I'm going to get an iPhone 5

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  1. Dave12308

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    I've done the same in the past. Went from an OG Droid to the iPhone 4. Still messed with the OG on a daily basis, and will admit that I enjoyed owning the iPhone. What brought me back to Android was the Bionic with its 4.3" screen and LTE speed. I'd consider trying an iPhone 5 but don't like the thought of legacy apps being letterboxed. At this point, i'm toying with the idea of trying a WP8 device. I am a geek, not a fanboy. I like to get a taste of everything out there. So far, the only smartphone OS I honestly detest is BlackBerry OS. Who knows, BBOS 10 could change that. In the end, I could own a device running most any OS and likely be happy with it.
     
  2. The Robot Cow

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    I tried out a ip5 at a local att store and here's what I think of it and i'll be comparing my Gnex Running Cm10 M1 build with my cpu clocked at 1350mHz.

    Initial Reactions

    Home Screen
    The Gnex felt smoother while scrolling screen to screen. The ip5 has a slight choppy look to it but it is pretty responsive.

    Screen
    The screen on the gnex was brighter and it had a warmer tone to it. The ip5 has a more cool tone to the screen and i actually like the screen size of the ip5. The ip5's retina display does help out in clarity. To me they were both pleasant to look at.

    Responsiveness
    While the gnex is nice, responsive and smooth the ip5 does feel like it "flows" better. But by no means is a gnex a slouch.

    Internet Browser
    I used chrome on my gnex and safari on the ip5 and i visited Car Culture at Large - Speedhunters Imo the ip5 is a clear winner in this category. Even though my gnex loaded the site faster(go verizon 4g lte!) it was no where near as smooth or responsive as the ip5. Scrolling up and down the page is much better with the ip5. With the ip5 there is no lag with scrolling and its moves right when you move. I've always thought my gnex felt pretty quick but having the ip5 right by it side it looks pretty choppy and a bit laggy. I only went on speedhunters for this brief test.

    Build Quality and Feel
    This is pretty much subjective to everyone since we all have different taste. I love the build quality of the ip5. The aluminium and glass give the phone a nice premium feel to it and it also feels great in my hands. My gnex feels a bit better in my hands since its a bit wider.

    Brief Testing Overview
    I know that this is not a real good comparison but i just wanted to share my initial thoughts about the ip5. I did not compare the cameras because i dont think using a camera in store can justify exactly what it can do. I also did not play any games.

    What i can say from just using the store's display model is that this is a very good and solid phone. I'm going to wait off on buying a phone until i can at least try out the Nokia Lumina 920. I want to also give windows phone a fair chance.
     
  3. Bilgediver

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    Things About browsing on I phones, the safari browser doesn't reflow text, nor display flash, two differences when it comes to browsing navigation speed.

    Sent from My Droid RAZR MAXX with Tapatalk.
     
  4. The Robot Cow

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    What do you mean by reflow text?
     
  5. mountainbikermark

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    http://www.ehow.com/info_12206498_text-reflow.html
    I had the same question so I went to my favorite site.

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  6. Bilgediver

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    It takes a second or two to reflow the text on the Web Page, which might hamper the speed in which you navigate the Web Page. But it makes reading Web pages much easier. The safari browser doesn't, just zooms in one the "picture" of the Web pages. Quicker, but less easy to read.

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    It was interesting for me to go onto the apple forums and read about the iphone5.. i was shocked to see how many people are pissed off! go look for yourself. i thought about the iphone 5 myself, but NO more! id be afraid to now after all the problems i read about.
     
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    Just browsed a couple forums... Kind of funny all anyone talks about is how sexy it looks and how light it is, plus 4G of course... with so much hype you figure there would be more worth mentioning..
     
