Originally Posted by Endless
I actually disagree with you. I got a new iphone 4 (second in 3 years) for free with my contract and its just as fast side by side as my buddys iphone 5. Same features, etc.
For free I would go with the iphone 4 or 4s. I was not impressed with the 5.
I use unlimited texting, internet and thats it. The 4 or 4s will suffice just fine for that. 5 has only speed, which I didnt really see and thats not a selling point for me thus wasting money on a 5 was not worth it.
I agree that many people probably don't notice the difference between a 4 and 5. Hell, some people probably wouldn't notice the difference between a $20k car and a $50k one.
I notice a tremendous speed difference between the two. When I click on an app I want it to open immediately. When playing games I don't want them to lag. The iPhone4 can't even keep up with a game as simple as Subway Surfers without lagging when it gets going fast.
You can YouTube side by side videos of the two to really see the differences in speed. The LTE speed difference is amazing. So is the ability to stream high def movies without waiting for them to buffer.
I'm not saying that the 4 is obsolete by any means. But the 5 is quite an upgrade IMO. And my opinion is coming from someone that's owned all of them. Right now I have a 3, 4, 4S, and a 5. Including 3 iPads, and 3 iPod Touches.
But my biggest complaint of the iPhone4 is not having a dual processor. The ability to mirror to an AppleTV is a deal breaker for me.