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Discussion in 'Mobile Gaming' started by Rhys, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Rhys

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    So, has anyone here tried, or even bought, the iPhone 5? If so, how is it?

    My local Sprint store has one on display, I played around with it a few weeks ago. It was really nice; it performed slightly faster than the iPhone 4S (They had them side-by-side), and the longer screen was actually a little more useful than I thought it would be. I also liked the new finish on the back of it, it felt pretty nice. To be honest, though, I don't think it was that much better than the 4S; basically, I don't think it's worth getting if you already have the 4S, and even then, it might only be worth buying if you want the extra storage space. Regardless, it's a decent phone, and definitely the best iPhone yet.
     
  2. Geoff

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    This tells you how many people on 4P care about the iPhone. XD
    The only thing about the 4S is that it's 3G. I honestly thought about making the switch to iOS and getting a 4S when the price drop was announced, until I remembered that Apple didn't bring 4G to the iPhone until the 5. Then I remembered I hate iOS and came back to my senses. I really want an SIII as my next phone though.
     
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    iOS is dandy. They're great devices, but I think there are other better alternatives for phones. I think Android wins. I'd like an iOS device though, an iPod Touch for sure if the disk space ever matches my needs.

    The Surface looks plenty interesting though. More of a contender against the iPad than any Android devices were I think.
     
  4. Geoff

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    I love my iPod Touch, but I don't really care for iOS. It's more of just an app launcher than an OS. And it's such a closed environment - the App Store is the only source for new apps, so you're confined to what Apple wants you to have. Plus, I honestly think the menu designs are flat-out ugly and dated-looking.
     
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    I have a handmedown iPod Touch that I never use because iOS is SO CONFUSING. I can't figure out how to do ANYTHING when there's just one button on the whole phone. I just find it so awkward and thus I've never paid any attention to iPhone news because I've never considered buying one even slightly.
     
  6. Geoff

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    I don't get how iOS is supposed to be so user-friendly. I had a lot less trouble getting acclimated to my Droid than I did my iPod Touch. I still have trouble finding stuff on my iPod if I need to change a setting or something, and I've had it a lot longer than my phone. :/
     
  7. Andy

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    Funnily enough, the settings are in the app titled "Settings" :P

    iOS is the easiest OS I've ever had to get acclimated to. I've played around with my sister's Android, it's incredibly confusing with the way the apps work. I think iOS vs Droid is a case of ease vs customisability, with each coming at the expense of the other.
     
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    I know this much, Andy. >_>
    But they're just so...thrown together. The settings menus are really unintuitive and confusing, imo.
     
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    Customizability IS ease of use to me. Going through endless settings and learning what your device can do as a result is the easiest way to acclimate yourself to a device. When there are only a handful of things you can change and customize and look into, you're practically going in blind. :(
     

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