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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

“not my cup of tea”

Written on: 07/04/2014 by sjl2656 (3 reviews written)

build quality is excellent I changed from samsung s3 and prefered this to i phone reasons being more features on S3 camera much better on S3 more free apps available and you can just keep any music you have on micro sd on your phone. i phone i lost all my music and photos etc when i changed to i phone. cross the s3 with i phone and you will have the perfect phone… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Apple Iphone 5 the best”

Written on: 09/11/2013 by Amadish (1 review written)

Summary The iPhone 5S is not found to be very astonishing iPhone as compare to others. It doesn’t look thinner nor is it the lightest phone ever. Apple owner deny this and says that the in the world, iPhone 5S is the best smartphone and hold latest techniques. The iPhone 5s is capable to offer a variety of features in order to give explanation for its premium cost. Firstly, the biggest features among others are a fancy new A7 processor, and this processor is approximately a billion… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Apple I phone 5 in Dubai”

Written on: 26/07/2013

iPhone 5 is the latest version of popular series of Apple's smartphone, the iPhone. This is the sixth generation mobile phone and succeeds iPhone 4S. There was a lot of hype regarding the release of iPhone 5 because Apple's tech nemesis Samsung was also coming up with their own mobile phone, Galaxy S3 to make competition stiffer than before. People were wondering what this phone had to offer. Well let's take a look at the iPhone 5 from the outside features to the ones embedded inside the… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Great with an exception...”

Written on: 24/07/2013

I love the phone it's lightweight and has a very sleek design. The screen quality is truly a sight for sore eyes! The only problem that irritates me is the battery life. It saps so darn fast it's scary. My tip is that if you experience this problem go to settings-general-cellular- then turn LTE off… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“Much better than the 4”

Written on: 10/05/2013 by JustineVinyard (2 reviews written)

I have been the owner of the iphone 4 for a few years until last week when I accidentally dropped it. Although the screen didn't crack it has somehow damaged the software as it would not restore and had an error code. Luckily I was due an upgrade so I went to O2 and opted for the new iphone 5. The biggest difference to the phone in my opinion is the weight of the phone, its much lighter and would other good thing is that the glass back has gone and been replaced by something much… Read Full Review

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Apple iPhone 5

“An amazingly fast and easy phone!”

Written on: 27/03/2013

It works amazingly and the apps are unlimited! There are so many different settings for siri and you can make her have different accents and make her speak different languages. A few things I don't like about siri is that sometimes she doesn't get the words I say right. Another thing that i don't really like about the iPhone 5 is that it is a lot thiner than the other iPhones so it is a lot harder to type on it. But overall I definitely think it is a smart purchase to make and that you… 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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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