iPhone 5C vs. 5S anyone?

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Postby Malt » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:08 am

catsartcox wrote:Even Android or Windows people have to admit that the phone looks pretty damn awesome.


No bash here, but in my honest opinion it doesn't look that great. I've had 3 iphones and I recently switched to the Samsung GS4 and I will say that this phone is worlds better for me than any iphone I ever had. I really wish apple would put out a phone with a bigger screen :(

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Postby RonJonson » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:59 am

Apple has always made nice hardware. I think the dual LED flash and fingerprint scanner are nice touches to this year's new phones. I hope the fingerprint scanner has a very high degree of accuracy to push that technology forward. It could prove useful for doing much more than unlocking the phone and downloading apps. I also hope that since they now have two phones that this will be an opening for this to occur every year; maybe a "normal" and "large" sized version.
With all that said I did switch to an HTC One in July since the Android OS is much more open which is what killed me on IOS. I relied on many jailbreak tweaks to open up what seemed to be very simple things Apple could have done a long time ago.
I hate to read the back and forth bickering from both sides on some of the tech sites because there is always people on the extremes for each side. Each OS has it's own ups and downs, and I don't think anyone can truly say that Android or IOS (or Windows phone for that matter) is the greatest thing for every single person.
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Postby catsartcox » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:11 pm

I know a lot of people beg Apple for a big screen. It is always the number one most requested feature.

But in my opinion I like that fact that it is only 4 inch's. It fits nicely as a phone. If I need a bigger screen, my iPad steps in. My room mate has a Razr max, and I think it is pushing it on size for me. The rest of my family all have ether the HTC ONE or the Galaxy phones. Those are waaaaay to big for me.
And the Note, Jesus. Thats almost the size of the iPad mini or a nook. Never that.
I was also ok with the original screen size. But I do think elongating it to a widescreen ratio was a good idea.

In my experience I have had very bad luck with android phones, though it was a long time ago. I think the last phone I used had Froyo on it. I know they have changed. But with My Samsung Epic and my Motorola Droid. Even with it getting replaced over and over, it was always a gamble wether or not it would work in the morning. The first few months would be ok. The they would start to fall apart.
At first I thought it was because of me, maybe I was asking to much. Putting to many Apps. Or rooting it. So after the 2nd replacement. I stopped. No apps, no nothing. Cause I wanted it to work. After a few weeks It would "Stop responding". And I would have to reboot.
Both phones required so much maintenance . Always having to task manage. And It was a huge gamble on if the phone would last past 3pm. Even if I had EVERYTHING off.

Since I have bought a iPhone, the 4. I have never had to baby it, or be worried that it would not last. I am ok with the fact that it has sudo- multi tasking. Cause to be honest, I don't notice the difference. But it helps so much.
(instead of letting every app run in the background, It would only let the big ones, or the ones that you want to run. Otherwise it would just save your exact place in the app. And the next time you open it, take you where you left off. )

So yeah, once again. I always think to each there own. That is why there are a good few hundred phone options. So everyone can be happy. Android did a good job scarring me away though.

Side note though, i do like the windows phones though. I recommend my grandmother to buy one.

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Postby im_mr_awesome » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:03 am

I work with Apple Products every day, and while Macs are incredible, the iPhone products are stagnant and boring. The iPhone completely revolutionized the smartphone market, and made it what it is today. I will give the iPhone and Apple their due credit.

The iPhone has always been an innovative platform for the camera, and the camera on the 5S is no different. It's surely excellent, and most any other phone will be hard pressed to compete in that department.

The 64 bit architecture change has the capability to be huge, but without the different application developers jumping on board, I don't think it's going to be that big a game changer. From a marketing standpoint, it's brilliant, even if it just gives us compatibility headaches. "Power of a desktop in your hand" anyone?

The thing that makes the iPhone such a lame product in my eyes, is iOS. Even with the big changes in iOS 7, it's still basically the same product I gave up happily for a first generation product from a company with a questionable future (BlackBerry Z10).

Unless you're fully invested in the Apple/iTunes ecosystem, don't fall for the marketing hype around the 5S and 5C. They're not that much different from what's out there, and in the case of the 5C, it's no different at all.
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Postby Freedomtodiscover » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:03 pm

I wouldn't look past the current Android lineup. Times have changed since gingerbread. They even improved upon ICS and the experience is much better.
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Postby mdl28 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:12 pm

I just switched from the iphone 4 to a wonderful blackberry Q10. I am a happy cell phone owner again.

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Postby jumbo » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:53 am

So far my experience with apple has been decent. I use it for email, text, browsing, camera, some video, and phone.
Planning to upgrade to 5s from 4S that I currently have.
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Postby catsartcox » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:34 pm

Day two with owning my 5S, and it is awesome. The camera just blows me away.

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Postby benhollberg » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:11 pm

catsartcox wrote:Day two with owning my 5S, and it is awesome. The camera just blows me away.

Agreed. This phone is great. I tried the 5c also which felt so surprisingly good, it doesn't feel like plastic or a cheap phone. Although, for me the 5s is the way to go.
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Postby pac4toon » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:24 am

I am deciding whether to get the 5C or 5S. I currently have the 4 (upgraded to ios7) and still very happy with it. I've dropped my phone a million times and it still looks great. I am very happy with the size of the phone/screen. I ask myself, do I really need the slowmo video camera? the dual flash thingy? the photo filters? siri?

Probably the only reason I would upgrade is that I would be able to use facetime over both cellular network and wi-fi which ever is available. Then I think about how often do i really use facetime?- not that much sooooo maybe I dont need to upgrade just yet. I think my 4 will last another 12 months or until the 6 comes out. Maybe the 6 will have something really useful or it'll simply wow me.
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