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iPhone 5 review, Long and thin like a model.

The iPhone 5

iPhone 5 review

My-oh-my do people swear by their religious figures that Apple's iPhone is the one and only phone to
end all phones. Everyone is entitled to their opinion (Hell, even Hitler had one), Apple fans are no exception but who can blame them? I praise Apple on the simplicity of their products in some areas. My girlfriends dad is a Doctor who has a terrible time understanding technology (Trust me, a keyboard is like Chinese to this man) and he can figure out his way around an iPhone just fine. 
Why won't you cure cancer?!?

Here's an unboxing of the iPhone by Linus Tech Tips just to give you a heads-up:


All specifications are taken from Apple's website which you can find by clicking >here<
My only complaint about this phone is this size. The android counterpart has a screen around the size of the whole iPhone. For games I feel like the advantage goes to Android platforms. Then again simplicity comes to mind, no one wants to be fumbling around for the phone because it's too humongous.

Cellular and Wireless

  • GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology



  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular



  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

    Camera, Photos, and Video

    • 8-megapixel iSight camera
    • Panorama
    • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
    • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
    • Autofocus
    • Tap to focus video or still images
    • Face detection in video or still images
    • LED flash
    • Improved video stabilization
    • Photo and video geotagging



    Power and Battery4

    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
    • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
    • Standby time: Up to 225 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
    • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

      Audio Playback

      • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
      • User-configurable maximum volume limit


    Now phones have front AND back cameras. You know those girls who take self picture shots in the
    bathrooms at clubs, or at dinner, or at random times for no reason at all except to post it on Facebook and call themselves ugly just to get a few likes and a couple of guys to say "No, you're hot"? Well now it'll be absolutely the same definition in which they can call themselves ugly because the iPhone 5 has the same exact Camera the iPhone 4 has, 720p video but 1.2MP front Camera. Mmmm, not the best camera phone in the market right now, in fact not that great at all. I get 8MP with an old Samsung galaxy and my front camera is pretty solid. This is probably the only drawback of the iPhone. I've always wondered why my friends iPhone pictures come out so blurry.


     I'm super surprised that this late in the game, Apple is sticking with Dual-Core processors. There are phones that have upwards of 4 and 8 now. Chipset manufacturing has gotten so advanced that even on desktop processors the die can be shrunk to around 14nm (That's nanometers folks, a single piece of hair is somewhere around 40-100 nanometers). But with the A6 chip you still get solid battery life and a decently fast processor.

    I would've really liked to see some variation in this release. This by all means is a phenomenal release with many new notable features. For example this phone comes with a new design of headphones which kind of look like they were designed for someone with their ears chopped off. Here's a picture for your enjoyment.

     Look at those things, crazy design but hey, I haven't heard overwhelmingly negative feedback about it. My girlfriends sister got back from Spain and bought an iPhone 5 but her room is currently world war 3 aftermath and can't find them. However once I get ahold of them I'll try them out and see if I can actually tell a notable difference.

    Ahh, OS X 6, Can anyone actually tell me the difference from OS X 5 to OS X 6? Because every time I've met someone that believes Apple is God they've stuttered every time I've asked this question. Anyway, that comes with iPhone 5 but if you can tell the difference then kudos to you.

    The headphone jack is on the bottom now which is pretty convenient for some things not so convenient for others, depends on your preferences really. It's not hard to get into the iPhone and it's easy to see why. The best thing Apple did was being one of the first to announce a touch screen iPhone. That alone quickly gathered them some business.

    Final Thoughts

    If you're an android user looking for a new phone or willing to try something new, the iPhone is definitely a great choice. If you have any other mac products then transition will be absolutely seamless, compatibility is always great with these devices.

    Price varies depending on which carrier you buy from. Good news for T-Mobile members, support for the iPhone on T-Mobile systems is now available so iPhone up BABY. It'll run you approximately $650 deep which isn't too bad for an Apple device.

    If you're a die hard Apple fan that can't wait to get the new phone, I suggest you take it one generation at a time, It'll be easy on your wallet and will keep you in the loop since the frequency of product release is pretty high. So if you have an iPhone 4 wait until 6 comes out to get 5. Whatever you decide I approve of the iPhone 5, no matter how static the operating system has been it functions very well as a phone and the 1,000 other tasks phones are used for nowadays.