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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, 15:52 2

10. alexanderOmar (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


expwcted a complete change in ios but that didnt happen :/!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:52 11

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


yes, yes, yes... Apple, take my money now!! ....but no more than $10.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:57 4

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


now i know why apple try so hard to sue samsung hahaha cus the realised that s3 and the other phone are way better

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:58 4

14. Connie.Linghus (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


I believe that most of the anticipated troubles with sleep will be over being torn on how to ditch their MiNi phones and go with the Galaxy Note 2 once that is released. It, too, will have LTE and, additionally, everything else that the iPhone 5 should have had.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:07 1

19. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I thumbed you up for comment and your name lol!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:48

38. Connie.Linghus (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


It's a burden I've carried my entire existence. And, thanks:)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:40

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


@GoBears:- I am gonna sue you for using the same logo brother :p trollllll

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:17 3

56. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Sorry I filed for a patent for this a long time ago when I copied it off someone who wanted everyone to use it but didn't patent it.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:24 1

29. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


The Note II is the go to device if you don't mind carrying a phone that large in size, but not everyone wants that. I think right now its (mainly) between the iPhone 5, SIII, One X, Lumia 920 and Droid Razr Max HD.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:49

39. Connie.Linghus (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


It's "Maxx"; just like the new iPhone 5, your post is incomplete.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:42

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


@ E.N:- Not everyone have the same baby hands like you mate.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:20

62. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Its not about hand size, its about wanting to carry around a device like that. Last time I checked, even people with small hands have tablets. Doesn't mean I want to carry one wherever I go.

If you like the size, then good for you.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:24 1

64. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you might not like size, but your girlfriend does :)

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:34 1

73. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And remix does it again!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 07:10

71. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


E.N. the Note can fit right in your pockets or your purse.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:59 2

15. torr310 (Posts: 885; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


The larger screen only increases the vertical length of the phone, which means nothing really changed. Most people browse the web by holding the phone vertically and you don't really see the wider content. Also the size of keyboard may be the same too.

But the multi-band chip and slimmer/lighter body are envious.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:27 1

33. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


i actually never use the landscape view when browsing online xD , i hate it when i have to type something in that mode the keyboard eats all the atleast that is my opinion !

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:55 1

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


the longer phone keeps reminding me of a tv remote... @_@

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:02 4

16. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


People will still buy it even though its the iPhone4ss extra s for slightly better.smh now wonder they sued Samsung they new the GS3 would kill their iPhone4ss.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:10

20. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


If people were willing to upgrade from the 4 to the 4s, I'm sure you'll have plenty of people upgrading since they actually changed something about the phone.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:11 1

22. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Only if you have a iPhone 4 , then the iPhone 5 would be worth it.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:11 4

23. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I hate Apple. I really do. That said, this phone is better in every aspect over the 4/4s. Only downfall is that it runs boring old IOS. If I liked IOS and had a 4s I'd get it for sure. It may not be an upgrade for us Android users but it's sure an upgrade for any iphone user. Oh yeah, wait until reports of battery life come in though!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:15 2

25. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Im also curious to see how the battery life will hold up with LTE and the larger display.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:27 1

48. JC557 (Posts: 1570; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Same here, I'm interested to see how power consumption is on the A15.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:24

63. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Its NOT an A15. That is a rumor, not a fact.

You realy think that Apple got a huge jump on samsung for A15's? Considering that Apple's chips come FROM samsung, think how likely that is.

Its the A5X chip with maybe a minor GPU mod and underclocked (compared to the ipad) to conserve power. I bet 5 bux.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:15 1

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


If I had a 4 or lower, and was up for a subsidy, sure. If I had a 4s and was mid contract, and had to pay nearly full retail, no.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:26

30. eman99 (Posts: 380; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


might as well go with the quad core note 2 lte if they want the lte but nothing is magical about this new iphone

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:26

31. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


iphone 5 being 112g light is considered a positive but when other phones are light its considered a negative ie the international s2 was 116g but was said its too light and the s3 which is 133g was also said to be too light

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:27

32. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


now we know how phones will look like in the nest few months: elongated screens! im pretty sure Sammy's stirring up, once again, to COPY the iPhone 5! ha!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 16:54 2

40. PhoneCritic (Posts: 694; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


No. Not if you have an iPhone 4s. It is basically the same phone minus the LTE connectivity. If your contract is not up then stick with the 4s.

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