From the Editors Desk – iPhone 5
I’ve had the iPhone 5 for 11 days now so I thought I’d write a mini-review of my thoughts on it. This is certainly NOT a comprehensive review. Many of those exist already. These are just my personal impressions.
The iPhone 5 is certainly lighter than any previous iPhone. I like this feature as I typically carry my phone in my pocket. It’s hard to feel and sometimes I can’t even remember which pocket it’s in. That being said, I don’t get the impression that it’s less durable.
I can tell the difference in speed between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S. I also had a Samsung Galaxy Note and it is certainly on par with that.
The one thing I LOVED about the Samsung Galaxy Note was the LTE ability. The iPhone 4S still used 3G and it was very slow. Sometimes painfully slow. The new LTE integration rocks in the iPhone 5!
Personally, I don’t have any issues with it. Yes, I know it is inconvenient and forces you to pay $29 for the adapter (assuming you want to use your old accessories with your new iPhone). I like that you can insert it into the iPhone 5 any way. My guess is that Apple got sick of replacing damaged iPhones from people attempting to force the 30-pin connector upside down. Of course, it could also be about money. Or probably both!
It is longer. The best benefit of this is that you can have 5 rows of apps on a page versus 4 from before. For those who have a lot of apps or have a lot that they use often, it is nice to be able to stick those extra apps on the home screen. As for “brighter” and “more vibrant” – well, I can’t really see much of a difference. It’s still a nice screen like the iPhone 4S.
Should You Upgrade to the iPhone 5?
Well that is not for me to decide! It’s basically up to you! As you have read my post above there are a lot of good things about the iPhone 5! If you love searching the web you have 4G to make it go FAST.
As you have read, I am in love with iPhone 5 and its 4G capability! Leave you opinions about it in the comments!