Apple iPhone 5 (GSM)

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Reviewed by dougmorton (Currently owns)

Here's the introduction and wrap up from my full review, with pictures, which can be found on my Tumblr here: (I won't be gaining anything from you viewing the review, it's just The Verge limit user reviews to 500 words)

So I’m what you’d call an “Apple Fanboy.” I waited in line for 5 hours on launch day to get this device, but I’ll try to be as unbiassed as I can... Unlikely. I will however, try my best to give you my honest opinion on everything about the product. Although I must inform you my opinion is often quick to be shot down regarding Apple products.

After a week of usage I’m more than impressed by the device. Some may see it as simply a 4S with a slightly larger screed. I can say this is most certainly not the case. I’ve been using a 4S for close to a year, and even had to go back to it when my 5 died. You really do notice a difference in speed, not only on the device, but also with data services. I can easily recommend this device to anyone currently looking for a new smartphone. It’s the top of its class in almost every way you look at it and provides unmatched performance.

Overall I'd say 9.3. (But The Verge only allow user reviews to be whole numbers)

(Really, I do love The Verge)

The Breakdown

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  • Design 10
  • Display 10
  • Camera(s) 9
  • Reception / call quality 9
  • Performance 10
  • Software 8
  • Battery life 7
  • Ecosystem 10
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