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Originally Posted by mustard05 I went to the store to upgrade yesterday. I couldn't do it. Almost went went the Note2. As for the iP5, I think I'm going to...
12-17-2012, 11:39 AM #81
But at the end of the day my friend what ever makes you happy. No way I could go back to using a 4s and I loved that phone. Just is to small now, to thick and way to heavy for my liking
However I will add that if your happy with your 4s you should wait for the 5s should you decide to upgrade. It's rumored to be out in first half of next year (we will see) and most likely will be a better version of the iPhone 5.
Also when it comes to technology the next best thing is always around the corner. Meaning if you wait for the iPhone 6 the iPhone 7 will be even better, so if your always waiting for the next best thing in technology you will never have anything lol.
Last edited by subywrex; 12-17-2012 at 11:43 AM.
12-17-2012, 11:43 AM #82
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12-17-2012, 03:03 PM #84
You weren't completely correct earlier about the website text wrapping thing, though Anthony. Though there are SOME website designers that do lock word wrap -- in 20 of 25 pages I did my testing with -- The word wrap of columns in news-based sites - was indeed dynamic in Firefox and Desktop Safari - yet NOT so in Mobile Safari. So there's a mis-alignment there somehow - such that there is no advantage for a iP5 over iP4S - even with its larger screen. Many of us aren't gamers - but only do business with our phones and news reading. How a phone works with 'news columns' is what interests me the most. And the iP5, in Landscape is NOT a clear winner over the 4S. Now I agree that NO size screen would necessarily fix this problem -- BUT -- a person considering a change to a new phone has to decided the COMPELLING reasons to do so. For me - moving to the 5 was not a compelling winner over the 4S for news text reading in Landscape- at all. And just so my point is WELL made - that it's a Mobile Safari thing.. These same websites that don't dynamic word wrap in Mobile Safari - DO in the most Android browsers I checked out. I will never go Android -- but by way of comparison again.. I was just pushing back on Subyrex a bit on the 'unbridled' statement of my friend's - that the 5 is "in every measurable way" better than the 4S... LOL!!! That's an overstatment. Not TOOOO much of an overstatement!! But one nonetheless.
What's funny is that in the last two upgrades - 3S to 4 and 4 to 4S -"I" was the guy visiting all the threads saying the same thing to people who were holding on to their older phones... I was trying to convince them that the new phone was "in EVVVEEERYY measurable way better than their previous".. So I've been giggling here watching Suby try to convince everyone -- since "I'm" usually that guy!! LOL!!!!!!!
That's my plan - and I'm stickin' to it!! LOL!!
12-17-2012, 03:15 PM #85
12-17-2012, 03:31 PM #86
I'll stick with my 4.
4S is better, but not worth the difference in price.
I find the 5's screen just wrong in portrait mode. If you watch films in landscape, maybe, but 90% lof the time (or more) my phone is in portrait and, to me, it just looks wrong.
Not seen anything worth upgrading my 4 to yet.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
12-17-2012, 03:53 PM #87
12-17-2012, 03:56 PM #88
It's so slow.
I remember those days when I was patient enough to wait 10 seconds for a Facebook feed to load.
Dare I mention the laggy scrolling?
Originally Posted by Mustard05
My iPhone 4 got reasonable battery life, and my iPhone 5 gets 8 hours at least of usage on LTE.
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12-17-2012, 03:59 PM #89
12-17-2012, 04:01 PM #90
On the other hand, if my iPhone 5 is on 4G and not LTE, the battery life is bad. Almost as bad as the iPhone 4S. This is why I speculate that 4G HSPA+ is the reasoning behind most bad battery life on the iPhone 4S.
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12-17-2012, 05:37 PM #93
Anthony, you know we are going to need another screen shot from you now. A screen shot of your usage.....the usage in settings/general/usage.
12-17-2012, 06:00 PM #94
12-17-2012, 07:12 PM #95
And even if the amount is minimal in landscape. It's still more. I am a realist. The chance of apple making another size screen is slim in my mind.
To address battery. Life always depends on how you use your phone. Today I talked on my phone a lot more than normal. My daily usage is. Safari all day long. This app, twitter, Facebook, texting. And streaming music from spotify through Bluetooth and I range from. 7-9 hours of usage.
I can't think of one single time I've had to have a charger on me to last through the day till I get home. Typically I never need to charge till I go to bed.
I use auto brightness. Also because whites are more white on the iPhone 5 this helps with not needing such high brightness.
As far as going to android. I say try it. You'll never know if you like it till you try it. I always feel that if you can't live with put a jailbreak than you are someone that will like android most likely.
I personally tried android on a Samsung GS3 and hated it. Had it as my main phone for 2 weeks and couldn't handle it anymore. Rooted it, tweaked it. Hated it.
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12-17-2012, 07:47 PM #97
The camera also I felt was not as good I'm general.
2, I Hate android. Ice cream sandwich and jelly bean. Although JB was far better I just didn't like it what so ever. Nothing seemed intuitive to me and i felt that normal every day tasks took more steps or did not make sense where to even go.
As far as setting and stuff. There seemed to be no global settings. Every single app had in depth settings that can only be done in the app rather than core functions all being in a settings app like iPhone.
Also lack of iCloud was the biggest kill for me. Nothing out beats apples ecosystem.
Android just wasnt for me. I don't care about tweaks and having to have this or that. I pay for 5gb tether plan and never go over 3.5 and I can tether jailbroken or not.
But again I have a couple iPhones, an Apple TV, an iPad mini, a MacBook Air and built a hackintosh. I can iMessage from any device , I can view and share my pictures from what ever device or computer I'm on.
iPhone just does it for me. And when you can jailbreak it's just an added bonus. Although just like android. The more cool tweaks you have the more battery you waste. I love how my stock Iphone runs so flawless! Also if my iPhone breaks I can go down to my local store and get a replacement connect to wifi and restore my phone with out a single cord to exactly what my old one was.
So yes. Android does more stuff and android is open. But android is not for me
12-17-2012, 07:54 PM #98
You bring up a good point that has me hesitant. I have 3 Atv's, 3 MBP, an iPad and a mini, plus 2 airport extremes. I have built a very reliable ecosystem based around Apple devices. I have also never used any other phone other than an iPhone. If I dont like the Note I guess I could return it.
12-17-2012, 08:02 PM #99
I also found that because android is open I was constantly trying different roms, different kernels different everything. It was more tinkering than anything. All for real no reason other than I could lol
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12-17-2012, 08:55 PM #100
Still, I may change my mind though. I can be very indecisive with purchases sometimes. I'm that guy that went to the store everyday for a month(seriously) to play with the 17inch rMBP. I will say I love that machine. Best computer I have ever owned. I can't believe I tools so long to just buy it.