So the iPhone 5 has caused some stir amongst the Apple community. Apple geeks complaining that it’s not that different to the 4s, its too light, its too long, the camera isn’t any better, battery life sucks, maps is shit. Blah Blah Blah…Well for one thing, I have never had a iPhone 4s so upgrading from my 4 to the new 5 has concreted my love for the iPhone. Despite all the moany little bitches who were expecting a phone which could wipe their ass. I am very, very happy with my spanking new iPhone. So here are my thoughts on it.
We all know first impressions count. The first in impression from the 5 is that the phone is beautifully designed bit of kit, just like any other Apple product it wows you. The Alu back with the frosted finish is such a stylish touch and it feels great in the hand, actually the whole phone feels just amazing in the hand. (it took me a few days to get use too, but now its second nature) You notice the 18% thinner design as you hold it like your old iPhone, that is another thing it may be taller giving you a 16:9 format but its just as wide as your old iPhone. You wont be all fingers and thumbs, like most of the other smart phone users out there who aren’t Apple fans. You know the ones I mean, right? Those Samsung Galaxy users who have to have both hands free to use the phone, because its physically impossible to use with one hand unless you got hands like Ray Clemence.
Performance wise the 5 blows my 4 out the water and then some. Its SO FAST, like REALLY FAST!!! An F1 one car can reach 0-60 in under 2.5secs. Well my iPhone 5 can launch an app in less than that!! (might of exaggerated that a little bit) The screen is crystal clear, everything pops off the screen making gaming, reading, surfing the net a very pleasurable experience. Plus with the new 16:9 wide screen format HD films are beautiful, also using the phone in landscape is has a nice touch too.
The front panel of glass on the phone is also different from my 4, it feels slick and very smooth your thumb, fingers what every you tend to use your phone with, just glide across the surface . The phone is just so slick I LOVE it. The only thing I haven’t really had time to test properly is the battery life, which is meant to be a lot better. Considering I haven’t really put the phone down since I got it on the day of release. Its hard to test…
So what about maps, the camera, passbook etc etc? Well they are parts of iOS! Maps may be shit, passbook may not be useful to anyone not flying American Airlines. But this is my iPhone review not iOS. I am sure Cook and his team of minions will fix the issues soon enough.
All in all, the iPhone 5 is a master piece. Its a beautiful device, SUPER FAST, bright, clear and just feels amazing in the hand. So if you are looking for a new phone go and buy the iPhone 5, unless you have hands like Ray Clemence and you can cope with a phone which is nearly the same size as your face.