Would you have preferred the thickness of the iPhone 4/4S if..


  • I rather have a thinner phone, than better battery

    Votes: 20 32.3%
  • I rather have better battery life, and a slightly thicker phone

    Votes: 42 67.7%

  • Total voters


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 17, 2012
there was better battery life?

don't get me wrong, it's kind of cool having a thin phone. but if it was as thick as the iPhone 4/4S, i'm sure apple could have added a few more battery cells in there for greater battery life.


macrumors 68020
Oct 27, 2010
HR 9038 A
The thinness of the 5 does feel nice, but I'm always welcome to battery improvements. However, apparently the iphone 5 battery lasts longer than the 4S, so maybe we get the better of both worlds (don't have ip5 yet though, so can't test myself).


macrumors 68000
Feb 24, 2009
I always say that the phone is thin enough already. Then I get my hands on the new one and it's so much nicer to hold in your hand. It doesn't feel too thin. It doesn't feel too light. It's just right. I really like the design of the iPhone 5.


macrumors 68040
Feb 15, 2010
Boston, MA
my iphone 5 battery life is much much better then my 4S. I had a mophie juice pack plus on my 4S. i would have to turn the juicepack on around 4pm. and it would still be down to like 40% again by midnight. yesterday I unplugged the 5 around 11am and by the time i was headed home at like 1230am and it was down to 6% on just the 1 charge. I use my phone ALOT too.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 19, 2012
I'd be fine if the 5 was the same thickness as the 4. And if battery capacity was increased, wouldn't be surprised if we could have got like 15 hours of usage with like 2000mAh battery.


macrumors 68030
Jun 29, 2012
Colorado Springs USA for now
I prefer the "heft" of the 4s and wish the i5 would of stayed with that thickness and added some battery.... although the i5's battery is fantastic so for for me. No LTE but still great.


macrumors 6502a
Jun 17, 2003
I replaced the battery in my iPhone 4 about 6 weeks ago, it crushes my new iPhone 5. Same usage, no LTE, and the iPhone 5 barely lasts half a day compared to my 4 that will go all day.
Might buy a mophie when they come out.


macrumors regular
Mar 2, 2012
It's BARELY thinner when I stack it on top of my ip4, so yes i would have preferred the barely thicker ip4/s size for a longer battery life.


macrumors 65816
Jul 27, 2012
Hollywood, CA
Cause this is not enough?


Apple wants to move forward. Not stay the same.
Is that the battery usage on your 5? 16 hours of standby and 7 hours of usage?

I get about 24 hours standby and 8 hours before my 4S needs to be charged. Sometimes I get better than that depending on what I'm doing that day.

I really want to see what people with their 5's are getting. Although from what I've seen, it seems to be pretty similar to the 4S, some are reporting better.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2002
Charlotte, NC
I wouldn't mind it staying the same thickness for a bit more battery heft. Not that the battery doesn't last long enough, I charge my phone every night as it is. However, I have had nights where I played a game or something else, and it pushed me into the red before I expected. A little extra life would be nice some times.