iPhone 5 bends?
Submitted by falcon wings on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Hardware and Accessories
Ahoy all Just joined today, So a hello to all. I am not on many social sites or such,however Some of you may know me as Grryfindore on http://www.audiogames.net. Now that that's out of the way,lets get on with the topic I have been planning on buying a Iphone either 4s or 5 since a month or 2 now, long,I know. But anyway. in a couple of days,most probably anywhere from thursday to saturday I will buy the iphone5. However I may not if the answer to the subject above is yes. I was reading through the HTC1 review a couple of hours ago,and there saw in the user comments,one guy saying that the Iphone5 when kept in the pocket bends? I didn't really pay it much heed,thinking it to be another one of those fanboy slash girl of another companies products and so just trying to show the other devices down. However after that when I did a search,I found this topic. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4358456?start=0&tstart=0 The horrible battery life,I can deal with. considering all the awesome apps that are available on the iphone and other features. But the thing is, My phone is gonna be in my pocket at least 2 to 3 hours everyday,and I'd rather not use a bent phone. So to all of you that have an IPhone5 how has your experience been so far?is your device bent? if yes,did it bent because of a fall,or because you kept it in the pocket. Any answers would be really appreciated and if anyone could reply before friday,it'd be awesome. Thanks, Grryfindore AKA falcon wings
I have used the iPhone 5 and I have had a excellent experience. The iPhone 5 does not bend when I use it. When I had to put the phone in my pocket when I didn't have a case durning the first two months december 25 through half of January it didn't bend at all. Even when I got the case this January It did not bend.
My iPhone 5 is in my pocket most of the time I am away from home. So that is at least 7 hours per day. It is perfectly OK. If you don't put it into your back pocket, it shouldn't bend at all.
I use a belt holster. I didn't know there was concern about the phone bending, but it is long and thin enough that I would worry about it bending or snapping if I kept it in my pocket. Also, adding a case, particularly a hard case, should help with any potential bending problems. As to battery life, I can easily get through a full day, sometimes two, if I don't use it all the time. Naturally, that decreases the more I use the phone, but even moderate use will get me through a full day with battery to spare. Granted, I have not yet done much in the way of gps apps since it has been too cold mor walking and using a phone since I got mine, so if you do a lot of gps your battery life may be less than mine.
Mine is okay didn't know this was an issue either. My battery life is amazing way better than it was on my 4 plus I'm using LTE now.
ahoy all Thanks to all of you that have replyed so far. considering its so thin,and made of metal,the chances of it bending are there ,however its the keeping in the pockets I was concerned about. I usually keep stuff in the front pockets,but the thing is I read that it bends even if kept in the front ones. I don't know how people manage to keep stuff in the back pockets and sit comfortablely... haha 99% I won't be useing the gps capabilities of the phone. that is if maps were available for my country in the first place. I doubt that very much. I was actually going to ask how long does the battery last if not useing the GPS LTE and other such stuff,but Mhegcap answered it before I could ask =d. Now if my luck holds in 2 days or so,I will have the iphone5 finally!
I don't know where in the hell people come up with some of this stuff. I've got an iPhone 5 sitting right here next to me and I can say with 100 percent certainty that it will not bend. the construction of the thing simply will not allow it to bend, even when it's not in a case. That's one hell of a strange iPhone 5 the reviewer has, I'd like to get my hands on the thing and study it.
i'm using an almost 3 year old iPHone 4 that works nicely for the most part. Physical bending? The glass will break on it before it bends at all! I must say though the back of an unprotected iphone 5 might get dinged up a bit, as it appears to be made of the same metal as is in the Mac line. Battery life? not that bad, though I must say this can vary on what version of IOS it runs. The first version of 6 was the worst I seen in a while, though the 6.1 update appears to have fixed much of it to the poit of running long as IOS5.3 once again. Even this old phone can get me through a day, sparing if I do way too much AppleVis traffic or web activity in general. I'd imagine the iPhone 5 battery should work better for you as a result of LTE from what I'm told being more efficient, and it just being a higher capacity battery.
A bending iPhone? That's something I can't picture. I'm a newer iPhone user (only had mine for 2 weeks). But in all the research I've done (and I've done a LOT), I've never come across that problem. Sometimes I wonder exactly what people do to their phones in order to get these bizarre things to happen.