View Poll Results: Phone what you expected or more? Less?

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  • Exactly what I expected!

    111 48.05%
  • More than I expected!

    14 6.06%
  • Eh, it's okay.

    106 45.89%
  1. briankeith513's Avatar
    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.
    Exxod likes this.
    09-12-2012 07:53 PM
  2. LSglock89's Avatar
    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 08:36 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...(snipped)...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.
    'nuf said...
    DomFeeney likes this.
    09-12-2012 08:39 PM
  4. Larry Pager's Avatar
    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.
    Just_Me_D, zeteo#IM and big9erfan like this.
    09-12-2012 08:43 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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.
    Well stated ...
    Ftspyder likes this.
    09-12-2012 08:50 PM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    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 08:51 PM
  7. LSglock89's Avatar
    I agree...they made the black iPhone look absolutely sexy.
    09-12-2012 08:52 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Years ahead on the screen by that I mean apple won't make a iphone with a screen the size of the S3 for years. How long has it taken them to make it even slightly larger?? I've had a 4s from release day and the worst thing about it was the battery, on my S3 the battery has been great from day 1. Let's just agree to disagree
    On that note if your happy with the iphone 5 then Yay!! I for one and super happy with what apple did because it makes my choice to switch to the s3 a couple weeks ago All that much sweeter.
    Tap'n 'Like A Boss'
    So the size of the screen is some kind of achievement? It's just a big screen, there's no real overwhelming quality to it that places it above the retina display on even the 4/4S...there's no agreeing to disagree here, the bottom line is (as i said before), Apple isn't in the business of making the Galaxy S, it's in the business of making the iPhone, and with that, the Galaxy S isn't ahead with a bigger screen, it's simply different. It's not like Apple is incapable of putting a enormous screen on the iPhone, the consumer base doesn't want it, Apple realizes this and sees that they will sell record setting #'s of iPhones without making the screen that large.

    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.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    09-12-2012 09:17 PM
  9. dalvik's Avatar
    Maybe not groundbreaking but the screen is years ahead of anywhere apple will be the quad core is amazingly fast the freedom the device allows you is "groundbreaking" (if you come over from the apple side of things) my battery life is fantastic compared to my 4s i had. That's what I can think of right off the top of my head. I'm still learning I've only had this for a week or so. I did love my apple iphone but it along with the ios got stle and boring for 'me', im not saying it's crap I'm just saying there's more out there to satisfy smartphone users and don't be afraid to make the switch. I still have my ipad 3 imac and apple TV 2 so I haven't disowned apple all together.

    Tap'n 'Like A Boss'
    You know, I feel the same way about GS3 and I'd buy that over an iPhone but there is a one huge problem with it - that gigantic screen. When I happen to pass by any carrier store I play with it and It is really nice, smooth, beautiful and all that but man... It's just f'n huge.... If they would come up with a 4 inch model of GS3 I'd buy it... And it's just crazy but all high-end android phones have huge screens. There is literary nothing to choose from if you want no more than a 4 inch display.
    09-12-2012 09:29 PM
  10. Link's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by Link; 09-12-2012 at 10:16 PM.
    09-12-2012 10:13 PM
  11. zurch's Avatar
    I would have like it to be .5 inch wider. Just for typing comfort. I'm sticking with 4s till note 2 comes out then I'm going to decide between them two and also im going with lowest subsidized prices.
    09-12-2012 10:20 PM
  12. ejb222's Avatar
    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 10:28 PM
  13. ejb222's Avatar
    You could get a 12.1MP camera on a Sony Ericsson phone back in 2009...that was big noise at the time, but in the end, it meant nothing because nobody wanted to use the Sony phone.

    Comparing stuff like that is a little redundant...Apple sells a phone that people not only want to use, but has features that keep it competitive (and in many cases, leading). I could wake up one day and decide that i want a phone that has a slot on the back to hold my USB cord, and damn if some company out there somewhere won't make a phone that does just that...when i realize that the newest iPhone model doesn't have that cord holder on the back, it's just silly for a person to sit there and go "Man, i'm really disappointed with the new iPhone, where's the cord holder? I can get that on blah blah blah blah blah...", so what? We can all make lists of things our phone does that the next one doesn't...little gimmicks here and there. Who F'n cares?
    Dude are you serious? You make no sense. The reason you have an iPhone is because Apple came out with "gimmicks" you like. So apparently you F'n care. Hypocrite!
    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.
    Last edited by ejb222; 09-12-2012 at 10:41 PM.
    09-12-2012 10:35 PM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    Dude are you serious? You make no sense. The reason you have an iPhone is because Apple came out with "gimmicks" you like. So apparently you F'n care. Hypocrite!
    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.
    Why do you care what he or anyone spent on their phone and/or accessories and what the value is AS YOU PERCEIVE IT? You got to spend your money as you wanted, but now you have to save the iOS universe from "MIS-spending" theirs? Please, save us the truckload of crap. You voted with your wallet... now it's our turn.

    Do you think by now your android moderator has realized that you escaped from his forum asylum?
    Last edited by Fausty82; 09-12-2012 at 10:47 PM.
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    09-12-2012 10:44 PM
  15. ejb222's Avatar
    Why do you care what he or anyone spent on their phone and/or accessories and what the value is AS YOU PERCEIVE IT? You got to spend your money as you wanted, but now you have to save the iOS universe from "MIS-spending" theirs? Please, save us the truckload of crap. You voted with your wallet... now it's our turn.

    Do you think by now your android moderator has realized that you escaped from his forum asylum?
    I dont even own an android. HA!
    09-12-2012 11:29 PM
  16. BLiNK's Avatar
    I dont even own an android. HA!
    are you sure??
    09-12-2012 11:37 PM
  17. Fausty82's Avatar
    are you sure??
    Yeah, I'm calling B.S. on that one...
    09-12-2012 11:54 PM
  18. kfan12's Avatar
    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.
    09-13-2012 12:06 AM
  19. ejb222's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm calling B.S. on that one...
    Nokia Lumia 900
    09-13-2012 12:23 AM
  20. BLiNK's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 900
    ok well you just earned back 2 cool points. but no more
    09-13-2012 12:29 AM
  21. Fausty82's Avatar
    ok well you just earned back 2 cool points. but no more
    nah. no more than 1.5.
    09-13-2012 12:30 AM
  22. kaze258's Avatar
    The keynote is over and Apple has shown the new iPhone to the world. So what did you think? List all of your positives along with negatives. Don't hold back!
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    Im sticking with Samsung, this phone and the time spent waiting on this was a complete waste of time ...
    09-13-2012 01:05 AM
  23. moegumby's Avatar
    Same skinny screen stretched out to four inches. Bump in processor, and camera. I'm not feeling it, I will keep my 4
    09-13-2012 01:22 AM
  24. bacano22's Avatar
    The keynote is over and Apple has shown the new iPhone to the world. So what did you think? List all of your positives along with negatives. Don't hold back!
    Any word on surf + talk on verizon with this new LTE Chip?
    09-13-2012 01:51 AM
  25. Cheggy's Avatar
    To put it bluntly....its a **** effort at an upgrade and I dont want one.
    09-13-2012 01:52 AM
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