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    Should she? Would it be a good idea? Can she make the switch? Will she like it better now?

    I have the opportunity to have an iPhone 5. I currently and a total devotee of Android (have an LG right now). I'm not so thrilled with Android (or maybe it's just this LG? and the Samsung before it?) anymore.

    Had an original iPhone and HATED it.

    So? Now? All these generations later... should I give it a go?






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    well first tell me why you hated the original iPhone















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    oh gosh my favourite thing to talk about yet I don't have a good answer

    I have just about every phone going, they come into the office and I try them all. Some I like more than others but I ALWAYS end up back with the iphone. It's comfortable and familiar, it has the most apps, and it works consistently (For me). It's *not* exciting any more, android is definitely more customisable.

    Should you do it? I'd have said yes because I suspect you want reliability more than excitement but if you hated the first one, the 5 hasnt changed much
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    It's been a long time... :D It wouldn't hold a connection, the screen was so small texting was torture (I have large hands and preferred at that time keys over touchscreen). The features were not anything that seemed to work consistently. Remember, I'm talking the first iPhone so I know that they've come a long way from that time...

    Oh! And battery life. GEEEEEZ!!!! I was carrying the plug in cord around with me constantly. It ran out of power like a bleeding artery... that drove me nuts.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 306193
    It's been a long time... :D It wouldn't hold a connection, the screen was so small texting was torture (I have large hands and preferred at that time keys over touchscreen). The features were not anything that seemed to work consistently. Remember, I'm talking the first iPhone so I know that they've come a long way from that time...

    Oh! And battery life. GEEEEEZ!!!! I was carrying the plug in cord around with me constantly. It ran out of power like a bleeding artery... that drove me nuts.
    hmmmm going to be interesting this

    Connection on a GOOD iphone should be excellent (there are faulty models all too common with bad connection)
    screen is ALMOST the same size it was.. just a little larger (apple feel that they want to keep it small for one handed use)
    features are more robust now IMHO
    battery life - most people charge it whenever they can, it's still not fantastic

    bearing in mind I like the iphone best, Im not painting a rosy picture I realise.

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    Keep my LG (lovingly referred to as the television because it is so large) or switch to the iPhone 5. I don't need to switch, it's just an offer and I'm intrigued by it.

    I like the idea of being able to be on the phone and do other tasks... is that a reality? I've read one review where it said it is NOT. I really would like a phone that allows me to talk and text at the same time. The LG will, but it's so variable (am I doing something wrong, and just getting it right rarely) that it's frustrating, so I don't much try.

    Camera? Not so fussed about. I use a phone camera only for "oh, let me get a shot of this product/price so I can compare it in the other store" and things like that. More used for a photo memory sort of thing.

    I use my phone to talk on but would like to have it now act as a phone and the "old" pda. Remember those? I LOVED mine Palm IIV and really miss carrying my life around in a data manager.






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    I love my iPhone. It's truly the perfect size. At least for me. I got talked into some ginormous Android phone for a day last year. Hated it!!! It was too big. If I wanted a phone that big I could get a iPad.
    The battery life for the iPhone is still not good though. My only complaint.












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    See? I don't mind a large phone. Remember, my first smart phone was Herself with the Motorola Android and that sucker was a brick. That's the one I traded the original iPhone in for (it had a keyboard).

    I really, really prefer keyboards, but apparently I'm the only person left on earth who does as smart phones do not come with them any more. The LG I currently have has a really good talk text feature so I can avoid using the keyboard often. It's also why I don't mind a larger phone as it has a larger touchscreen.

    I just want it to perform well, and all the time. :D And without having to constantly be plugged in which is what I remember from the first iPhone. I could not get through the day. Seems as though I remember it being good for only a few hours between full charges... even with the extended battery.






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    Jon finally switched. He didn't want to. He desperately wanted to like the Samsung S3 (or S4, now) as he's always preferred the android phones. But the size just put him off. He couldn't convince himself that he'd get used to it - and it didn't pass his deal breaker "thumb test" (holding the phone in the palm of his hand, he HAS to be able to touch all four corners of the phone, or it's a no go in his book), he says he will never own a phone that has to be held in two hands.

    Is he happy with the iPhone 5? Meh. He hates using iTunes, hates it. He misses the flexibility he had with an android when it comes to adding music and video. He hates that they're so proprietary. But there are other things he likes. He says the sound is better, and it's a bit easier to use the iPhone as an actual phone, and he likes the size of it.

    He bought the 5 a bit begrudgingly because he needed a new phone and nothing else on the Verizon market met his needs. And, while he's not been converted to the Church of Apple, he doesn't grumble quite as much as I thought he would.




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    things have definitely come on a lot since the original ones, has anyone got one that you can play with? It's a lot of money to then not like it















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