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Old 02-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S

I am up for a new phone and I am considering going over to the iPhone, but if I do I am not sure if I should get the 5 or the 4S. For those who went from the 4S to the 5, was it worth it? What do you see as the biggest differences? Do you notice the difference with the 4G vs 3G? (I have a phone with 4G now)
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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I went from the 4G to the 5 and it appears the battery dies a lot faster, and the screen isn't as sensitive to touch.
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Inquiring minds want to know! I'm in the same boat (though I have the iPhone 4) and need to upgrade (existing phone is having problems with home button).

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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I have the 4S and considered changing to the 5 but didn't. I've since spent some time with a friend's 5 and now realize I made the right decision.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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I have the 4S and considered changing to the 5 but didn't. I've since spent some time with a friend's 5 and now realize I made the right decision.
Why did you realize you made the right decision?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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Why did you realize you made the right decision?
I just prefer the iPhone 4S. The 5 is still a great phone, don't get me wrong, but I don't love the fact that it is thinner and longer. I know many people hold those out as improvements, but I prefer the size and weight of the 4S.

I didn't notice any lessened sensitivity in the touchscreen as another poster mentioned, but I have heard it reported by others, not just the pp.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:34 PM   #7
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I just prefer the iPhone 4S. The 5 is still a great phone, don't get me wrong, but I don't love the fact that it is thinner and longer. I know many people hold those out as improvements, but I prefer the size and weight of the 4S.

I didn't notice any lessened sensitivity in the touchscreen as another poster mentioned, but I have heard it reported by others, not just the pp.
Did you notice any differences with the 4G vs the 3G? One of my concerns is that since I have a 4G phone now, I feel like I would be downgrading if I went to a 3G. I went from a Blackberry to a 4G so I don't have experience with a 3G phone.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:42 PM   #8
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Inquiring minds want to know! I'm in the same boat (though I have the iPhone 4) and need to upgrade (existing phone is having problems with home button).

Thanks for any advice!

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if ur phone is under warrenty, get it swap at apple store... if not, find a local cell shop and they can replace it... i had an issue with my home button and they charged me $45 for parts and labor...
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Inquiring minds want to know! I'm in the same boat (though I have the iPhone 4) and need to upgrade (existing phone is having problems with home button).

Thanks for any advice!

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I just had the exact same issue on my 4. It was so weird the button would freeze, then my music would come on automatically and then the voice recognition lady would start saying music already playing. I was creepy.

I upgraded to the 5 and I love it, the screen is bigger and clearer. Camera has this panoramic feature that is pretty cool. Its longer but skinnier.
I got the white one and I really like it.
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I lurve my iPhone 5

I'd definitely avoid Android devices... up to 41% of Android apps have security flaws, quite a few of them serious. If you DO have an Android device, I can only recommend upgrading the system to Ubuntu asap!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #11
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....up to 41% of Android apps have security flaws, quite a few of them serious. If you DO have an Android device, I can only recommend upgrading the system to Ubuntu asap!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:08 AM   #12
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I hate telling people this, cause then I sound like a spoiled brat, but I have both the 5 and the 4s. I have Sprint service (unlimited data).

5 pros:
Slimmer and lighter than 4s
Larger screen
4g or LTE

4s pros:
Seems like longer battery life ( neither are great)
Can get all the same software as 5
More cases are currently available ( that's going to change soon through)

Just my opinion. If you are getting rotten battery life, make sure you are fully closing an app when you are done with it. You double click the home button and you open apps will show. Hold one down until they shiver and hit the minus button. It won't delete, just fully close. Not everyone knows to do this.
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Just my opinion. If you are getting rotten battery life, make sure you are fully closing an app when you are done with it. You double click the home button and you open apps will show. Hold one down until they shiver and hit the minus button. It won't delete, just fully close. Not everyone knows to do this.[/QUOTE]

Did not know this- my battery would drain- now I know why-ALL the apps that I have even looked at were open!

Thanks for the Tip
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:57 AM   #14
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No prob. Good luck!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #15
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I have a the 4S and I have a friend that has the 5.
I do like that the 5 has a larger screen and is lighter but that comes as a trade of in that the 5 feels more "cheaper and plastic" compared to my 4S. I'm like another poster and prefer the feel of my 4S over the 5.

Another thing to consider, is if you really want one and can hold out, the 5S or 6 will be out later this year.
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