Product Type: Apple Smartphone
Newest Review: ... be de-activated to conserve battery life). Compared to previous phones, I love my iPhone 5. It is not a pseudo-tablet trying to be a phon... more
iPhone 5 - Well worth investing in!
Apple iPhone 5
Member Name: rjharvey
Apple iPhone 5
Advantages: Slim, Sleek, Light, Compact, Fast Speeds
Disadvantages: iOS7, Battery Life,
My contract came up for renewal in July, and I was wondering what phone to choose. My only previous experience with Apple was the 4S, which had broken and froze up on me on several occasions, to the point that I refused to have another 4S and went back to an old school Nokia!
However.....I decided upon the iPhone 5 for my renewal, and since making this choice I haven't looked back. It is an amazing phone, easy to use, compact, sleek and lightweight, which is handy when needing to be in your pockets. The screen is a perfect size for what you may require the phone for and is easy to use for accessing contacts, emails and messaging.
Charging time doesn't take too long in all fairness, I find maybe 2 hours max (probably not even that!), and the battery time was pretty decent. Notice I said was? Well it still is, but ever since the change to iOS 7, the battery life has been drained by around 2 hours, so I now make sure I have a charger available at all times, just in case - the battery life is still OK though at around 5 hours (and this is only if you are on it most of the time.....the life obviously prolongs as you aren't using it)
The iOS 7 update has given the phone a new, fresh interface and makes it look less serious and more fun.
The only real downside to this is the battery life using the new iOS7, but overall, this would be the best phone that I have ever been in contact with, and I would really recommend it to you. It can do everything you want it to as a phone and email system.
Much better than the competitors out there as far as I'm concerned.
Summary: Battery life aside, a really good mobile phone and communciation system. Well worth taking a look!