I just am blown away by the speed!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maddux2005, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    This thing flies! No hesitation when loading up web pages and videos. Absolutely loving it! Also the bigger screen is VERY helpful when web browsing. Reaching the corners takes a little extra effort, but I'll adjust. Well worth it!
  2. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
  3. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
  4. maddux2005 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    The speed increase is FAR more noticeable then when I went from iPhone 4 to 4S
  5. palmerc2 macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Yep I agree, MAJOR step up from my jailbroken iPhone 4 which seemed to lag down with the tweaks I had. The difference is night and day.

    Also, after playing with the iPhone 5 for a few hours, I picked up my iPhone 4 and it looks....scrunched. It made me laugh at first. The new screen size is great, I was sort of doubtful that it was just taller but not wider. I get it now why Apple went with this approach.
  6. dnest macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2012
  7. maddux2005 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    I totally get why apple did it. Everything is still accessible with my thumb, yet it's much more real estate for web pages and all of the other games/apps.

    I look at my 4S and it really does look "scrunched".
  8. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Anyone who suggests that the iPhone 5 isn't a HUGE improvement over the 4S has never been on LTE.
  9. mateo124 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    Just outta curiosity, how long did it take for you guys to get your iPhone's activated? I've been waiting 3 hours and it still says NO SERVICE in the corner. I filled out the form to activate too
  10. maddux2005 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010

    This! I'm pulling 30mpbs in my small town. My home Internet is half as fast. This thing is amazing
  11. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010

    Not only is the processor a huge badass improvement.. the addition of the super fast LTE means you can stream 720P netflix like pie. And the phone renders it well too!

    Additionally for me, the front facing camera being HD now is great! Takes superb self photos.
  12. iphonefan74 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2012
  13. maddux2005 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010

    Did mine about an hour ago. Took about 20 minutes. AT&T here.
  14. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    Brand new services with AT&T. Got my phones around 11am EST and upon power up they activated right away. No wait at all.
  15. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    4G was mostly WiMAX in 2010. Where is WiMAX now? Gone. Sprint 4G WiMAX was a complete failure.

    LTE phones had 2 hours of battery life and minimal coverage in 2012. The SIII, Razr Maxx, and One X are the first really well executed LTE android phones. Ask droid charge and thunderbolt users.


    I got service right away. It took about 20 minutes to restore.
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Just got mine and I agree. I thought my 4S was fast but this thing proves me wrong. It's just an unbelievable difference.

    Oh and the RAM! That 1GB is put to good use. I haven't had an app that was launched have to relaunch yet and Settings always pops up ready to use. It's amazing what differences those two things alone make. And that's not even talking about LTE and the screen!

    That's all while it's still restoring/downloading all my apps from iCloud. I really am blown away.

    I just love this thing.
  17. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    It was practically instant. In fact, within seconds of it saying my new iPhone 5 was activated, the "3G" indicator on my old one went out and it stopped working. I was fairly impressed. (I'm on AT&T)
  18. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    The speed difference between the 5 and my 4S was quite surprising. Aside from the obvious cosmetic differences and the "light as a feather" feel in my hand, the raw speed was the most noticeable difference. It was apparent immediately upon startup...
    Someone said "supersonic"...I agree. the iPhone 5 is like a 4S with "afterburners" (and I have flown in an F/A-18 with the afterburners engaged, so I know what I am talking about)...:D
  19. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    My only worry about getting the 5 is that my iPad 3 will feel slow next to it.:rolleyes:

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