1. Eileen89's Avatar
    I hear a lot of people still saying that the iPhone 5 is the best phone. Specwise....seriously? What are you Applers' opinions. Thanks!:thumbup:
    Getting back to the original question at hand here. My take on it is this; the iPhone 5 being 10 months old is still the best phone for "ME". The key word there being "me". I am not under any false assumptions that it's the best for everyone else. However, I have had my iPhone 5 since launch and it has served me very well so far. Did I try other Android devices in between? Absolutely! But it is the iPhone 5 that I keep coming back to. Spec wise, I don't think the iPhone 5 has to match up with all other newer devices out there. However, one of the nice things about it is that even though the iPhone 5 will soon be hitting the one year mark, it will still be getting the new big iOS 7 update....

    So my question to you as the OP of this thread is; let's be honest here, how many of these new Android devices that just came out or that have been out as long as the iPhone 5 (not including real Google devices such as the Nexus line) can claim to be supported with the latest Android OS updates one year later? Hmmmm


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2.
    08-08-2013 04:27 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Your second post.
    I am asking you in a friendly manner of fact well.... Let it go and don't stir the pot. This was my part of my post to Sean where I mentioned that when things get this way being a representative of Mobile Nations or just a member I get out which is what this post will do. I am out of here. Hope this stays civil and gets back on track.
    Last edited by Jaguarr40; 08-08-2013 at 06:07 PM.
    08-08-2013 04:28 PM
  3. grassyblue's Avatar
    I love my iPhone, but I had the chance to play around with a Galaxy S4 and I think a 4.5 or 4.3 inch screen would be perfect. My only real complaint about the iPhone is the screen size.
    08-08-2013 10:35 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    I love my iPhone, but I had the chance to play around with a Galaxy S4 and I think a 4.5 or 4.3 inch screen would be perfect. My only real complaint about the iPhone is the screen size.
    For years people complained that they wanted a bigger iPhone screen. So what does Apple do? They give the iPhone 5 a 4" screen. What do the people do now? They still complain that they want a bigger screen.... Seems like some people will never be happy no matter what Apple does.
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    08-08-2013 11:56 PM
  5. Donnee's Avatar
    It's not the greatest thing ever, apple makes bigger things with bigger logos on so they must be better right???

    On a slightly more serious note though, despite the specs there's nothing else out there at the moment that just works like an iPhone does. I get to play about with a load of devices at work (damn BYOD schemes) and the iPhones are a consistent experience every time. Yes it might not have a octocore super duper processor with 256gb ram and a small nuke plant to power it, but every one I pick up from a 4 to a 5 is exactly the same and runs pretty damn smooth. Android on the other hand depends what you get. If its a Samsung (galaxy, note etc) chances are it'll be good (I actually quite like the note 2's but they're far too big for my pockets). If its from one of the cheaper manufacturers however it can be a steaming pile of useless. Now I know that's not google/android's fault, its the manufacturers for cheaping out on the internals or not setting it up right, but they're still representing android at the end of the day.

    I guess that's the big advantage apple has, because they control both iOS and the hardware it goes onto they can slim it down and optimise the hell out of it, where as Android has to be more one size fits all.

    So is it the greatest thing ever? Probably not as there's still bacon in the world. Is it the best smartphone? Depends on personal taste. For me I'm waiting to see what the 5S and iOS 7 brings to the table, chances are I'll be picking one up but will see how it goes. In the mean time I'm just going to sit quietly in the corner with my Blackberry and try my best not to be seen with it
    Alli and revtech like this.
    08-09-2013 03:19 AM
  6. joe_fresh's Avatar
    For years people complained that they wanted a bigger iPhone screen. So what does Apple do? They give the iPhone 5 a 4" screen. What do the people do now? They still complain that they want a bigger screen.... Seems like some people will never be happy no matter what Apple does.
    I think the major complaint with the screen size is this, Most of the competing phones have 4.3 all the way to a 5 inch screen. Apples jump from a 3.5 to a 4 was only in length not width. It isn't very often I myself see anyone using their phone in landscape mode. The screen size was a major factor along with battery life when i was deciding on which device i wanted to get. As for people fighting about which device is best... none of them are, because the second you pull it out of the box its already outdated..
    jamesedward318 likes this.
    08-09-2013 06:09 AM
  7. jf1450's Avatar
    I think y'all are just sufferin withdrawal cuz Apple typically makes announcements about upcoming announcements bout now and we haven't heard squat. :-)

    Jeff
    08-09-2013 08:43 AM
  8. reeneebob's Avatar
    I personally think Blackberry 10 is the fastest os out there. Plus, it gets stuff done faster than any other phone.
    Oh it's great.

