Apple iPhone 5
Manufacturer: Apple Part number: 6260384
- 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.
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price range: $433.95
- Reviewed by: Scott Stein
- Reviewed on: 09/18/2012
- Updated on:10/04/2012
- Released on: 09/21/2012
The good: The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, free turn-by-turn navigation, and a faster A6 processor. Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.
The bad: Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
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.
no more revolution
by ktjay on October 24, 2012
Pros: lighter and taller
Cons: tiny screen
Summary: better to wait for next iphone...
Summary: better to wait for next iphone...
1 out of 14 users found this user opinion helpful.
by ssatpathy100 on October 12, 2012
Pros: The best "iPhone" ever !
Cons: -"iMaps" is a disaster
-Innumerable glitches in iOS6
- Scratches on metal casing
- Weird form factor - feels like a "TAPIR" ( Google it up if you don't know what that is.
- Purple haze on camera
& on & on...
Summary: A "JALEBI" ! If you don't know what that means here is the translation - " Greasy,over-hyped & over-priced confection that you will regret having consumed after it hits your ...
Summary: A "JALEBI" ! If you don't know what that means here is the translation - " Greasy,over-hyped & over-priced confection that you will regret having consumed after it hits your stomach".
Need I say more.
2 out of 18 users found this user opinion helpful.
Not a very future proof upgrade
by manoob on September 21, 2012
Pros: Thinner, good memory speed,
Cons: No nfc,no bluetooth 4,dual core 1ghz, 16:9 screen,outdated os,incomplete maps, poor 4g lte,battery,no real multitasking,
i-tunes,no wireless chaging,no hd screen.no removble battery!
Summary: Finaly the i-phone 5 is out and ths was the worst i-phone upgrade so far. considering how much better its rivals has gotten.
first thing you notice there is ...
Summary: Finaly the i-phone 5 is out and ths was the worst i-phone upgrade so far. considering how much better its rivals has gotten.sorry but s3 did beat i-p5 on benchmark with over 200 points:(
first thing you notice there is no nfc which can be used to many other things than just payments. it is more or less on all other mobiles now.
than you notice there is 4g lte onboard . but what most dont notice is that the 4g lte on i-phone 5 has some problems that makes not o future proofed. most important of those is that there will be 3 different i-phonesout each set to work on diffeent freqency of 4g. thats becaue different carriersnetwork providers) will use one of the 3. now once you buy with one you cant use 4gn other network working on different network.meaning you are tied tothat network for 4g! there are othr mobiles that dot have that problem like new nokia where on mobile work on all 3 networs and that lets you change your carrier ifyou want too.
thereis also no hd ralk nor talk anddata at the same time on 4g.
now trust me on this apple will change this on the next i-phone. which is poor as it really kills the most important reason one would have to upgrade to an i-phone 5, 4g lte.
the next thing you notice its an dual core cpu running around 1ghz which is why apple didnt talk about it last week.no matterhow much they manage to get out of those 1ghz it still a poor cpu upgrade considering you get quad cores running in faster mhz from rivals.
but one place it scores well is its memory bandwitch. a benchmark done gav i phone 5 about 1600 points while s3 gets 1780. noi-p5 dont do eal multitaskingif it did than you would see thathaving dual coe would make it run even slower.
screen is now 4" un wide screen. first afer trying 4.8" screen mobile i realized how much more enjoyble using your mobile get so now i cant never go back to a 4" screen. another thing is the 16:9 screen format that just dosent seem right on a small mobile screen.
it has 1gb ram. and blue tooth 3. the connecter at the bottom got smaller(lghtning). which means now you need to spend eve more money on new addons...
there is no wireless charging either where you get that from comption.
all in allthe hardware in i-p5 is lagging behind rivals ant e future proofed.
the camera is still 8m.ixel.
it runs ios6which does have a lot of new funcions like passbook(which wont have nfc). the google map is gone and replaced with appes own maps. the map seems a bit incomlete and no streetview. all in all it is poorer than google mps and dosent have many thngs offered at google map like transit....
