iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S (comparison)

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18 Comments to iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S (comparison)

  1. I have an iPhone 3GS. I got it when it was free, when the 4s was the latest model. Is it worth the extra $100 for a 5? Or should I get the 4S? Using ATT&T.

  2. I’m about to buy an iphone for the first time. 4S or 5? I get the 4S for free but I’ll have it for 3 years or pay $80 for the 5?

  3. And I’ve made up my mind – sticking to my iPhone 4S!! The arguments presented were pretty much in sync with what I had in mind

  4. Taking a trip around the two devices, they discuss many parallels such as their divided circular-sized amount manages, mime changes, sensitive power control buttons, microphone, and inner sound system.

  5. greg riddick

    Multiple Mistakes in this review..Don’t quit your day job.

    Not the same design, actually a completely different hand-tuned design
    that uses the same ARM instruction set.

    Battery Power:
    How can the Iphone have comparable battery life with LTE, Bigger Screen,
    and Faster Processor? Try a much more power-efficient CPU and a single chip for handling LTE and Voice calls.

    No new camera “lens glass”. The lens glass is the same, while the the protective
    window is now made from synthetic sapphire.

    Incomprehensible and hopelessly jumbled description of 4G LTE Wireless on ATT. It’s indeed much faster than HSPA+, particularly in much reduced connection latency.

  6. Currently have a Droid (Verizon customer) and am eligible for an upgrade. Am making the leap to an iPhone but really on the fence about 4S or 5. Is it worth the extra $100 and will LTE be a more expensive data plan? From all the forums I’ve read so far I get the sense 4S is a better bang for my buck.
    Appreciate any thoughts!

    • Unless you already have an iPhone 4s, I would suggest going with the 5 to prevent buyer’s remorse despite how close in specs they are. Think about it, unless you are purchasing a contract-free phone, you are going to be stuck for two years. Plus you have LTE.

  7. Wow, thank you. I read Cnet reviews and found this to be short, sweet and to the point. Exactly what I was looking for.

  8. The only difference that matters the most is the larger display, other hardware upgrades hardly matter for those who already own an iPhone 4S. iOS 6 is also available on both devices.

  9. What’s up with the “Display” image? It makes it look like the 5 has a much higher pixel density even though they’re the same.

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