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#1 my4beautifulboys

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Hi, I am looking at updating my current phone which is a nokia c5-00. I was thinking about an iphone 5. I did used to have an iphone 4, but found it too heavy and big, and the battery life was shocking, i seemed to always be charging it. Ilike that it is a camera phone and it does take reasonable quality pictures too. What do you think of iphone 5, is it a nice phone?

#2 Lauren Bell

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

It took a little getting used to for me after having the iPhone 4 for two years, but I love it now - the only problem now is the battery life is absolutely useless. I use my phone a lot especially for pictures, I am charging it 3 times a day. I wouldn't recommend any other phone though - I'm strictly an iPhone girl.

#3 pippityroo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (QueenB.PrincessC @ 05/12/2012, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only problem is the battery life is absolutely useless. I use my phone a lot especially for pictures, I am charging it 3 times a day. I wouldn't recommend any other phone though - I'm strictly an iPhone girl.

Me too! Though since turning of LTE, it lasts a bit longer.

I find the camera excellent, I use it several times a day. The photos turn out really well (so long as you have the lighting right etc), It's the best thing about the phone for me. The pic in my sig was taken with my iPhone 5.

I much prefer the iPhone 5, to my old iPhone 4. A lot better IMO.

Edited by PippityRue, 05 December 2012 - 08:06 PM.


#4 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

I just got one 2 hours ago.   biggrin.gif

It's way lighter, haven't tested the rest out as I haven't finished pimping it out properly...



#5 protart roflcoptor

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

I luff  hheart.gif mine.

#6 blackcat20

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Its a little bigger than the 4 (longer) but a lot lighter.

#7 Expelliarmus

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

I haven't had an iPhone before but I love it so much better than my Nokia. I know it has crap battery life, but at least the device itself isn't made of suck ...

#8 lisacat

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

I find it really good. Way lighter and it fits in your hand better.

#9 ~Mintie~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

I love mine wub.gif I can't say I've had the same battery issues, I play with my phone all day and can still go over 24hrs on one charge.

#10 ASDivine

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

There are a couple of things you can do to extend the battery life of the iPhone 5. Once you reset it the battery will last a lot longer.
I've had mine since they came out. I love it. Can't put it down!

#11 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

I love mine. The battery life is sh*t but it recharges really quickly. Lighter than the 4 but pretty much the same tng for me who is not very technologically savy,

I do like conversing with Siri when I'm bored though, that is fun.

#12 **Xena**

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

From everything I have read and seen the iphone5 isn't that great. Not much (at all) an improvement frpm the iPhone 4s.

If I was in the market for a new phone I would go the new Samsung Galaxy personally.

#13 my4beautifulboys

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

Ok thanks it sounds like its worth looking at, i like the way that you can use it to take photo's and also email or text them straight away. I'm not too keen on the short battery life though! it sounds abit awkward. Do you buy it and set it up on a plan/contract with telstra, i imagine that theyre too dear to just buy?

#14 ~Alchemy~

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

I've had all the iPhones since 3. I love this by far the best. The battery does suck but I just make sure I can charge it pretty much wherever I am and if you're not using it much, the battery doesn't drain.



#15 SummerStar

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:00 AM

I ended up getting an iPhone 5, my battery life is great. Usually I get around 18 hours standby and 8-10 hours of use (this is with everything on except Bluetooth and location services)
My main complaint about it is the quality this time around. It took me 6 iPhones to get one that wasn't scratched out of the box. And then they scratch really easily. Luckily I had covers and protectors waiting for when I finally got one without a scratch and so far I've managed to keep it perfect but still, no other iPhone before (and I've had them all) has been like this.

#16 SummerStar

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

QUOTE (my3beautifulboys @ 05/12/2012, 11:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok thanks it sounds like its worth looking at, i like the way that you can use it to take photo's and also email or text them straight away. I'm not too keen on the short battery life though! it sounds abit awkward. Do you buy it and set it up on a plan/contract with telstra, i imagine that theyre too dear to just buy?


Yes you can take a pic and email or text straight away. I bought outright. Have a look at the different plans available. Telstra are the most expensive vs value around for the iPhone so I don't use them, but this time around I bought outright anyway.

#17 SummerStar

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

QUOTE (**Xena** @ 05/12/2012, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I was in the market for a new phone I would go the new Samsung Galaxy personally.


