Monday, August 12, 2013

iPhone 5 Review from a Newbie

Well it’s been about a month since I got my iPhone5! What do ya know a BB boy switches to an iphone5.
For about a good 2 months I did my research, got a few advices from friends all fanboys id say, HTC One is the shizzz, Nokia Lumia is the best, an iphone is an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy 4 is the mother of all Smartphones…bla bla bla. But somehow my mind was on the Blackberry Z10, I did all kinds of research on it, compared it to the iPhone 5 and S4 and came very close in features and even exceeded others in specs and power. I knew it in my heart that it was the one for me or maybe an extension of me.

So instead of me having to buy it and if you have been following my blogs I have a very wonderful aunt who would do anything for me, so my aunt decided she would buy me one. So she calls me up at about 7 in the pm while I was still at work and I tell her I want the Blackberry Z10 and nothing else, I had even updated my Facebook status with a “Z10 it is”. After a about 20 minutes she calls me back saying  the sales man doesn’t want to sell her the Blackberry Z10 and that she got me the iPhone5 instead! I was like What the Fudge! How can the fuckin salesman refuse to sell a product to someone who wants to buy it!

Anyhow I went home half excited had to get my sim cut to yet another apple fiasco nano size. Activating it took a while, the only positive about my iPhone5 so far for me was that I could talk to my sister in US and all my other siblings for free over text and face time. Here’s why I don’t think too highly of the phone. Well it’s because I have an iPod touch and as useless as I think it is I didn’t see much of a difference between besides the fact that it was faster and the camera was better.

Now here’s what I think of the iPhone5
  1. sucks monkey balls without internet or 3G (I use Aircel so there u go I have 2G and my iPhone5 sucks monkey balls)
  2. You can’t customize your ringtone to your fav MP3. They told me you had to down load an app to do that so I did and still haven’t figured how to make my Papa Roach song my ring tone.
  3. Almost all iPhone users use the default right tone and it’s so annoying when one phone rings and everyone takes out their phone to check if it’s theirs. But there’s hope if you’re not satisfied with the 20 odd default ringtones offered by default YOU CAN ALWAYS BUY THEM FROM THE ITUNES STORE! WOW
  4. And apparently the first thing I want to do was text my sister in the US saying I got a new iPhone5, so I texted her saying “guess what I got an iPhone5 …” (yes there was no smiley by default in iPhone5) so I had to go cave man shit and do the :-) . So I asked around and yet again I had to download an app for smileys
  5. What fucked my fuse was when I realized you can’t send songs on whatsapp to your friends! It’s locked.
  6. They said the keypad was the smartest on the market and boy are they wrong; the auto correct is as dumb as a 2 headed blonde's maybe 3. I had fight with my buddy and I was so mad I wanted to type fuck you and mr. auto correct corrected it to Duck you!  
  7. Bottom line - You need constant internet and you need to download an app for everything to enjoy your iPhone5.
  8. What’s good about the phone is the touch and retina display. So far nothing seems to even come close to it.
  9. Siri is always fun to hang with and ask dumb questions to. The other day I asked her Siri would you kiss me? She answered why would I want to do that? I asked again and she replied I’d rather not say.
  10. Tons of apps to download and battery gives me about 10 hours on full charge.
  11.  It can’t really multitask like the Blackberry Z10 or the Galaxy S4 but it can manage.
  12. The camera is awesome both front and back but falls behind in low light conditions I don’t think anyone can beat the Nokia Lumia phone cameras. iPhone5’s pictures in low light tend to get grainy with a lot of noise.
  13.   Apple really needs to change the UI, it’s getting boring oh so boring! I checked out leaked pictures of the IOS7 and it looks colorful but nothing new again.
I don't see anything that will entice me to switch from my iPhone 5 to the ohhh soooo wonderful iPhone 5 S. If you do bravo you are truly one of a kind.

In the end of it all I’m still a blackberry boy at heart I miss the keypad mostly, the BB hub and the red blinking light when you get messages or mails. All in all I think the iPhone5 is a solid phone feels heavy, looks great and feel like a genuine premium product. But unless they come up with a cheaper version of it soon and with apple stocks going down they might not be able to maintain the high and mighty status they currently enjoy.

In all honesty it's an awesome phone but i just don't know what to do with it yet. I’m still learning and beginning to understand my phone, I don’t love it yet but I like it for now and hopefully I’ll learn to love it. But I will always miss my blackberry!

And here are a few pics taken from my iPhone 5.

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