Monthly Archives: December 2013

Back to the iPhone (Part 2): The iPhone 5s

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Back to the iPhone

In Part 1 of this series, I explained why I missed my iPhone and what caused me to go back to the iPhone. In Part 2, I’ll be touching on the iPhone 5s, and why I chose it as my next iPhone.   Aluminum Unibody Construction I’ll admit, after a while of lugging around my Note II, I missed the sleekness and ease of use of the iPhone. While the Note II is a very powerful device, it quickly became very cumbersome and clunky. I also felt a little “cheap” carrying it. Like it or not, I admit that in my DNA, I’m an Apple person through and through. I just don’t look or feel right using a non-Apple product. It’s just not me.   Getting to hold in my hands the aluminum unibody construction of the iPhone 5s was excellent. It felt so much more premium over the bulky, plasticly Note II. Unlike both the Note II and even my iPhone 4, which utilized steel and a glass back, the iPhone 5s is extremely lightweight. It almost disappears in my hand when using it, and I’ve had to feel of my pockets to ensure it was still in there and didn’t go missing. The aluminum unibody construction of the […]

Back To the iPhone (Part 1): I Miss My iPhone!

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Back to the iPhone

A while back, I blogged about my transition from the iPhone to Android, more specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note II. A few months ago, I came to a shocking realization…   I missed my iPhone.   While it was fun giving Android a spin and playing with the power and customization of Android, it became painfully obvious that I missed my iPhone and wanted to go back to the iPhone. Like it or not, I realized that I’m just an Apple kind of person. I just don’t look right or feel right carrying around something besides an iPhone.   So recently, I went back to the iPhone, and I didn’t even need a time machine or the flux capacitor to do ti. In this series, I’ll be explaining my transition back to the iPhone.   What I Missed about the iPhone   1. Build/Construction/Lightweight My iPhone 4 was such a premium phone to hold in my hands. When I went with the Galaxy Note II and its large, plasticky body, I thought I wouldn’t miss the feel of an iPhone. Yet I did. The premium build quality of the iPhone just isn’t in any Android phone, even the HTC One. The Note II, with its large 5.5” display, also became […]

Starting Monday: Back to the iPhone

As I hinted to at the top of my posts in my Android series, I am indeed back on the iPhone! Starting Monday, it’s time for a new series discussing my switch back to the iPhone! In Part 1, I’ll discuss why I missed my iPhone and what brought me back. In Part 2, I’ll discuss the iPhone 5s from a hardware standpoint. In Part 3, I’ll discuss iOS 7. In Part 4, I’ll discuss changing wireless carriers once again, with a surprise twist. I was considering going back to Verizon after a rough dealing with AT&T, but I ended up going with T-Mobile instead. Find out why in Part 4!   So join me starting Monday as we go through the transition again back to the iPhone (sans the flux capacitor and time machine)!