Do you miss the feel of the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Raggsokk, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    What? lol
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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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    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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    tonyy

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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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    I feel sorry for the friend who never got to take the protective film off him/herself.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Ummm no. It now feels short, stubby and heavy after having the iPhone5.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    No, the 4/4S feel too damn small now.
     
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    adam044

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    yes I want something smaller, heavier, and thicker... wait no I dont
     
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    braddick

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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.
     
  11. macrumors 601

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    It's getting to the point where anything lighter and thinner will make it feel cheap.
     
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    F123D

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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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    rgarjr

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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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    Sedrick

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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.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Yeah every previous device makes them :mad:. But you gotta enjoy "latest and greatest" even if its the same thing lol.
     
  16. macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  17. thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
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    Put the iPhone 5 inside the 3GS body and it would be perfect.
     
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    bbfc

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    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.
     
  20. macrumors 601

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    Didn't the 3 serie had a plastic back?
     
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    kastorff

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    Nope. And I loved the iPhone 4.
     
  22. macrumors member

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    Nope. That's the problem. 4S is a great phone. But somehow apple freaking makes it look like a brick.
     
  23. braddick, Jan 13, 2013
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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?
     
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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.
     
  25. macrumors 68020

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    You left out two important factors besides the pointed out.

    Thickness & weight.
     

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