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First iPhone 5 reviews are in - good grades all around

19 September, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
First iPhone 5 reviews are in - good grades all around - read the full textIt's still a couple of days early before the iPhone 5 arrives at the doorsteps of those over 2 million people that have pre-ordered it. But we're already seeing the first wave of reviews by the lucky few that have gotten their hands on Apple's latest smartphone and have given it a test run over...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 09:25 from v0qx - click to readAs opposed to...? crappy restrictions? Less choice? More what you are told? Over hype and price? I'm not seeing the point here?

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  • 2012-09-20 09:56
  • q8MB

for all those android fanboys..all my apple products got updated to ios 6..u jelly people???LMAO

tell me more how you are getting the update in about 2 months from now...HAHAHAHAH....

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  • 2012-09-20 09:46
  • uujZ

Firstly, I am not either for or against Android or Apple. When I buy new tech, I look around at all products to see if it will do what *I* require. I do not buy simply on the basis that my mate says it's good or 10 million others, for that matter. I have no real brand-loyalty as such. It's what is does for *me* even if I was the only person to buy it. I was originally running windows mobile 6.5 which I liked - but no one else did :( Therefore, when I wanted to move platforms I checked out the market including Windows Phone, Blackberry, Android and iPhone with an open view on all of them. The thing I liked about WM6 was that, as a business user, I could see my appointments on screen at all times. That ruled out iPhone. Like most stuff on Apple (it's biggest downfall) is that you have to go *into* the App to use it whether that be appointments or the weather etc. I use a lot of spreadsheets for personal use (massive DVD/CD collections for example) so that ruled out Blackberry (apparently, you have to E-mail these to yourself which is a nuisance). I was close to going Windows Phone but I found the 'tile' aspect restrictive although it did partially show next appointments but in a very limited view due to tile size.

The logical conclusion was Android. There are some wonderful (useful) apps such as Business Free Calendar and Gotasks. Both sync neatly to the cloud so even if you lost your phone, your data is still intact. The widgets update in real-time (like appointment lists), you can drop .avi's plus other media types onto the phone as well as spreadsheets. You can easily transfer data like SMS from one android to another - so changing phones means you don't lose your data - and you can stick a 32GB card for all of those films! Also, you have complete choice of screen size etc. to suit you (S3 is nice but screen too big so I use a SE Ray which is small, fast and light).

That's why I went for Android as it is so flexible. In some respects, that's an annoying feature as all Android phones work differently and fragmentation is a big problem (stop releasing OS upgrades so frequently, Google!!!). A mate at work has an iPhone and we have plenty of interesting debates and his take is that some people *want* simplicity. I.e. An apple which is fair enough. Interestingly, he now has a Google Nexus 7 tablet and loving the flexibility of simply dropping films/comic books onto the device.

The moral of the story is, choose what's right for *you* whether that be Apple, Blackberry, WP or Android and not because of what other people are saying and this goes for both Apple and Android fanboys.

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  • 2012-09-20 09:41
  • Sq{i

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 09:14 from q8MB - click to read3G & 4, n9, s2, s3. the iphones were great, and so is the n9. can't say the same for the androids. live wallpapers? eye-stay? crappy free games? useless bs!!!

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  • 2012-09-20 09:25
  • v0qx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 09:10 from v0qx - click to readNot as many as you

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  • 2012-09-20 09:14
  • q8MB

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-09-19 18:03 from kxIs - click to readoh really now, how many iphones did you actually own?

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  • 2012-09-20 09:10
  • v0qx

Im going to say right off the bat, im not an Aapple fan boy or a Samsung.

People bashing the iPhone 5, has anyone stopped to think about what Apple have actually done? not what they haven't?

They have managed to squash close to everything the Samsung Galaxy SIII has (obviously less the quadcore) into a much smaller package. The phone size compared to the S3 is .7" smaller. so they dont have the luxury of more space, they wont make a bigger phone because alot of their business market dont want it so big. And they dont need Quad-core because the software is that good, it runs so smoothly.

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  • 2012-09-20 09:09
  • MfxX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 08:38 from vMew - click to readOh...Then we must believe said predictions!

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  • 2012-09-20 08:48
  • q8MB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 08:12 from q8Q8 - click to readyeah i know right, hes a fortune teller apparently

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  • 2012-09-20 08:38
  • vMew

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 07:02 from PG5Y - click to readWhere did you come up with such illogical non sense. No company can look like anything but an angel in comparison to Apple. Propaganda?? Own pace? Just because Apple purposely restricts it's users and people with half a brain can understand this does not conclude to such idiocy that you describe.

WP8 taking over? What drugs you on?

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  • 2012-09-20 08:12
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 04:08 from iien - click to readLOLOLOL! That was funny. i still like the one for the Note with the Darkness the best.

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  • 2012-09-20 08:08
  • q8Q8

Iphone: we are the first thouch screen phone.
History: Nope, Chiness phones invinted that.
Iphone: Hummm, We are the First Voice Reg.
History: Nope, its been there before.
Iphone: ohhh well, We are the first phone having LTE.
History: Nope again
Iphone: Gahhh, well we invinted Panoramic PIC.
History: Again No, its beein there in the past.
Iphone: !@#@! well i will sue all, WHY did they invited things before me.
History: Lets see whatthe Future have to say. LOL

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  • 2012-09-20 07:43
  • iFqh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-19 23:29 from mp7B - click to readGet your fact right. Apple did not invent retina. It's a innovation from LG and Hitachi. Apple just buy em.

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  • 2012-09-20 07:09
  • tu6$

iPhone simply moving at its own pace, haters simply furious at how ineffective their propaganda has been. Simply buying their own lies, Android fanboys who were supposedly open have turned toot to be the most blind, Just like their fave company Google which has been exposed as a bully, "Don't be evil" my foot.

As predicted WP8 is taking over the show while Android is distracted by the wrong opponent. Sorry guys, Nokia, HTC have shown their hand, and even Sony has now considered adopting WP8. RIP Android, the era of WP8 is now upon you.

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  • 2012-09-20 07:02
  • PG5Y

cool phone!!

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  • 2012-09-20 06:39
  • XMpT

s3 is the best phone as compare to iphone 5

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  • 2012-09-20 05:10
  • uuJc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-19 23:37 from 4{Nf - click to readIts you iHater that cant accept reality. You hate iPhone since you can't buy or have it. iHaters are full of hate because they are jealous on the fact that fanbois just love their phones. I seldomly read fandroids comment on how they like their phones. They comment more on hating iPhones. Lol. See the difference?

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  • 2012-09-20 05:10
  • t7Xr

And what did the iPhone users say? Other phones have large screens that make the phone ugly ... And what are they saying now? All hail an apple bitten by a person who is now in heaven (I respect Steve jobs but I hate apple -.- )

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  • 2012-09-20 05:05
  • 8KWx

i read the news that the new mapping app is getting bad reviews. ifans in trouble. google is offering an alternative. google to the rescue............!

you ifans are lucky you've got google...

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  • 2012-09-20 04:49
  • PUmB

All you android users are such haters, calm down haha.

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  • 2012-09-20 04:09
  • 7AwI

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