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    Things I like about the iPhone:
    • Build Quality
    • Phone Design
    Things I dislike about the iPhone and why I would never buy it:
    • Pretty much zero customization abilities
    • No flash
    • No widgets
    • No removable battery
    • Tethered to iTunes
    • No file transfer via bluetooth
    • User interface is dull & dated
    • Removal of Google Maps in iOS6 & replaced with Apple Maps, which is horrible
    • No SD-Card
    One thing about the iPhone 5 is that I can understand folks loving the way it looks, it's a great looking phone...but then what is the first thing folks go out and do after getting an iPhone? They buy a protective case that covers it all up. Cases just ruin the best feature the phone has.
    Meh...it's a very nice phone, but when you compare it against the high end Android phones? Nah...I couldn't see myself ever getting one.

    To each his own though. If you like it and it works better for your situation than an Android phone does, then go for it.
     
  10. The Robot Cow

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    Yea its mostly the design and build quality that made me wanna go toward the iphone. But i'll hold off on my decision to get one until i get to mess around a nokia lumina 920 and possibly the new nexus(if the bastard comes to vzw :icon_ devil:)
     
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    WAIT!!!! Scratch "build quality" off of my "likes" list of the new iPhone.

    Apparently, the finish on the iPhone 5 chips and flakes off easily. Nice. :biggrin:
    They chip so easily, that some were already chipped when they took them out of the box, brand new.
    Apple's Schiller: iPhone 5 Scratching, Chipping Is 'Normal' | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    Some guy wrote Apple asking what was going to be done about the scratching/chipping issue and Schiller himself replied and said, "Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. This is normal."

    Uh, normal? Are you kidding me??
    On brand new devices only a day or two old? And I like how he says, "...exposing it's natural silver color.", like seeing the silver is some kind of pleasant thing..."oh, there is it's natural silver color, isn't it nice? It's natural, so it's ok."
    What a tool.

    Why do people love that company? All they do is screw over their fans and talk to them like they are idiots when the point out a flaw, such as Antennagate: "You're holding it wrong." or now, Scratchgate: "Scratches are normal." Because Apple could NEVER do anything wrong...no, of course not.
    And some bloggers are saying scratches are no big deal because folks put cases on their phones anyway. What?!?!? How is that even a valid response? First, why put a boring/plastic case over what is supposed to be the most elegant metal and glass phone on the market? Second, why even buy an iPhone if the major selling point is how it looks but you are going to put a case over it??
    Makes zero sense.

    Also, I got to play with a new iPhone 5 today as a friend brought one over.
    Honestly and seriously, I wasn't impressed...at all.
    It felt too light, and kind of cheap...but the cheapness may have been due to the plastic-like bumper he had on it...which totally killed the look and the whole vibe of the phone.
    And it looked odd...like it was too tall for how wide it was. It looked skinny...and not in a good way...in an odd way.
    And upon using iOS6, I was reminded again how great Android is. You really can't do anything in iOS except open an app. No widgets, no menus, just one button. Ugh. I felt trapped.
    I got out my phone and I was like, "Ahhh...this is so much better." So many more options and things you can do.

    And, of course, I asked her about Apple Maps. And she acted like wrong directions, missing towns, screwed up 3D maps, etc. were no big deal...she wasn't concerned. She said she was real happy to have turn-by-turn navigation and would trade off the quirks/bugs to have turn by turn. I'm like, "What good is turn by turn if it takes you to the wrong place, 8 miles away from your actual destination???"

    I seriously, really, really, really don't get the iPhone fanboy/sheep. They just don't make any sense at all.
     
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    Wow now that's bad! Reminds me of the Xbox 360's red rings of death. Hmm.... Now this is gonna make me think twice if not three times. Kinda a bummer. I mean i do dig how the phone looks and i wanted to get an iphone, but aluminium is a soft metal but still arriving with the phone already scratched? I shouldn't have to buy a case, screw that. I'd be pissed off to fork over that kind of cash and to get my phone all dinged up. Maybe its a bad batch.

    Yea i don't get the apple fanatics either. There was some guy waiting at one of the new york apple stores for a week just for the phone. I mean i wouldn't mind a midnight realease(since i go to those for a couple video games) but waiting for a whole week now that just a bit on the crazy side
     
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