Jump to content

of i Phone 5?


  • Please log in to reply
43 replies to this topic

#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 lactasticmama

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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.

When will I feel like myself again?

At some point I became 'me' again, but not the same me that I was ... and that?s not a bad thing.

Our Watch: ending the national emergency of domestic violence

An ambitious new national initiative aims to address the "national emergency" of domestic violence across Australia.

Decrease in stillbirths in late pregnancy and older mums

There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.

My baby was permanently injured during birth

My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term ?brachial plexus birth injury? and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.

Being a yo-yo mama is the rhythm of motherhood

A flip-flop happy-sad can occur in the same minute, the same second. And it continues forever, throughout a yo-yo mama's tenure, beginning with pregnancy.

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts?

First it was weddings. Then it was engagement parties. Now it seems christenings are following the trend of asking guests for money in lieu of gifts.

Crash testing new parenthood

The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.

Itching for a solution to eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Video: The challenges and joys of making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Win a House of Magic prize pack

To celebrate the release of the new movie House of Magic, we have 10 double passes and magic sets to give away just in time for these school holidays. Enter Now for a chance to win!

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

The truth about birth trauma

Some say mums should just be happy if they have a healthy baby, but for new mums with birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.