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Old 11-02-2013, 19:26
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Yep so I upgraded a few days ago. Problem is I hate the feel of the iPhone 5. I know its a better spec - probably the only reason I might keep it - but the build I hate. That brushed metal back feels horrible.

The only plus for me is the improved data speeds (due to DC-HSDPA) and better battery life, but aside from that the 4S is a better phone...imo

And am I the only one who doesnt need lighter and lighter phones? I quite like the weight of the 4S...makes it feel like quality.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:40
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I think that the black anodised aluminium was a mistake, because of the scratching issue.

I've also seen people moaning about it rattling when tapped at the bottom left or top right (facing up). Apparently it's due to the accelerometer or gyroscope at the bottom and the camera lens at the top, and is allegedly common to all iPhones... Some people have it quite badly though.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:47
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Completely disagree. 4/4s were way too heavy for my liking. I actually think the 5 feels like quality in your hand. I like the metal back as it doesn't scratch as easily. Had mine since October and in my poket with no case and the back isn't scratched as all. Only the glass bits top and bottom have hairline scratches. I don't even have a screen protector. It goes in my pocket with the screen against my leg and the back against a leather wallet. No other metal, keys, coins. Not a single scratch on the screen or the back.

Wouldn't do for us all to be the same though
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:27
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Some people like it, others hate it. I like it. Feels better than my old 4S and better build than my old works Galaxy S3.
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:36
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Completely disagree. 4/4s were way too heavy for my liking. I actually think the 5 feels like quality in your hand. I like the metal back as it doesn't scratch as easily. Had mine since October and in my poket with no case and the back isn't scratched as all. Only the glass bits top and bottom have hairline scratches. I don't even have a screen protector. It goes in my pocket with the screen against my leg and the back against a leather wallet. No other metal, keys, coins. Not a single scratch on the screen or the back.

Wouldn't do for us all to be the same though
i agree iPhone 5 is pure quality, i hate the feel of my wife's 4s
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Old 12-02-2013, 20:10
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Some people like it, others hate it. I like it. Feels better than my old 4S and better build than my old works Galaxy S3.
It's always going to feel better than an S3 isn't it. I mean, Jonnys laser cut the edges hasn't he!
Hahahaha
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:03
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Some people like it, others hate it. I like it. Feels better than my old 4S and better build than my old works Galaxy S3.
I love the way that even a thread comparing two Apple products gets the usual S3 comments from Lucan
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:07
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I love the way that even a thread comparing two Apple products gets the usual S3 comments from Lucan
Well i had all 3 (4S, S3 & 5) at the same time so i would compare it... no Samsung issues, just saying how it felt / held up.

Still all better than HTC's of the last few years (This years models are pretty hardy though + Nexus 4)
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:10
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Completely disagree. 4/4s were way too heavy for my liking. I actually think the 5 feels like quality in your hand. I like the metal back as it doesn't scratch as easily. Had mine since October and in my poket with no case and the back isn't scratched as all. Only the glass bits top and bottom have hairline scratches. I don't even have a screen protector. It goes in my pocket with the screen against my leg and the back against a leather wallet. No other metal, keys, coins. Not a single scratch on the screen or the back.

Wouldn't do for us all to be the same though
Totally agree with Devon this one.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:11
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Well I don't know whether its better or not, as the IPhone 5 is my first IPhone and I couldn't do without it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:13
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I prefer the 4S to the 5.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:17
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Totally agree with Devon this one.
I agree the 5 is a excellent upgrade to the 4s. The weight makes it really nice to hold. This might give the impression to some of cheap but its far from it
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:21
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I prefer the 4S to the 5.
Snap.

When i hold a 5 it just feels cheap and nasty. The 4 and 4S does feel nice and weighty and like some love at least went into it. Also find the 5 looks vile as well. Like its been stretched abnormally!!

Anyway, each to their own.
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Old 13-02-2013, 09:18
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I hate iPhones but after seeing the IP everyday due to my job I think the 5's design is better than any other iPhone previously
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Old 13-02-2013, 10:20
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I've dropped the 5 more times in the 3 weeks I have had it than I ever did in the year that I had the 4s

I find it very slippy that or its my cack hands...
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Old 13-02-2013, 10:37
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I find it very slippy that or its my cack hands...

Glad it's not just me then..
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Old 13-02-2013, 10:39
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I prefer my 5 to my partners 4S - feels much better to me
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Old 13-02-2013, 11:20
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I prefer the 4S to the 5.
same here. I'm not a fan of my wives iPhone 5.
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Old 13-02-2013, 11:40
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I think the answer to the OP question is a definitive yes.

There are other people who feel the same

(Note that doesnt mean it IS better or worse just that there ARE other people who think the same as the OP)
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Old 13-02-2013, 12:15
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I prefer the 4s over the 5, so much so I'm skipping an upgrade and holding out for the 5s or 6 whichever turns up next. If they have the issues though of poor workmanship or iOS woes I'm going back over to the dark side!
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Old 13-02-2013, 13:59
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Put the phone in a case and you wont notice. Sure moaning about Apple products is against some sort of law
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:37
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I have to agree, I like a bit of weight to my phones, makes it feel more premium.

Although it's not a deal breaker... I have a Galaxy Note 2 which isn't that premium at all as it's all plastic
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:39
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i agree iPhone 5 is pure quality, i hate the feel of my wife's 4s
"The company believes that saying as little as possible and letting its products speak for themselves is still the best approach."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21411970

When they think its good they like to tell you.
When its crap they stay silent whilst a lot of users often seem to stand in a uniform line saying 'mines perfect'.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:05
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same here. I'm not a fan of my wives iPhone 5.
Are you Henry VIII th?
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