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iPhone 5: review of specifications

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Sep 2012, 17:18

So, it's finally here, the new iPhone! Sorry, we meant the iPhone 5! You've ready all our news about the handset (probably a rather time-consuming thing to do), you already know that Apple has not only improved the design of its handset, but also the hardware found under the hood...

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:14 1

36. joey_sfb (Posts: 6617; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Whatever Apple short fall in tech will be made up thru their lawsuits and looks like there will be much much more coming this year.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:02 4

30. tempdogg74 (Posts: 101; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)

OK its here. Nothing spectacular here the SAMSUNG GALAXY S 3 IS still the best phone on the market hands down. I was waiting to see was Apple really gonna shock the world today to me that didnt happen looking forward to HTCs conference on Sept 19th to see what they have in store. Applemaniacs gonna flock to get this phone just cause they are loyal not because this phone is a killer i give it 7 out of 10.......HATTERZ

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:29 6

38. animeware (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 May 2012)

My Samsung Galaxy Note I717 is better then the Iphone 5 it's got 1280x800 pixel display the Iphone 5 only got 1136x640 sad sad Iphone... I glad I went with Android....
The Iphone is way out of date.......

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:10

65. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

how can you compare a freaking phone-tablet to a phone?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:09 1

86. wackypandas (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

why not?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:30 7

39. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Is it me... or does this article sound extremely excited about this device.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 18:49 4

42. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

It doesn't have a 720P screen fail, doesn't have NFC another fail, only 4" screen again a failure, biggest failure of all IT'S THE SAME DESIGN as it's predecessors it took the iP5 4yrs to grow a inch bigger while other phones and mine have 4.3"-4.8 or 5.2" screen size and have 720P HD screens

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:14

66. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

a failure because its off by 80 pixels? and its only 4" because they want you to touch the other end of your phone with your thumb..... oh yea what a fail... how about you get some real fails

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:17 1

49. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

the hype is over, many people disappointed only few are excited. Nothing magical as what apple always says every time they launched a new product. good luck for people who will buy this new phone, apple will fool you again coz they say it's fantastic revolutionary iphone to date. even peter parker agreed with thishttp://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3qvpxm/

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:29 1

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

I dont get it the iphone has a retina display but still not hd?? Almost every android superphone is standard with an hd display. Apple... a little dissappointment i think im prolly gonna stick wit my galaxy s3

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:34 5

52. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

Dear iPhonearena,

We all know you love Apple and have probably creamed your pants multiple times today over the annoucement of the new iPhone, but we don't need a stupid Apple / iPhone article every few seconds. Over 50 articles posted in the last 12 hours is pretty ridiculous and pretty pathetic, even by your standards.


posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:26

59. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Lmao... Your so right bro.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:51 4

61. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its apple day. chill out. if ya cant stand it, come back tomorrow or friday.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:35

53. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

I hope their maps program was fixed. Last I heard it wasn't that good.

It looks like a good upgrade from the 4S. Welcome to 2011 Apple.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:56

55. JasonLegend00 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Nov 2009)

Ummm, what about hotspot!?!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 19:56 2

56. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

Note 2 for me. iPhone 5 is a great phone though.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:16

67. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

finally someone who isnt butthurt!! i applaud you sir

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:08

57. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

All that apple did was increase the screen size and make it have an hd resolution(which also resulted to a thinner body) but besides that there's really not much of anything else. ios 6 is an os version you can already use with you're 3gs/4/4s,etc. The changes in the design are really nothing much(although I like the new back cover). Maps and all the other features(you can just hack them if you're idevice doesn't have them). Processor and 4g lte(other manufacturers can offer more).Obviously the high end wp8 and android handsets are the still having the crown and only a true apple fanboy will still consider an iPhone 5 as their next device...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:42

60. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

OMG!!! Are you serious? Talk about an EPIC FAIL! I have been an Android user for the last three years and was seriously considering getting the iphone 5, because my friends have the iphone 4S and I just thought the iphone 5 would be a monster phone. But I just can't believe Apple totally dropped the ball on this. 8 Mega pixel camera? Really? thats so 2010! Quad Core, thats nice...so does the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the LG Optimus G and other phones coming out. It finally gets LTE, thats cool, but again, tons of Android phones have been running LTE on Verizon for a couple years. Same design? agghh....BORING!!! 4" screen? 1136x640 resolution? really? My LG Nitro HD from Nov 2011 has a resolution of 1280x720! Thats so 2009! I just really don't see the "WOW" factor. The iphone5 is not worthy buying from Android users as there are more powerful phones out there, and its really not a phone worth upgrading from the iphone 4S.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 20:58 1

62. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

iphone5 specs sheet.

"its all the same "sheet", just slightly better. Very typical Apple".

Didnt need a whole new article for it. :)

And dont forget that they are still going to charge you a premium for what is basically last year's tech at this point.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:09 1

64. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

BTW, Ray,
The screen advancements are old hat. They did the same thing that HTC, Samsung and Corning did months and months ago. Apple's speech team makes it sound like its new and magical, but really, its gorilla glass2. yaay.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 22:27

70. hosker (unregistered)

The back of the phone is very nice Aluminum and ceramic glass, and very well polish, doesnt look cheap made at all.Hope it feels good holding it.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 22:34

71. lovefist (unregistered)

i thought i was looking at the 4s.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 22:40 1

72. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Galaxy s3' designed for humans. Lumia920'designed for humans with gloves. iphon5'designed for humans with a missing kidney.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:51

78. BigBoss10 (Posts: 278; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

same i S h i T......

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 00:24 2

79. tech_lover (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)

44% more colour saturation????
i thought people at apple used to say dat "we like more natural colours on our devices not $aturated as our compititors have"!!!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:00

82. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Exactly. Now watch the goal posts move from the fanboys.

They loved the natural colors.....now they will all love the saturated colors. lol.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 07:55

88. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Apple said it best when they said Apple users dont know what they truely want till we give it to them.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 01:58

81. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

looks nice...but places which are the most fragile parts of every device, I mean corners, are made of glass...WTF?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:12

89. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

Does anybody know about iPad Mini and iPod Touch specifications and announcements? :(

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