    Until BBs legendary lack of quality control has your phone fail three months in, during an emergency no less, and BBs lack of customer service doesn't fix it.

    Hence why I'm back on iPhone. Found out yesterday an EMT friend of mine who also has a Z10 came upon an accident, and his Z10 surely got one thing done faster than any other phone (as you say) - he dialed 9-1-...- and then the Z10 quickly and efficiently rebooted and froze up, refusing to reboot. Luckily his girlfriends iPhone 4S worked to quickly, efficiently and RELIABLY call in the accident scene.
    Last edited by reeneebob; 08-09-2013 at 04:42 PM.
    08-09-2013 09:44 AM
  9. fridayxiii's Avatar
    Is the iPhone 5 the best out there? That's pretty subjective, especially depending upon your criteria. Handset specs, camera quality, OS ease-of-use/stability/speed/fluidity, screen size, quality & quantify of third party apps available, yada yada yada.

    By & large the iPhone is the measuring stick against which all other smartphones are compared. The iPhone's market saturation, wild popularity, and religious-like devotion by users are what every other manufacturer dreams of. Apple sets the bar all others try to reach, or exceed. So, I guess that yeah, I'd say it's the best.
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    08-09-2013 09:44 AM
  10. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Apple is coasting a bit just now, but they'll introduce the next innovations in good time.

    It's the best phone for me, and I don't get nearly as good a user experience with the other operating systems.

    If you like it, buy it. If not, don't. Apple charges premium prices for a premium product.
    08-09-2013 10:03 AM
  11. mpman007's Avatar
    For years people complained that they wanted a bigger iPhone screen. So what does Apple do? They give the iPhone 5 a 4" screen. What do the people do now? They still complain that they want a bigger screen.... Seems like some people will never be happy no matter what Apple does.
    This is true Apple did indeed give us a bigger screen, but barely. They increased the size .5in which did nothing more than give us an extra row of icons and a few more sentences, and on top of that it just went vertical. Now no matter what happens lets be real here folks will still complain, but I would love to see the iPhone go to a 4.5in ratio... Close to the size of the Galaxy S2. That would be an increase all the way around, and make it an even better gaming and media handheld device. Now this is my preference so what is perfect for me may not be for many others, but a man can dream. The 1 thing that takes me back to my Android thirst is customization and screen size, but after no longer than a month I find my way back to iOS. A bugger screen would seal the deal for me, because the customization on Android gets boring to me after a while, but once again that's just for me.

    My perfection and wish list would be... iPhone with a camera on par with the lumia 1020 or better and a screen the size of the Galaxy S4. Ah that would be bliss☺.
    08-09-2013 10:04 AM
  12. pappy53's Avatar
    It never was the greatest thing and never will be. As a phone it just works though. I care squat about specs it's the user experience that counts and that is where iOS excels other systems even though it has inferior hardware. I've been with Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and MeGoo. iOS is just the smoothest of the bunch with Windows Phone close second and guess what they haven't done the spec race either. It's all bout optimizing software against the hardware.
    I would say that Windows Phone is the smoothest of the bunch, with iPhone second. But both are very smooth, and the difference is small.
    08-09-2013 12:09 PM
  13. grunt0300's Avatar
    O.K., please don't take offense. My wife will be getting the iPhone5 or 5S, in Sept. Now, i've used BB, iPhone, and now Android, and i've tried to teach her each operating system in turn(she is NOT a "phone" person). So when i asked her today, which new phone she wanted, she said iPhone. Fair enough, but when i asked her why, she said because it's the easiest to use, and no brains required(the truth, i swear it). I hope you guys take this in the spirit that it was intended.
    08-09-2013 12:22 PM
  14. moloes's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 doesn't need fantastic specs to give the user a smooth reliable experience, this is due to the software working in unison with hardware.

    I can't think of one task I do on my iPhone where I think to myself "this is slow". Everything is quick and slick. No stuttering or lagging.

