View Poll Results: Phone what you expected or more? Less?
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Exactly what I expected!
More than I expected!
Eh, it's okay.
- 09-12-2012, 06:53 PM #126
My views and observations. This phone doesn't have a lot of wow factor. The only Iphones with the wow factor was the original Iphone, and then the Iphone 4. Everything else was an incremental upgrade, making the newer device, a little better than the prior one. That's actually not a bad thing, as we're locked into 2 year contracts anyway. When looking at Android, its actually the same way. I have the Iphone 4, and skipped on the 4S, as I wasn't eligible, but even if I was, it was too similar to the Iphone 4. The Iphone 5 is a big enough upgrade to be satisfied, imo. Larger screen, siri, LTE, faster processor, and more RAM. It actually looks very good. When I look at all of the smartphones from other manufacturers, the Iphone is also still the best looking, and looks like its made from higher quality materials.
- 09-12-2012, 07:36 PM #127
Probably not the revolutionary change everyone wanted -- and with the amount of leaks and the accuracy of most of them, it left people underwhelmed.
Coming from an iPhone 4, I can see myself upgrading. My girlfriend just got the S3 and she really does not like it. It is her first flavor of Android, and she says its too big of a screen. I really have no need for a screen that large I guess.
I am rather excited to give the new earpods a try though. Most everything I am looking forward too is in OS6 though.
My primary line isn't up for upgrade, but I do have an upgrade on the account, so I may pre-order.
- 09-12-2012, 07:39 PM #128
- 09-12-2012, 07:43 PM #129
The iPhone 5 is not revolutionary.
But that doesn't make it a bad phone either. There are several changes and updates that together make it a good phone. All the features of the OS and the larger screen, LTE, etc. If I didn't pick up a S3, I would have gotten this.
The thing is, the last big, great, revolutionary advance in cellular phones was the touch screen. Everything else after that are nice features. So now everybody, android, apple, windows, are just adding features. Some good, some bad. The S3, which I own- is it revolutionary? No- it's got a big screen, a fluid OS that does the job and some nice features. The evolution in hardware is slowing down for now in terms of revolutionary concepts- what else can we do? Bigger screen, more cores to the processor, more RAM, more memory, LTE, higher MP camera. OK, great. These are all flashy trinkets to appeal to us. OK, so the iPhone 5 gave us incremental updates in the hardware. But iOS is where Apple needs to kill it, I can't say iOS 6 is amazing since I haven't used it, but if it can extend that easy to use, it just works idea to other functions of the phone, I think they will have another hit on their hands. I feel that the software is the battleground, not the hardware- anybody can make a bigger screen or throw in the latest and greatest processor.
The thing is, everybody after the keynote is underwhelmed. Happens a lot. The true test is once reviewers get their hands on it and how many people really upgrade. Personally, I'd be happy with a black iPhone 5- that is hot.
- 09-12-2012, 07:50 PM #130
- 09-12-2012, 07:51 PM #131
I'm no Android hater. I'm currently rocking an S3. But guess what? I'm "borrowing" an upgrade from my pops who could care less about phones and am pre-ordering the 5. You can give me all the bells and whistles of the S3, and I'm still going back to iOS. Heck, the screen and 4G are by far enough to get me back. Sure Android has options, but it's nowhere near as fluid as iOS. If this wasn't enough upgrade for you, I've got a mint 32gb S3 for Verizon that'll be up for sale in a little over a week.
- 09-12-2012, 07:52 PM #132
- 09-12-2012, 08:17 PM #133
At any rate, you're obviously not an iPhone fan, and spinning my wheels is of no interest to me so that's about that.
- 09-12-2012, 08:29 PM #134
- 09-12-2012, 09:13 PM #135iPhone Newbie
- 47 Posts
I'm not thrilled about the headphone jack on the bottom of the phone and needing adapters (that are $29 on Apple's site) to use the iPhone 5 on my sound dock. I don't see why the 30 pin connector was such a big deal. I have 2 or 3 charging cords, I keep around to charge the phone and iPad, now they'll be different cords.
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- 09-12-2012, 09:20 PM #136
- 09-12-2012, 09:28 PM #137
Yall are saying that a bigger screen is not innovation or not desireable. Make up your mind. You had a 3.5 inch screen and now you rave about the 4inch screen. But you complain that 4.5 is too big. Yall have been handling that tiny phone way too long. I went from a 3GS to a 4.3 inch device. At first I was like, this is huge. But after a short while you appreciate the added space for web pages, typing, movies, games, books, etc. And I dont even notice that it's big. It feels normal. If you really think that the 4in screen is as big as you need and think that anything bigger is a waste or is TOO big. Then you obviously haven't spent any time exclusively with that size screen. Cuz once you get used to it then you go back to the iPhone, you really miss it.
- 09-12-2012, 09:35 PM #138
Lets get one thing straight. You apparently have no "F'n" clue what your're talking about. So with that said Many...if not most people prefer a bigger screen. Proof...everyone makes a phone with a screen bigger than the iPhone's. In fact Iphone came out with a bigger screen than their legacy device. Even still...most phones are still bigger and more consumers prefer them. On top of that people(yes real people) want USB, HDMI, SD CARD, NFC...iphone doesn't have em. They are not gimmicks...they actually work...do something...have a purpose...in other words NOT GIMMICK. So before you go and call all these things GIMMICKS, why dont you look at the 3.5inch phone in your pocket and see what gimmicks you bought into..or actually are missing for a bigger price than all that gimmicks that came with someone else's phone. Then oh yeah...remember all the accesories that you had to buy that do all the same things that the other phones do with the added gimmicks...more money out of your pocket. You really have no clue do you?
And go ahead and say what you want...call me a troll or what ever. But the reality is you spent more money on your iPhone and accessories than 90% of the world and got less for your money. Then paid more for accesories to perform like other phones. And you want to talk about people being fandroids or whatever.
I had an iPhone...I realized after 3 years I was getting hosed. I was hoping this years would be different...but guess not.
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- 09-12-2012, 09:44 PM #139
Do you think by now your android moderator has realized that you escaped from his
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- 09-12-2012, 11:06 PM #143iPhone Newbie
- 36 Posts
Definitely have to hold it and use it for myself before I decide whether or not I would upgrade my 4S. The only thing I'm not sure about is this generation's industrial design; I wished it was a bit more... uniform? On certain parts like the speaker and microphone grille there are different numbers of holes for each of them. Also, the back I think would look really well if they just made the entire thing aluminum and one solid color instead of the two-tone alunminum and glass. I have to say though, I really like how they have a black band running around the black iPhone and they colored in the band lines white on the white iPhone, pretty neat. Perhaps once I see it more often I might warm up to the design; I do recall not liking the iPhone 4's design when I first saw it for some odd reason, of course, I love it now.
- 09-12-2012, 11:23 PM #144
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- 09-13-2012, 12:05 AM #147
Comparing Apple iPhone 5 64GB vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 - 15 Reasons for the Apple iPhone 5 64GB - VERSUS IO Iphone5 vs Samsung GS3
Im sticking with Samsung, this phone and the time spent waiting on this was a complete waste of time ...
- 09-13-2012, 12:22 AM #148
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