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Apple iPhone 5

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Design 9
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Performance 9
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Battery performance 8
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Display 9
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Camera 8
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Software 8
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iPhone 5 review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Ah, to review the iPhone 5; what a blessing, and what a curse. It's actually funny to think that there was a time not that long ago that the iPhone wasn't even a thing , let alone an iconic part of pop culture. A time when an Apple-made phone was just a fantasy; a blogger's fever-dream; a secret glimmer in the eye of Steve Jobs and his team of engineers and designers. But the iPhone has become very real. In fact, it's grown up, moved out, and taken over the world.
  • Pros: Incredible industrial design, Gorgeous display, Blazing fast LTE service, Solid battery life
  • Cons: New Maps app a step backwards, Bigger screen size not utilized at all, iOS 6 a retread of familiar territory
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Overall 9
9.0

iPhone 5 In Depth: A little Bit Longer & a Lot Stronger

The Mac Observer
27 November 2012
  • Conclusion: 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. But is the iPhone 5 worth the price? If you're a first time iPhone buyer this is a great time to join the family, and if you're currently an iPhone 4 or earlier owner, make the jump. You'll be glad you did. iPhone 4S owners, however, should stop and think about whether or not the upgrade price is worth the cost.
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple iPhone 5 Review

thinkdigit.com
25 November 2012
  • Summary: The Apple iPhone 5 is the best iPhone in the market, but that really isn't a surprise, is it? But then again, for a phone that costs Rs. 45,500, it better justify the expense. The iPhone 5 is an incremental update over the 4S, but the best phone incrementally improved is equal to a huge improvement. Yes, the nano-SIM is a pain to get, and the Maps are pretty much ruined.
  • Pros: Blazing fast performance, Much improved display, Widescreen aspect ratio brilliant for multimedia, Lighter than the iPhone 4S, Excellent build quality, Camera is improved over the 4S, Doesn't heat up like the 4S, Surprisingly good battery life
  • Cons: Costs a lot of money, Nano SIM is a pain to procure, The OS just looks plain dated, Apple has messed up the Maps, big time
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Overall 9
9.0

iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted

CNET
23 November 2012
  • Summary: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
  • Cons: Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
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Overall 9
9.0

iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted

CNET
23 November 2012
  • Summary: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
  • Cons: Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
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Overall 9
9.0

iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted

CNET
23 November 2012
  • Summary: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
  • Cons: Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
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Overall 9
9.0

iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted

CNET
23 November 2012
  • Summary: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
  • Cons: Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple iPhone 5 Review: In Depth

Recombu
18 October 2012
  • 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
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple iPhone 5 Review

TechSpot
27 September 2012
  • Conclusion: When using the iPhone 5 as a phone (people still do that, right?), call quality was clear. I didn't experience any dropped calls even in areas when I only had one or two bars. Apple's AntennaGate seems to be a thing of the past. I didn't experience any unusual drops in signal regardless of how I held the phone.
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Overall 9
9.0

High Five

Wired
26 September 2012
  • Excerpt: When we review a product, we’re usually given a sample by the manufacturer that’s been hand-picked just for us to test. The hardware has been examined for defects, every feature has been fully vetted and scrutinized, and the software has been triple-checked. For most every high-profile iPhone 5 review you’ve read so far, this was the process — in particular, the dozen or so reviews that landed last week, before iOS 6 launched and before the phone was made available to...
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