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Apple iPod Touch (5th Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9915 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability. There are mixed views on the build quality and battery.

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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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Touch (5th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 834 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (5th Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, portability, sound, performance

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 64GB 5th Generation - Pink (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)Apple iPod touch 64GB 5th Generation - White (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)Apple iPod touch 64GB 5th Generation - Blue (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Touch (5th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2630 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (5th Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, performance, portability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 64GB Space Gray (5th Generation) Newest ModelApple iPod touch 64GB White (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL6-Pack EZGuardZ Apple IPOD TOUCH 5TH GENERATION Screen Protectors (Ultra CLEAR)

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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: 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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Apple iPod Touch 5th generation review

 

The Apple iPod Touch 5G has arrived at T3 Towers. Is there still a place for Apple's standalone music player? Find out here...

Beautifull designed ; Bigger, bolder display ; High quality cameras

Very pricey ; iOS still problematic

As a device, the Apple iPod Touch 5G is outstanding. There are a few subjective things that may bother people, such as the Touch Loop, and the light body. iOS 6 is also problematic for some – Maps is still an issue, and the Apple ecosystem is still...

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iPod touch 5th Generation review

 

Bigger is better, if your thumb can take the strain

Better screen ; Five colour options ; iOS 6 improvements ; Very thin and light ; Better earphones

Apple Maps ; Lightning port is a reset ; You still need iTunes

We'd say the iPod touch 5th Generation makes a pretty convincing argument for small form factor devices, especially for kids who might find larger devices cumbersome to hold. Even for adults, 7-inch and larger tablets are too big to pop into your...

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iPod touch 5th generation (2012)

 

The perfect 4-inch fun factory for those who can't afford an iPhone 5.

Good-quality screen ; Superb apps and games library ; Much-improved camera

Entry price a little high ; Loop lanyard feels gimmicky

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Apple iPod Touch (5th gen)

 

Faces stiff competition, but there's no other product quite like it

Clearer and more detailed sound quality ; Richer, more subtle colours ; Great interface with swift response time ; Intuitive to use ; Web browsing is fast ; Picture clarity is better ; 5MP camera with flash ; Beautiful build and finish

Increasingly viable small tablets are the biggest rival in both screen size and price ; Expensive

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Apple iPod touch (5th generation) review

 

All the kids will be wanting one this Christmas, and it might even get on the wish lists of anyone looking for a new compact camera.

Far faster than previous iPod touch model; bright screen; solid camera performance; supports Siri

No remote on the bundles headphones; Apple's new iPad mini is only £20 more

Price aside, whether you’re in it for the apps, games, or media, this is an iPod you’ll treasure. With its improved cameras, zippy performance, bright and roomy display, support for Siri, and more colorful and statuesque form, the fifth-generation iPod...

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Apple iPod Touch 5G review

 

It's fitting that this is the fifth generation of the iPod Touch, because what you've got here is, in effect, an upgrade almost as ambitious as the recently launched iPhone 5.

The new iPod Touch is improved in almost every way, and makes a terrific portable entertainment system for music, video, photography and games. But at this sort of price I’m not entirely sure who it’s aimed at anymore. Apple-loving adults will probably...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen:Multi-touch

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
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