Apple iPhone 5: Conclusion

September 25, 2012 by Louie Tran Reads (64,987)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 10
    • Ease of Use
    • 10
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 10
    • Value
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 8.80
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

Now comes the question: is the iPhone 5 worth upgrading to? That really depends on what you’re upgrading from, and what your needs are. If you are using an iPhone 4 or are ready to leave Windows Mobile or Android… absolutely. If you have a 4S, you can probably still survive another year and you won’t be missing out much except for LTE connectivity. But if you can afford paying full price for the iPhone 5, by all means, go for it! This is the best iPhone Apple has released so you won’t regret your purchase.

Apple iPhone 5People will criticize that the phone is not as innovative as it should be, and iOS 6 is underwhelming when Google has made leaps with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), but then you have to go back and ask yourself, how can you improve something that already works very well? We can point out all the things that the Samsung Galaxy S III or any Android phone can do and the iPhone 5 lacks (iOS 6 specifically), but the fact remains that this is still the phone that sets the bar for the competition.

Pros:

  • Faster Processor
  • Thinner and lighter
  • Beautiful Retina Display
  • Well Designed
  • 725,000 Apps Available
  • LTE (FINALLY!!!)

Cons:

  • New Lightning Adapter
  • Larger screen makes minimal impact
  • Lots of room for improvement for iOS 6


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