Apple iPhone 5 (GSM)

9.0
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Reviewed by engelhardtdaniel (Currently owns)

I have to mention, that this is my first iPhone I ever owned, but not the first I've ever used. First of all I really like the design of the new iPhone 5, it looks gorgeous! But there are also some things I don't like at the new iPhone, but I'm going to start with the things I really like at my new baby.

I'm going to give my opinion in the "Verge Order" (Design, Display, Camera, Reception...)

As I mentioned before I really love the way the iPhone looks, it feels and it is. The aluminium body looks really good and the glass panels on the back give the phone this special look. After the first few leaks over a year ago I was really disappointet about the design of the iPhone 5. It was really ugly and akward, that silver body frame to the black glass panels on the back looked soooo ugly... At September 21st the iPhone 5 was announced in San Francisco and I really thougt this is going to be a total flop. The iPhone is dead and Apple will soon follow.

The Display on the iPhone 5 is really really good, also I like the fact, that it is "only" 4 inches in size. I'm not the biggest fan of supersized Displays on Smartphones, also caused by the fact, that I have really small hands.

Next point is the Camera, I think the iPhone 5 take some really good looking pictures. I don't have a extra Camera with me, so I always use my iPhone to take my pictures. The only thing I don't like about the camera is the sapphire lens an the fact, that it is easy to get dust or dirt behind the lens. I often have the purple lens flare effects in my pictures caused by the sapphire lens. Also I have some dirt behind the sapphire lens and the bad thing is, you can see the dirt on the pictures as white or grey dots. That's really annoying...

The Breakdown

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