Sat, 10 Aug 2013 iPhone 5 review - after 11 months of use how do we rate the iPhone 5?
11 months in how do we rate the iPhone 5: iPhone 5 testing, feature comparison, and buying advice. Which iPhone should you buy?
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Pros: Lighter and slimmer design, improved camera, faster connectivity (even on 3G), faster processor, 4in screen is amazing for movies
- Cons: Expensive, Lightning port is annoying, no 4G LTE in many locations of the UK, 4in screen isn’t as big as some competitor displays
- £529 (16GB)
- £599 (32GB); £699 (64GB)
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
The iPhone remains comfortably the best smartphone on the market thanks to Apple’s slavish devotion to design (it’s a really nice piece of kit to hold) combined with a really good ecosystem of apps, music and video content and iCloud services (like Documents In The Cloud and iTunes Match). With Lightning and the iOS 6 update it feels like there’s a bit of a cloud sitting over the iPhone 5, which is a shame because it’s a really good product. Overall the iPhone 5 is marginally better in just about ever area than the iPhone 4S, so it’s a solid – if not radical – step forward.
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