"Worst iPhone upgrade ever, it's more of a downgrade!"2.0 starson by alexbc1
Pros: - 4G LTE
- Faster than 4S
- Taller screen
Cons: - Apple Map is an EPIC FAIL
- Battery life is dismal
- Taller screen looks weird, screws up most Apps
- Thinner/lighter body feels cheap
- Material is cheapened vs. iPhone 4S
- Back scratched easy
- NO NFC
- NO wireless charging
- Display too small
Summary: I simply cannot believe people lined up for this iPhone!
I got this at work, and returned it in 2 weeks and got Lumia 920 instead. It is the WORST upgrade in iPhone history. Yes, it's got LTE and faster processor and they just stretched out the screen, BUT, it basically doesn't provide any improvement worth upgrading over 4S and it's downgrade in many ways.
The #1 issue is Apple Maps, 100% downgrade over Google Maps, and not only it's worse, IT IS WRONG. It took me numerous times to wrong addresses and it was very very frustrating.
#2 issue is battery life, not that 4S was that great, but this one is just dismal, you can literally sit and watch battery life go down before your eyes. MUST charge half-day, lasts 4-5hrs max with light use!
#3, the display resolution is just not standard, most things look horrid on it, and most Apps have black bars around. It also doesn't provide ANY more screen real-estate that's usable. I like to see websites without squinting, but this doesn't help, it's actually stretched down making you to scroll more rather than seeing more on the screen. Most new phones are 4.3-4.8".
#4, while iPhone 4/4S oozed quality, looked great, felt great, and had a weight of a premium product, this one feels cheap. Yes, it's very thin, but the back is so easily scratched that you MUST add a case, that negates all that thinness
#5, iOS 6 doesn't provide any upgrade or features worthwhile. It crashes for me, has some weird behaviour in some apps.
#6, No NFC, wireless charging, and camera is actually having purple hue issues.
To summarize, it's got NOTHING NEW over 4S and many things are WORSE than 4S, namely Maps, battery life, worse camera, and poorer build quality. There is NO INNOVATION FOLKS! No NFC, wireless charging, 4.5"+ inch usable screen, better quality screen (like 60Hz or AMOLED) and camera is actually having purple hue issues.
So, if you got iPhone 4S, stick to it and do NOT upgrade it to iOS 6. If in market for a new/innovative/different smartphone, get Lumia 920 or Samsung Galaxy S3. This was an EPIC FAIL!