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A few thoughts on my iPhone 5

This is a good summary of the iPhone advantages. I especially like the larger screen size. I also like the feel  of the reduced weight. I still have my 4 but 5 is clearly a better tool for work in terms of comfort and viewing screen.

I upgraded to an iPhone 5 a couple of days ago and so far, so good. My 4S is a great phone and my wife will put it to good use.

PHONE: Smart phone or not, the most important use is that it’s a phone. This one outperforms the 4S in a couple of ways. Signal strength is better, and the clarity of the calls themselves is superior. It just sounds better.

BATTERY: So far, the battery life of the 5 is better than the 4S. The phone itself is larger and so is the battery. That being said, any smart phone with heavy use drains the battery. If I can get through the day without recharging, I’m a happy camper.

SCREEN: The iPhone 5 has a larger screen, and it’s a retina display. The display is stunning, but I’m not convinced the larger screen is that much help. Some of the Apps actually look funny running on the bigger screen.

DATA: What’s a smart phone without great data access. On a WiFi connection, the new iPhone is faster. I haven’t experienced any WiFi connectivity issues that some users are complaining about. Access to the cellular data network is also faster. I’m now accessing the LTE network for the first time and the data speeds are impressive.

PERFORMANCE: The faster processor definitely opens Apps faster, as well as documents and email. Nothing sluggish about the performance of the 5.

CAMERAS: Both front and back cameras have been upgraded and you can see the difference. I’m not ready to give up my DSLR yet, but I’ll probably stop carrying around a point and shoot.

FORM FACTOR: The iPhone 5 is thinner and lighter, but feels comfortable to hold. Typing is slightly better in the landscape mode because of the larger keyboard.

Overall, I’m pleased with the iPhone 5. There is no breakthrough technology here, but the several incremental enhancements combine to make it the best smartphone I’ve ever owned. Given Apple’s policy of continuous upgrades...I suspect I’ll be updating this blog again next year.

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