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.
AnonD-62333, 29 Sep 2012hummm.....it is an ios review rathar than iphone's one. All is software tricks and optimiza... moreAnd the battery life. And weight. And processor speed. But yeah its quite similar.
iphone5 16 gb available for $1000 at rediff
m thinking of buying
[deleted post]Hey dont cry to me about the system we live in. I come from a communist background, my grandfather and his kids couldnt work because they were communist. GF even went to jail for it. I wish we all had the same. But we don't. Thats life. Spend the rest of it crying when someone else has/does better than you, or step up and show the world something.
Its the Capitalist system we live in. its the only one we have so far. You got a better idea, get in a position to do something about it. Look at the great people of our time Dr. Martin Luther King etc.. they had to rise up and showed who they were.. you want to sit back and complain.. you sound like you do at least.
Its ugly. Shut up and stop talking politics. This is about tech and a bloody phone.. at least thats all it is for me.
hummm.....it is an ios review rathar than iphone's one.
All is software tricks and optimizations.
I got all these in my ip4s.
Just missing lte.
[deleted post]Yes, beauty with no brains at all and pimples out of the box.
Thanks GSMArena, I have just ordered this phone, it will be my first iPhone. Been using Android the last 2,5 years, and I will now discover if iOS is better for me. Never paid so much for a phone, but I need to see what the fuzz is all about
Held this phone today. Wow. Seriously, love it or hate it, the build quality on this phone is simply phenomenal.
AnonD-36622, 29 Sep 2012I do...Nokia N9 (or the Lumias), SONY Xperia T, MOTOROLA RAZR HD, HTC ONE X/S...do I go on? Do... moreI meant to give me examples of better looking phones that can be owned by straight men!:)
No thanks to pink or white phones. ROFL! Nokia N9!!!
AnonD-36622, 29 Sep 2012Man, why Apple's users are so blind? Why not accept the facts? Will it help you if I say I nev... moreDude, people know all the stuff you mentioned, they aren't blind. They actually buy Apple products, just because it's Apple, because it makes them feel special. If I was to compare iPhone with something else, I'd say it's a bit like buying expensive designer clothes. They aren't better at all, but there is great desire among the people to own them. It's brand that makes it so unique. There is no point in arguing about specs, as there always been something on par or even better then iPhone. Well, not only iPhone, in my opinion same thing goes for Apple laptops, but it doesn't change the fact that both products are very popular and sell exceptionally well.
The 4s was somehow better, the new iCrap 5 doesn't seems to worth to pay that much, maybe wait for 5s is a better option.
So what i saw from here, iPhone 5 have easily best overall battery life in the market.
Alui, 29 Sep 2012How would you like if a stranger would start criticizing you mother in public? You are a stra... moreMan,stranger to Apple products?!! What heck makes you an expert?! I deal with them every f***ing day on my work and never fall in love! But wait...do you even work? Or do you even deal with an iPhone every day! Someone talked about mothers also, gezz...if there is a troll here, it's you definately! I was supporting the reviewers idea...did I said something wrong or the truth is to hard for you! In the end, you would be better served with an iPhone 4S, PERIOD! CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS AN OVERPRICED EQUIPMENT BY MILES! But this is to hard for you TO UNDERSTAND RIGHT?! GEEEZZZ!