Ten days with the iPhone 5 review
"The iPhone 5 is everything I expected from Apple’s next-gen iPhone, and more. It’s everything I love about the iPhone 4S, all taken to the next level, and really enhances the iPhone experience. From the taller screen to the thinner and lighter build, the iPhone 5 is something you truly have to experience for yourself to fully appreciate.
I expected a lot from the iPhone 5, and to my pleasant surprise, Apple delivered everything I expected and then some. So, why should anybody upgrade to the iPhone 5? For me, the answer became apparent from the moment I first held it in my hands."
I'm using Iphone 4 and excited that I'm given 500 bucks voucher so that I can upgrade without cost to Galaxy Note II.
But, my voucher expiry can only allow me to get Iphone 5 before expiry, and the Starhub Telco called that they can deliver Iphone 5 right to my door steps, the 64Gb version and at no cost.
Out of convenience, I agreed, as Samsung Note II is not launched in Singapore yet, and my voucher can't wait.
I merely "upgrade" at no cost to me based on Convenience, as I do not have burning desire to get the iphone 5.
Well, after receiving it, physically, yes, slightly longer and lighter.
Software wise, I think I'm not impressed nor excited at all, as what I'm getting is some minor software tweaks, just like 4.0 to 4.2 kind of upgrade.
Let's not state the obvious, as there are tonnes of reviews out there.
However, my experience had not been very pleasant.
1. It got overheated and show me a message like "overheated, please let it cool before use" can't remember the exact phrase though. This is NEW to Iphone 5, I never see this message in my Iphone 4.
2. Battery life is extremely bad. I thought my Iphone 4 is bad, but I'm left with 30% at 1400hrs, I'm full 100% charge at 0930hrs. I didn't answer call, but having 8 miss calls and some sms. that's all. Well, perhaps I got a lemon with defective battery.
As far as I'm concern, I'll be selling it away and get Note II, will never return to Apply until real innovation comes in their future phones, and not 6 rows for Iphone 6.
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AnonD-8044, 03 Oct 2012Apple at number 2 brandwise,,Samsung number 9. http://9to5mac.com/2012/10/02/apple-jumps-to... morei just observe that nokia, rim and yahoo is lost profit and apple rise profit so much. and i dont think if samsung reach what apple reached.
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"I’m sick of companies such as HTC, Motorola and Samsung releasing several variants of the the same phone every year. What’s worse is that those who buy into the hype and purchase a so-called “flagship”, device that’s outclassed only months later, run the risk of getting delayed software updates or no updates at all. Even though HTC said the One X will get Jelly Bean this month, who knows how long it’ll take for carriers to push that update through. By the way, remember that remote wipe hack that was discovered recently? It has been proven that exploit can be used against a number of phones that aren’t made by Samsung. My personal phone, the HTC Sensation is at risk, but do you think I’ll ever get a security update? I don’t."
Apple at number 2 brandwise,,Samsung number 9.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012This phone just gets me nervous how people can still buy a phone that looks the same 3 years i... moreNo you wont like the rest of them till you try iphone.I come back here and all the sgs3 fanboys are still here jealous of this superb jewel of a smartphone,,they cant stay away they are so bissoted with iphone....All they do is try to put it down as best they can bless their cotton socks but all its doing is promoting iPhone5 even more.
Sharp are finally catching up with display orders to keep up with solid demand for iPhone5.
Iphone 5 is cool and easy to use. It is for busy people who have no time to learn new things. It is for people who wants everything done for them and Iphone delivered that. It does not matter to Iphone users if there is a better phone out there. It does not matter if the apps do not work properly because Iphone5 is COOL.
Tumay, 02 Oct 2012It's user friendly because it just works, simple as this. No complexity, everything is well or... moreyes thats true! Apple's iOS is a better operating system than Android because the User Interface (UI) is much more user friendly than Android's UI.
[deleted post]you keep repeating this post many times. if you like s3 go and dont flood this section with your ignorant comment!
Comparing iphone 5 and samsumg s3 is like comparing a BMW with a Merc. Both great cars. Both have their ups and downs. But Apple offers a well rounded better product. From their phones, iPads to there awesome pc range. Apple all the way!!!
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012This phone just gets me nervous how people can still buy a phone that looks the same 3 years i... moreRich people buy this phone,because average people ar just gonna waist their money,if I had that much money I would rather buy the s3 and then I could buy some gear to go with it and hd games on the market for the same price as the iphone 5 alone
That is very amazing for world throuth phones,iphone 5 is one special for same program for who need are mistirial of phones, I admire iphone 5, my opinio about price is very hi,company they need to think how money people they need to used iphone 5, come down price not hi, this is plobles same people can get who rich but poor people can,t get,if we need revolution phones and to be number one iphone 5 in the world, stive is among people who distibution opinio to bulding iphone 5,God give peace enternal, my opinio, company apple they need to present per year to remember stive, is guinear man.
Disappointing iPhone 5 sales shows how crappy this phone is.
This phone just gets me nervous how people can still buy a phone that looks the same 3 years in a row, just longer, and nothing new from the iphone 4s, is it just to show people that you are cool that you bought a new phone. Android s3 and note 2 blows this phone out of the water into the sand. I littereally cant see anything that the iphone 5 is better at, nothing