about the thinness of the iPhone 5 and a battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aleni, Sep 16, 2012.


more battery or more thin?

  1. i love the current iPhone 5

  2. i wish iPhone 5 has the thickness of the 4S but with 2 hours more of battery life

  1. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    you know the iPhone 5's thinness is really awesome and especially the black color, it looks really slick.

    before the iPhone 5 released, a lot of people prefer apple to keep the thickness of the iPhone 4S for the iPhone 5 but with more battery life, let's say 2 hours more.

    so now the iPhone 5 has been released and we have seen the slick design really matches with the thinness factor.

    now let's vote, who prefer the current iPhone 5 or the iPhone 5 with the thickness of iPhone 4S but with 2 hours more of battery life?
  2. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Who's to say that it would add two hours of battery life if they kept the thickness? It's only 18% thinner than the 4/4S. That's a very minimal battery upgrade, if any at all. So, no. I'd rather keep the current battery life (that Apple claims is still better than the 4S) and take a thinner designed phone
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Thinner design. It looks nicer, and as long as my phone can last a solid day with a charge, I don't care about the batter.
  4. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    The iPhone 5 battery isn't as thick as the whole phone though - so the extra 1.5mm would certainly be very significant.

    Think about it. The iPad 3 is only 0.5mm thicker than the iPad 2, but that small increase allowed the battery to be 70% larger. So Apple certainly could've gotten great battery life had they chose to keep the iPhone 5 the same thickness as the 4/4S (or even if they went half way they would've seen a nice increase in life).

    I think I'd take the thicker phone. I find the current battery is unacceptable if I actually use my phone.

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