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Summary

"A remarkably slim design that still makes room for a larger display and a faster chip. Ultrafast wireless that doesn’t sacrifice battery life. And all-new headphones designed to sound great and fit comfortably. So much went into this iPhone. So you could get even more out of it."
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Specification for Apple iPhone 5

  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Panorama
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • AutofocusTap to focus video or still images
  • Face detection in video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 225 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

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Apple iPhone 5

“Love my new iPhone 5”

Written on: 04/03/2013 by JennaCutly (2 reviews written)

Just upgraded my handset to a brand spanking new iPhone 5. Don't know how I went so long without one. Great phone… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Poor iPhone experience ”

Written on: 01/03/2013

Hi been a total apple geek you name it i have all apple computers iPad previous iPhone 3 gs waited for iPhone 5 it has been a head ace i run a business pick my phone up missed calls no ringing no sim inserted reboot the phone one hour later no sim inserted on my third sim in six weeks been back to apple shop they say their is no fault after testing . net work says they have no problem with service signal says 4 or 5 bars go to make a call no service comes up the iPhone is sat on the shelf… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Better than the 4 but not enough new features”

Written on: 31/01/2013 by ashley_d27 (2 reviews written)

Ive had the iphone 5 now for a couple of months and have to say the internet speed does seem a lot better, the phone is noticeably lighter and it has a better clearer and larger screen. This said with all the hype I was hoping for some more interested and innovated features which sadly it lacks :-( A definate improvement over the 4 and 4s though… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“I really love this phone”

Written on: 10/01/2013 by Chackney (3 reviews written)

As before now the only smart phone I have had was a pretty basic Blackberry Curve, the iPhone was a massive step up, and I love it! I think it's fantastic, although I can understand why people who are used to iphone's or other smartphones aren't that impressed. Personally, I think that if you don't have an iPhone 4 or 4s this would be a great choice, however some of my friends who have upgraded from a 4 or 4s are of the opinion that it's not worth the upgrade. Overall, don't upgrade if you… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“good one”

Written on: 07/01/2013 by witto (1 review written)

with not many changes to is't predecessor still smooth and elegant ; additional row of icons is very helpful ; battery life also seems to be improved… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Amazing!”

Written on: 22/12/2012 by Melvyn007 (2 reviews written)

I've just bought one and can honestly say I love it to bits! To be fair it cost me over 500 QUID! But hey, what the heck! :) x I LIKE MY NEW I-PHONE 5. Mel Robson… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“You'll need a case”

Written on: 03/12/2012 by warrenkerrigan (2 reviews written)

I've been an iPhone user for a while and I've always liked to use it without a case...at least until it get too scratched to do so. My main reason behind this is that the device looks and feels so good that it is a shame to cover it up. So why use a case at all I hear you ask? Well once the phone gets scratched you need to cover it up. With previous iPhones the choice is massive, however, so far the iPhone 5 is lacking in cases. Normally this would not be a problem as by the time my phone is… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Love my iphone 5”

Written on: 07/11/2012 by easyishop (4 reviews written)

Had all the iphones and this is the best yet love how small it is and the quality of the screen. All you android boys can look on in envy!!… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“fast”

Written on: 06/11/2012 by martyo (2 reviews written)

this phone is great my internet speed with 3 network is super fast hitting download speeds of 15.7 mbps… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“iPhone 5 good and bad all at the same time”

Written on: 03/11/2012 by diablo944 (16 reviews written)

I should start by saying I like Apple hardware, but I hate the lock downs that Apple put on their devices. I personally feel a non Jailbroken apple device is very restrictive. But thats a personal thing. I have had an iPhone 4 for a couple of years. I skipped the iPhone 4s solely as there were not enough reasons to change handsets (Siri and better camera were the only real advances). If anything, the 4s should have been called the 4.5 as it didnt bring much to the party. So, moving on, I… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“The Best Thing I own”

Written on: 01/11/2012 by jonseaman (1 review written)

The iPhone 5 is my fourth iPhone I am completely devoted to apple products and therefore people could say I am biased but I am positive it is the best you can get. It's a brilliant iPod, camera, media player, portable office and of course it's a phone. The best parts of the iPhone 5 are that it is easy to use, well built, stylish and it performs well in all areas. I use my phone all day every day, but even so don't use the camera function much or the media player (I also have iPad for that)… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“It should have been better”

Written on: 29/10/2012 by jsarahk (3 reviews written)

looks odd. and not so much change in the inside. height has now become fine, but width is very odd… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Not bad but not worth the wait”

Written on: 25/10/2012 by Bpope (2 reviews written)

Ive had both the iphone 3 and the iphone 4 and was due for renewal earlier in the year but decided to hold tight and wait for the highly anticipated iphone 5. With all the hype and the secrecy about the phone I was expecting something amazing but unfortunately there isnt much to get excited about. If you have the 4s and have upgraded to ios6 then most of the functions are there such as the 3d maps etc the only real difference is the size of the screen and it is a little lighter. All in all a… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“It's an iPhone5”

Written on: 24/10/2012 by Tellthetruth007 (1 review written)

What can I say it's an iPhone5, had a galaxy S3 in 3 week. Loved it, hated it, loved it, then wanted a stamp on it. I liked was the whistle notification so I copied the file and now I have an iPhone5 but whistles like a galaxy S3. If you don't want one you're a mental… Read Full Review

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Glenc's Response to Tellthetruth007's Review

Written on: 24/10/2012

Is it worth upgrading from an iphone 4s?

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Diablo944's reply to Glenc's Comment

Written on: 03/11/2012

personally, I would say no. I upgraded from a 4 to a 5, but in many ways think the weight and feel of the 4/4s is better than the 5. though at the same time the slimmer/ longer / lighter feel has equal merits. I think the biggest issue is that if you came from an iphone 3 to a 4 the difference was massive. from a 4 to a 4s was negligible in real terms, and I feel like the 4/4s to a 5 is equally negligible. it isn't a revolution, its more evolution. Dont get me wrong, its nice, but it isnt a huge leap

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Apple iPhone 5

“good technical improvement”

Written on: 17/10/2012 by NickPatrick (2 reviews written)

lighter, bigger screen and quicker performance. I think Apple did what they need to do and improve power and make it better, rather than pack in loads more features. The slightly bigger phone helps a bit, i use my phone for work emails and the Roambi app which i sell, so both are more useable with this extra screen space. The map problems have been well documented, but so far i've had no problems and its certainly quicker than the 4 that I had and my work phone which is a 4S. I also like… Read Full Review

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