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Apple iPhone 5 Review

0. phoneArena 22 Sep 2012, 17:25 posted on

Interestingly enough this time around, it seems as though Apple is the one that’s actually catching up to the competition, since they’ve finally brought a bigger screen and speedy 4G LTE connectivity to the iPhone 5 – while continuing to improve with a retooled camera lens and new chipset. Add in that it’s flaunting a new design, though still ...

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posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:52 4

159. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apples Ios is very lighweight and dosent require much cpu power.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 20:56

190. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


actually others have gotten less battery life on LTE i think its just a matter of the person making the review

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 21:13 1

199. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How is this a matter of the person? It's the same procedure for every device. They just run a video, put it on loop with LTE and Wifi enable, and see how long it takes for the battery to reach 0%. Or at least that's what I got from it. This is the engadget battery test I'm talking about, it's the same all around.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 21:26 1

206. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well i could understand if he meant the reviewer poorly conditioning the battery or something of the like but we really can't afford to not give these guys the value of the doubt or we'd doubt everything.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 21:40 1

207. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It seems pretty impractical that he compromised the test somehow. It's pretty simple.

1) unbox phone
2) charge phone fully
3) make sure phone is on same brightness as previous tests
4) set WiFi and LTE on
5) play an infinite loop video
6) record results

I'd say the chances are very minimal, as any respectable reviewer would make sure all variables are the same.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 04:30 1

257. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, yes, that's fairly common knowledge to anyone that pays attention. Even so, the fact that the 4S was notorious for its battery life; and the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, LTE, a higher clocked processor, bigger GPU, and gets a battery life comparable to the Razr Maxx's in a consistent test is pretty admirable.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 05:44 3

259. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


But what you are talking about is just a video loop test, where the iPhone 5 has all the adavantages over the Razr Maxx due to the smaller screen size and the lower resolution.
I will wait for the gsmarena battery test to take a stand there.
They do a battery test for 4 concepts:
1) Talk time
2) Video playback
3) Web Browsing
4) Stand by
That´s what I call a full battery test.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 06:48 2

261. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The iPhone 5 has a higher resolution display and the screen size is only smaller by .3 inches. I'm not talking about the Razr Maxx HD with the 4.7 inch 720p display, I'm talking about the original Droid Razr Maxx with a qHD 4.3 inch display.

Playing the same video in an infinite loop at the same brightness, with LTE (if available) and WiFi enable, is what Engadget does for most, if not all of their reviews for battery life; and most get around 5-7 hours. The Razr Maxx got 11 hours and 25 minutes, while the iPhone 5 got 11 hours and 15 minutes. It's pretty consistent, as if you just get 11 hours of straight video playback, you can guess you will get about 20-22 hours of regular usage of videos, phone calls, messaging, and web browsing with intervals of stand-by time.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 10:13

273. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Holy s**t!!!!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 20:53

317. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


if battery at 1440 is that awesome why won't apple put a larger battery? (ie 3300) that would be monstrous

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:24 1

318. goofball (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Hmmm.. newbie question here. I do not own any iPhone. But on my droid phone, when LTE and wifi is on at the same time, wifi takes over the data transfer and LTE is not on. So, why are they testing the iphone with both on ? It is not using LTE anyways, am I right ? I am really confused. Maybe an iPhone 5 owner can shed some light into this.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:31

319. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I believe when you have LTE and WiFi enabled, the WiFi takes over your data use but LTE is still on just for when you exit the range of the WiFi network. You still have LTE connectivity, it's just WiFi is being favored over it; however it is still using up your battery.

Or at least that is my understanding of it. I could be wrong.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:34

320. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Because they aimed for thin. That's why they used a new in-cell touch panel, to make it thinner. If they were to stuff a 3,300 mAh battery in there, it would be thicker than the 4S.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:36 1

4. lkjhgf (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


i thin this is typed in Ipad.....old wine in new bottle....

