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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Very long story short my 4s is currently having a antenna problem that apple has addressed as a deal breaker in concern to price thus it being more money smart to just buy a new phone and lucky me I have a upgrade available. I was a diehard crack berry guy for years but even though there hard ware has always been familiar there OS has what seems almost purposefully awful in terms of growth. So I need a new phone coming from my broken 4S. I'm open to other option besides the iphone5 so I write to you guys looking for first hand accounts of the iPhone 5 to see how it is. Is the screen awkward in a way since it got taller and not wider as well? Is it even a noticeable jump from the 4S? If it isn't a noticeable jump or if the screen is as awkward as I've heard some ppl say I might look else where for a new phone outside of the 5. Thanks guys and gals.
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    No.
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    No? Ok thanks for the absolute clarity derived from that....
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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    I came from the Galaxy Nexus to the iPhone 5 so I won't be able to relate in all aspects. I've used relatives iPhone 4S and my girlfriends before she upgraded. Honestly the screen isn't awkward per se at all and since you would be obtaining one at this stage you won't have to deal with the annoying legacy bars on popular applications. What the phone increases in height it decreases in weight , the phone is incredibly light and you should definitely play with it a bit at the store before you decide. If you're someone who will utilize the A6 chip then you should totally go for it. If you are using it for nothing more than Facebook, texting and web browsing than that's debatable , it will run faster though.

    Personally, I always want the latest tech, but that's an issue I have to discuss with my bank account.
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Depends. If you are in an LTE area - speed increase alone will wow you. The thinness is awesome. Larger screen realestate is nice and once you go bigger, you won't want to go back to the 3.5" screen. I find the saturation and quality of the iphone 5 screen to be a noticeable improvement. Overall a nice upgrade imo.

    But, if you have expectations of a totally different iOS experience, you're not going to find it. It's evolution rather than revolution.
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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    The bigger screen is a huge improvement. You may have an issue readjusting to the keyboard location, but it'll only last a day or so.

    LTE is also a huge jump. You'll go from getting 3-5 Mbps to getting 20-30. The speed increase is absolutely mind blowing. Often, the 4G LTE is faster than a WiFi connection.

    The camera and processor are also updated, with a noticeable difference from the 4S.

    You may not be wowed, but you definitely will notice the improvement and be pleased.


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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    I came from the 4S and I was wowed. I think t hat the iPhone 5 is a great phone. LTE, larger screen, faster processor, better camera, thinner profile, and more RAM make it worth getting.
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    it seems rather clear that its a winner, im just so apprehensive about that screen. Only phone maker i know that just went taller to make it bigger rather then a complete redesign. It always caught me as a cheap move and looked rather awkward since its shaped literally like a remote control. I support apple because i believe they can make a product more superior then others at time, just that dang screen shape looked so awkward to me. Outside of the screen I'm sold.
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    And guys thanks for all the advice and help so far. When i do a upgrade i always keep it for the 2 plus years so thanks again a ton.
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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Quote Originally Posted by komp444 View Post
    it seems rather clear that its a winner, im just so apprehensive about that screen. Only phone maker i know that just went taller to make it bigger rather then a complete redesign. It always caught me as a cheap move and looked rather awkward since its shaped literally like a remote control. I support apple because i believe they can make a product more superior then others at time, just that dang screen shape looked so awkward to me. Outside of the screen I'm sold.
    I like that it just got taller. Once in your hand, it will feel like it should have always been this shape and size. It was an awesome design choice in my opinion.


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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Yes.
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Yes.
    Yes? In what aspect?
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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Check lte coverage. If that's not available in your area I'm pretty sure you won't be wowed. Yes a larger screen but it's running the same os your phone is running now with a bump in hardware. It's like being wowed going from a 2006 to a 2007 car with the same features but a different radio and rims.


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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Go for it, or you could always give BB10 a try but the iPhone 5 is amazing and I came from the 4s
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Looks like ill go pick up a iPhone 5 on payday then. Thanks guys for all the input! Great community you have here. I downloaded the imore app but was surprised you can't access forums from the app unless I'm missing something?! Now this is a shot in the dark but has anyone had any luck with one of those keyboard cases?! If so what was the brand name and why?!
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    Default If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Quote Originally Posted by komp444 View Post
    Looks like ill go pick up a iPhone 5 on payday then. Thanks guys for all the input! Great community you have here. I downloaded the imore app but was surprised you can't access forums from the app unless I'm missing something?! Now this is a shot in the dark but has anyone had any luck with one of those keyboard cases?! If so what was the brand name and why?!
    iMore has a separate forum app.

    Also, I found the iPhone 5 a decent upgrade to the 4S. I knew I wasn't going to get iPhone 5 specific features but the form factor more than makes up for that. It's as if a phone was meant to be this exact size.