I went from an iPhone 4S to a galaxy S3. And now I'm back on iPhone. The galaxy was too unreliable, alot of crashes and force closes with the apps. Also the galaxy (or any android phone besides nexus) comes with a whole lot of carrier software/junk which the iPhone doesn't have. To get the galaxy to work fast and well I had to learn how to flash another firmware to the phone. This got rid of carrier stuff but not everyone would be willing to do that. It also was a nightmare to connect to my Mac too. I had to install windows on my Mac to have it recognised. These are just a couple of issues, I have a list a mile long as to why I switched back. For anyone not too technically savvy I'd always recommend the iPhone. For those who like to fiddle etc a galaxy or other android.
I find iPhone works well because there is only one phone with the OS and all the apps just work. With the galaxy or android in general they make the OS for many phones and tweak it which means it doesn't always work as well as it could with different phones/apps. Every single app I had on iPhone that I got on android did not work half as well on android (some examples eBay, Facebook , etc)
Even it's own stock apps it comes with really need replacing, the email app is awful so I had to find another email app which there really isn't any great ones, then the keyboard needs replacing because it was bad, and then the text app was awful, I just want a phone that can work well out of the box if I wanted it to. Not to say I wouldn't give android another go in the future maybe but for now I just don't have the patience to fiddle with it just to make it work well. And many others feel the same especially if they're new to smart phones and not all that technical.
It's really just a personal choice at the end of the day. But after trying both (and I had the S3 for around 6-7 months so I gave it a good go and learnt alot about it but still ended up coming back to what was best for me.

Edited by SummerStar, 06 December 2012 - 07:17 AM.


#18 **Xena**

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

I have to admit a lot of the problems I heard about with the iphone 5 were from people who bought them when they were first released. They may have fixed the problems with them after that batch.

ETA: I can't remember all the issues because I was never going to get one anyway but one of them was a purple haze in the photos.

Edited by **Xena**, 06 December 2012 - 08:28 AM.


#19 SummerStar

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

Yes that was if pointed at direct sunlight or something I believe but that happens with all cameras, I've not been able to replicate that issue with my phone. I did try some of the things mentioned caused it but couldn't do it.
Then again I don't use my phone for a camera, I might take the odd snap but nothing important and again I've not been able to replicate the purple haze. I've just read on many photography forums that its something to do with the lens and all camera lenses do this in certain circumstances.

Each time an iPhone comes out there will always be a certain amount of complaints and nitpicking, it's not as common with android phones because there are so many more of them that the concentration of complaints aren't about just one phone but many. It's really chalk and cheese difference between the two because all circumstances are so different and both cater for different markets in a way.

Edited by SummerStar, 06 December 2012 - 08:39 AM.


#20 **Xena**

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

It happened to people I knew who weren't even taking photos outside. IPhone said it was due to the sun but it actually ended up being caused by the way they had done the casing. I have a feeling this has been fixed though as people who have recently bought phones don't seem to be having the issue.

#21 SummerStar

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

Guess it depends who you talk to. I had one from the first day which I returned due to scratching, it didn't have the issue.
But anyway, it's working alot better for me than the S3 did and my battery life has doubled. Plus, no more restarting due to crashing and forced closes. The S3 had heaps of benefits and neat little features, 99% which I didn't use. So while it was cool, I need something reliable that doesn't frustrate me. I also didn't like having to use an sd card because if someone stole my phone, there are all my pics etc easy to access just by taking out the card.
That's just my opinion though, I'm glad I experienced both.

Edited by SummerStar, 06 December 2012 - 09:08 AM.


#22 **Xena**

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (SummerStar @ 06/12/2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guess it depends who you talk to. I had one from the first day which I returned due to scratching, it didn't have the issue.
But anyway, it's working alot better for me than the S3 did and my battery life has doubled. Plus, no more restarting due to crashing and forced closes. The S3 had heaps of benefits and neat little features, 99% which I didn't use. So while it was cool, I need something reliable that doesn't frustrate me. I also didn't like having to use an sd card because if someone stole my phone, there are all my pics etc easy to access just by taking out the card.
That's just my opinion though, I'm glad I experienced both.


YeahI think it really depends on what you want your phone for. I have an iphone 4s and I am happy with it. I use it a lot for music due to my work (fitness instructor) and it's perfect for that original.gif If I needed a phone for a different capacity then I would probably choose differently.

#23 FiveAus

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

My daughter has a new Samsung Galaxy and has requested an iPod for Christmas. I asked why she didn't use her phone as I use my iPhone 4s to listen to music and audio books every day.
She said it barely gets through two songs before the battery goes flat.

#24 SummerStar

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:55 AM

The galaxy also doesn't organise music very well I found. I'd have to rename and reorganise it all then find a music player that was good. There were plenty to choose from just none that worked as well as the iPod/iPhone player.

#25 frozie

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 06/12/2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My daughter has a new Samsung Galaxy and has requested an iPod for Christmas. I asked why she didn't use her phone as I use my iPhone 4s to listen to music and audio books every day.
She said it barely gets through two songs before the battery goes flat.


She should take it back to get the battery checked.  I have a Samsung Galaxy (so does DH) and the battery lasts all day with continuous use all day.. music, Internet, calls, texting, etc.  We only put them on charge each night.




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