The iPhone 5 is official - do you like it?

The iPhone 5 is official - do you like it?
Isn't it amazing how the rumor mill managed to get most of the iPhone 5 features right? From the A6 processor and 4-inch Retina display, to the redesigned dock connector and slimmer profile, everything was leaked weeks prior to the announcement. But at the same time, despite the fact that the iPhone 5 announcement lacked any big surprises whatsoever, Apple's latest smartphone remains a handset with amazing specifications and premium design. And in all honesty, we kind of like it already despite not having the opportunity to try it out first hand, or at least not yet.

How about you, dear readers? Now that it is finally official, are you happy with what the iPhone 5 turned out to be, even though we kind of knew its specifications for so long? Or were you expecting it to be superior in any way, like with a better camera, even bigger display, or perhaps even availability in a wider range of colors? Cast your votes in our poll below!

Do you like what the iPhone 5 turned out to be?

The iPhone 5 couldn't have been better in any way! Gonna get my tent now and start camping in front of my local Apple store.
6.7%
Yes, the iPhone 5 is okay, but a few more extras could have been thrown in.
26.98%
Shame on you, Apple. Is the iPhone 5 the best you could come up with?
66.32%

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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185 Comments

1. Savage unregistered

Not really. No reasons to switch from iPhone 4S.

85. vanya

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Yep. This is the flop device of the year. And the year is not quite done yet. So much hype, and so little to offer. Way to go Apple.

177. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

Do you like what the iPhone 5 turned out to be? The most correct answer is............................... Shame on you, Apple. Is the iPhone 5 the best you could come up with? LOLLL XD

87. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Like I said uninspired design, hence the same iPhone 4 look just longer. Things that are staples on Android like navigation & 4" screens are "new" to the iPhone 5. The last but not least the same BORING iOS. Apple is happily marching down the same path that was trail blazed by BOTH Nokia & RIM. Looks like finally Apple's claim to fame (innovation) is going down the toilet. NOT good Apple not good at all.

89. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

except for you know...LTE. xD

91. Savage unregistered

There was a survey that said not many people cared about LTE. 3G is fast enough they said.

99. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

It's fast enough until they get to use something faster.

115. Savage unregistered

Bingo! I wonder if Apple fans will say iPhone made LTE popular.

117. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

most people don't understand data speed and what possibilities it enables for them. i was just telling my 4S owning friend earlier about how much faster LTE is going to be for the iPhone and he got excited because he thought it would fix the sluggish performance issues he has on his 4S sometimes. i could only shake my head.

145. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Maybe because apple folks are always anticipating the next software update, thinking it will somehow fix their recurrent problems. I'm surprised apple doesn't make people pay for ios updates like they do for the mac os

90. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

i agree with you there is nothing ground breaking that would make an individual run out and change from their 4s. but it is a very nice addition to an already stable consumer favored product. if apple made a big change it might scare off people that are used to gradual changes. perfect for those who love the Apple ecosystem and a reaSONable upgrade choice for those early adopters of the 4.

153. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

this phone should be called iPhone 4SS

157. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Its sad, pretty much every comment on here is negative Where are the apple fans now??

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Shame on you, Apple. Is the iPhone 5 the best you could come up with?

55. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow...a new iPhone is released any all ready it is behind the one x, sgs3 and RAZR

98. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

its not about being ahead or behind its about offering a stable product for a large subscriber base. yes there are more powerful option for other users. since there is no one perfect product and best is all in theeyes of the beholder (user) this phone works for those who live in the ios ecosystem.

137. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I like how the fans twisting their statements. First their commented leaks that it is not going to be iphone 5 because iphone 5 will look different and groundbreaking. In the past they been buying iphone 3GS because it was the best phone there and they were so cooool. Suddenly it is not about being ahead......

158. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The last time I checked, the One X, SGSIII, Razr, and iPhone 5 have very similar specs. Unless you want a huge screen, there's no combination of hardware features of the SIII or One X that puts the iPhone 5 to shame.

164. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

have we figured out how much RAM is in the i5 yet? That would be one area where they are possibly getting their arses still kicked. It still has no NFC, wifi direct, and a few other hardware features. Oh and the SGS3 uses the best audio hardware around. Other than that, nah, its actually got a decent processor now, cant complain about that. Now they just have to do something with the OS so it can actually take advantage of the horsepower. Lets just hope this isnt another underclocked 800mhz joker like the i4s

171. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You're right about RAM, but that hasn't really been a problem for me in the past. We won't know anything about that until probably the 21st. As for the other features, Wifi Direct is nice, but it only works with Samsung Galaxy SIIIs (and maybe Note II), which is kinda lame. There's also Direct Call, S Voice, All Share, Smart Alert, and Pop-up play (which I still think is a gimmick). They're all nice features but they don't put the iPhone to shame. As for audio, the iPhone 5 has some tricks up its sleeves as well. I'm betting the iPhone 5 is underclocked as well. But I've seen many previews of the iPhone5 and the keynote, and its seemed great. Trust me, I really don't think hardware wise this is the best device eva (like I did with the iPhone 4), but I think all this online hate about being outdated is unnecessary and a little hypocritical. I am surprised about not including NFC though

183. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

My SGS1and my LG-Gslate have wifi direct. :) It's been around for a while. And it is on quite a bit of android devices. It's definitely not out of date. If its the rebranded 4412 exynos like the A5x uses, or an A15 like some are praying for, its a strong chip either way. For the first time in quite a while its not "outdated". Its just not "magically superior" which is why I think peeps like to poke at it.

170. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Hey mate, no offense but try to compare the iPhone5 to the mid range SONY Xperia V in all angle/aspect you could think of. Should I say I dare you.?

109. vanya

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Mediocre specs. And they call it "Innovation" LTE has been around for 2 years now. THE FLOP DEVICE OF THE YEAR GOES TO, *drum roll* Apple Iphone 5 or a.k.a Iphone 4s 2.0. Way to go Apple.

146. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

apple people are already anticipating the iphone 6, or 5S, or 4StretchS, or whatever

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And I certainly am not going to trade my RAZR for the 5.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like a dinky screen. Camera-wise, I am thinking of getting a Sony RX100.

4. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

garbage. welcome to 2009 apple. in 6 months IPhone 5S with NFC (maybe wireless charging) i was a fan of Apple anyway. i want their nano and IPT thats it

50. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Oh crap, no NFC??? What kind of iScam is Apple running; this is sheer iRubbish.

5. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

Just want to know who said that the new iphone will put samsung to shame:D apple put itself to shame. Note II>SIII>LUMIA 920>every phone from 2010>iphone5

71. parthpatels007

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2011

lol i remember reading that comment too :D ahah. correction: Note II>SIII>LUMIA 920>every phone from 2010>Nokia 3310*>iphone5

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