so, iPhone 5 finally here.. are you satisfied? or did you expect more?
But having read Ryan's post on why it is still the best thing out there, the reviews now popping up and the speed bumps which were benchmarked I must say I'm changing my opinion on getting one or not. Still on the fence a little since I'm so satisfied with my 4S with a fresh new iOS version on it.
But seeing how smoothly iOS 6 works on my 4S and knowing the 5 will have a x2 speed increase, plus being thinner and lighter, I might want to upgrade. Plus, you know, I love gadgets. So getting a shiny new one each year doesn't hurt me (only my wallet!)
What is your stance on this? I'm just waiting for more reviews to trickle in but right now, things are looking very good.
I was expecting a little more from the design. Brushed aluminum maybe? After all the leaks, I wasn't going to buy the phone. But after reviews and actually playing with the S3 and Nexus. I was not impressed. For one, I was in the fraking store and the S3 crashed on me twice while playing with it. I wasn't even tasking it too hard. It did not feel as good in my hands like I imagined it would. I'm surrounded by them at work and all I hear now are complaints about the phone. But when I got the Ip5, everyone's phone is better than mine. Sorry for the side rant. Given that, the S4 will probably be a beast with Jellybean and so will the Nexus.
After playing with the iP5, I purchased it. Sorry to say this, but it makes me IP4 feel like a brick. I am a little mad cause they were sold out of black 64 GB IP5's, so I had to get the white one. The Apple store guy called it a unicorn. But so far, everything is been good. The battery life is lasting about the same as my 4. With heavy usage with the exception of iFunny and Grabutron; my phone has about 40-50% remaining when I get home. Those apps suck battery.
LTE is blazing fast. Out runs my wifi. Apple maps has not gotten me lost yet - it actually corrected itself when going the wrong direction the other day and I haven't had any issues ever since. Getting the right businesses has been a problem though if you're just searching in the finder window. But if you slightly know the address - not an issue. Not as fast with the "correct" pins as Gmaps, but as long as you're not looking for AT&T stores, you should be fine. Only time I had an issue, kept giving me disconnected phone numbers.
So I originally didn't like the design, but it's growing on me on how fast things are with this phone. Oh.. As a warning to customers in GA. Do not get the Sprint version. My fam just returned 3 Iphone 5's just to get off of that service. You will be utterly disappointed.
But, every year, the iPhone smash new records. Last year, the iPhone 4S only came with Siri, better processor and camera. But many people went wild and it still became the best selliing phone.
The only reason it needs more power is that it has the bloatware touchwiz on top of Android. Android is also made for many phones and not customised for Galaxy S3 perfectly. There is very few infinity blade like graphics games, and even if there are, AAA games are released several months later.
Even until now, the galaxy S3 is also not running the latest OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), despite being released just 1 month before the jelly bean release. I wonder how long do its users have to wait. They can forget about Android 5.0. The iPhone 3GS, despite being released 36 months will receive the latest ios 6.0.
The other point is , can the Galaxy S3 or other android phones compare to the build of the iPhone?
By a Frustrated Android User