iPhone 4S vs. 5

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is the battery life on the five better than the 4S? Also, is Siri really better? :confused:
     
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    MarcBook

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    Siri is the same, battery life is a little bit better (but not hugely).
     
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    MultiFinder17

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    You would probably notice a bit of a difference between the two in terms of battery life, favoring the 5.

    Siri is identical between the two devices.
     
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    Prime85

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    Siri is the same, its the iOS version that updated siri not the phone.

    Also there is a very large difference between the 4s and the 5. The 5 is similar to or better then the battery life on my old 4.
     
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    dukebound85

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    having had both the 4 and 4s, I can't tell a difference in batt life to any substantial degree
     
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    Battery life remained the same, but performance double in some areas and tripled in others.
     
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    Prime85

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    Well every phone is different, maybe my 4S had a bad battery :-/
     
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    Siri may be slightly faster due to the processing power of the A6 chip.

    Battery life is slightly better.
     
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    The 5 is way better i think there is a huge difference in speed & i owned both
     
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    disagree.
    result - iPhone 5 better :)
     
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    battery of iPhone 4 is better than 5......:)
     
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    Grayburn

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    I'm favouring the 5 over the 4S, battery for me is much much better.

    With the 4S i had to turn off 3G to get me through to early evening (19:00). On the 5 i dont have to and it can last most of the day (from 07:30 - 22:00/23:00)
     
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    Appl3FTW

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    battery life- iphone 5 is better... ip5 > ip4 > ip4s

    browsing- now this is where iphone 5 shine imo with LTE. (granted ur area has a good LTE service) i'm killing it with 43.41mbps DL and 16.88 UL
     
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    5 hands down.
     
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    praktical

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    iPhone 4S vs 5

    Overall better technology. Sadly to say nothing significantly new with software. I sincerely believe Apple needs some fresh ideas for iOS
     
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    LTE is the killer feature for the 1% of the time you need it, and for the other 99% of the time, you can turn it off, and probably get much better battery life than the 4S.
     
  17. macrumors 68000

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    Not in my case. I get a little better battery life then my old 4 with LTE on and brightness up higher with a bigger screen

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    Im sure Apple knows iOS 7 has to be a big update. I dont see them completly changing iOS but there will defitnetly be alot of tweaks. Improvements in notifications , multi tasking and others
     
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    Xenomorph

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    The whole "you can bend it into the shape of a U" thing bothers me with the iPhone 5.

    Then again, the whole "better prepare for a long surgery" threat if I break my 4S screen also scares me.

    I'd like a hybrid iPhone 5/4S, with a little extra:

    - Same shape as the iPhone 5, but with a thicker, firmer build of the 4S. I don't mind the weight of the 4S.
    - Same "front comes off" style of the iPhone 5. Keep the metal back. I'd rather have scratched up back than a shattered back.
    To top it off:
    - Same internals of the 5, but as *thick* as the 4S. Why? For a bigger battery.

    That would be an amazing phone that I'd have no issue getting on Day 1.
     
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    The 5 is better as its a little faster if you notice those things. Personally i feel the phones are too similar. Using the iPhone 5 doesn't feel like I'm using a different phone for the most part.
     
  20. macrumors 68000

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    Your right but i absolutely LOVE LTE and the bigger screen
     

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