Conclusion: The iPhone 5 is an example of fastidious design, creating (in our opinion), the best looking phone money can buy. It's incredibly powerful and quick to use, has a beautiful screen for browsing the web, watching movies and playing games and the camera is excellent. However, things have changed a lot in the mobile market over the last 12 months.
Pros: Gorgeous design, premium feel, Bigger screen, with improved colours, 4G, Improved camera with Panorama, Fast
Cons: Not as comfortable to hold, 4G only works on EE, Maps has a lot of errors, UI lacks features of rivals
iPhone 5 In Depth: A little Bit Longer & a Lot Stronger
The Mac Observer
14 October 2012
Conclusion: The iPhone 5 is a beautiful phone and exemplifies Apple's commitment to quality designs that are also human-friendly. The phone feels solid in your hand even though it's light enough you might mistake it for a prop at first. The color combinations are sharp, and even though it's taller and thinner, it's clearly still an iPhone. The new model is fast and apps are snappy, the camera is great, and LTE support -- assuming it's available in your area -- is a fantastic bonus.
Pros: 4-inch Retina Display, comfortable to hold, thin design makes one-handed use easy, fast, LTE, new sync/charge connector, looks sharp.
Cons: Chamfered edges scratch easy for some users, no USB 3 syncing, Lightning connector means iPad owners get to carry two sync cables.
Excerpt: The Good Larger display LTE radio Extremely fast Thinner Lighter The Bad Apple Maps Scratch prone No NFC After months of persistent rumors and Apple's high-profile unveiling, the iPhone 5 has finally arrived on the market. The sixth-generation device is billed as "the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone," and its transition to a four-inch display arguably represents the most significant change to the overall design.
Excerpt: There isn’t much to say about a new iPhone. In many ways, I could finish this review right now, as you’ve likely already made up your mind whether to buy one. “If you like Apple products,” I’d say, “and you have the money, there is no reason to hold off.
Conclusion: The iPhone 5 is as ever a thoroughly enjoyable and capable smartphone. It's easy and fun to use and it's secure and stable. The latest generation model clearly gives users what they wanted (look how many have sold): LTE 4G and a larger display. While Apple was at it, they've doubled hardware speed, kept the phone small and pocketable and added compelling new features to Siri, the ever popular and frankly useful voice assistant.
Pros: Bigger dispay, fast LTE 4G, gorgeous design and smooth experience.
Cons: Feature evolution too slow for some, UI still largely unchanged.
Conclusion: Undeniably, the iPhone 5 is the most highly anticipated smartphone of the year – rightfully so considering that this sixth-generation sees one major design overhaul! For some time now, the competition has been leaping over the iPhone 4S’ specs sheet, but with the introduction of the iPhone 5, Apple has seemingly addressed many of the desires and wants of iPhone owners.
Excerpt: The new iPhone 5 is finally here and we have gotten our own hands on one to try it out. After months of rumors and alleged photos of the new device, we finally have it. The new model supports 4G LTE wireless, has a larger screen, a thinner and taller design and a new Lightning connector.
Conclusion: If your anything like us then you can’t wait for the Apple iPhone 5 to get released. Unfortunately there not really much we can report on it yet as details are very vague. They may even change the name so people like us don’t beat them to it with regards releasing information / spec about it. We do know there will be a faster processor and a full touchscreen, although ! doubt this is much of a surprise to anyone.