Jeez a bunch of hard asses on here today. Bigger screen might be an advantage, faster processor, stronger WiFi, longer battery life all MIGHT be an advantage of having the new phone. Better camera is also likely. I would have thought the bigger screen might be an advantage for some of you old grumps! ...... But hey "get off my lawn"........ Also, very few people here knocked the brand, most people were knocking the cost of the plan or the end cost of the phone.... In DIRECT response to the OP. No I don't think it's pretentious. Most people wont be able to tell if its the latest model without you specifically telling them.