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.
Pros: The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, free turn-by-turn navigation, and a faster A6 processor. Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.
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.
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
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
Excerpt: Most people anticipated seeing the iPhone 5 surface last year but, of course, Cupertino had different plan, instead opting to beef up the iPhone 4's internal hardware and leave its chassis virtually untouched. Apple received a lot of criticism for this decision, though that didn't dampen sales, as the iPhone 4S kept Cook and company near the top of the proverbial food chain for yet another year.
Summary: It's a... smartphone. With the iPhone 5, Apple has introduced the sixth generation of its smartphone family. The Retina display now measures 4 inches, the case has been redesigned, and the new Apple A6 chip provides a boost in performance. NFC, the widely used 720p screen resolution and a carrier-independent LTE module are missing. What does Apple have to offer for a starting price of 679 Euros (~$876), and where does the California brand lag behind?
Pros: High quality auminum body, Appealing design, Thickness and overall weight, Slim Lightning Connector, iOS 6: fast (improved) operatin system, Up-to-date wireless technology, Good performance of the integrated cameras, Applications and games performance, User experience and touch interface, 4 inch Retina display in 16:9 format, Moderate operating temperature, Voice quality (noise cancelling), Convincing battery life, The high quality and robust case, that satisfies prem...
Cons: Battery and memory fixed, Older cables and docks require adapter, Maps software full of errors, LTE only available with T-Mobile, Only 12 months manufacturer warranty, EarPods (Headset) mediocre, Hefty price tag, starting at 679 Euros., We might lament the absence of a killer feature or NFC, but instead it's a rather minor detail: the Lightning-to-30-pin adapter required for older cables and accessories. Given the material costs of about $170, Apple could have been a ...
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.
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.