09-12-2012, 01:12 PM #1
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I gotta say, the iPhone 5 is mostly a disappoinment. Sure, the thing is thin, but that's about it. It has some oddball non HD resolution. A new connector that is sure to annoy people to death. An aluminum shell that is sure to scratch easily. nothing much to say about the camera, which pales in comparison to the 920. No NFC. No wireless charging. The 920's display sounds much better.
- 09-12-2012, 02:04 PM #3
Nokia used their own odd screen resolutions for like a decade and no one complained. The PPI is still retina level and is no one else getting tired of these huge phones. I miss my 4" devices, personally.
NFC has thus far proven to be almost useless its taking so long to go mainstream Apple can afford to skip it. Pass book will become useful in months but in a year we may still be waiting for NFC at walmart...
I'm not buying the phone, though. Just the touch.
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- 09-12-2012, 02:10 PM #5
It may be thin, but not after slapping an otterbox case on it like most of the iPhones I've seen have.
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- 09-12-2012, 02:38 PM #8
As a result, they kept the horizontal resolution the same and just added pixels to the displays top/bottom. That sounds like a good idea to me. It is a good example of caring more about usability than specs.
However, not everyone wants the same size screen, and some people actually do have bigger than average sized hands (as hard as that is to believe). Apple's problem is that they just aren't giving consumers any choice in the matter.
- 09-12-2012, 06:27 PM #11
If, when looking at the iPhone5's display, your eyes can't tell the difference between 640 and 720 pixels in horizontal resolution, then what is the benefit of adding those extra 80 pixels? As far as I can tell that is an irrelevant issue, not a major one. IMHO those extra 80 pixels only make sense on phones with larger/wider displays where PPI would fall below 300 without upping resolution.
Disclaimer: I haven't seen the iPhone5's display myself and I'm just trusting Apple when they say the human eye cannot discern the individual pixels at the display size and resolution they've chosen.