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iPhone 5 - is it worth upgrading?

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2012, 15:42 posted on

Now that the iPhone 5 is official, many iPhone 4S owners will have troubles sleeping at night as they will be wondering whether upgrading to the latest model is worth it. After all, we can't deny that the smartphone looks awesome on paper and has more than a few features that make it better than its predecessor. But on the other hand, an iPhone is an expensive investment, especially if one has to pay a fee in order to upgrade early. That is why we decided to give these iPhone 4S owners a hand with our post. We have collected all of the iPhone 5 major upgrades in one place and compared them to what the iPhone 4S has to offer. First things first, let us discuss the iPhone 5's design...

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:44 14

1. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)


The only reason for a 4s user to upgrade would be LTE

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:36 12

35. shy2papa (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Personally upgrading from iphone 3gs to iphone 4 to the Iphone 5 is good deal, but upgrading from iphone 4 to the iphone 4s looked really stupid to me since the phones looked the same only had internal upgrade.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:44 14

36. cheetah2k (Posts: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I'd wait to see if Samsung bans the i5 from the shelves over LTE patents before getting one..

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:21 3

47. tedkord (Posts: 12217; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If you wanted one, then is get one before a ban. They can't come and take it back from you.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:35

65. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


SOO TRUE
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103578822095507574716/ posts

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 17:19 4

42. traccer055 (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Sep 2009)


If you're a 4s user an upgrade you are a fool any other user is foolish not to upgrade

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:54

72. DonkeySauce (Posts: 194; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


If I don't upgrade to the iPhone 5, how will all the other hipsters at the coffee house (whose opinion I don't care about) know that I'm really cool?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:47 42

2. Xauthority (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Lumia 920 is worthy upgrade

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:47 47

3. Savage (unregistered)


Not really. Apple users, be smart. Wait for the 5S next year. Maybe it'll bring NFC, if you are lucky.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:50 16

7. md227a (Posts: 153; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I agree, 4S users wait till next year. Unless you have to have lte or a larger screen.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:53 11

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


and in that case get the Xperia V

GREAT design, Larger Screen (4.3 inches) and ummmm better OS? lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:19 4

26. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


yeah 720p on a 4.3" screen does look beautiful. I really wish it was on Sprint...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:10 4

45. s1ebee (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


No... be even smarter, the 6 will be out the year after... But if you want to be extra smart wait for the 6s the year after...... Or, to be beyond smart the 7 etc etc etc.... Just buy a f**king phone and be happy, they're all very clever

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:48 9

4. intos (Posts: 90; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


if they give to you like a present ... yes its worth... but no way to give money to buy it !!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:48 14

5. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


iPhone 5 - is it worth upgrading?
Tim Cook - absolutely
VERY LOL AND TROLL!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:22 3

28. ekia007 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Hey Time Cook, is this a revolutionary phone? I think apple is out of innovation.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:33 4

34. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Hey Time Cook, is this a revolutionary phone?
Tim Cook - absolutely
I think apple is out of innovation.
Tim Cook - I agree with you

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:45 5

37. cheetah2k (Posts: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


It's clear Apple spent more $ in law suits than R&D for the iPhone 5....

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:49 3

6. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


no way lol haha isheeps now pls say that the iphone 5 is better than the rest of the world innoavtion? hahaha shame on u apple

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:51 3

8. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


yes its worth upgrading if you have the 4 and are elegible for upgrade and have the money to spend

yes if you have a broken iphone 4s and some how get an upgrade.

no. if you have a 4s working fine and happy with your current carrier and elegible for an upgrade.

no. not if you plan on paying full retail.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:20 1

27. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


paying full retail for an iPhone is plain insanity

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:51 6

9. d_striders (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Iphone 5 is not even in the league. I don't think its worth it.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:02 16

17. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


"League of extraordinary smarthphones"...starring Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC ONE X, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nokia Lumia 920.
Sadly, iPhone 5 didn't get the part for this movie.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:04 14

18. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


You forgot my Note 2 brother....!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:10 12

21. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


true...sorry Note 2

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:27

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


aren't all the phone already discounted?..

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:39

52. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


@Gallitoking :- I just stopped to thumb you down.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:51

59. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


All the more reason to get them. paying less for soooo much moreeeee.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 22:15

76. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


just to thumb you down cause you're not in a movie

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 22:15

75. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


& the BOND PHONE XPERIA T already stared in a movie

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