1. jayfry's Avatar
    I love the speed of it... and the screen is nice (not amazing)

    But I just can't get over how light it is... honestly... it bugs me lol. I want my phone to feel more solid... and the iphone 5 just feels like a toy

    All well. Its still a really good phone.
    precon22 and iRy757 like this.
    09-24-2012 01:12 AM
  2. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    I feel same way.... I put otterbox defender case on it... I feel better about it now... Still lighter than most phones..
    09-24-2012 01:25 AM
  3. samuelmorgan's Avatar
    I kept dropping mine the first day because I was used to my iPhone 4S. Even though the weight isn't a huge difference, it's noticeable when you pick it up constantly.
    09-24-2012 01:37 AM
  4. barkerja's Avatar
    The first day I used it, it felt ridiculously light, but the more I use it, the more I am getting used to it. I picked up my 4S for the first time this evening and it feels like a brick. I'm loving the size and overall form factor of the 5. It's great.
    Jo3Bingham likes this.
    09-24-2012 01:46 AM
  5. jonmark's Avatar
    I was thinking the same thing too! I know it's not cheaply made by any means, but to me it doesn't seem as solid because it's so light. Some people love lightness, but I prefer a good heavy solid feel. I will definitely be picking up an OtterBox soon, right now I'm rocking a clear TPU case to show off it's beauty.
    09-24-2012 02:05 AM
  6. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    Got a speck candy shell on mine. Couldn't risk anything happening to it if I were to ever drop it.
    09-24-2012 02:26 AM
  7. GreatNeal's Avatar
    Lol? Apple has provided us with thinness . Aluminum .no plastic.glass
    The reflection of a completely elite phones.
    You guys are really asking for everything and I hope apple will not take this into consideration.
    If you feel the phone is too light. How about attaching a 1kg weight to it ? (:
    This phone is not made just for people who works out.
    There are lazy *** people like me who just want to avoid doing thing unnecessary.working out is a hassle.
    Hence, we want a light phone. As light as possible so that we don't need strength to hold it.
    I thank apple for that .
    Thank you apple for helping me be lazy and improve your accessibility so that one day I don't need even move my hand to interact with the phone
    09-24-2012 03:51 AM
  8. Tandesrn9's Avatar
    Feels fine
    09-24-2012 06:16 AM
  9. Dysharn's Avatar
    I love the speed of it... and the screen is nice (not amazing)

    But I just can't get over how light it is... honestly... it bugs me lol. I want my phone to feel more solid... and the iphone 5 just feels like a toy

    All well. Its still a really good phone.
    Get a Samsung that will fix your problem
    09-24-2012 06:25 AM
  10. canguler87's Avatar
    What an issue! ))

    Btw. I was having so much heat problem on my 4S. But iPhone 5, damn I have no heating issues! I don't know if anyone faced with overheat issue on 5, but I don't think so.
    09-24-2012 07:08 AM
  11. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Feels like a toy? The phone feels like it's made out of carbon fiber! It's deceivingly light...i picked it up for the first time expecting it to feel weighted at least similarly to the 4S and it was like a whole new world. To me the phone feels solid and efficient, it doesn't feel plastic and light, it feels like the Macbook Air to me, scary light...like "how the hell did they do this?" light.

    To me, the phones rocking the plastic shells feel like toys...sure they're light, but they also feel extraordinarily cheap (even the 3G and 3GS felt cheap to me, and they were whales compared to this phone, it was just that plastic outer shell).

    I can totally get this is going to be bizarre to some people, my wife personally said the same thing but more as a question..."I'm afraid I'm going to break it" was her exact words. I get that, when you associate the light chassis with the fragility, i can understand why a person might be thrown off about it. But to be honest, looking at many of the tests online thus far, dropping the phone and impacting it with various things, it seems pretty damn tough!
    09-24-2012 07:12 AM
  12. F34R's Avatar
    I don't have any problem with the weight.
    09-24-2012 07:34 AM
  13. coltsbr's Avatar
    I love the weight of this iPhone! It seems like the perfect balance between having a light weight device that still feels like a solid piece of equipment. If it was the same weight of the last one people would be complaining about that and if it was all wrapped in plastic they would be saying that it felt cheap! I think it's perfect this way.......
    sport8866 likes this.
    09-24-2012 08:25 AM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    Makes it easier to read books. No complaints here.
    09-24-2012 08:28 AM
  15. shinbone's Avatar
    I love it . . . although because it's so thin, it's harder to grab and pick up when its laying on a hard surface (desk, table etc . . ), especially without a bumper or a case. . . if you know what I mean. Maybe I'll start carrying around a little spatula to pick up my little beauty.
    09-24-2012 08:29 AM
  16. Exxod's Avatar
    Comparatively, the weight, or lack thereof, does take a bit of time getting used to, but once you do, it definitely doesn't feel like a toy. However, I'll admit that as I picked it up from the box I thought "This is too light; this can't be real.".
    09-24-2012 08:41 AM
  17. miketko's Avatar
    as a previous GS3 owner, I can really tell you what a light cheapy feely phone feels like.
    09-24-2012 09:40 AM
  18. Jeremy's Avatar
    I think it's the perfect weight honestly. You have something this light yet it's made with top quality materials and not plastic. Pretty amazing if you ask me.
    09-24-2012 09:44 AM
  19. Joe McG's Avatar
    You aren't going to drop a phone because it's too light. It's a perception thing.

    I know this statement is becoming cliche, but this truly is a "first world problem".
    MichelleRo likes this.
    09-24-2012 09:57 AM
  20. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    I agree. Personally I like my phones to feel "dense" vs. "hollow". iPhone 5 feels a little too hollow in my opinion.
    09-24-2012 10:02 AM
  21. BLiNK's Avatar
    I agree. Personally I like my phones to feel "dense" vs. "hollow". iPhone 5 feels a little too hollow in my opinion.
    so would you say that you do not give a rats ***?
    09-24-2012 10:11 AM
  22. iEd's Avatar
    Everyone that thinks the IPhone 5 is too light or hollow I'll PM you my address so you can send them to me and I'll send one of these

    Snapple Care included
    whippetcat and trmoney24 like this.
    09-24-2012 11:24 AM
  23. IIJBII's Avatar
    I agree with the OP, I know it will take some time to adjust l the change from the 4S.

    I also think the weight difference may be why I find it harder to type/less accurate (as others have also mentioned).
    09-24-2012 11:27 AM
  24. boweveljoe's Avatar
    I think it is a weight with luxury items we have to contend with for now. A nice automatic swiss watch is going to have some heft. When people pick it up and its weight gives the impression it is made of plastic people think its cheaply made. The heft of the 4 and 4S gave people the feeling its built with quality parts.

    Like everyone is saying, its just going to take some time for everyone to adjust.
    09-24-2012 12:32 PM
  25. so.long.pre's Avatar
    I agree, when I felt it in the apple store, I was thinking that I would be afraid to slip it in my back pocket like I do my 4s sometimes. I would be anxious over sitting on it
    09-24-2012 12:41 PM
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