What's your favorite iPhone?

What's your favorite iPhone and why?


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ThunderMasterMind

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For me, it has to be the iPhone 5. Specifically the black and slate one. In my eyes, this phone looked fantastic and had a great user experience. I liked it because it brought in LTE, a beautiful 4" display, and sported the gorgeous and snappy fast iOS 6, which continues with me today!
 

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For me, it has to be the iPhone 5. Specifically the black and slate one. In my eyes, this phone looked fantastic and had a great user experience. I liked it because it brought in LTE, a beautiful 4" display, and sported the gorgeous and snappy fast iOS 6, which continues with me today!
I like the beautiful 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens. Better for when you don't wanna go squinting lol
 

iOSUser7

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iPhone 5 without a doubt. This device was and is still amazing, I remember the first time I bought one two years ago it was magic, I never had the same feeling with other iPhone purchases, this device have a special place in my heart.

And because I was tired of waiting for a jailbreak, I put my iPhone SE in a drawer and took a old iPhone 5 that was in the house, it's running iOS 8.4 so I jailbroke it and it made me realize that I don't need the latest and greatest iPhone, this one is fast enough and can do all the stuff I need to do.
 
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ThunderMasterMind

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iPhone 5 without a doubt. This device was and is still amazing, I remember the first time I bought one two years ago it was magic, I never had the same feeling with other iPhone purchases, this device have a special place in my heart.

And because I was tired of waiting for a jailbreak, I put my iPhone SE in a drawer and took a old iPhone 5 that was in the house, it's running iOS 8.4 so I jailbroke it and it made me realize that I don't need the latest and greatest iPhone, this one is fast enough and can do all the stuff I need to do.
Yeah, for some reason it's still good even on the later builds. My Mom's iPhone 5C ran very well on 9.3.2. Don't have it anymore, but wish I did. I can't tell you how many times I've almost purchased a brand new iPhone 5 (black and slate). I have Verizon, which makes it hard to find the right phone, because most people had GSM models.
 
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The last iPhone that Steve ever introduced to us...


Currently ranks #5 among all favorite phones I ever owned but it was #1 from 2010-2013 until I sold it. I like the design better on my 2G though but that ranks maybe #10 all-time since it crashed alot. I didn't own a 3G, 5, and 5s long enough to have it in my Top 10. Likely iPhone 7 will surpass the 4. Or if I change my mind and get SE, that will also surpass the 4. If I could go back in time, I would've waited for the 4s instead over the 4 and stay on tock years.

The SE has a combined 27 hrs with video and web (avg 13.5h) on GSM Arena. But leaning towards 7 for water-resistance. The height of my Moto E2 which is in the middle where the SE and 7 are, but its ergonomics is perfect for my hand since ny thumb can reach all four corners. But I need minimum "4.5 to type fast, and "4.7 is closer to it than "4. So iPhone 7 it is although 5s/SE has the classier design.

After iPhone 4, I told myself I won't be getting another iPhone until 7 since I like that number. But back in 2010, I didn't think we would have s models and thought 7 would be released in 2013. But 5s showed up. Three years later, we are finally here for an iPhone 7. A second time refinement of the 6 series before the return to all-glass casing next year. Likely the best iPhone during the post-Jobs era.
 

Shanghaichica

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I voted for the iPhone 4 but I like various iPhones for different reasons.

iPhone 3G- my first iPhone and first 'real' smartphone.

iPhone 4- I had it for almost 2 years before it was stolen and it was perfect in its time.

iPhone 5/5S- The best looking phone.

iPhone 6 Plus/6S plus- big and beautiful.
 
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iphonedude2008

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The iPhone 4. When it was unveiled, it was revolutionary. It ushered in the era of high resolution phone displays and we reap the benefits today. The addition of the gyroscope sensor allowed for more precise motion detection. And its design was and still is beautiful. It was (my opinion, don't flame me for this) and still is the most exciting keynote I've watched Apple give
 
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King Shady

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The iPhone 4. When it was unveiled, it was revolutionary. It ushered in the era of high resolution phones and we reap the benefits today. The addition of the gyroscope sensor allowed for more precise motion detection. And its design was and still is beautiful. It was (my opinion, don't flame me for this) and still is the most exciting keynote I've watched Apple give
This x100000000000
 

gimmmick

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iPhone 5s because it was my first iPhone. I would have been still using it but I caved in and bought the 6s as I do every two years. It's the best design and is my favorite cell phone I have ever used.
 

bandofbrothers

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I had the iPhone 5 but my network didn't support its 4G frequencies so I upgraded to the iPhone 5s.

Upgraded to the iPhone 6 Plus as my old eyes needed the bigger screen size.
 

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iPhone 2G
November 2008 - June 2010
October 2011 - June 2012

iPhone 4
June 2010 - August 2013

I think one of the reasons the 4 was my fav iPhone was because I had it the longest among all smartphones I ever had. The second longest was my Nexus One (Oct 2011 - July 2014). Most of my other smartphones I would keep in less than two years. My Xiaomi Mi 3 will hit two years this 19th but who knows if I sell it off too? My iPhone 4 I used as a daily driver for 17 months until moving to Manila. Then I used Samsung Focus and Nexus One as my phones since the former I unlocked for $12 and the latter already was unlocked. My 4 became mostly an iPod touch after.

My feelings with the iPhone 4 was similar to Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat. Loving at first before getting sour towards the end. By iOS6, games like Subway Surfers and Sonic Dash lagged. Candy Crush lagged a little. Imagine had I updated to iOS7? I sold it before it the update was ever released and also because iTunes kept crashing my laptop. Seems like iPhones have only a three-year life expectancy until they noticeably slow down although the 5 has held up better than the 4 series. Let's see with iOS10.

Would I ever go back using iPhone 4 for nostalgia? Hell no. Beautiful design but no longer practical or fast enough to use for me. I see some go for $50-$80 on Craigslist and OLX. Rather get an HTC One M7 for that price and that phone gave me worse experiences in most areas but had a sublime design. Or would rather use my $30 Lumia 640 and Moto E 4G than a single core iPhone 4 again. I probably wouldn't pick up a 4s either especially hearing how laggy it is on iOS9. Anything below a "4.5 display is not convenient enough for me anymore.

I owned and used the iPhone 3G, 5, 5s for a couple months before selling them. The 3G I gave away. Didn't use the 5 series long enough to feel attached to them. Also used the 3Gs for a day last year and couldn't stand the display ppi and lagginess on iOS6. So perhaps iPhone 7 will be one I will keep longer beyond two years. Personally, iOS is actually my third fav mobile OS behind Android and WP although it was my fav 4-5 years ago. So iPhone 7 could never really my fav smartphone. Top 3, perhaps. Like Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile), iOS is not my cup of tea and hasn't been since 2013.


 

Jetro

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I liked the iPhone 4. It had great battery life and did things so well. There's too many irritable things on iPhones since Steve has been gone.
 
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Channan

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I'm not sure if this poll is based on looks alone, or just overall which you enjoyed the most at the time.

If based on looks alone, I feel a lot of those need to be grouped together. I voted the iPhone 5s because I like the look of Touch ID over the iPhone 5's old-style home button, and I like the polished chamfered edges over the iPhone SE's matted edges, but all three look almost identical. Same with the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

If it's which iPhone you enjoyed the most at the time, for most of us it's probably our first iPhone, which would be the iPhone 3G for me.