iPhone 4, 4S, or 5

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Planner Dude, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Planner Dude macrumors 6502

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    My wife's work will pay her phone bill, so she was thinking about getting an iphone...especially since verizon is giving the iphone 4 away free with a contract.


    Are the features between the 4, 4s, and 5 worth the $200 premium?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Tell her to go with the iphone 5.
    It will be able to take advantage of Verizons fast LTE network.
    With the iphone 4 or 4S she'd be stuck with slow cdma 3G for internet.
    You can now get the iphone 5 from best buy for $150 with contract and at wal mart even cheaper for $127.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    From 4 to 5, it is well worth the upgrade. I would go middle of the road at the 4s myself. How much is the 4s compared to the 5 on a new VZW contract?
     
  4. NedBookPro macrumors 6502

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    4S is great. It's (cpu) is powerful enough, has the 8MP camera as the 5 does, and the photos are quite good.

    Failing that... just hold back and see what the 5S offers when it comes out.

    Personally I went from a 4 to a 4S. I wanted a better camera mainly. I panned the 5 because I couldn't justify the cost of another 2 year contract for hardware which quite frankly, is not that much better than the 4S.
    - I didn't feel that an extra row of apps (longer screen size) was of any worth.
    - Couple of millimetres thinner? So what.
    - LTE/4G? Don't need it. On 3G I get @5Mbps, that's plenty fast. Even for tethering to my laptop for general net use.
    - I also prefer the glass back to the aluminium back.

    I use my phone to make calls (surprise), use email, take photos, and I use some apps like TomTom, Google Maps and Runkeeper.
    I don't play games on it, so CPU is not an issue. CPU has more than enough horsepower.

    4S meets every requirement in my situation, and I'm saving at least $500 a year compared to upgrading to a 5 because now I'm on a pre-paid, unlimited plan, no contract. I paid $500 for the phone, and it's on it's way to paying for itself.

    If the 5S does not offer much, I'll stick with the 4S -
    - or maybe, :eek: go to another brand.

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