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Apple iPod touch (5th Gen)

Apple iPod touch (5th Gen)
alaScore 97

29432 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29432 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and sound are generally positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. Views are divided on the battery.

portability, design, performance, sound, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod touch (5th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, red)


Editors' note, October 15, 2012: Updated with final battery life results and screen-testing observations.

The 2012 fifth-generation iPod Touch has an excellent set of features: better front and back cameras, 1080p video recording, iOS 6, and a 4-inch Retina Display just like on the iPhone 5, in a design even thinner than the iPhone.

The iPhone 5 still beats it on performance. The Touch lacks any phone functions, and there are tablet competitors that beat the $299 Touch on price and screen size.

The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.

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Review: CDR-King Lightning-to-MicroUSB Adapter for iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5c, iPad, iPad mini and 5th gen iPod touch


Continuing my cheap budget-constrained tack on buying accessories, I've come across an inexpensive, tiny little adaptor that makes your Apple Lightning devices become more flexible, at least in terms of charging them up with the more ubiquitous...

It was great not having to spend a lot to be on the ball.

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Review: iPod touch (5th generation)


iPod touch gets 4'' display, thinner build

Extremely thin ; Larger display ; Attractive design ; Improved performance

No light sensor ; Not as fast as iPhone 5 ; Just $30 below iPad mini

The iPod touch now takes a back seat behind the iPhone, but Apple has continued to improve and refine its flagship media player. Arriving two years after its predecessor, the fifth-generation model boasts a thinner build, larger display, faster proce


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iPod Touch (5th Generation) Review


It's like the iPhone 5 without the phone.

Gorgeous screen, really thin and light, decent cameras

Too expensive, mono speaker

Priced around AED 1,200, the iPod Touch is not an impulse buy. In fact it is a bit on the expensive side considering the iPad mini is out and should officially cost just a 100 Dirhams more when it launches in the region. This makes it very hard for me...

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iPod Touch (5th Gen) Review


It's sooooo thin.” As an owner of the 2012 edition of the iPod Touch, you're going to be hearing that a lot. Either from your stunned and impressed friends or possibly even involuntarily from your own mouth. Yes, it's thinner than 5 DVD discs stacked...

In the meantime, if you’re an Android user who secretly wants to partake of the iPhone 5 experience, or an owner of a previous gen iPod Touch, or just someone who wants to own the greatest, thinnest (and reddest?) all-in-one portable music / media...

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"Great device. Definite improvement over last iPod."


Bought this from Apple refurbished. Apple's delivery is VERY fast. Kudos :) Got it for $219 for the 32GB "Slate" version.

- Very thin

- Almost too light

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"The best device of its kind size."



Beautiful Display

Battery life

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"Love this thing--- and I'm a DROID user!"


I was pleasantly surprised with the new



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"Great product that you can do anything on."


Maryam's revue



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"The mix of iPhone 4, 4S and 5 and without a phone"


For me is a good device, I recommend it to people that doesnt care for the camera, phone, and performance. I'm an Apple fan but I think Apple could make better and even better with Steve Jobs.

Good 4" Retina Display

Has the A5 Chip, not the A6 as the

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown

General Features

Operating System:Apple iOS
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No