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:37 17

5. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Seriously a 9? And you guys rate the Xperia t with a 8?
I smell apple fans everywhere.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:42 10

13. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


I don't even know what to say. Apple fans buys iPhone I get it, they don't know the tech stuff. But phone arena seriously? What's so different from this and the iPhone 4s? External design is nearly the same, you turn it on and the ui is the same. Cmon, and yes I've had an iPhone before.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:05 8

36. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


I know what you mean. My first smart phone was iPhone 4. I liked it and purchased a MacBook pro. Everything seems easy to use that's cause this is what apple does. My friends with android I hated it back then cause everything seems so complicated when its not. I purchased an android later and spending a decent amount of time it was a piece of cake. Over this month, I sold my macbook pro. And purchased vaio z. You have no idea how simple things are once you get it. And you have no idea how messed up apple products are. They may make it seem easy to use, but when it comes to backing up and things, they've limited it. Where as android and pc gives you a wider freedom. Trust me why else are there people suing apple over stupid things?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:53 4

21. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I'm an Apple fan, and I'm a sysadmin. And I do understand All the tech stuff. Android gave me a bad experience multiple times and I just can't go back. The Apps on the market apps are just not the best quality.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:29 3

76. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Unless you use something like DoubleTwist for Android management, iOS has iTunes and it manages it really well. People sue everyone over everything, and I won't defend Apple with the fact that they copy things too, but everyone does it. Personally, I've had more problems with Android, and I've found iOS to last longer and stay quick over time, and I don't think I should have to re-learn a phone with the user interface changes all the time like on Android.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:02 8

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe three year ago I would agree with you but not today, today Android also have good quality apps.
Also satatistics says taht iOS apps tend to crash three times more than Android apps.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:13 3

46. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


In the past 3 years, I've had 3 iPhones and 4 Android phones. In my experience, iPhone Apps don't crash as much as the stats show. It is one stat, but the truth is, popularity is shown in the sales and those don't lie either.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:18 9

54. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Most ppl that I know that owns an iphone or any other iPhone users, they buy it and jailbreak it. Why would you do that? Thats cause some people doesnt like the features or wanted more like android. Buying a phone for the looks I get it.

I have nothing against apple. In fact appor is a good company, I just hated how people are so blinded.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:21 2

60. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Also have you heard about Google ADK and Arduino?
http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/adk.html

Does iOS can give such opportunity for us? NO!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:27 2

72. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


And you're right, but the amount of people who need or would utilize that are a lot less than those who would never use it. So you're the 1%...

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:35 3

86. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, there are more than 1% and it is very important thing because such things gives ability for people to create and innovate and it is very important! A lot of innovations can be made using this which will help in our lives!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:41 2

94. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Yeah I'm a sony fan and I agree with the review on the xperia t. Sony. Should stop making so many phones and concentrate and making quality phones.the screen on the t is horrible the glare is bad.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:44 1

96. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You can visit such pages like a http://hackaday.com and you will see that there are a lot of people using it and how much things you can do with that. ;)

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:00 2

113. dreamflasher00 (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I totally agree with you..
Same when I saw the Nokia page, that people not happy coz the Lumia 20's are jus refreshed from the older Lumias..
They got so many new features...but still...refreshed..
and when iPhone does something small from 4s to 5...its like a revolutionary phone !!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 23:49

221. Kevin0988 (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


gnjHi, it is just like you root your phone. android RoxxxRom is nothing but performance. iPhone don't need that, iPhone already fast enough not to increase smoothNess . jailbreak give people more feature while android is nothing but disaster.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 02:42 3

249. Katrina (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


I dont know if you have ever used an android or spent enough time with it, you dont need to root your phone to get what your want. rooting is just another way of getting the best out of the best.

and no i did not root my phone to achieve what i wanted. where as iphone, you really do need to jailbreak it to achieve something that is so simple. but then again, jailbreaking causes alot of crashing for the phone. :l just saying.

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