    I love my iPhone 5 and iPad 2.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 32Gb white.
    08-09-2013 12:25 PM
  15. revtech's Avatar
    So is it the greatest thing ever? Probably not as there's still bacon in the world.
    ROFLOL =D
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    08-09-2013 12:37 PM
  16. dannejanne's Avatar
    I would say that Windows Phone is the smoothest of the bunch, with iPhone second. But both are very smooth, and the difference is small.
    Generally I agree. But in my experience WP doesn't follow your finger movement as smoothly as iOS does.
    08-09-2013 12:46 PM
  17. sectime's Avatar
    God I love watching high post count members doing the circle jerk. It's the same no matter what forum or website.
    I agree about WP8, I rotate between a 925, I5, and S4. NONE hold my interest very long, but i'm sick that way and gave up trying to stick with one OS.
    hydrogen3 likes this.
    08-09-2013 01:34 PM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    O.K., please don't take offense. My wife will be getting the iPhone5 or 5S, in Sept. Now, i've used BB, iPhone, and now Android, and i've tried to teach her each operating system in turn(she is NOT a "phone" person). So when i asked her today, which new phone she wanted, she said iPhone. Fair enough, but when i asked her why, she said because it's the easiest to use, and no brains required(the truth, i swear it). I hope you guys take this in the spirit that it was intended.
    No offense taken. However, if your wife really said "no brains required" as a reason for using it then I feel sorry for her as it sounds to me like she doesn't think ver highly of herself.... Again, no offense taken!
    hydrogen3 likes this.
    08-09-2013 01:43 PM
  19. revtech's Avatar
    God I love watching high post count members doing the circle jerk. It's the same no matter what forum or website.
    I agree about WP8, I rotate between a 925, I5, and S4. NONE hold my interest very long, but i'm sick that way and gave up trying to stick with one OS.
    God I hate low post count members jumping in and acting like a holier-than-thou know-it-all . . .
    08-09-2013 01:43 PM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    God I love watching high post count members doing the circle jerk. It's the same no matter what forum or website.
    I agree about WP8, I rotate between a 925, I5, and S4. NONE hold my interest very long, but i'm sick that way and gave up trying to stick with one OS.
    God I hate low post count members jumping in and acting like a holier-than-thou know-it-all . . .
    Guys it really doesn't matter whether a persons post count is high or low. Everyone is entitled to voice their opinion. Please stick to the topic of the thread and keep it friendly. Thanks.
    08-09-2013 01:49 PM
  21. mountainman's Avatar
    Man invented:

    Fire
    The wheel
    The internal combustion engine
    Television

    And then man invented:

    The iPhone

    Best invention since Television, IMO.
    08-09-2013 01:55 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    God I love watching high post count members doing the circle jerk. It's the same no matter what forum or website.
    I don't know about the "circle jerk", but high post count members are basically active members of a forum community and deserve to be respected just like low post count members.
    I agree about WP8, I rotate between a 925, I5, and S4. NONE hold my interest very long, but i'm sick that way and gave up trying to stick with one OS.
    There is nothing wrong with you not sticking to one OS. Whatever suits you is what matters. Others, however, prefer one OS, and that's fine as well.
    08-09-2013 01:56 PM
  23. revtech's Avatar
    Guys it really doesn't matter whether a persons post count is high or low. Everyone is entitled to voice their opinion. Please stick to the topic of the thread and keep it friendly. Thanks.
    duly noted . . but honestly I wasn't disrespecting his post count as much as I was using irony & sarcasm to call attention to what i thought was an unnecessary/inappropriate remark.
    kch50428 likes this.
    08-09-2013 02:14 PM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    duly noted . . but honestly I wasn't disrespecting his post count as much as I was using irony & sarcasm to call attention to what i thought was an unnecessary/inappropriate remark.
    Careful, you'll be lumped in to our get along circle jerk gang by association, lol!
    revtech likes this.
    08-09-2013 03:01 PM
  25. sting7k's Avatar
    Man invented:

    Fire
    The wheel
    The internal combustion engine
    Television

    And then man invented:

    The iPhone

    Best invention since Television, IMO.
    Somewhere between the wheel and internal combustion engine you left out sliced bread.
    mountainman likes this.
    08-09-2013 03:20 PM
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