Apple iPhone 5 (GSM)

9.0
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Reviewed by GMoney2 (Currently owns)

The iPhone 5 is pretty much what you would expect from Apple, both good and bad. Great design. I don't think that how light the phone is gets enough love. One thing I'm always doing with my iPhone is <i>holding</i> it. I never thought that it being so light would be such a positive thing, especially when lying down in bed and holding it up.

The screen being taller is, I think, better than it simply being larger with the same aspect ratio. That taller screen is much appreciated when watching movies and reading, not to mention more visible favorites in the phone app.

A negative about the phone would definitely be its susceptibility to scratching. Gotta be much more careful than with the previous model. A lot has been made of the Maps app too. It's definitely not as good as Google's version, but not a deal breaker either. With so many mapping apps available (and Google Maps usable through Safari), it's much ado about nothing for me.

I would have also hoped for better battery life. I understand that they have already done a pretty good job, but one of these days we're going to have a phone that will go a few days without needing to be charged.

Overall, I'm happy I upgraded. Another solid phone by Apple.

The Breakdown

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  • Design 10
  • Display 9
  • Camera(s) 9
  • Reception / call quality 10
  • Performance 10
  • Software 9
  • Battery life 7
  • Ecosystem 10
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