I've had my iPhone 5 for just over 4 days now. The experience is great and I'm loving it so far.
Unfortunately, as soon as the device was announced, we all saw the typical reactions of how disappointed people were with the device.
When Apple's designs don't instantly disrupt the market and we don't see a change like the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4, each year, tech nerds and savvy consumers are left underwhelmed.
Am I saying the iPhone 5 is a perfect device? Nope. No phone is.
Here's your proof.
Love: The iPhone 5 is insanely fast
First things first. The iPhone 5 is fast. And I'm not just talking about LTE. The phone is significantly faster than the iPhone 4S and even the new third-generation iPad.
I have push email set up on all three devices. The iPhone 5 consistently alerts me of new emails two times faster than the new iPad, and 3 times faster than the iPhone 4S.
LTE, the 4G cellular technology that provides data speeds about as fast as your cable DSL modem, is truly lightning fast. Much faster than my internet at home. The only issue I have with LTE is that I'm not sure my current data plan will be able to support the faster speeds. I'm gonna burn right through that 3 GB.
Love: It's insanely light, yet still sturdy
The iPhone 5 weighs in at 3.95 ounces or 112 grams. While this may not seem like much was removed you can feel it once you pick up the phone.
There have been several times when I've slipped the iPhone 5 into my pocket and forgot it was there. Despite this weight loss, the phone still feels substantial in my hand.
Its easier to text with one hand, and when I go to text on my iPhone 4S it's noticeably heavier.
Love: The design is striking
Everywhere that the 4S fell short (not too many places) the iPhone 5 steps in.
The iPhone 5's shape isn't too much different from the iPhone 4S, but the refinements are easily noticeable.
Initially, the aluminum backing feels more fragile than the 4S's glass back. This could be because the phone is still new so that I am still treating it more delicately, but I've been extremely paranoid about scratching the precious metal.
Aside from the fragility the new glass touchscreen is far more responsive, the FaceTime HD camera is clearer, and rear camera is more polished.
The buttons feel sturdier, the speaker is louder, calls sound better. The 5 is an improvement in almost every area.