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iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Review

September 18, 2013
iPhone5c

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you’re an Android fan odds are you know the new iPhones are going to be available this Friday, September 20th. If you’re thinking about upgrading you have two days to wade through all the different iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c reviews that are going live today.

I didn’t get to review an iPhone. I’d love that gig but so far the coolest thing I’ve gotten to review has been the Go Girl. I didn’t get to review the new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c but I have an iPhone 4s and have been waiting for the new iPhone for a while now.

I didn’t upgrade to the iPhone 5 last year (or the year before, not sure when it was) because I really liked the 4s. It fits nicely in my hand, pocket and purse. I had plenty of space on it and it’s in pristine condition so I didn’t see any reason to upgrade. Not to mention the cost. I didn’t like the taller or longer size and I thought it was too light.

I was really hoping the new iPhone (s) would have had a larger screen. Even though a larger screen might be more cumbersome, it’s getting more and more difficult for me to see the damn keys without my reading glasses. Playing Candy Crush is almost futile because the screen is so small. I don’t have large fingers but the buttons are way to small now.

Apparently the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s have some great features under the hood. I don’t really care about these. I don’t really need faster because if I want to surf the net I’ll do it on my laptop or desktop where I can see what I’m looking at.

I guess the camera is better too and that might be a good reason to upgrade. The camera on my 4s takes some really crappy photos. If I use the flash everyone looks like an alien with green eyes and if I don’t use the flash I get an image of dark.

Before the new iPhones were announced last week I was holding out for the larger screen. I said if they didn’t make the screen bigger I was going to switch to a Galaxy 4s which is a pretty slick phone with extremely large icons and a wide screen. The only problem is a smart phone is just that. It’s smart and my phone is integrated with all my other Apple products.

Integrated very well. Seamlessly, in fact. I don’t want to lose that so now I have to decide if I want to wait another year for a larger screen or if I go for the iPhone 5s now and just use the phone in a horizontal position.

I’m not interested in the iPhone 5c or the plastic one because I’m not a preteen girl. My daughter is super excited about it, however. Thankfully they are only $99.

Here are some official early reviews of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s:

Roundup: First iPhone 5s & 5c reviews hit the web

The iPhone 5s Review from AnandTech

Solid New IPhones Fail to Excite: Rich Jaroslovsky from Bloomberg

In Arrival of 2 iPhones, 3 Lessons by David Pogue of The New York Times

iPhone 5s Review by Myriam Joire of Engadget

iPhone 5c Review by Myriam Joire of Engadget

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