With the latest iPhone 5 'scuff-gate' cases surfacing, there is even one video suggesting to get the iPhone 5 batch to be produced in October instead.

So the quick conclusion here is, get a casing if you don't want the scratches on the premium product.

One good news, though, is that iPhone 5 has better built quality in an extreme test vs Galaxy S3.
In this video:
It finally broke during the 7th drop test while Galaxy S3 screwed on the 2nd drop test itself.

So, those hot news aside, I personally think it is an opportunity for Windows Phone 8 - you can say hardware spec wise, it matches with Android devices (some has even better hardware spec)

Further more, if you Google it, the battery life of those phones have mostly been iPhone > Windows Phone > Android

So for now, we understand from an amateur test that iPhone 5's battery is > Galaxy S3

Why do I keep talking about battery life? I personally think that battery plays an important part for a smartphone - without good battery, those great features can only be enjoyed in limited time.

So back to Windows Phone 8, it's kinda interesting how it will turn out to be.

What triggered me to think more is that, yesterday I bought a phone for my father to replace his old one.

He doesn't need those 'smartphone' features as he can use the iPad.

So end up, we bought a dual-SIM colour LCD phone, with 2GB storage, keypad & camera with 10.1 hours talk time.. all for RM150.

Come to think about it, he only needs the phone for communication purpose.

Whereby, for daily smartphone users like us, I believe the most needed features are:

1) Whatsapp
2) Facebook
3) Facebook Messenger
4) Youtube
5) Map
6) Some web surfing
7) Music

All these can be done on Windows Phone 8, too.

So, assuming the battery life of the devices will still be iPhone 5 > Windows Phone 8 > Android Jelly Bean

And plus, its interface which is simple and much more informative than Android or iOS at a glance..

I would say Windows Phone 8 really has the potential