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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 23 Sep 2012, 16:14 1

297. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I Garbage

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 17:02

299. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Justice was done. PA showed us a professional (re)view of the iPhone and they've found Samsung Galaxy S III to be better than iPhone 5.
I congratulate you guys for shutting everybody up when they say you are fanboys. Nice review. I don't like Apple at all so I guess I'm getting a Samsung Ativ-S or a Nokia Lumia 920 as soon as they are released to the market :)

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:33 1

304. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well...PA has done their duty.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 20:47 1

306. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I like how they failed to mention that the 3D mapping is a total joke compared to googles.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 21:37 3

307. CreeDiddy (Posts: 231; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


For those who are interested in hearing this...the lightning cable provides a faster charging cycle than the old 30 pin connector or could be the charging architecture of the iPhone 5.

This was a test that I did.

My wife has the iPhone 4, while I have the iPhone 5...

Her iPhone 4 was at 1% battery life. My iPhone showed 8% battery life.

After about 50 minutes on the chargers, my wife showed a percentage of 53%, while my iPhone showed 97%. Now to make things even, I subtracted 7% to equal her 1% charge.

If you take 53% and divide by 91% that equals roughly 42% charging difference. So to answer your question...the iPhone is believed to have a faster charging cycle of 42% over the iPhone 4. This is impressive!!!!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 02:27

323. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


your calculations don't consider the larger battery in the 5. So it actually has increase the charge rate by more than your calculated.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 16:11

311. wolstenbeast (Posts: 25; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Ermmm a little short on the cons side:

A) No concurrent data/voice (Sprint/Verizon). This is a massive oversight for a reviewer to not list.
B) Lack of NFC, whilst this is not a deal breaker for me, it still should be listed as a con.
C) Given lack of removable battery or expandable is listed on any android device to which it applies as a con, try and be consistent.

This by far the best iteration of the Iphone so far, so I think the overall score is well earned, but I hate reading reviews that label a design as stunning, then a few paragraphs later hint that it is stale.

I do wish that phone arena had a list of standards for ALL smartphones, any phone lacking a standard like front facing camera etc would automatically get this listed as a con, with set weighted points deductions for every con and weighted point additions for pros. It would lead to much greater consistency in reviewing and review scores.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 19:47 4

316. darkkjedii (Posts: 10649; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have the ip5, and really like it. Haven't used maps a lot other than turn by turn about 30 times and its been 100% accurate. Phone is very fast in the web, and super snappy getting around the os. The weight, and feel of the phone is great, AND its very beautifully designed. Battery life is a bit better than ip4s was, and that's with LTE going all the time. Photo and video looks stunning, I like that I can record and send video without having to go into the camera settings, and limit for mms first. That make the ip5 a great point shoot and send camera. My gripes are that it's time for apple to change the look of iOS a little more, make the icons round or something, throw n a few widgets and put some settings n the notification shade. The phone also charges fast, which is a big plus for heavy users like myself. Mine has no scratches light leakage, or any issues for that matter. It's just a great phone...I don't get into what's best, cause these phones are only the best to the people who's using them. So u won't hear better than the gs3,Htc one x, or Nokia 920 outta me. Overall I give the ip5 9 outta 10. If apple tweaked the UI more it might b 9.5.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:17

324. AmitMajumder (Posts: 79; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Hey, I wanna ask something. What is this two-year contract that they are saying ad how can this reduce the price to only $200? I just wanted to know what is the purpose of this contract?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:45 1

325. darkkjedii (Posts: 10649; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


One of the best phones I've owned to date period.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 21:55

326. Nafiz (Posts: 12; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Every apple gadget the price is so damn high in my place. but glad Im not follow :P

looked the price iPhone 5 32Gb,, One Iphone 5 = 2 SGS 3 (add one million rupiah) I can get !!!
What the heck!!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 02:47

328. vanessaiscool (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Great review!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 17:09

329. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


So if "color production is "accurate", then what about the purple tints in its camera that none other have? Hmmmmm????

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:10

331. Jooplol (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Apparently, every positive comment from PA is always bias when in favor of iPhone, but when in favor of Android phones, they're 100% spot on. Lol. This community(mostly android biased) makes me laugh.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:11 1

332. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


again you only acknowledge when its androids against ifans yet not the other way.

besides no one can pretend there isnt a bias towards the iphone, everytime an issue with it appears P.A are quick to defend.

and no i dont have an android phone so that blows your comment up cant claim im an android fan

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 13:48

333. b1acktiger (Posts: 206; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Why i'm not seeing a little more detailed cons here ?

No Card Slot
Battery is embedded
Charger hard to find
No Bluetooth file transfer
Need iTunes to transfer your stuff. !

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:39 1

334. ccb4life (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Sep 2010)


I wish the IPhone 5 had a screen size the same as my Galaxy S3. I keep finding myself using my S3 when I want to use the Internet. I mainly like iPhones because they don't freeze up and I can use an app whenever I want to, however I think my S3 is more fun to use for the Internet or an occasional video.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 02:03

335. HarryWild (Posts: 35; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


I trying to buy one of these iPhone 5s and it just ridicules!

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 08:08

336. Marcus_h (Posts: 41; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What does it ridicule? Is it taunting you?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 00:20

337. HarryWild (Posts: 35; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Well, it the fact that kids and teenagers have them actually. It a top end phone that runs $650-$850 plus if they get it by way of contract much more in total.

Also, the scarcity offerred by suppliers is just adds to the being ridicules.

But I been wanting one since 3GS came out; but fought it! I will fight it off and get the 5S with the A7 chip and NFC in September!

By then; it might not be popular anymore and I will just step in and buy it without any problems.

Also, the Microsoft Surface Windows Phone 8 looks like an exact copy of the iPhone5! Nokia is designing to copy the Surface phone too.

So depending on how it looks and how it is marketed; I maybe getting an Nokia instead!

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 22:55

338. JasonSonicZombie (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Please someone tell me where I can get that exact rainbow colored wallpaper it is so mesmeriozing! Besides I made an account on Phonearena just to ask this so yeah!
Please I wantz this wallpaper!
Also Nice Review!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:39

339. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


Overpriced.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 03:45

340. jonas818k (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I got my Iphone 5 for christmas :)

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:34

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posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:35

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posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:54

350. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


wtf....

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 10:03

343. donald18 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


i really like the iphone 5 and i want it, but in romania it costs 960$ without contract while in tn U.S. the unlocked iphone cost just 649$

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posted on 16 Feb 2013, 05:14

345. ash121163 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


con the ohone is s**t got rid of mine this reviewer is talking crap

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 07:01

346. Jigar99 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


I have a white iphone 5. I want this iphone wallpaper please......

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 03:24

348. Swed1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I had 2 Iphone 5 and Is a really crap Iphone. Now i have a LG G and Its much better.
I still have my Air book. But I never buy a Iphone again.

Its was so much problem with Iphone 5

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posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:20

351. selena1000 (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


why are you guys so pissed of if it got a 9.there is definitely something good that it is the fastest selling phone of all time and is being praised by everyone.I got one for myself and even though its my first apple product i found it quite fast,smootth and premium looking.
What I m saying is that you should buy what you want without crying on a review and please get a real life

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