When it was time for my upgrade I had the choice of getting either the 5 or the 4s. I chose the 4s because of various reasons. 1)None of my friends had the 5, say i forgot my charger, no worries because the 4s and down all have the same chargers. I think switching chargers was a fault on Apple's part, plus i have heard that the 5 chargers break very easily. 2) 5 is bigger yes i know, but if you have little hands like me, holding an iphone 5 to my ear compared to the 4s looks like I'm holding an ipad to my ear. The only perk i honestly like about the 5 compared to anyother would be that the 5 is lighter, and you can definitely tell a difference compared to the others. I'm personally waiting on the newest iphone to see if it will outway my liking of the 4s and sway me to upgrade.