Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Oct 2013 23:32 UTC

Since my contract renewal was up, I had the option to renew it and buy a new phone alongside with it. Since I have an unofficial policy of never buying into the same platform twice in a row, and because it has been a long time since I bought something from Cupertino, I decided to go with the newest iPhone, the 5S. I'm planning on a more thorough review sometime later this year after more thorough use, but here are a few short first impressions.

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by BeamishBoy on Fri 1st Nov 2013 04:14 UTC
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I've had every version of iPhone since 3GS given to me by my workplace. (I work for a hedge fund; they're generous with their money.) I've also had Android phones (primarily Samsung Galaxy) for roughly the same length of time since I believe in keeping work and personal phones completely separate.

Here's the thing: I've grown to hate my iPhones for some very simple - possibly irrational - reasons. Firstly, the phone feels way too small after using the latest Galaxy. Secondly, scrolling on an iPhone sucks; it feels "sticky" and I can never get it to scroll much more than a single screen with a single gesture. Finally, the touch screen on even the latest iPhones appears to be terrible; I get frustrated constantly at it not picking up when and where I touch the screen.

All of this is of course entirely subjective, but my opinion is that Android's streets ahead in almost all areas. I'd love to see Apple come back and correct the flaws that irritate me, if only for the sake of driving innovation. I doubt it will though as long as Apple clings to that small handset size.

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