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iPhone 5 Photos and Hands on Impressions

After the media event, Apple allowed the attendees to use the new iPhone 5 in a hands on area. Many of the early impressions seem to be focused on how light and thin the new iPhone feels. Despite the decrease in weight, the iPhone 5 appears to be sturdy due to its aluminum design.



Here are a roundup of some of the early impressions:

TechCrunch
- "Build quality is quite nice and the solid aluminum is quite unique and quite solid. Hopefully this will reduce some damage if it falls on a hard surface."

Telegraph.co.uk
- "The biggest change, literally, is the larger screen. Here, I'm thankful that Apple opted not to go wider. Samsung's Galaxy S3 is too big for my taste and I think Apple is right to say that the width of the iPhone is right for the average hand."


Slashgear
- "Gripping it, your thumb is able to navigate the full length of the display without stretching, just as promised, and while it’s undoubtedly a light handset it doesn’t feel delicate."

Engadget
- "Much like the speed increases between the iPhone 4 and 4S (and before that, the iPhone 3G vs. iPhone 3GS), they won't take you by storm right away. But, use it for half an hour and you'll have a hard time going back to a slower chip. The transitions are smoother, switching between apps is a bit quicker and everything just generally feels incrementally faster."

Anandtech
- "The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared to the 4S."

They shot a nice video showing the speed of the device and features:

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25 months ago
My heart is yearning for the black one!!!

Despite it being called iPhone 5. :rolleyes:
Rating: 22 Votes
25 months ago
I don't know which one to get now. White or Black. :confused::confused:
Rating: 16 Votes
25 months ago

White...once you go white, you're always right.


Once you go black, you can't go back. :D
Rating: 16 Votes
25 months ago

Thinner, Lighter, Faster. More of the same. iPhone 4SS.

Zzzzzzzzzzz


Let me guess you wanted fatter, heavier and slower ;)
Rating: 14 Votes
25 months ago

This is what apple should have shown off.

Wow.. just wow!!

Galaxy note 2 - Next month!! Insane!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DcgZum8M1o


Galaxy Notes are hideously big.

Takes me back to the days when I walked around looking like a complete fud with the N-Gage by my ear.
Rating: 14 Votes
25 months ago

My heart is yearning for the black one!!!

Despite it being called iPhone 5. :rolleyes:


Every version I've preferred the black one...except this one. I think the White one is the superior looking one this time around. Reasoning...I think the silver back and sides will show less scratches therefore you can go case-less or even just a small bumper around it.
Rating: 12 Votes
25 months ago

The black one looks a little bit bigger...

:eek:

Isn't that true for all things? LOL.
Rating: 11 Votes
25 months ago

Just watch the video - the features are really incredible. Makes IOS look like crap really.

Apparently the new one has been streamlined to fit better in the hand as well from a hardware perspective.

Personally im sold.. quad core, 2 gigs of ram, better camera, jelly bean OS.


Congrats. This thread is about iPhone 5. No one cares about the Note.
Rating: 11 Votes
25 months ago

I don't know which one to get now. White or Black. :confused::confused:


White...once you go white, you're always right.
Rating: 11 Votes
25 months ago

"Much like the speed increases between the iPhone 4 and 4S (and before that, the iPhone 3G vs. iPhone 3GS), they won't take you by storm right away."


Hmm, I actually noticed quite a large speed increase when I upgraded from the 3 to the 3GS.
Rating: 10 Votes

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