My Review of the iPhone 5

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  1. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    I focused on the screen size, device design, and speed and how it impacts the overall user experience of the device. I know this is later than others, but I wanted to take my time in using it before making snap judgments.

    http://www.tarun.info/prototype/2012/10/05/iphone-5/
     
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    Downloading a 50 MB podcast takes 3-5 seconds.

    might want to exaggerate that a little less. At 10mbps which is lets say the average LTE speed in your area, the theoretical max speed would be around 1.25 megabytes per second. You do the math.

    Maybe you meant streaming?
     
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    I meant streaming, hah! Thanks for the feedback. I'll make the change =)
     
  5. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    I read it as well, and thought it was a good review. Well written.
     
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    The reason why it doesn't give a blue hue when viewed sideways is because of the IPS
     
  7. BrownManUPS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Isn't it beautiful? I also used a Lumia with an AMOLED display and noticed the same eerie glow... not to mention the viewing angle isn't nearly as great.
     
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    Yeah they have poor viewing angles

    I actually haven't held an iPhone 5 yet. But I think I can relate to the icons looking they're floating on the screen because I've seen an HTC One X and seen similar.
     
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    Most importantly... did you have your phone delivered via FedEx? :p
     
  11. BrownManUPS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, UPS. I'm not so sure the carriers had anything to do with the issues, though, as that phone is packed pretty tight. Likely off the assembly line.
     
  12. upnorth85 macrumors 6502

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    Tarun

    Thanks for the detailed review. I had a quick question regarding the Wi-Fi speeds which are 5 Mb/s and 3.14 MB/sec, yet you have a statement "My jaw dropped when I ran this test, but is is even more impressive in practice"

    Don't you think the Wi-Fi speed was underwhelming?


     
  13. BrownManUPS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for reading! Sorry for the confusing statement. I've edited to say:

    In other words, I was referring to the (impressive) LTE speeds.
     
  14. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    I just read a little of your review and the first paragraph was what stood out to me.

    The short sentences makes it really awkward to read.

    Sorry for being a an ******* but I am just voicing out my opinion.
     
  15. BrownManUPS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for reading and the feedback. Style varies from one person to the next. I try to be succinct.
     
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