Originally Posted by BigServer1
The iPhone 4 was a stunning looking phone when it came out, and had some features that hadn't been widely deployed on smartphones yet (retina display, front facing camera), but as a cell phone, they seemed awful. When it came out on Verizon it got better, apparently, and the 4S was an improvement as well.
The 5 is my first iPhone, and on Verizon I've been very impressed with the "phone" component. I don't know if it's the extra noise cancelling work they did or what, but calls are clear, loud and static free on both ends. Much better reception than my older phones on TMo.
I had an iPhone 4 for almost 2 years and I loved that phone. There was nothing about it that made me miserable. I was absolutely stunned by the iphone 4 when I switched from the 3 to it. I now have the 4s and my friend has a 5 (amazing phone), but both phones did not seem like as big of step up as the iphone 3G to Iphone 4 was.