iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S/Android/WinPho/BB/Symbian upgraders to iPhone 5 - what's it like?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ThatsMeRight, Oct 10, 2012.

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  1. ThatsMeRight, Oct 10, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012

    ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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  2. SwisströM macrumors newbie

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    I had an iPhone 4 for 2 years and I was crazy happy with it.


    I changed it mainly to get better battery life and a quicker interface.
    I'm happy with the performance and the look of the device, but I'm deeply disappointed in the battery life. Till now it's worse than my 2-years-old iphone4, with the same settings.
    I miss the jailbreak advantages too, but I knew what I was doing when I upgraded to the iPhone 5.
     
  3. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Did you go with "Set up as a new iPhone" or did you use a(n) (iCloud) back-up?
     
  4. s15119 macrumors 65816

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  5. SwisströM macrumors newbie

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    New phone set up and everything possible disabled... :(
     
  6. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Too bad to hear. Have you looked under: Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System

    There are usually some huge power drainers right there. ;)
     
  7. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Similar feelings to the above.

    EXCEPT for the fact my battery life is easily double that of my iPhone 4.

    I couldn't be happier.
     
  8. SwisströM macrumors newbie

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    Already done... if it doesn't improve it's going back tomorrow


    You want me to cry dude?
     
  9. tengorazon macrumors member

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    Upgraded from the 3G. It's like night and day. A whole new world. Love it.
     
  10. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    i'm coming from the ip4, so there are a number of rather noticeable improvements. it is much faster, finally get Siri, a welcome update to 64GB, and the better* camera.

    however, my ip4 was solid and in great shape with no noticeable loss in battery life. i really hope i can say the same for the new ip5 in two years.

    * better when the flash is syncing properly. mine is flaky. a reboot fixes it, but the problem comes back. i'm waiting to see if it is fixed with the next iOS update, and if not, it is a hardware problem and i'll have to exchange it.
     
  11. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Preordered my iP5 and upgraded from my 2007 original iPhone. What can I say about the iP5? It's phenomena, as compared to the iP2g, needless to say. It's a totally new user experience. Coupled with the clarity of the display and the newly found speed, I am more than pleased with my new iPhone. Thank you, Apple.

    ETA: If I remember correctly, the original iPhone cost some $699.00 before taxes during the initial launch back in July of 2007. My new subsidized black 64gb iP5 cost about half of the iP2g after taxes.
     

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