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Just wanting to get everyone's take on Apple's new iPhone offering.


iPhone 5 vs iPhone4S

iPhone 5 vs Competition (Mashable)

iPhone 5 vs Competition (Engadget)

Thoughts and first impressions?
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Lol, I'm in the same boat. I can't decide between any of those phones. Nokia has me bought for right now, but I'm afraid I may change my decision.
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Its better than the last one. lol what else is there to say?
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post #4 of 62
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Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post

Its better than the last one. lol what else is there to say?

Yes, much better. It is 16:9!
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here is my take on iPhones, as for the iPhone 5 I think it's worth the upgrade for the better cpu, and almost entirely for 4G as a iPhone 4 owner. I will most likely get an iPhone 5 when I am able to, the new display holds very little interest for me as I don't ever game on my iPhone nor do I use netflix and I don't have the bandwidth available to do video streaming from youtube.

I have gotten entirely too comfortable with the battery life(usually a day and a half with bluetooth enabled/on but not nessicarily connected the whole time), with the sms message preview on the locked screen, with the ability to "swipe", unlock my phone and go straight to my new sms message or gmail or whatever else that is pushed as a notification to the locked screen. My girlfriend has had the S2 for almost a year now and I've used it and it's a great device, a coworker at work can take panoramic pictures straight from his phone, and can snag a pic from video as the commercials advertise. I also like that there's a physical switch dedicated to turning your phone from normal to silent. I'm sure there's a way either rooted or non-rooted on Android's to do this but it's there by default on the iPhone.

I still hate the restrictive app store, I don't like how iTunes will allow you to buy an app, then try charging later and if you forget what credit card it's using and it doesnt have enough money will basically hold all updates/app installs/new purchases hostage until you correct the billing problem.

I've not used it as a GPS to give me directions so I can't speak to how well it does that.
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It doesnt make me regret buying a Galaxy Nexus a few months ago wink.gif

Really.. its not a horrible phone but I also just feel it should have been better...

-The screen is weird, sure its finally 16:9, but its an odd resolution instead of a standard resolution, Why Apple? You could have sourced any number of 720p displays but instead you went all different on us... Its not the biggest screen on the market, Its not the highest pixel density on the market, and its not even equal to the competition in terms of resolution if you want to be VERY pedantic (Since the competition runs 720p displays(

-The processor is not that much better than whats out there

-The battery life isnt really THAT impressive, its obviously been cut down because of making the phone slimmer (thus smaller battery) 8-10 hours.. Eh... Motorola is offering what.. 21 or something with theirs?

-New proprietary connector, Actually from a business standpoint this could be the worst thing, Because now everyone has to either buy an adapter to make their existing accessories work (At $30 a pop too) OR they have to buy all new accessories, For some users the accessories might be what was keeping them with an iPhone, having to either adapt or buy all new stuff could be the final nail in the coffin that drives them to the competition


This aritcle sums up why a lot of folks are disappointed on it

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-57511658-233/iphone-5-opens-the-door-for-nokia-samsung/


Apple just isnt offering anything the competition isnt anymore, which would have been fine back in the 3G/3GS days when Apple had little competition, Apple used to have a great combination of power, performance, good screen, rediculously good battery life, good OS and good design, Now its all just good design and everything else is more "Ticking the boxes" as opposed to pushing the envelope...

Its not that its a bad phone, Its just a phone relying too much on "Being THE iPhone" to sell now... which is bad when the competition is matching and outdoing Apple now

Which means yes, I think Apple has lost its magic...
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It's like what the 4S should have been. If you look at WP and android you'll see they have a lot of that stuff too.
    
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Too far behind. They're relying on its name more than they are the actual hardware and the things that matter most.

Not to mention I think the 5 is kinda fugly..

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as expected it is just an evolution of the current model. If I had money I would buy it, but I don't, so I'll be sticking with my 4 for a while longer. The A6 is damn impressive, and will likely continue to wipe the floor with qualcomm, Ti, and nvidia tears.

 

I am dissappointed by:

 

-no NFC...this is kinda a "wth Apple" moment

-the new connector. They make a big deal about how special their 24pin connector thing is, and cite it as the main reason not to adopt micro USB like every other OEM, and now they throw it out, and *COULD* have replaced it with micro USB, but didn't, and instead we get this....sigh

-doesn't cook food...damn

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I'll be ordering mine on Friday. I'll still have a Galaxy Note for doing android things, an iPod classic in the car, and an iPad for most of my media, so the lack of true 720p doesn't bother me too much. I just want a nice 4" phone that does what I want it to do without problems. The iPhone 4 was just too small for me. I think the 5 is going to be just right.
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