iPhone 5 is too light!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MJD Dawg, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2009
    Junction of the Pacific, Juan de Fuca & NA Plates
    Am I the only one who prefers the weight of the iPhone 4/4S?

    I've held off on ordering the iPhone 5 for a bit, but have now had a chance to play with one at the Apple Store.

    The iPhone 4 just feels so much more substantial and solid to me...and I like that. That bit of heft is actually comforting and reinforces the quality of the phone to me every time I pick it up.

    The new phone just feels way too light. Kind of gives it a cheap feel. But I guess it'll probably grow on me.

    Any thoughts from those upgrading from the 4/4S?
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    It's been less than a day. Get one and get used to it and I bet you won't want to go back.
  3. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    youre really complaining about the weight?
    it feels solid and is light.
    its a good thing...
  4. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    I like the new feel. Feels like something you can carry and not be bothered by it at all
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    River, cry one for me. :p <- that means I am kidding.

    If you think that is too light pick up an SGS3! That thing feels like paper.
  6. M33-1 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
  7. scotigno macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    the heavier it is the harder its gonna drop, so being lighter would cause less damage.
    sounds good to me.:)
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Being lighter means it won't weigh my Lego trains down as much.
  9. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    I love the feel of the new one.

    (EDIT: I'm just going to do it to myself....that's what she said. :))
  10. soundtracker macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2012
    I think it just takes a bit of getting used to. It was much lighter than I expected, but feels nicely constructed and of excellent quality. I think some people felt the same way when going from the iPad 1 to the iPad 2, but after a couple days you adjust.
  11. renesandy macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    New York City
    Feels way lighter, had to run to AT&T and pick up a case. Feels fine now!
  12. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    People complain about literally everything. Macrumors should shut down for a week after launch date.
  13. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    I wish all the thickness and weight Apple had shaved off they had put in to use with a larger battery

    One of my complaints with my Galaxy is it's too light
  14. Maxumo macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    The amount of people moaning about such petty things

    It's too light
    The screen is too tall
    The screen isn't wide enough
    I don't like the back

    Cheer up, you only live once
  15. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    Just wait until "phones of the future" come out. They will be transparent and weigh next to nothing! :D
  16. MJD Dawg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2009
    Junction of the Pacific, Juan de Fuca & NA Plates
    Actually didn't mean to have my post come off as a complaint at all. Just more of an initial opinion after holding the new one for the first time and am curious as to others thoughts about it.

    As mentioned on another post, I've been used to the heft of the 4 for a long time now, but I'm sure I'd get used to the lighter weight relatively quickly.
  17. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2008
    I agree with you. I liked the weight of the 4s.. made it feel substantial.

    I'm sure that I'll get used to this one too and then a 4s will feel like a brick.
  18. Eeko macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
  19. Daz-o-matic macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Tape some quarters to the back. It'll feel "right", and if you ever need change for the bus then you're set. Yer welcome! :D
  20. oBMTo macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2010
  21. born2runak macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2012

    I was worried about it feeling too light, but it feels good. light but substantial. Definitely better than the S3. I thought the S3 just felt cheap
  22. walkman macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Lightness is a big improvement to me. iP4's always seemed too heavy when I picked it up.

    But I'm a backpacker and cyclist so I'm always looking to cut weight. :)
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  24. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    It almost feels hollow.

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