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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS iPhone 4s, which one will you get?

    Depends on how you word it. Buying a 4s off contract is smarter then locking into a 2 yr, even though it may seem cheaper..... Yes Going with the iPhone 5 is smarter in locking into a contract.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS iPhone 4s, which one will you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    iOS version is what matters to me the most. I can accomplish the same functions as any iPhone 5 user. Again it's money, display size, a bit more speed locally and LTE connection wise. But I have no reason to go from a 4S to the 5. If the iOS version forced me, then I would.
    But within your own comment, you contradict your ability to accomplish function...you cannot accomplish LTE data speeds, you cannot accomplish processing performance, you cannot enjoy the functionality of the larger screen in the variety of ways it is and will be used, you cannot replicate the cameras functionality in terms of shutter speed or stabilization, you cannot enjoy proper widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio on videos, you cannot take advantage of dual band routers and 5Ghz networks, you cannot improve the quality and function of the front facing camera...etc etc etc.

    I could keep going...but i think you get the point, the iPhone 5 does offer many features you cannot have on the 4S, a few are mentioned above.
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    No, The OS as a core is what made my decision. Not extra options.... The Core OS is still there no matter how you look at it. yes it functions just as well as the OS on the iPhone 5.

    With out all those extra options its still iOS 6

    Now if iOS 6 only came with the iPhone 5 then I would switch... All those mentioned above are 98% hardware. If it was not there they would not be improvements.


    My main point was the OS only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    No, The OS as a core is what made my decision. Not extra options.... The Core OS is still there no matter how you look at it. yes it functions just as well as the OS on the iPhone 5.

    With out all those extra options its still iOS 6

    Now if iOS 6 only came with the iPhone 5 then I would switch... All those mentioned above are 98% hardware. If it was not there they would not be improvements.


    My main point was the OS only.
    That is clear now, but your initial response read "I can accomplish the same functions as any iPhone 5 user...", and that was simply untrue.

    One could actually praise Apple for the fact that the OS is the same at the core of all of the iPhone's across the board (and only phased downwards by the phones physical ability to support new functionality). The fact that you can enjoy the newest firmware on the previous generation device is a feature not seen often, if at all, in the world of consumer electronics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    RedsnOw is what I use to jailbreak mine my bad for answering late.


    Tapatalking up in ya
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS iPhone 4s, which one will you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrome.brooks View Post
    RedsnOw is what I use to jailbreak mine my bad for answering late.
    correct, on iOS 5.1.1 or earlier NOT 6.0 or 6.0.1
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    hey what phone should i get i dont really care much about screen size coming from bionic with 4.3 inches and lte i really want the 4s for gaming mainly and perhaps call and text but iphone 5 look good too. Please help

    Due to exclusivity on apple store some game on iphone isnt on Google play store:

    Soul calibur
    Devil may cry 4
    Tekken
    Metal gear solid
    Street fighter
    Marvel is only exclusive to certain model which is dumb because of the os problem google have. Droid 3 that have hardward similar to 4s if the not the same isnt supported. This more of issue with android os because of the carriers.
    Monster madness exclusive to tablet dumb because on IOS it work on iphone 3gs or better or ipad of all models i think .
    horn game exclusive to android tablet not android phone dumbbb
    capcom vs marvel 2
    Splinter cell work on android 2.2 os-2.3 os apprently gameloft didnt support it to android 3.0 os -4.0 os or better
    Shadow guardian only work for android 2.2 os-2.3 os which suck when i got ANDROID 4.0 OS ics on my droid bionic.


    I love android I just hate all this exclusivity

    both android and ios have 700,000 apps and some game are just to exclusive on certain model,SOC= system on chip or Carrier apps on android .

    This is basicly turning me off from android.
    Last edited by add119; 11-28-2012 at 07:55 PM.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS iPhone 4s, which one will you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrome.brooks View Post
    RedsnOw is what I use to jailbreak mine my bad for answering late.


    Tapatalking up in ya
    I knew what you were going to say before you said it...and you also completely threw your legitimacy out the window by answering...read the article again, and realize how foolish you look now.
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    I knew what you were going to say before you said it...and you also completely threw your legitimacy out the window by answering...read the article again, and realize how foolish you look now.
    Foolish ??? Okay sir like I stated earlier my 4s is unlocked with 6.0.1 look it up for yourself online on how to do it .That's just one bogus article your going on if your closed minded by just one type of info than I'm not the foolish one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrome.brooks View Post
    Foolish ??? Okay sir like I stated earlier my 4s is unlocked with 6.0.1 look it up for yourself online on how to do it .That's just one bogus article your going on if your closed minded by just one type of info than I'm not the foolish one


    Tapatalking up in ya
    And you're full of sh*t if you say you jailbroke 6.0.1 untethered like that article discussed...you're burying yourself here.
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    Anyone going to help me with my decision for my check on what phone i should get?
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    @add119...besides the fact that that entire website screams SPAM, this guy isn't some developer who is working on the jailbreak, he's a guy that didn't read the initial article he bashed and spoke before he thought.

