Apple iPhone 5 has finally made its debut in the US market and it has been now confirmed that the next gen iPhone would be coming with a similar price tags as its predecessor that is; $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB.
However, just like any other smartphone, iPhone 5 also has a list of pros and cons. So here it goes, the top 5 cons of the iPhone 5 which you should know before you decide to buy it.
Its Bigger Not Biggest
You must be probably knowing by now that the iPhone 5 comes with a 4-inch display equipped with retina display technology and even though it is bigger than its predecessors(the previous iPhone had a 3.5 inch display), the 4-inch display is certainly not the biggest screen around, specially when you compare it with two of the Samsung’s big dogs that is the Samsung Galaxy S3(4.8 inch) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2(5.3inch).
So if you have a problem with a screen that is smaller than most of the Android devices available in a similar price tag, the iPhone 5 is definitely not for you.
Almost The Same Design
It has been many years since the release of the original iPhone and over the years, the basic design of the iPhone has remained more or less same. The iPhone 5 is no exception and it is matter of only a few tweaks here and there in the original iPhone and the current iPhone 5 design. Hence the iPhone 5 is definitely not for the people who like a little uniqueness and versatility each time they buy a smart phone, and definitely not for those who still own the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4S.
Storage Isn’t cheap
Apart from having all the multimedia features and being durable, cheap price is another characteristic of a good smart phone, something that the iPhone series just doesn’t seem to follow. As already told earlier the iPhone 5 costs $199 for $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB model. The iPhone 5′s Android counterparts on the other hand come with a similar price tag(many are cheaper) and offer similar storage options while not robbing the microSD card slot.
It is now only a matter of time before the iPhone 5′s Android counterparts reduce their price even lower. The reason behind that is not just the release of iPhone 5 but also the ever increasing competition between the Android smartphones, particularly now that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD has been confirmed. After all, it is ultimately the consumer who is benefited from competition.
So if you are going to buy the iPhone 5, it would be better if you wait for a while and then check out the competition.
4G LTE, Its A Blessing In Disguise
Apple has sued Samsung for nearly every possible phone that has even the slightest resemblance to any of the iPhone models and if rumors are to be believed, the Korean company is planning for some payback time.
According to some experts, Samsung will most probably sue Apple for violating its 4G LTE releated patents. Sure, Apple has nearly 400 of these patents regarding the 4G technology but Samsung has more than 800 patents. Hence it is nearly impossible for Apple to fit in 4G LTE in iPhone 5 without violating any of the rival company’s patents.
So don’t be shocked if you receive an iOS 6 update which blocks 4G LTE, in case Samsung decides to sue Apple and wins. However, it will be highly unlikely as 4G LTE might pass for a FRAND patent.