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The Apple iPhone 5 features a 4-inch display retains the same 326 PPI density as its predecessor with an effective resolution of 1,126 x 640, and a new Lightning connector. The new handset now features 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with 802.11n supporting dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Bluetooth 4.0 is back in addition to GPS and GLONASS for location services.
Amazingly thin and light.
Bigger more vibrant screen.
Fast 4G LTE speeds.
Very good battery life.
Easy photo sharing.
Significant improvement over the iPhone 4S.
Incredible industrial design.
Half-baked Maps app.
Very few interface enhancements.
Operating system here that's beginning to feel a bit dated.
Bigger screen size not utilized at all.
IOS 6 a retread of familiar territory.
By TechSpot on September 27, 2012
If you're coming from the 4S, it's worth evaluating how important things like a larger screen, more processing power and 4G LTE are to you. With iOS 6, the 4S gains features like FaceTime over cellular, panorama pictures, turn-by-turn GPS and Passbook.
By TechSpot on September 27, 2012
When using the iPhone 5 as a phone (people still do that, right?), call quality was clear. I didn't experience any dropped calls even in areas when I only had one or two bars. Apple's AntennaGate seems to be a thing of the past. I didn't...
By PCAdvisor on June 17, 2013
The iPhone 5 really is much more than a tall iPhone 4S with a new plug. The people may demand a revolution every upgrade season. But Apple may just have supplied what the people need, not what they say they want. And that's a powerful evolution on the theme of iPhone which is currently putting the competiton back on the starting blocks.
By PC Pro on January 15, 2013
A taller screen and a sumptuous redesign for the iconic smartphone, but Apple's latest iPhone falls tantalisingly short of a place on our...
By Expert Reviews on January 14, 2013
It's smaller, thinner and faster with a higher-resolution screen, but the new Maps app is a disappointment...
By TechSmart.co.za on January 09, 2013
Apple’s iPhone 5 is more eye-catching than ever before, and thanks to solid under the hood improvements, the new iPhone 5 makes for a much better upgrade than the previous 4S (review).The latest iPhone feels like the scrum-half to the lock that is...
By Tbreak.com on December 13, 2012
The iPhone 5 is the best iPhone to date. That was a given. The question is that does it still have what it takes to compete with the latest generation of Android handsets as well as Windows Phone 8 handsets. In short, yes. The construction quality of...
By Tom's Hardware UK on November 28, 2012
Apple's A6-powered iPhone 5 gets the Tom's Hardware treatment as we benchmark its twin processing cores, its triple-core graphics engine, and its more vibrant display. Battery life testing and Wi-Fi performance measurements round out our...
By Tech2 on November 21, 2012
I t's not like Apple has reinvented the wheel completely with the new iPhone. The sophistication and elegance that embodies the device is every bit as evident as the previous additions. But the overall finesse has definitely been taken up a notch or...
By TechRadar on November 16, 2012
If you're an iPhone lover and won't ever leave, without question. It's got a larger screen, a superb new design and generally all the moves required to make it into a worthy evolution.
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