"The phone is too light and doesn't have the premium feel to it" "It feels cheap" "The 4S feels more high quality" Here is the thing. You are just not used to the weight difference yet. What's wrong with it being lighter? If you think it makes it feel cheap then why do people not complain about the android phones with the plastic they use? Apple doesn't even use plastic, instead they used aluminum which made it lighter but it's still a better quality phone in terms of build quality. Here is a very good reason for making the phone light. Dropping the iPhone 5 will result with a smaller impact than say a 4S. With it weighing less, the impact won't do as much damage such as cracking the screen. There's a video of this where the guy couldn't get the iPhone 5 to crack the screen from multiple falls. Since the weight has been distributed out with making the iPhone 5 longer, there will be less damage from falls. This is the direction I want for future phones. The lighter, the less damage we will see resulting from a fall.