Okay so I came here to see if anyone had any problems or opinions on the IPhone 5. But no, it’s full of Apple to Android war. So I could be professorial and just leave it at that but I’d rather join in... Okay so going to start with that hands down no one can argue that the IPhone and Samsung Galaxy series are the best phones on the market. And either way they are both great choices. I will admit that the IPhone is missing features that could have easily added, most of the apple junkies will deny it but guess what it’s the truth. Samsung with android can do just about anything you'd want in a smartphone. I personally love android, I am very techy, love the freedom and have wanted a S3 since prerelease rumors. But I’m as of now planning on getting the IPhone for one reason, the fact that it just works. Apple has really nailed that hardware software fluidity. Android DOES (don’t lie to yourself) have slightly less reliability rate, it glitches, lags, etc. It is defiantly not as bad past versions of android but I have had enough fiddling to get things to work, flashing, re-installing, and 6 week warranty repair trips. I at this point just want easy use, simplicity, reliability, and portability (There's an app for that...) and that is what the IPhone has been good at for years.
I actually don't understand what these anonymous guys are debating about
Max, 20 Nov 2012U cannot Compare a Mercedes to Maruti Suzukiwe are comparing BMW & Mercedes
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2012I already mentioned this a while back. GSMArena isn't where most people get info on iPhone, so... moreS3 was launch ahead of iPhone 5 and yet still maintains to be on the top slot until now.
iPhone 5 took the first slot only for a while during its launch then rapidly goes down the rank.
Now it stays on the 6th to 7th place.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2012Very poor Analogy because if you buy a Ferrari most people only use it the occasional weekend ... moreJust in case, the answer from real Ferrari owners:
"Here we go again. I am guessing you didn't speak to any actual Ferrari owners? It's amazing how people just love to perpetuate this myth, particularly if they have had no experience in that area myself. My take on it: for small volume cars, Ferraris are reliable."
Lesson: Don't stereotype. Do your homework. Lastly, enjoy your tech, and let others enjoy theirs.
Another trend I noticed also is that Android fanboys used to come in swarms, but now they have dwindled to a handful, one here, one ther. Nowhere near the numbers like before, as they have shifted over to iOS and WP8 probably.
In the beginning, people supported Android fans, as most were indifferent to Apple anyway.
Thankfully, with WP8 entering the scene, they have seen how obnoxious Android fanboys truly are. Every article here on GSMArena, which is iOS or WP8 will have some Android punk stirring up problems.
They try hard to pretend to be WP8 or iOS fans but it usually doesn't stick. Only a matter of time now, people are fedup with you guys.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2012Very poor Analogy because if you buy a Ferrari most people only use it the occasional weekend ... moreNot saying iPhone was the Ferrari etc. just showing how people choose different things for different reasons.
Also, again with your narrow mindedness, and stereotyping Ferrari users lol. So they ALL use Ferraris the same way? Hahaha thanks for proving your ignorance.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2012So if someone buys a Ferrari you call him crazy because it doesn't include a baby chair? So a ... moreVery poor Analogy because if you buy a Ferrari most people only use it the occasional weekend on sunny days and they have other cars that fit their daily needs, so yeah if you want to compare to Ferrari which is fast on a perfectly smooth road and is only really good when you get it on a track then yeah it's just like the iPhone.
So congratulations for giving the perfect honest analogy to describe it.
People are not defined by simply their mobile phone. A normal person has a mobile phone, a computer, a car, a motorcycle, a bicycle, clothes, favorite books, food, shoes.
Just because people use the same phone, they are nowhere near the same, as everyone is different.
Android fanboys, free your minds, chillax and enjoy your tech.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2012You know if people buy an Apple product and say yeah I like the iPhone but I'm fully aware tha... moreMost Android commenters here are trolls, but I believe this guy 39x% genuinely believes his stuff. He is unfortunately misguided in that he believes that his view represents everybody's view.
This is a common condition, mainly amongst teenagers, but usually they grow out of it with social interaction. Unfortunately the Internet has led to many living secluded lives with minimal interaction, and gave rise to a "me! Me! Me" syndrome as displayed by many Android fanboys who are now adults.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2012You know if people buy an Apple product and say yeah I like the iPhone but I'm fully aware tha... moreSo if someone buys a Ferrari you call him crazy because it doesn't include a baby chair? So a Corolla owner is smart for saying to a Porsche driver "Dual chair? I got quad-chair baby!"
This is how you are blind and do not see. Yes, if the feature is something he wants, but he gives it up just to be with Apple, then your point is valid. The truth is however, 200 million users are very happy (top satisfaction ratings higher than Android), yet you guys are still scratching your heads, cos you don't get this simple fact.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2012And yet iPhone 5 sold more than iPhone 4S on opening launch.
Also despite the same old argu... moreYou know if people buy an Apple product and say yeah I like the iPhone but I'm fully aware that Apple deliberately leaves out features that could seriously make the phone better but doesn't include because they make more money by restricting features then I can totally respect someone who says that.
But most of the people who visit the iPhone forums like you just keep saying Apple sells a lot and refuses to say they wish Apple just added something new because just don't want to admit Apple's faults.
If you go back in time, you will find that the REASON people hated Apple fans was their fanboy loyalty, and cult like mentality where they couldn't even think of using non-Apple products.
Funny how today, Apple fans are simply fans of good tech as can openly discuss using other stuff like WP8 and web Android.
The Android fanboys however have evolved to be the very brainwashed that they insult lol.
Open your mind guys, free yourself from your cage. There is a world beyond your precious Android, as well as your tiny bedroom lol.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2012On it's own the iPhone 5 is a reasonable enough phone but it gets low votes because compared t... moreAnd yet iPhone 5 sold more than iPhone 4S on opening launch.
Also despite the same old arguments from the Android camp.
Unlike before, people are now very familiar with iPhone and know exactly what they are buying, so despite all Android fanboy protestations, there must still be something about iPhone that people like.
Lol Android fanboys simply cannot accept this, as they live in a world where everything must be measured according to their terms. Just because a Nissan GTR is simply faster, there are still reasons people would go for an Audi R8, or a Ferrari.
I am not comparing those cars to iPhones or Android phones, but it demonstrates that people are simply different. Let me ask you whether your PC is now simply the fastest chip, with the greatest video card, and with liquid cooling system plus RAID storage system? Lol it would be a small percentage.
It isn't all about specs specs specs, it is about a COMBINATION of factors, and unlike other vendors, Apple is excellent at that game.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2012Let's face it. Phones these days are no longer used only for calling and texting. Majority of ... moreI know deep down most people with an iPhone reach that wall Apple keeps building which holds back features and capabilities and gets a bit jealous of what other phones can do like bigger screens, bigger memory, unlimited customisation etc.
But those people are so determined to be with Apple so there's no need to ever think when using a phone that they just unwilling to compromise and go for an Android or WP phone that can do more than they'll ever need because it's slightly harder to use and the badge isn't seen as cool as Apple.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2012Why are the GSMARENA voting scores so low for the iPhone 5 as compared to the iPhone 4S? If th... moreOn it's own the iPhone 5 is a reasonable enough phone but it gets low votes because compared to 4S it just has a bit more power and a tiny bit more screen, and the way most people use it it barely feels like it's improved at all, so people give it low scores because Apple just didn't bother to give people anything new while top end Androids and Windows phones have stepped up into the next generation of phones.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2012I already mentioned this a while back. GSMArena isn't where most people get info on iPhone, so... moreS3 has been launch ahead of iPhone 5 yet it still holds the number slot until now.
iPhone 5 takes the first slot for a few weeks only since its launch then goes down so rapidly.