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Review: Apple iPhone 5 for AT&T

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Top message:  "Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition" by MarryTheNight   Sep 23, 2012, 11:56 PM

Replying to:  Re: Superior Hardware? by Riot_Act   Sep 24, 2012, 11:03 PM

Re: Superior Hardware?

by srich27    Sep 25, 2012, 8:09 AM

a LOT more resistant. A coworker of mine just got his new iPhone 5 last Friday, and had already broken the screen by Monday (slipped out of his pocket, or something minor). That is just unacceptably fragile.

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 its smaller battery better though. All current devices get comparable battery life, but due to larger screens and various extra hardware do-hickies, the Android and WP8 phones simply need more juice to run for the same amount of time, hence bigger heavier batteries. It should also come as no surprise that between the bigger battery and bigger screen that the other devices are heavier (though still light, by any definition). I definitely give Apple props on the thinness.

I'll also agree that iOS probably responds a little faster than Android, even with the update. Whether or not this makes iOS /better/ is of course a matter of preference. Many people (myself included) prefer more functions and more control over our phone than a perfectly fluid home-screen transition.

In the end, neither iPhone 5, GS3, One X or Lumia 920 are "better" phones. They are all very powerful high-end devices and are only "different" in what they can do and how they go about doing it. Its up to each consumer to find the best match for their needs and preferences.

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