Editors Liked

  • Great still and video image quality
  • Surprisingly fast simulated shutter response
  • Spectacular screen
  • Elegant design
  • Flawless UI
  • Huge AppStore; Gyroscope
  • Fast A4 processor with lots of RAM
  • Easy-to-use FaceTime videoconferencing
  • Great battery life
  • Far fewer dropped calls than AT&T version
  • Solid 3G performance
  • Personal hotspot feature
  • Super-sharp Retina display
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen keyboard

Editors Didn't Like

  • LED flash is weak and inconsistent
  • Flash produced blue cast in images when shooting in tungsten light
  • Getting the iPhone into camera mode and to first shot could be easier and quicker
  • Reds were soft and contrast was very high in test shots
  • Ridiculously expensive
  • Lack of Flash support
  • Absence of USB mass storage mode
  • No file sharing over Bluetooth
  • No FM radio
  • No widgets
  • No DivX XviD support
  • Hand placement can disrupt cellular signals
  • Glass front and back could prove overly fragile
  • Not able to play back HD video to external display
  • The hot-spot feature didn't work with all devices
  • Hotspot interrupted by incoming calls
  • Can't use voice and data simultaneously
  • No 4G
  • No world roaming
  • Only available in 16GB or 32GB