Stop Complaining About The Weight!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LouieSamman, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    "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.
     
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  3. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    I now see the error of my ways. I shall stop complaining.

    Is this what you want?
     
  4. LouieSamman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    More of a rant.

    Just bringing reasons on why it's actually good to have it weight lighter. What I want is understanding of my rant and to see the weight difference as a good thing. haha
     
  5. ktmelvis macrumors member

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    There are people out there that will never be satisfied with anything, be it a phone, food, car or sex, people were already told the phone would be lighter amongst other things, Im a very picky person myself when it comes to certain things, I went into the deal knowing what the i5 was all about, I fondled it, used it, and am very happy with it.
     
  6. LouieSamman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The title and following message to this post is purposely throwing a rant or complaint, as some may see it, to deliver a response of action on their opinion with why they want it heavier.

    But I have seemed to lead a rolling response of the way I posted rather than a discussion.
     

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  7. iAlphard macrumors regular

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    There is this line called weight tolerance. For me 4S is already light, and the 5 is lighter so i don't care about the weight at all.
     
  8. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    All else being equal, in a high tech world, reducing weight while retaining functionality and durability is a good thing, and not all that easy to accomplish. In the past I agree, heavier products just felt like they were built better, tougher, that's no longer an accurate way to assess the quality of many cutting edge products, smartphones being a good example.

    I bet in 15 years, there will be truly feather light, yet super strong and powerful smartphones. And they will not be seen as cheap because they weigh an ounce, quite the contrary. :)
     
  9. needfx macrumors 68040

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    Please tell me how to attach a picture in that manner

    I have asked around and never got a response

    maybe it's stupid simple,
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  10. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    problem is there's always going to be people not happy with something:

    people wanted a thinner iPhone --> apple did this --> I've seen complaints on the net about it being too thin
    seen positive reports of possible lighter phone --> apple delivered --> people complained
    people wanted a bigger screen --> we got a bigger screen --> people complaining about the screen

    end of the day people will always find something they don't like and people will jump on board with the complaining..... I do see fault in the battery not lasting quite like my iPhone 4 and the screen is a bit too tall for my hands but I couldn't be happier with my iPhone 5
     
  11. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Like?
     

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  12. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually getting 3 to 4 hours better battery life than my 4s did. You might have a battery issue.

    I'm a pretty heavy user, and 8-9 hours actual use on a full charge is normal, and that's with no music or BT streaming.
     
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    never mind, personal breakthrough
     

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  17. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 4S, and I have held a 5. Personally, I thought that it was really light in comparison to mine. It didn't feel cheap though. It just felt like they made it with way less guts inside almost. It feels like a shell instead of a full phone. It's really amazing how light it is, but I don't think it feels cheap. I would be more nervous about dropping it though, it seems like it would bend rather than shatter break the screen.
     

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