Personally, I feel like Apple has become the Kardashians of the tech world. They get bashed for literally everything they launch but somehow this doesn't affect Samsung? Look at their A series, poor SoCs, 2GB RAM on an Android plus a weak camera for a high price? But nobody said anything about that. I seriously feel that people should stop judging if you don't like small phones. Quite a few of you say that 4-inch phones are like midgets or 60.8% screen to body ratio in 2016 sucks and stuff like that but Apple products are made to work and last. Maybe they don't look too good on paper but most of their marketing are done by feel. You have to see it and touch it to believe it. This phone was released to cater those who want somewhat 6S-esque specs in the classic 4-inch body. If you don't like it, don't judge people who do
XXX13, 22 Mar 2016Sony still make the best compact phones, good luck to Apple with this iPhone 5.With an iPhone, you're paying for the brand and social status. You can compare an iPhone with an Android all you want but teens and brand-conscious people will definitely prefer the Apple. They're not spec monkeys or tech geeks. They want something that works, generally doesn't lag and takes reasonably good selfies with the shiny aluminum logo. If you don't care about that, then ofc any Android will get you more bang for your buck. But you do see celebrities literally exclusively use iPhones
It's best for normal usage and hardcore gaming but battery is lag point here
Achi, 22 Mar 2016Bro, you cant compare any other phone with an iphone. Other brands use 8 core processors to gi... moreBro, apple optimize the app to be compatible to its processor while most android app is not optimize for a specific system
Brynn, 22 Mar 2016It is because lots just want an iPhone as cheap as possible and will only use it to talk/text ... moreBro, you cant compare any other phone with an iphone. Other brands use 8 core processors to give out equivalent to the 2 core processor of iphone, Others use a 3/4 GB RAM where is even a 1 GB RAM is Enough for an Iphone still it has upgraded to 2 GB, Check out the GPU Performance. I guess when lower specs is able to give higher output thats called - Optimal Performance.
mac0x, 22 Mar 2016Why is apple keep on making 16gb IPhones it doesn't make sense It is because lots just want an iPhone as cheap as possible and will only use it to talk/text and bit of Facebook so don't need any big GB of storage. All they want is that Apple logo and don't care as long as it does basics,
I do agree though Apple are a greedy, greedy company always have been but the products they make are bit more simple for users and do generally tend to work and apps more polished. I go between Android and IOS but will take Nokias side if they enter the market.
dks, 22 Mar 2016This phone doesn't worth $500 we can buy two or three decent android devices with this amount ... moreThere are some good bargains but it is always quality of other components,lcd screen poor quality outdoors, poor mics, camera dodgy, software, updates, where to go if if fails, what if you break it and need components to repair it? ANY chinese phone in UK is not resalable I've tried plus any grey imports the second hand shops etc will not accept them.
They along with Sony are have made a true mini. I hope Samsung make their mini a true mini this year and competition builds for this size of phone (4-4.6 inch). Sick of giant phones.
They have taken the industrial design I like best instead of these smooth rounded phones and put in 2015 spec. The 32gb Sony z5 mini came out in UK sim free at 429GBP so this is good price for 64gb and being Apple. It will be blazing fast as well and have decent microphones because lots Androids fail at concerts/nightclubs because they cannot handle bass,I always trust Nokia/Apple with these microphone components.
In a way it is what I wanted but still want to see what else comes out. LG G5. HTC 10 ETC.
This phone doesn't worth $500 we can buy two or three decent android devices with this amount Apple ripping people big time still people going to buy it god save them
Why not 32gb storage, 16gb barely enough and 64gb unnecessary to pay the price for a small phone. Small phone do have some advantages if you mostly use the phone outside.