Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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I wish I had kept my iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
Member Name: bimbelee
Apple iPhone 5
Disadvantages: Short battery life, bad signals, charger
I am very disappointed in the iPhone 5, i had very high hopes for when it was released but have had nothing but trouble with it since I got it on the release day.
Examples of issues:
If I go into a "no signal" area the phone will not find signal again and has to be switched on to flight mode and back off again to get a signal. Very annoying if you have had your phone in your pocket go out of range and then when you check your phone you have a few different voicemails
The handset gets very hot to the point i have to put it down for it to cool. This usually only happens if I have been using it for a quite sometime say 20mins.
The charger is useless I am now on my 3rd charger in a year because the cables keep coming away from the top of the plug if bent in anyway. The new charger space also voids my iPod speaker system, i have to changer but it doesn't work and was a total waste of money. Apples excuse that the charger can be inserted which ever way is pathetic and just a money making scheme for people to by the additional part with their new iphone at £25.
The battery life is rubbish aswell and does not last me the whole day like my iphone 4 did.
Sure the iPhone 5 is a nice size and a good screen, camera is a better mega pixel but I preferred my iPhone 4, the new iphone 5's i hope have rectfied some of the problems highlighted but I very much doubt it!
Summary: Don't waste your money!