What I don't understand is why people (and media most of all) keep on repeating how beautiful and attractive this phone as well as other Apple gadgets are. The matter of fact is that in my and many other people's eyes Apple devices are dull and boring. How can a square black or white device be called beautiful???? I saw the iPhone 5 in the shop today and placed among the other flagships it looked like the ugly ducking. We have all listened to the story of the Emperor's new clothes but not many seem to remembered it or to have got the point. Well, the emperor is naked. Someone has to play the role of the little boy...
I never handled or seen an iphone....with all this hoopla it must be very good or too good.....
But media also plays the role by hyping up iphone. One doesn't understand why.
AnonD-68204, 30 Sep 2012I still dont see an iPhone5, I do see an iPhone4S LTE. It is very sad when Apple gives a name ... moreNot sure I'd quite use the same fanboy-ish language myself but I agree with your general point. The new iphone is more like a 4s S, rather than a handset deserving of a new numerical moniker of it's own.
I thought the iphone 5 was going to give me a ton of reasons to upgrade but I'm holding fire for now. I'm sure the maps will eventually be sorted out, after all Apple have stacks of money to throw at it, but I'm not going to upgrade just yet. My 4s is just fine ta :)
i have been waiting to read the review, i have an iPhone 4S and the new iPhone 5, both the 64 gig versions, and now i read this about worse Audio quality than my old iPhone 4S?? surely not???!!
I still dont see an iPhone5, I do see an iPhone4S LTE. It is very sad when Apple gives a name to that product like it was the new generation, completely remade, and look at that:
- One more core to the same GPU
- Custom made CPU, what is custom about it? Is the same dualcore 1ghz bullshit as before but with 28nm, the only thing that was changed was the power economy.
- And 1gb of ram, what a joke. All other smartphones lauched on the end of 2012 are with 2gb of ram.
Oh but they did add something...
- LTE suporte
- And a taller design :( Really?
Iphone5, so you can pay again for iphone4s with a diferent name... What a joke.
If you want your data to be wiped out and lost buy an Android if you want something to just work out of the box buy an iPhone
Alui, 29 Sep 2012I meant to give me examples of better looking phones that can be owned by straight men!:)
No... moreI know it's off topic, but if you think the N9 is a phone for girls and the like, please visit sites such as talk.maemo.org to get a grip on reality.
On-topic: the 5 seems attractive but it's not really trend-setting any more. But that's how this industry works, each player goes through ups and downs.
•Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA - ok
•LTE support where carriers support it and CDMA support when sold by CDMA carriers - this sucks...
•4" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution -ok
•Scratch-resistant screen glass, fingerprint-resistant coating -ok
•1.2GHz dual-core custom-designed CPU, PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Apple A6 SoC -very good
•iOS 6 and iCloud integration -this sucks
•8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and touch focus -very good
•1080p video recording at 30fps -awesome
•1.2MP secondary front-facing camera -great
•Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot -great
•GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass -super
•16/32/64GB storage options -major
•Accelerometer, proximity sensor and a three-axis gyro sensor -great
•Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary microphone -nice
•Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth v4.0 -ok
•Excellent audio output quality (though worse than 4S) - this is a joke right
•Apple Maps with free voice-guided navigation in 56 countries -come on.... :-/
•Voice recognition, Siri virtual assistant -bleh
•Supports HD Voice (needs carrier support too) -meh
•FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular -good
•Impressively slim and light -meh
•Great battery life -biggest joke of anything
besides that it was an awesome review....
if you own an iphone4/4s(my girlfriend) there is no reason to buy the iphone 5(that's right, I am not buying it for her)
it is basically a lighter slimmer taller faster 4s... big whoop
iPhone 5 may not be perfect in every department, I think the Maps decision was hasty, but it is not for the Androideans to trade measures with in any respect. iPhone has got good measures going for it and it would wake up wherever its been caught sleeping. Windows phone is a veritable alternative, not fragmented Android, and it is a matter of time for Nokia to put its act together to lead the pack.
Slim and light may have its attraction, but it is not a singularly solid ground to win all hearts, it feels FRAGILE and LOST on the palm. Believe, one can easily lose it without noticing. It would have been great if though slim, it maintains its presence in weight, just like the iphone 4s. In short, iPhone 5 looks and feels feminine.
Admittedly, iPhone 5 could have been great to have had some flesh to take the viewable screen to 4.5", but no one is perfect ALL THE TIME. That the lion was found sleeping should not encourage the buffalo to feel comfortable around. There is DANGER round the corner.
IS APPLE MISSING STEVE?
the floating car in the second panorama is absolutely priceless !
great phone it seems ... freakin' expensive too starting at 800Euro in romania :)
Thanks for the good quality review, all measurements covered.
Overall, I agree with main conclusion - top-notch hardware, let down by somewhat sub-par iOS 6.
BTW, if you don't want scratches, get the white one, with bare-metal finish it should be fine.
Denzo, 29 Sep 2012Hey dont cry to me about the system we live in. I come from a communist background, my grandfa... moreMan, who is crying or who is talking about politics?! Your quite a character ahahaha!! Man in the end the upgrade from 4S for iPhone 5 is not worth it, PERIOD! The article is right, in general you should wait for iPhone 6...but you are so blinded by Apple's "magic". And like I say, I can afford many iPhones I want but I prefer spending in something that is overpriced and overrated! Overall, with this equipment show you his true color don't come here crying ;) see ya!
Glad i waited to read your guys review, fair review everything was pretty spot on as i own an iphone 4s and jailbroken it is great, but i cant justify the money to upgrade to an iPhone 5. Apple can only go on so long putting better and better hardware with the same ageing iOS.
Denzo, 29 Sep 2012And the battery life. And weight. And processor speed. But yeah its quite similar.i was amazed with battery life, but 4s battery life improved alot with ios6 .
speed humm .... 4s is extremely fast and i merely noticed the speed improvement.
the weight reduction is a good job .
but !!!! what force me to upgrade to ip5 . . . ,
im satisfied with my 4s , and the hardware improvments r not very big to force me to spend alot of money.
it costs 1400 usd for 16 gb now, and expected to settle around 1000 usd ( 4s 16 gb costs 880 usd now) .
with this pricing in my country i wont miss alot without the upgrade.
i'd prefer skip this generation to next one.
sry if smoething wrong with my english.
Soledad, 29 Sep 2012Can't believe you people get to wound up over a Phone!!???
You are fighting the battles for t... moreAbsolutly true well said.
The best smartfone ever on this planet is the one that suites you..All this bashing over a box of silicon is always created by samsung folks,,bashing between other brands is minimal compared to that bunch of spec obssessed fanatics..
I choose iphone cause it suites my needs and is slick as hell and no trouble.