    As far as help with your decision...go play with the phones, pick the one you like best...best advice you're going to get expecting other people to decide which phone is best for YOU.
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    Default iPhone 5 VS iPhone 4s, which one will you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by add119 View Post
    Anyone going to help me with my decision for my check on what phone i should get?
    Are you for real? I don't mean to come across harshly but dang, YOU have to choose what is best for YOU based on YOUR desires and needs. Whatever phone YOU decide to get will have its share of pros and cons. That is a given, but what you must decide is which phone do YOU think will best serve your purpose and only YOU can make that decision.
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    @justme i know but im getting bored with android had 4 years with their phones i need new fresh os. So im thinking of getting apple with iPhone 4s or 5 . I have 275 i can get either or on two year contract.

    @sean thanks
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    @justme i know but im getting bored with android had 4 years with their phones i need new fresh os. So im thinking of getting apple with iPhone 4s or 5 . I have 275 i can get either or on two year contract.

    @sean thanks
    I understand, my friend. In that case, go with the iPhone 5. It is the latest, it's fast, it's powerful, looks great and still gets the job done. Period! I still have an iPhone 4S because I am still very content with its performance in the manner in which I use it. Anyway, I hope that was helpful to you. Take care, good luck and have a great day ..
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    @justme i know but im getting bored with android had 4 years with their phones i need new fresh os. So im thinking of getting apple with iPhone 4s or 5 . I have 275 i can get either or on two year contract.

    @sean thanks
    If you have the money to buy the newest iPhone with more features and LTE, why even consider the 4S? You'd essentially be shooting yourself in the foot with value, and if you're someone who keeps phones for a long time, the 4S is going to be obsolete much quicker. Again, as far as which is best for you, obviously this comes down to what you see value in...i can't stand enormous screens or cheap plastic outer components, i also prefer the iOS environment and have a lot invested in apps...the iPhone is best for me, but might not be for the next guy. It's foolish to base your decision on what someone else likes...If i did that in 2007 I'd have waited for the Blackberry Storm instead of buying the iPhone, and i would have hated myself for it.
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    I sold my 4s and got the 5. Already has a spot where the finish is coming off and only had a week and 2 days. 4s is very solid and has a sold feel, 5 does not feel that sturdy. Still within my 15 days and thinking seriously about taking 5 back and getting another 4s. Feel I could carry the 4s naked and would not dare do so with the 5.Just my opinion as an owner and user of both.
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    do we need a lesson on Tethered vs Untethered jailbreaks??
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    Your right @sean i like android just hate the app support in some game area.

    So i guess im going with iPhone 5 then i dont really care for 4g lte. That muxh
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    I can't even fathom how someone would make the decision based on gaming apps (or lack there of) between the top end Android devices and the iPhone 5, but to each their own i suppose. What games are not available on the Android that are detrimental to you avoiding one over the iPhone? (honestly curious)

    As far as not caring about LTE...given that is one of the major draws of the iPhone 5 and one of the major differences between it and the 4S, the 4S could still be a good option for you, but I'm a bit confused on your logic as far as decision making between them so I'll just leave it at that.

    Buy the one you like the most.
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    The one i mention in prior post and Android seem to get upgrade os for 1 year and non stock nexus phone them.they stop after 14 months unless their Google nexus line or hack the phone
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    Soul calibur
    Devil may cry 4
    Tekken
    batman arkham city
    Metal gear solid
    Scott pilgram vs the world
    Street fighter 4
    Marvel is only exclusive to certain model which is dumb because of the os problem google have.
    Droid 3 that have hardward similar to 4s if the not the same isnt supported.
    This more of issue with android os because of the carriers.
    Monster madness exclusive to tablet dumb because on IOS it work on iphone 3gs or better or ipad of all models i think .
    horn game exclusive to android tablet not android phone dumbbb
    capcom vs marvel 2
    Splinter cell work on android 2.2 os-2.3 os apprently gameloft didnt support it to android 3.0 os -4.0 os or better
    Shadow guardian only work for android 2.2 os-2.3 os which suck when i got ANDROID 4.0 OS ics on my droid bionic.
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    lol...you really love your games huh? I did almost buy Metal Gear though, looked pretty cool so I'm with you there...
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    Yeah bro I do. I had PSP and now iOS have better gaming if it wasn't for developer having as much 150 different android it would be easy to port to forget one android to the other.
    I don't want mod my phone to change system on chip just to get a game playing or w.e. apple as much I hated them I want to jump the move since2009 and didn't now I will. Android physical keyboard stop from doing it. Not anymore
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