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Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5
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Apple iPhone 5S

Apple iPhone 5S
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Samsung Galaxy S4

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HTC One

HTC One
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Apple iPhone 5C

Apple iPhone 5C
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Price $419 at 1 store $199 to $699 at 3 stores $499 at 1 store $404 at 1 store $99 to $499 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 2.5 stars out of 9 reviews
Release date September 21, 2012 September 20, 2013 March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013 September 20, 2013
The Bottom Line The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe. The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. The iPhone 5C is a great $99 phone that basically replicates the well-reviewed iPhone 5 in a more colorful case.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 1.18
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Weight 3.95 oz
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5.04 oz
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Service & support details type Limited warranty
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Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
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Service Provider AT&T
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Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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