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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 24 Sep 2012, 16:56

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


mate how many times i dont have an android,i just know out of the 2 which is more functional, used both before you say i havent experienced them

just because i dont like the iphone you automatically think im in the android camp...sad really

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:48 6

18. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


I wouldn't buy this phone as of now due to no YouTube or Google Maps.. Other than that, welcome to 2010 Apple!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:49 1

20. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Original iPhone? I wanted one more badly then anything!
iPhone 4? That thing was awesome and unlike any other phone.
4S? Only sold because of the not so great Siri and the iPhone reputation
5? Besides being the SIXTH iPhone my biggest issue is that even though its a great device they DID NOTHING. Why is it selling?! Be innovative and then I'll love you again apple! The 4 shifted attention to premium materials and the camera for all devices. What's this doing? Making easy money.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:55 2

23. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


There should be more cons there...... battery life unchanged, no sd card slot, charging port changed... come on phonearena

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 23:59

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


at least better than plastic s3

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 17:56 3

24. moniwe (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


PA no video are u serious ?!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:05 4

34. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Always funny seeing PA"s little cult of Android users getting all butthurt because of a phone which does not run Android.

You are just making fun of yourself.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:07

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


I agree. Who needs comedy when you can come here.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:08 1

39. jellmoo (Posts: 1930; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


A little on the high side of a score for me. I would go with an 8.5 personally. A premium device, no doubt, but the lack of innovation and high price tag bring it down somewhat.

Though, to be fair I would also give the Galaxy S3 an 8.5 as well. It featured a similar lack of innovation, but somehow is always given a "pass" for it.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:32 1

82. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


lets be real about it........if the galaxy s3 had just a slightly better design as in premium, then it would litterally be the best phone out hands down....that is the only thing samsung is messing up in and thats why i choose HTC and Sony....yea sony is lacking a smaller battery but this time around the Xperia V and TX have removable ones so their is litterally no more excuses for not giving sony the attention that they deserve....HTC is lacking storage slot and bigger battery, but thats where the evo 4g lte comes in........u know so why are the galaxy s3 and the loser iphone 5 beign held as kings still?? becuase its a contest thats why

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:12 2

43. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


So the pros are it's pretty and the cons are it lacks functionality hahahaha

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:15 2

50. ediedade (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


quintessential bias review. they brought yesterday's tech and you score it 9

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:22 3

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


Do you really think the reviewer on PhoneArena would really want to hurt the user base of viewers on the website by rating it well? Maybe they're just being honest and not biased, unlike most commenters.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:36 1

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


Yesterday's tech? Because iOS is more efficient on lesser hardware doesn't make Android better. It makes iOS better. Imagine if they used specs like a quad core and upped the GHz like Android phones need to run quickly. No one would touch iOS if they did that. Apple is smart, why do you think they're the most valuable company in the world.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:57 2

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


"...why do you think they're the most valuable company in the world."

Because of good marketing and nothing more.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 20:05 4

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


And lies.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:18 1

53. nihon (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


this is so biased phonearena , i've owned an iphone before there is nothing new in the ux department it looks and feels exactly like ios from 2007 and the screen isn't better than those of the droids it really deserve nothing more than 7/10

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:21 1

62. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I've had an Android 1.5 T-Mobile G1, a 2.3 Sony Xperia S and I've played on dozens of ICS devices. The OS has gotten better, but the UI has always stayed the same. Weird right?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:03 1

116. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


You might want to go look at Android 1.5 again, and tell me how it's the same as 4.0.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:19 6

57. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


You should add to cons:
- Non removable battery
- No Micro SD expansion
- Proprietary connector
- Roughly same UI as 2007 iPhone

And this to pros
- LTE connectivity

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:25 3

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


1. iPhone doesn't suck battery as bad as Android does, so a second battery isn't necessary.
2. Most people with cell phones don't require MicroSD cards, or know what to do with them, or how to manage files on them. The ratio is higher for those who do not need, than those who do.
3. Will that kill you, or anyone if they give you the cable?
4. Why change something that works, and works well?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:31 6

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


ok read some of your comments and your obviously a apple fanboy trying to give force to your comment by saying you like android...then evry comment you slag android off

''iPhone doesn't suck battery as bad as Android does, so a second battery isn't necessary.''

mate you cant state that for every android phone, there are android phones who's battery with outlast the iphones

''Most people with cell phones don't require MicroSD cards, or know what to do with them, or how to manage files on them. The ratio is higher for those who do not need, than those who do.''

you cant talk for other people, just because apple dont offer it doesnt mean people dont need it. and you saying most wouldnt know what to do with a memory card.....well that just reflects badly on theose who buy the iphone, makes them sound simple minded

''Why change something that works, and works well?''

so you happy if they bring out the same phone over and over.....nothing lasts forever . it has gotten stale and lost its punch. its needs a overhaul to freshen it up

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:37 6

90. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


According to your mind Apple is even deciding what you should use on YOUR phone...

1 according to the low battery life of 4s, another battery to carry during the day is necessary if you work with the phone
2 most people USE it, only dumbass with iPhone don't use that cause it cannot be inserted
3 i cannot use my cables, charges and all the accessory that are compatible with ALL my phones and tablets
4 it smells like a dinosaur: no personalization, same boring icons (that you CANNOT change) no widjets or toggles

This Phone has more limits than features.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:38 1

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


I'm not talking for other people. It's fact that the ratio is higher for those who do not need those things, than those who do. That's the reality, sorry if it bothers you.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 18:45

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


And you think that parents who aren't tech savvy will care about personalization, and require icon changes? You forget that there are more than just kids who use Android.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:06 3

119. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


iPhone will always be the "beginners" smartphone. Don't forget when the iPhone first came out, it was just a feature phone.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:35

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


we can't really bark about there being no expandable memory and no removable battery anymore since that's become pretty common for Android and Windows Phones alike now.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 19:38 1

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


Go look at the phones that were out before the iPhone came along.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 00:01 1

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


at least better than plastic and ugly $3.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 00:03 1

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


at least better than lasggy os android. jelly bean had project butter. ios had it since the first iPhone.

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