I finally got the “Longphone5” for the wife to use. Above you can see the new iPhone alongside the iPhone4s and the 3G iPhone. As you can see the iPhone5 appears about 1 icon longer.
Interestingly enough I also noticed that the iPhone5 length is equal in length to the 4s with a Battz battery extender attached. Obviously the 4s becomes a little thicker with the battery as well. If the next generation battery extenders keep to the same format factor I have to wonder if the length will start to look a little awkward. Hopefully they can avoid lengthening the external batteries too much.
Overall the phone seems snappier to use when I compared it with the 4s. I was more interested to see how LTE performed and wasn’t disappointed.
The i5 blitzed through the Speedtest test with almost identical download and upload speeds of around 22mb/s. Comparing that to hsdpa speeds on my Galaxy Note and I was barely getting 3mb/s on download and 0.5mb on upload.
If all goes well I will hopefully get hold of the Galaxy Note2 soon, which will also have some of that LTE goodness. Looking forward to how these two phones will compare.