    I still think that there is a lot of wasted potential screen real estate on the top and bottom bezels though. But that's just me.
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    I came from a larger screened Galaxy S3 and an iPhone 4 the iPhone is far and away superior in all aspects.

    It feels higher quality in the hand, isn't made of 'cheap looking' plastic, feels more robust, is styled better, better battery life (for me at least), more intuituve and easier to use operating system.

    In all ways it is a superior product to the Android device I had. The screen is odd but apparently now it is more in keeping with a 16:9 aspect widescreen, or so I am led to believe. I honestly don't think you will be disappointed with the iPhone 5; I absolutely love mine and it is easily the best phone I have ever used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by komp444 View Post
    Very long story short my 4s is currently having a antenna problem that apple has addressed as a deal breaker in concern to price thus it being more money smart to just buy a new phone and lucky me I have a upgrade available. I was a diehard crack berry guy for years but even though there hard ware has always been familiar there OS has what seems almost purposefully awful in terms of growth. So I need a new phone coming from my broken 4S. I'm open to other option besides the iphone5 so I write to you guys looking for first hand accounts of the iPhone 5 to see how it is. Is the screen awkward in a way since it got taller and not wider as well? Is it even a noticeable jump from the 4S? If it isn't a noticeable jump or if the screen is as awkward as I've heard some ppl say I might look else where for a new phone outside of the 5. Thanks guys and gals.
    IMO if you want to be wowed, and it really seems that you want to try something new, take a look at the blackberry Z10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    IMO if you want to be wowed, and it really seems that you want to try something new, take a look at the blackberry Z10!
    The OP is coming from an iPhone 4S. I doubt he would be happy with a Z10 right now considering the lack of cloud services and ecosystem.

    I have no doubt it will improve in the future but right now the Z10 would be a step back from even the 4S. BlackBerry 10 does look interesting though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highrisedrifter View Post
    I came from a larger screened Galaxy S3 and an iPhone 4 the iPhone is far and away superior in all aspects.

    It feels higher quality in the hand, isn't made of 'cheap looking' plastic, feels more robust, is styled better, better battery life (for me at least), more intuituve and easier to use operating system.

    In all ways it is a superior product to the Android device I had. The screen is odd but apparently now it is more in keeping with a 16:9 aspect widescreen, or so I am led to believe. I honestly don't think you will be disappointed with the iPhone 5; I absolutely love mine and it is easily the best phone I have ever used.
    Same here. Came from the GS3, couldn't take the freezing and reboots anymore so I got an iPhone 5 and couldn't be happier!
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    Default Re: If you had to upgrade from 4s to 5? Am i gonna be wowed?

    Quote Originally Posted by komp444 View Post
    Yes? In what aspect?
    You asked if you were going to be wowed upgrading from an iPhone 4S to a 5...i answered your question. If you're asking HOW you will be wowed, simply read the reviews and hundreds of threads on this website that list all the reasons. I'll give you one just for sh*ts and giggles...LTE.

    You could also take the Z10 advice...I guess to some it'd be pretty cool to own the last major handset release from the dying Blackberry company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    IMO if you want to be wowed, and it really seems that you want to try something new, take a look at the blackberry Z10!
    The Z10 will make you say "Wow, I can't believe they made another terrible phone"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    The OP is coming from an iPhone 4S. I doubt he would be happy with a Z10 right now considering the lack of cloud services and ecosystem.

    I have no doubt it will improve in the future but right now the Z10 would be a step back from even the 4S. BlackBerry 10 does look interesting though.
    Well that depends, OP are you really invested in iCloud?

    I've owned the ip5, and my main criticism has always been that the screen is too narrow (IMO anyways, maybe its my fingers) for the keyboard. There is also space between the keys which is not the best use of real estate IMO.

    I just thought that for "wow" factor, the Z10 has some nice features (time shift camera, messaging etc.) but it thats not your cup of tea, OP, maybe wait for the sgs4?

    Either way if you could provide us with some more details (ie what do you use your phone for, mainly) it would be helpful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    The Z10 will make you say "Wow, I can't believe they made another terrible phone"


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    have you tried it? I dont think its really intelligent to tear something down without giving it a fair chance.

    For instance I didnt like the old ipod nano (the square one) but I LOVE the new one. If I let prejudices from my old experiences stick with me I wouldn't have the best music player on the market right now (IMO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    have you tried it? I dont think its really intelligent to tear something down without giving it a fair chance.

    For instance I didnt like the old ipod nano (the square one) but I LOVE the new one. If I let prejudices from my old experiences stick with me I wouldn't have the best music player on the market right now (IMO).
    Yes. It's a great upgrade for a BlackBerry owner. But if you're on iOS or Android, a few steps backwards.


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