Pros & Cons
Apple iPhone5 is the latest in the iPhone line and boasts a larger 4- inch Retina display, a faster A6 chip, the latest wireless technology, an 8MP iSight camera, and more. iPhone 5 measures a mere 7.6 millimeters thin and weighs just 112 grams. It features LTE wireless technology for speed and ultrafast connectivity. iPhone 5 supports more networks all over the world. That includes advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA.
With the new A6 chip, just about everything you do on iPhone 5 is noticeably faster — up to twice as fast compared with the A5 chip. So apps launch, web pages load, and email attachments appear almost instantly. The A6 chip also offers graphics performance that’s up to twice as fast as the A5. So you can power through graphics-intensive apps and games. And enjoy higher frame rates for smoother, more realistic gameplay. iPhone 5 has more than enough battery power to last throughout the day — up to 8 hours of browsing on a cellular connection, up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 10 hours of video playback time.
The iSight camera in iPhone 5 is the world’s favorite camera. The new panorama feature lets you capture everything from a family reunion group photo to a jaw-dropping shot of the Grand Canyon. With one smooth motion you can shoot up to an impressive 240 degrees. The gyroscope, A6 chip, and Camera app work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama up to 28 megapixels.
Many reviewers miss the NFC on iPhone 5. Apple's Map app is not good and not liked by many users. iPhone 5 does not compare well to some Android phones available in the market.
Overall, Apple iPhone 5 is one of the most popular and favorite smartphones available in the market. iPhone owners love their phone because it is simple and easy to use
Review Group #: 1
Super-fast browsing • Super-fast photography • SIRI is completely out of BETA and is wonderful • Can post to twitter, Facebook by voice command • Slim • Incredible screen
Review Group #: 2
LTE • Much faster processor • Nice display • Apple ecosystem and integration • No NFC, No voice/data simultaneously on VZW • Comparatively small display • Screen scuffs and scratches easy • Lightweight and beautiful
Review Group #: 3
Best ecosystem • Huge App Store • Huge Music Store • iCloud • A6 chip • Integrated touch • Camera has precision lens alignment, dynamic low-light mode and sapphire crystal • Maps App is not good • Good sound quality
Review Group #: 4
Thinner • Lighter • Larger screen • New connector so needs new extra chargers • Easiest user interface • Best customer service • Anti-glare screen • Weak battery life
Review Group #: 5
Impressive industrial design • IOS just keeps getting better • Apps selection is the best in the market • Camera is unbeatable • Battery life is improved but still weak
Review Group #: 6
Screen size is still smaller than most Android phones • Downright beautiful looking phone • Can't customize like an Android phone
Where to Buy
|Apple||$199.00||With contract - 16GB|
|BestBuy||$299.00||With contract - 32GB|
|AT&T||$299.99||With contract - 32GB|
|Apple||$649.00||Unlocked and contract free - 16GB|
|Apple||$849.00||Unlocked and contract free - 64GB|
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