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Apple Iphone 5 Review

Effie XuReviewed By: Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5) Updated On: Aug 14, 2014

Many people just don’t want a mobile handset to make a call. They want a trendy piece with net connectivity and more. Apple iPhone5 is an elegant smartphone which serves as an entertainment kit and a communication gadget. Take a quick look at this handy phone.


The slim-n-trim Apple iPhone5 is sharply different from the iPhone4 model. It is even trimmer now. It is little taller as well. Measuring (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30) inches in dimension, the gizmo is correspondingly lightweight – just 112gram. The metal body is sturdy and comfortable to carry. The iPhone is available in two colors – black or slate and white or silver.

The smartphone is equipped with iOS6 operating system, which allows syncing music, photos, and apps from iTunes or iClouds – automatically. The gizmo can be further upgraded to iOS7 and more.

The 4-inch display is a high-end touchscreen that allows multi-touch facilities. The user can pinch, swipe, or tap the touchscreen to access options in the interface. The LED-backlit display allows the user to read the text on the screen even when the surrounding is dark. As the capacitive screen is made of IPS technology, it allows more than one user to view the screen without distortion in color or text.

The screen supports 16M colors with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. The high-resolution Retina display is a remarkable feature of this iPhone. Made of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla glass, the display is slim but strong. There is an anti-oil oleophobic coating which do not allow oily smudges on the screen.

Apple Iphone 5 Review

Internal Specs

The robust Apple smartphone is made up of Swift, ARM v7-based processor with Apple A6 chipset. This ensures that the processing speed is impressively high at 1.3GHz. The dual core option allows multitasking easily. The mobile phone is also equipped with a dedicated PowerVR SGX 543MP3 triple-core graphics card to ensure HD videos and images can be downloaded, stored, or viewed.

Packed with 1GB RAM DDR2 and storage option of 16GB, the iPhone has neat computing system. There is no memory card slot in the system. There is no Java utility in this gizmo.

Battery Life

The 1440mAh lithium-ion battery allows a talk time of around 480 minutes. During standby, the rechargeable battery can supply power to the mobile phone for 225 hours. The battery will also be able to churn out seamless web browsing in Safari browser for about 8 hours nonstop. With 4G LTE usage, the capacity of the battery is also 8 hours.

When the Apple iphone is used wirelessly through Wi-Fi connectivity, the gizmo can work up to 10 hours. Under playback video operation, the battery life goes up to 10 hours. When an audio file is heard, the phone runs for up to 40 hours.


There is an HD 8MP camera which offers a remarkable resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Aided with autofocus capability, it can also work as a geo tagging tool. Through this option, the video will at once reveal where exactly the shooting was done (through latitude and longitude reference). The high quality images are subjected to face detection, HDR photo, panorama utilities.

There is an LED flash option along with 1/3.2-inch sensor and 1.4µm pixel size. The camera can perform HD video and image recording – simultaneously. Videos with 30 frames per second (fps) can be recorded at 1080p. The front-facing camera of 1.2MP has a video resolution of 720p. The recording is done at 30fps.

Apple Iphone 5 Review


The gizmo supports 4G LTE at 700 MHz Class 17, 1700, or 2100 under GSM A1428, LTE 850, 1800, or 2100 under GSM A1429, and LTE 700, 850, 1800, 1900, or 2100 under CDMA A1429. It is compatible with WLAN and accepts Wi-Fi networking at 802.11 a/b/g/n bandwidth. It also supports dual-band and Wi-Fi hotspots. The Apple iPhone5 can be connected to a Bluetooth utility at v4.0, A2DP, and LE bandwidths. The gizmo has the option to transfer data with USB2 connectivity.

The mobile phone has many sensors, which have the ability to do multiple functions. Gryscope is one such sensor which keeps the orientation constant when the iPhone is tilted during video shoot. The water resistant phone is equipped to take up minor shocks and falls. There is a Finger Print scanner protective utility that saves the iPhone from unwarranted use.

Apple Iphone 5 Review


At a price of $425, the gizmo is pretty pricey. However, it serves as a mobile computing device too. Useful features make this trendy piece one from the premium class.

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Review Overall

Highly Recommended
Summary: The beautiful looking iPhone surprisingly does not have entire scratch-proof body. It is pricey too. However, if you are looking for a seamless 4G connectivity, here is one gizmo that can please you immensely.
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