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Should I Buy an iPhone 4s or Wait for the iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 broke the record of any pre-order online sales in the first week USA Today reported. The official release date is September 21st. The biggest concern about iPhone 5 is the bigger screen. Is it worth the pain to wait in line to get the new phone or just get an iPhone 4s? Here is the comparison between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s.

Love:
1. Bigger screen
Screen size is changed from 3.5 inch to 4 inch, which makes users will enjoy bigger touch screen to read, watch wide screen films or play games. It also supplies more rooms to display apps.

2. Much thinner
The iPhone 5 is reduced into 7.6 mm thick, compared with iphone 4s 9.3mm. It also makes it lighter from 4.9 ounces into 3.95 ounces.

3. Design
Headphone jack is moved from the top to the bottom of the phone. It may be easier to reach the ear, when you put your phone in the pocket.

4. Faster
Apple claims that iphone5 is the fastest smartphone ever, compared with Android system and Google. It is twice faster than iphone 4s.

Hate:
1. Connector:
Probably one of the most dramatic design changes is shifting from 30-pin connector into lighting connector, 8-pin dock connector.

2. Maps
It may be the change that most users complain about, who may prefer old Google map to
Apple map which is regarded as less efficient, trickier and slower.

3. Battery
Even though Apple says they have make some improvements about the battery- up to eight hours from six hours on 3G, up to 10 hours from nine hours on Wi-Fi, iphone5 still have a relatively short battery life.

4. SIM card
Nano-SIM card is smaller than old Micro-SIM card, and it is not interchangeable.

References: http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/
http://www.t3.com/reviews/iphone-5-review
http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/iphone-5-vs-iphone-4s
 

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