The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Verizon Wireless.
I’m going on my 4th year having a smart phone, having been a Verizon customer the entire time. I started out with a Droid Incredible and ended up making the switch to the iPhone 5 when my 2 year contract ran up. The Droid was pretty good overall, but just lacked on a few very important things I was interested. I recently received the iPhone 5s from Verizon to review and test out a couple of new programs they are running.
What’s the hype of the iPhone 5s about?
The iPhone 5s isn’t as big of a jump as the 4s to the 5 was, but definitely has some amazing new features:
- Fingerprint sensor for increased security measures
- Picture taking during video recording
- Faster shutter speed on the 8MP camera
- An A7, 64 bit architecture chip – CPU and graphics are 2x faster on the A7 chip than on the A6 chip
- New tones and alert sounds
Features that are still amazing, and are consistent from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5s:
- Thin and light aluminum housing
- Side switch to turn sound on and off in seconds
- Camera can be accessed when the phone is locked for those can’t miss pictures
- App folders which drag and drop into each other
- Crystal Clear Screen
- Quick loading on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
- Customizable alarms (I don’t know why I like to come up with fun names for wake ups so much!)
- My iPhone 5 case fits my new iPhone 5s, so I don’t have to buy a new one. Woo hoo!!
Any negatives to the iPhone 5s?
I’ve had the iPhone now for almost a year, so I really had to think of things that bothered me back when I switched from the Android to the iPhone last Christmas. A few things came to mind:
- The iPhone doesn’t have a back button
- Pictures don’t transfer from one iPhone to another when the SD card is switched (as least it didn’t work for me from the 5 to the 5s)
- Sharing can sometimes be a hassle by first having to copy/paste and then share
The All New ISIS Mobile Wallet App
While ISIS isn’t available yet on the iPhone (I know, first time ever the Droid has something before the iPhone!), I want to make sure I mention the new feature to you all. ISIS mobile wallet is a way you can have all of the information in your wallet with you on the go, without actually having to carry anything but your phone. This includes credit card information, special deals and product offers, and loyalty cards as well. The merchant just needs to be ISIS-Ready.
There are also safety measures which have been put into place, just in case you misplace your phone or something terrible along those lines.
- You must enter a PIN each time you use the mobile wallet.
- You can suspend your wallet from a remote location.
- There are privacy settings so none of your information is shared.
It should be available for the iPhone pretty soon, so I’ll be sure to report back once I’ve tested it to see what its all about!
Are you an iPhone die-hard or a devotee to the Galaxy or Droid?