Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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Apple iPhone 5
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Apple iPhone 5
Advantages: Large 4" Display, Faster Chipset, More Duarble than previous models
Disadvantages: Battery life, High price point
Apples latest incarnation of their hugely popular handset is the iPhone 5. Deviating slightly from their tried an tested model, the iPhone 5 is larger the previous versions with a 4 inch display which allows for a better viewing experience whilst at the same time not being too large and bulky. The new chipset in the phone makes for a noticeably faster user interface whilst maintaining the pick and play accessibility that Apple have built this brand around. The back of the phone is now made out of Aluminium alloy that is lighter and stronger than the 4S glass back, thuis making the handset more hardened to drops and bumps.
But, and it is a big but, looking at the specifications of the phone you are lead to believe that Apple had finally addressed most peoples main bugbear about previous iPhones, the battery life. The new iPhones boast an extra 25 hours on standby time or 6 hours on 2G. Lets be honest though who uses 2G nowadays, the battery life on 3G is reportable the same as the 4S. This is very strange, how can a battery be stronger on 2 out of the 3 tested usages. Upon using the iPhone 5 you will quickly learn that the iPhone 5 will not operate for the reported time lengths. It feels as though you are constantly watching the battery percentage tick down to the dreaded 20%, and then frantically routing around for your charger.
All things considered, the handset is one of if not the best currently on the market, hampered only by the poor battery life. But lets be honest if you have used an iPhone before you know that this is a necessary evil and you will forgive it like a naughty child.
Summary: Industry leading handset