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Apple iPhone 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15916 reviews of Apple iPhone 5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are mixed reviews on the social networking functionality and connectivity. Some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1070 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas comments about the connectivity and reliability are mixed.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6189 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the social networking functionality and connectivity.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

battery, reliability, reception, connectivity, social network

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The price also gets good feedback.

portability, price, performance

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPhone 5 review: Laws of attraction

 

The iPhone 5. As in five million units sold over the course of a … weekend. Can't say no to that. This is the latest installment in the smartphone series that changed the mobile phone industry and we can understand people couldn't wait. Now, what is it...

Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; LTE support where carriers support it and CDMA support when sold by CDMA carriers ; 4" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution ;...

Aluminum body looks cool but is easy to scratch ; Proprietary connector, incompatible with previous-gen accessories (needs adapter) ; The new display is not proportionally bigger, but only taller ; Unadapted apps run letterboxed due to the unusual...

There are many sides to the Apple iPhone 5's story. You can, for example, look at the progress it makes and compare it to the last major Apple release, the iPhone 4. That one was truly revolutionary - or, as the saying went back then, resolutionary. It...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

iPhone 5 review

 

Apple's iPhone 5 is an amazing performer with great battery life wrapped in a delicious shell. It's a top-shelf device.

Beautiful, sophisticated design ; Thinner, lighter ; Larger screen, still easy to hold ; Great performance ; Impressive battery life

Lightning connector incompatibilities

The iPhone 5 is a significant improvement over the iPhone 4S in nearly every regard, and in those areas that didn't see an upgrade over its predecessor -- camera, storage capacity -- one could make a strong case that the iPhone 4S was already ahead of...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 5 (T-Mobile)

 

Finally, T-Mobile brings you an iPhone 5. And it's fast with great voice quality, as long as you're in a solid coverage area.

Relatively inexpensive. Speedy. Supports HD Voice.

Limited network coverage in some parts of the U.S.

Conclusions Apple's iPhone line is more consistent across carriers than any other kind of phone. T-Mobile adds one major feature, HD Voice, and another compelling benefit, a low price. If you're shopping for an iPhone and T-Mobile's network runs well...

Apr, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 5 (Sprint)

 

The Apple iPhone 5 for Sprint ($199 and up) is the same physical model as is sold on Verizon Wireless. Like Verizon's phone, it takes the iPhone's traditional advantages, including a well-designed consistent interface, amazing apps, and robust retail...

Beautifully built. Sharp screen. Easy to use. Lots of great apps

Poor LTE coverage on Sprint. Maps app has some problems. No talking while surfing

Apple's elegant smartphone continues to be a winner, but Sprint needs to step up its 4G rollout.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted

 

CNET editor Scott Stein got his hands on the new iPhone 5. Read his full editorial iPhone 5 review and rating on CNET.

The ; adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, free turn-by-turn navigation, and a faster A6 processor. Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.

Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo...

The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 5 (AT&T)

 

AT&T's iPhone 5 takes a speedy, elegant, yet familiar phone and puts it on a LTE network that's super fast?if you can get it.

Elegantly built. Incredibly light. Terrific apps. Simultaneous voice and data.

New Maps app needs a lot of work. AT&T LTE coverage not quite up to Verizon's levels.

This model of the iPhone can also do simultaneous voice and data, unlike the Verizon and Sprint devices. When you're on a call, the iPhone drops back to AT&T's 3G network, and I got download speeds of 1-2Mbps while on a call—not super-speedy, but fine...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPhone 5

 

My iPhone 5 didn't go through any extra inspection processes. It wasn't pampered or given any special treatment. I've tested exactly the same hardware you...

Elongated display provides easy access to more apps, and makes for pleasant, un-letterboxed widescreen viewing. Lots of iPhone 5-ready apps to choose from already. Apple-engineered A6 processor is wicked-fast. Cameras, both rear- and front-facing, are...

Anodized aluminum rear plate, particularly in black, has a reported propensity for scratches. Video recording picks up a surprising amount of audio interference, even in a quiet room. Updates, while all worthwhile and technologically impressive, won’t...

Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 5 (Verizon Wireless)

 

With a sublime but familiar design inside and out, a speedy new processor, fast LTE, and the best apps in the business, the new iPhone is like the old iPhone, just much better.

Elegantly built. Incredibly light. Bigger, better screen. Fast, fast, fast. Awesome content ecosystem.

No simultaneous talk and data connection. New Maps app needs a lot of work. Many third-party apps are not designed for the new screen yet.

3G talk time was even better than Apple promised, at nine hours, 44 minutes. That's not quite as long as the Galaxy S III's 10 hours, 43 minutes, but it's still impressive.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

iPhone 5 review

 

Ah, to review the iPhone 5; what a blessing, and what a curse. It's actually funny to think that there was a time not that long ago that the iPhone wasn't even a thing, let alone an iconic part of...

Incredible industrial design ; Gorgeous display ; Blazing fast LTE service ; Solid battery life

New Maps app a step backwards ; Bigger screen size not utilized at all ; iOS 6 a retread of familiar territory

Apple has crafted a beast of a phone

Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple iPhone 5 review

 

The iPhone 5 is the iPhone we've wanted since 2010, adding long-overdue upgrades like a larger screen and faster 4G LTE in a razor-sharp new design. This is the iPhone, rebooted.

The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, free turn-by-turn navigation, and a faster A6 processor. Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.

Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo...

The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.

Sep, 2012

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