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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alexander25, Sep 23, 2012.



  1. I rather have a thinner phone, than better battery

    20 vote(s)
  2. I rather have better battery life, and a slightly thicker phone

    42 vote(s)
  1. alexander25 macrumors regular

    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.
  2. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
  3. aphexacid macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    I'm very happy with it as is. Everything about it. Thickness, battery, etc etc.
  4. sviato 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).
  5. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

    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.
  6. CrAkD 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.
  7. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
  8. raremage macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    This. How about an option for "just as it is with the existing battery life"...?
  9. alexander25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    of course not, but you wouldn't mind a little more juice?
  10. eelw 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.
  11. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Cause this is not enough?


    Apple wants to move forward. Not stay the same.
  12. AFDoc 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.
  13. alexander25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    there's nothing wrong with having more battery
  14. CIA 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.
  15. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    well sure. But you're talking about adding thickness to do so. Just keep it the way it is. "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
  16. alexander25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    ironic post.
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  18. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    ironic thread
  19. Matt8045 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.
  20. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    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.
  21. alexander25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    it's a pretty ****in simple question.
  22. Squid7085 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.

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