The iPhone 5: Is the upgrade really worth it?

Is the iPhone 5 really miles ahead of the iPhone 4 and 4S? If you are an iPhone user with an older model, you might be wondering about whether or not an upgrade is going to be worth it. There are notable differences in the appearance and there are some improvements in the iPhone 5 that we are going to address in this article.

First of all, the iPhone 5 looks totally different from all the previous iPhones. As you can see, the iPhone 3GS was a round, broad smartphone :

The iPhone 4S already looked thinner, less round and longer:

But the iPhone 5 is definitely the lightest and thinnest one. Its aluminum rear reduces its weight by 20 %.

The iPhone 5 has more improvement than just the appearance, though. The camera (which was already great on the iPhone 4S) offers 720p at 30 frames per second, which is good for Skype video calls.Another great improvement is that of the battery life; although you still need to charge your iPhone every day, especially when you use it a lot, it doesn’t need to be charged as much as the 4S anymore. The 5’s battery lasts more than 15 hours with heavy browsing and using the camera. The phone’s A6 dual-core processor also makes the phone a lot faster and apps load a lot quicker.

I think that the iPhone 5 is worth it if you can get a good deal, but if you have a 4 or a 4S and you can’t get a good deal I would wait a little longer, because the improvements are not as big as, say, the iphone 3GS VS the 4.

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