"Love this thing--- and I'm a DROID user!"5.0 starson by narn3049
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Summary: I was pleasantly surprised with the new iPod Touch 5th generation. As I am a big technology fanatic I usually test things out and get my first impressions of them around the time the particular item is launched so that I have a good idea of what needs worked out etc. This I had a few little cons with but it's a pretty much perfect device.
When I had actually owned the Touch4, I realized that the camera was just OK. It was good on the front for Face-Time and looked about the same when in comparison to my old iPhone 4S, but when you look at camera pictures in comparison you really see how grainy the iP4 took pictures. It was OK for something of the amount of megapixels the device had on it, but they could have done better. This iPod fixes that. It has a small bit of glare on the pictures, but it's an iPod, not a camera so it's not worth taking off some points for.
I really like the screen on the new iPod Touch. I also liked that they integrated SIRI into this iPod. I had hoped that 6.1.3 for iP4 would see a release of SIRI, but it never came out unfortunately. The speed is also 10x better than the iP4's speed. It runs pretty good.
The sound quality is better. The iPod touch 4 always had a slightly "tinny" sound to the music or audio that was played. This doesn't.
You do have to move to a newer docking port, with Apple's new lighting cable which does work for charging faster, but it does make all of us who had original docks/ Ihomes and chargers have to get new accessories. So that's a bummer--
Price-tag is something to take into consideration. When I got my iP4 it was 295 for a 32GB. This one I believe was at least 100$ more for something that only has a couple new features at the same store I got the first iPod 4 at.
I believe there is no perfect phone or iPod out there. Each device is going to have a flaw, but if there was one close, it would be this device. If they (meaning Apple) worked out the price then I'd be compelled to actually buy one (used my GF'S) but for now I'll stick with my DROID RAZR, which is also close to perfect. I don't understand the rivalry between devices though, you either like one or you don't. It's not once you go Android you can't go back, etc. as I've had iPhones, WM phones, and Palm Phones Android's too in that mix, and they've all been respectively good phones and devices. I can't say that there was one that was my absolute favorite.
Overall PT.2: I do believe that this is the best iPod touch yet, but there are still a couple little things I'd like to see done such as price dropping (as some people might not be able to afford it) and I'd like a 3G version kinda deal like they did with the iPads.