Apple iPhone 5 (GSM)

8.0
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Reviewed by DorgonStudios (Currently owns)

As an owner of the black model, I have noticed scratching of the painted aluminum on the phone already, making a case essential for anyone who bought the black model. It's a shame, because the black one is so dang sexy.

It may be my neighborhood, but reception is pretty terrible. My wife's iPhone 4 also has issues, so I guess that's something.

The screen is absolutely incredible. I've owned an iPhone 4, 4S, and now the 5. It seems to be getting better every time. The colors and contrast are mind-blowingly good.

Battery life seems to be pretty crappy, and I rarely can make it through a day without needing to charge. I listen to a lot of podcasts, although they're all playing from the device instead of streaming, so I don't know what the problem is.

The cameras are still great, especially the upgrade to the Facetime HD camera on the front.

Overall, I'm really happy with the iPhone 5, even though I wish I would have bought the white one to avoid having to worry about scuffs over time.

The Breakdown

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  • Design 8
  • Display 10
  • Camera(s) 8
  • Reception / call quality 8
  • Performance 9
  • Software 8
  • Battery life 6
  • Ecosystem 10
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