difference between 4s and 5 on sprint in an area with no lte

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  1. Farrellcollie macrumors regular

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    I am trying to decide whether to go with the iphone 5 in an area where there is no sprint (I have had sprint for over 12 years) lte or get the 4s. There is no info on lte appearing in my area (St. Louis), the tiny difference in screen size is not a huge deal to me, but if the performance/speed of the hardware is significantly better, then it would be worth it for me. Is there some part of moving to the 5 I am missing as to why it would be better where there is no lte?
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

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  3. c1phr macrumors 6502

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    The new front page post on MR showed the probable GeekBench scores for the new iPhone 5, and it confirms that it's about twice as fast as the iPhone 4S. Granted, those scores could have been faked, but I would say they seem accurate.
     
  4. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    the keynote mentioned EVDO-REV B, which I assume is faster than the EVDO-REV A in iPhone 4S, not sure though.
     
  5. formerpc macrumors 6502

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    Too bad no USA carriers use EVDO REV.B... They're all REV.A.
     
  6. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    Revision B = SV-DO

    Verizon supports SV-DO.
     
  7. formerpc macrumors 6502

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  8. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Double the ram.
     
  9. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Better WiFi
    Noise cancelling ear piece
    Better speakers
    Better camera in low light situations
    Bigger screen
    Twice as fast
    Will be supported longer
    Comes with new improved headphones
    3 microphones for better noise cancelling and audio
    Better battery
    FaceTime HD camera with face recognition
     
  10. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

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    Dual core processor. Double the RAM. Thinner. Lighter. It has fingernail clippers. A potato peeler.
     
  11. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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  12. formerpc macrumors 6502

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    No worries. :)

    I really do wish CDMA carriers would upgrade to Rev.B, though. It'd give us a much more robust 3G experience in the off-chance that LTE goes down.
     
  13. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much this. The improved network speeds isn't the reason for my upgrade. It's the reasons listed above.
     
  14. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    B also has a cleaner wave legnth then A for better indoor data transfers.
     

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