Review: Apple iPhone 5 for AT&T
"Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition"
It is. The truth hurts.
Only it's not true. It's a lie. You can't handle the truth.
At this point, in terms of my past point-of-view (Nokia/Symbian fan for quite a few years), I have already been beaten. Anything non-Apple that is new and modern, which could replace my old Symbian devices (which I sold to pay the bankruptcy attorney anyway), now looks, acts, and smells like an iPhone wanna-be. As the old addage says, "if you can't beat 'em, you may as well join 'em"; however, I am also now far too poor to join the ranks of the Apple-faithful by purchasing Apple products and the needed services to ope...
I posted a similar comment last month. Apple was in a lot of trouble before re-hiring Steve Jobs. He had the persona and expertise to steer the ship he built and commanded. Steve WAS Apple and Apple followed him. He had the power and insight to run Apple under close integration. He mastered it. He also was relentless in spotting ideas and concepts. He then would capitalize on them. No doubt Apple has a great team, but, Steve's templates for conditioning and culminating ideas through his guidance, is what catapulted Apple. Apple is in a great financial position to last them for awhile. They aren't going anywhere soon. However, without Steve, backpeddling and working around the same principles as they are at this moment, w...
If your idea of 'innovation' is a spec sheet feature with very little usability in the real world (NFC), sure. But the iPhone is about carefully choosing which features to implement, and implementing them better than any other phone manufacturer. (They don't always, but 9 times out of 10 Apple's implementation is the benchmark.)
Don't pretend for a minute the copy+paste functionality, the non-Gmail mail functionality, the wireless streaming functionality, or the app ecosystem on any Android phone is up to the level of that on iOS. Try mirroring your Android phone on your TV with a DLNA solution like the Media Link HD ...
How "objective" and "unbiased" are you?
Positive reception and reviews do not always make a great phone. It depends on many factors, including the needs and perception of the user. As a ...
Let's see, compared to Android phones on a similar out of contract price point: The iPhone has lower screen resolution, a smaller screen, the same RAM, a similar though possibly better CPU, same LTE, same flash capacities, a battery can't be replaced, no NFC, but quite a nice camera...
Which is better? I'd say it's a wash, it depends on your preference.
"Leagues ahead"? Not so much.
Apple has been making great hardware since... forever. They have teamed it with great aesthetics for a long time.
The OS itself has a completely different review.
All Apple is doing is adding features that their competitors have had for more than a year....
So having a Galaxy S3, an HTC One X, and an iPhone 5 in front of me, let's compare and see who comes out on top:
Battery life: iPhone 5
Responsiveness / Processor Performance for HTML5/JS: iPhone 5 (this is the only cross-platform measure I have as a dev that relates in a meaningful way to the end user, where the iPhone 5 is currently 5-6 times the framerate of the Galaxy S3 and One X in terms of FPS animation.)
Weight iPhone 5
Thickness iPhone 5
Screen Color Accuracy/Quality iPhone 5 (see Gizmodo's article on ranking ...
I guess I can understand it if you are running a mobile tech consulting business (which I did from 2008 to 2010) or cross-platform developing (I've always developed for Symbian - which is no longer worth developing for, and for Maemo - which I only do for my own entertainment... but never for both at the same time... so I have absolutely no background in the whole BlackBerry/Android/iOS/WP8 crossover market myself), or even if you were just going through a phase of enjoying multiple lines o...
My daily drivers is currently the One X and 4s, though it will soon be the iPhone 5, which is currently being used as a DD by another dev.
(Other phones in the fleet include an HTC Inspire, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, Galaxy Nexus, and Droid X2.)
If you want to know why I side with Apple's reasoning, it's because in the big picture, Apple has created an ecosystem that is extremely healthy. It's not just the iOS, it's the hundreds of thousands of really killer applications. Users are comfortable paying for quality applications, a...
I know that I gave you a hard time back in the day about our disagreements over Symbian, but now I feel bad about it... it took getting burned up one side and down the other, by reality, to wake me up. I still fight it on the inside once in a while... that desire to be free keeps coming back from time to time, and then I ended up buying a Nokia N800 just because I could (haha)... but in my heart I already know the truth, and cannot deny it for too long at any given moment.
I have a friend, living on the other side of PA, who plays around with an HTC Insp...
Understanding is a three-edged sword... there's your side, their side, and the truth... and it cuts all three ways when neither your side nor their side are identical to the truth. Well, my "side" was further from the truth than his, so now I'm eating my humble pie and listening to him a little more intently...
Either the One X or Galaxy SIII are a lot more resistant than the iphone...
The iphone is far, far beyond sexier than most other phone out in the market. You have to admit that even if it will be the first one on breaking if dropped, it looks and feels a lot and lots better than any of the other two.
Most likely (as a tradition) the nokia will be a lot tougher than any of the above mentioned.
Raw horsepower. I really doubt that the iphone has a much faster processor, a greater amount of RAM or a bigger battery...
Those monster android phones use hardware that is usually seen on bigger devices like tablets so i really doubt the iphone is really stronger in pure horsepower.
Android weights a ton whe...
As a side note, I'm a little sick of the pre-requisite "You have to admit...." about the iPhone. I really don't. I've never liked the 4/4S/5 line of iPhones. I think they're poorly designed dense bricks of glass and metal that break like eggshells. Its sharp edges sure as hell don't slip into my hands as nicely as my GS3. The whole aesthetic thing is purely subjective, and I wish it weren't necessary to appease iPhone people with praise of its beauty before making any other criticism :\
I fully believe the iPhone utilizes it...
Spoiler, the S3 broke on the second drop, the iPhone was just scraped, and didn't have any cracks in the glass.
By the time I wrote this above I hadn't carefully checked the GSIII... I just figured out that the removable battery cover is just too flimsy.
I got to put my hands on an Iphone 5 just yesterday.
It is an strong phone. You can tell it is an iphone because it looks a lot like the other previous 5 iphones...
But the feel to it is totally different.
It's a tough phone. Uses little plastics, mostly metal for the body; and glass; is just to be found where it belongs, on the screen.
Still, I think that the oneX is less prone to get scratched because the polycarbonate unibody will take a bit more abuse.
However, now I can tell. It is true that...
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