the camera can now take panorama pictures (which is nothing but a catch up to what android done or years). one thing i noticed is apple in ads claimed it can take 28m/pixel picture. but thats an arketing to fool those who will be fooled. its an 8m/pixl camera only. they basicly saying by taking several pictures and put it together you get more pixels. thats the dummest marketig strategythey used which is very sathatthey have to go that far o fool people who don have much ech knowledge...
it seems ios trying catchup with android and s3 and still comes short on mny thins that you can ind on s3-note2..stuff like when taking picture on s3 it will recognised your frieds and put thername there. and sharig than is much easier, or changing numbersor files by knocking phones together. and no having widgets agains is really another miss. ios seems now like an outdated ps!
build. the buile quality loos nice like usuall. but there is a question i like t ask yourself. i had to i-p4s screens shattered. and see i-p4s screens broken so many times. i dont see that on many s2/s3. and s3 might have plastic battery coverbut it seems to become more durable and cheaper to change. so while i-phones build qualit looks nice and feels firm, it seems to have a shorter life and more expensive if broken!
battery,battery time hasnt changed much either from i-p4s. now the cpu use less pwer and battery a little bigger but here more stuff are using battery like 4g and bigger screen. now looking at s3 and note 2(3100ma) thet havw improved their batterytme from prevous genoration. and have better battery time than i-phne 5. further more they have removble battery which means you can allways carry an extra battery if yu are a heavy user of games and internett.
the ast thing i found i-tunes to restrctive becauseapple want a share of all money you use when using i-phones. a problem you wont have on anroid.
all in all this is an poor upgrade , but it will still sell a lot not because of an impressive upgrade but because apples marketing machine which means buying media at some extent.and those ********* dont care about what those upgrades really are but just want an i-phone for the sake of its name. the smart users will mostley steer away from i-phone unles the are stock in thir eco system. which seems to have fallen behind samsung too. samsung now has the worlds biggest eco system which consists of samsung electic home applinces like tvs, stereos,car hifi,ovens ,laptops to googles eco system too.
i guess the reason why apple went aftersamsung was them knowing hey would have try anything to hold thm back. apple just lost in germany too, and only in usa they won the first round.
i just hope apple can spend some of that energy in becoming more of what they used to be.
Updated on Sep 22, 2012
5 out of 30 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Part number: 6260384
- 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.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Touch
- Resistance Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Integrated Components GLONASS receiver,
- Width 2.31 in
- Depth 0.3 in
- Height 4.87 in
- Weight 3.95 oz
- Body Material Glass,
- SAR Value 0.95 W/kg (body) / 0.9 W/kg (head)
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 4G
- Service Provider AT&T
- Operating System iOS 6
- Application Software Mail,
Find My iPhone,
Find My Friends,
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Yes
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs Facebook
- Messaging & Data Features Microsoft PowerPoint support,
Microsoft Excel support,
Microsoft Word support,
- Mobile Services App Store,
- Data Transmission DC-HSDPA,
- LTE Band LTE Band 5,
LTE Band 1,
LTE Band 3
- Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n,
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Voice control,
- Sensors Three-axis gyro sensor,
Ambient light sensor
- Additional Features Photo Stream function,
AirPrint wireless printing,
AirPlay wireless streaming
- Personal Information Management Alarm clock,
Synchronization with PC,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards Audible AAX,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- Type Apple A6
- Bult-in Memory 16 GB
- User Memory 16 GB
- Sensor Resolution 8 megapixels
- Lens Aperture F/2.4
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Special Effects HDR
- Camera Light Source LED light
- Video Recorder Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
- Features Face detection,
Tap to focus,
Photo and video geotagging,
- GPS Navigation A-GPS/GLONASS receiver
- Navigation Software & Services Apple Maps
- Type Color
- Technology Retina Display
- Diagonal Size 4 in
- Display Resolution 1136 x 640 pixels
- Display Languages Slovak,
- Connector Type Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
- Technology Lithium ion
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 480 min,
Standby - up to 225 hour(s),
Active online usage - up to 8 hour(s),
Active online usage ( LTE ) - up to 8 hour(s),
Active online usage ( Wi-Fi ) - up to 10 hour(s),
Playback ( Video ) - up to 10 hour(s),
Playback ( Audio ) - up to 40 hour(s)
- Compliant Standards HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)
- Included Accessories Power adapter,
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 95 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)