks for letting us know :rolleyes:

    Kept my 4s as a backup.
     
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    I got mine last week, everything seems to be perfect besides the yellowish tint on the screen.


    Is it worth trying to exchange now to get a blueish screen ???

    How many of you have had success finding non-yellow tint screens???

    Are the new shipments coming in currently still have that ugly yellow tint ??
     
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    Jordan921

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    Just received my iPhone 5 the other day and it's perfect. Haven't had any issues with it at all.
     
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    2 hours 27 minutes of usage draining 43% of the battery is not good battery life.
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    In the end we can only report on our own individual experiences with the iphone 5.

    Ive had mine over a month with out any issues.

    I attain 1.5 days of battery life but obviously thats with my usage pattern.
     
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    What was wrong with the phones?
     
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    Today is the last day of my return period for the iPhone 5 and its now boxed up and ready to return. I'll keep on using my iPhone 4 until the next one comes out.

    Problems I experienced were:
    - poor battery life - still didn't last a day while travelling for an hour to and from an 8 hour day at work (<60% after only 2 hours use)
    - battery percentage would stick at 100% for a while and then drop like a stone. At the other end it would stick at 1% for a while - no point having a battery monitor if its nowhere near accurate
    - nick in the bevelled edge after 2 days' use (though that wasn't too much of an issue as I put a case on it)
    - simply not worth the £600 when my iPhone 4 works fine and I have other things to spend my money on
    - won't be compatible with most of the UK 4G network when it launches next Spring

    Don't get me wrong, I like the phone and the design but (for me) it just wasn't worth the upgrade.

    My iPhone 4 has a minor crack in the glass and atrocious battery life so I did consider getting it replaced, but there's no point really. If it gives up/I break it, I'll get a used iPhone 4/4S as a temporary replacement until the next one is released.
     
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