- Apr 28, 2012
My primary phone is a Nexus 4, and I carry others as a 2nd phone, among them an iPhone 5. A Windows Phone could not be my primary phone due to immaturity and lack of apps, but I could easily use the iPhone as my primary phone. However, the small screen is enough to keep me from switching. Due to the iOS UI, it's no easier to use one-handed than my Nexus 4. I also read forums a lot, and watch Youtube & MLB on my phone, and the screen is just simply too small! And just because Apple says 4" is the right size doesn't convince me. They said that about 3.5" too.
As far as the lag, since I've used Nexus I'd say that it's every bit as smooth & stable & fast as the iPhone 5. Not better, but not worse.
How does the iOS UI affect one handed use?
And I agree about screen size. That's very much personal preference but I've watched YouTube and movies on 5" screens and I really can't tell much difference. If anything, phones in general are too small to be immersive as far as video playback is concerned. As for reading forums and such, the web pages are rendered exactly the same, double tap on the area you want to read and it zooms to fit the screen. It's not like a bigger screen presents more content than a smaller one it is just formatted to fit the screen which means slightly larger text but chances are you have to zoom and scroll anyway.