Apple iPhone 5

Description:

Live from the September 12, 2012 Apple announcement the iPhone 5 was confirmed. Made entirely of glass and aluminum the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner than the 4S making it now the thinnest smartphone at 7.6mm. With a 4"retina display that is now the "most accurate in the industry". Loaded with an A6 processor meaning everything is faster with the new chip. The iPhone 5 now has three microphones and an all-digital, 8 signal design adaptor.

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  • 4G Data Capable
  • Bluetooth
  • 5+ Megapixel Camera
  • 4+ Inch Display
  • Front-Facing Camera
  • Global Roaming

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General Info
ManufacturerApple
TechnologyCDMA/GSM
Data Type4G
Device TypeSmartphone
Operating SystemiOS
Physical Specifications
Height4.90 Inches
Thickness0.30 Inches
Weight4.00 Ounces
KeyboardTouch Only
Phone FormOpen-Faced
Display Specifications
Display Size4.00 Inches
Touchscreen Size4.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera1.20 Megapixels
Rear Camera8.00 Megapixels
VideoHD
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM3/T4
Battery Specifications
Standby Time225 Hours
Talk Time480 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory16.00 GB
Expandable Memory0.00 GB

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs. Apple iPhone 5 Schmackdown by Wirefly

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is the newest Android Smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone 5 in the Wirefly Schmackdown arena. Two phones enter but only one is crowned the Schmackdown Winner.

In Round 1, Wirefly's Scott Lewis will take you through all of the important design aspects of the Galaxy S 4 and the iPhone 5. While they are physically similar in some ways, they are completely different in others. Will the larger 5 inch screen on the GS4 give it an advantage or will the slimmer profile of the iPhone 5 give it the edge in the design round?

These two phones could not be more different when it comes to software. In Round 2, Scott will breakdown the good and the bad of each operating system. The software battle has been going on since Android smartphones first challenged Apple's golden goose. Find out which OS is best for the way you use your smartphone.

Round 3 will wrap up the Schmackdown by giving you a look at some sample photos taken with both the GS4 and the iPhone 5.

HTC DROID DNA vs iPhone 5 Smartphone Comparison Review

Apple's iPhone 5 and the DROID DNA by HTC are both 4G LTE smartphones that are available for Verizon Wireless. See which of these very popular smartphones is better then the other.

In Round 1, Wirefly's Scott Lewis compares multiple design aspects of both phones. He will show you why you might want the DROID DNA and some reasons you might want the iPhone 5.

With the ability to share pictures directly from your phone on social media, the camera has become something that separates one phone from another. You will get to see sample pictures side by side from the DNA and the iPhone 5. Find out which camera is better.

In Round 3, Scott will run through all of the important specs of the DNA and the iPhone 5. Find out which one is better on paper and which one is really better for everyday use.

Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone Schmackdown by Wirefly

In this Smartphone Schmackdown review video, Wirefly's Scott Lewis will compare the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Apple iPhone 5. You might be surprised at how similar these two Smartphones are.

In Round 1 you will see the differences in design between the iPhone 5 and the Note II. Scott will show you the size difference between these two Smartphone heavy weights and you might be surprised with how similar they are in some design aspects. 

In the Spec round, Round 2, you will see how the specs of the iPhone 5 and the Note II compare. They might have some different hardware inside, but due to the operating system they are very similar in speed.

Interested in seeing how the cameras perform? In Round 3 you will get to look at sample pictures and video taken on the Note II and iPhone 5. You can judge for yourself which one takes a better video and picture.

HTC One vs Apple iPhone 5 Schmackdown Review by Wirefly

The HTC One is the newest Android Smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone 5 in the Wirefly Schmackdown arena. Two phones enter but only one is crowned the Schmackdown Winner.

In Round 1, Wirefly's Scott Lewis will take you through all of the important design aspects of the HTC One and the iPhone 5. While they are physically similar in some ways, they are completely different in others. Will the larger 4.7 inch screen on the HTC One give it an advantage or will the slimmer profile of the iPhone 5 give it the edge in the design round?

These two phones could not be more different when it comes to software. In Round 2, Scott will breakdown the good and the bad of each operating system. The software battle has been going on since Android smartphones first challenged Apple's golden goose. Find out which OS is best for the way you use your smartphone.

Round 3 will wrap up the Schmackdown by giving you a look at some sample photos taken with both the HTC One and the iPhone 5.
 

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Google Nexus 4 Smartphone Schmackdown by Wirefly

See what happens when Wirefly's Scott Lewis put the Google Nexus 4 in the Smartphone Schmackdown Area against the very popular Apple's iPhone 5.

In Round 1, Wirefly's Scott Lewis will go over all of the design aspects and differences between these two cutting-edge Smartphones.

Round 2 will compare the Processor, RAM, and onboard storage specs of the Nexus 4 and iPhone 5.

Round 3 compares the 8MP rear cameras in the Nexus 4 and the iPhone 5. Check out the sample pictures and compare the cameras for yourself. You will even get to see a sample from the new Photo Sphere feature of the Google Nexus 4.

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE vs Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone Schmackdown by Wirefly

Apple's iPhone 5 has sold millions of phones in a few weeks. See if Sprint's Android-powered HTC EVO 4G LTE is better than the iPhone 5 in this comparison review video.

In Round 1 you will get to see the differences between the design of the EVO 4G LTE and the iPhone 5. Wirefly's Scott Lewis will show you the physical differences and the little design details that make both of these phones special.

With many people using their smartphone as a replacement for a point-and-shoot camera the quality of photos that your smartphone takes has become more important. In Round 2 you will get to compare sample photos from the 8 megapixel, rear-facing camera on the EVO 4G LTE and the iPhone 5.

In Round 3 you will get a walk-through of the specs for the EVO 4G LTE and the iPhone 5. You will hear about the different storage options that are available for each phone.

DROID RAZR M by Motorola vs Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone Schmackdown by Wirefly

The DROID RAZR M by Motorola is the closest Verizon Wireless Android Smartphone in size and features to Apple's newest iPhone 5. 

In this Schmackdown review video, Wirefly's Scott Lewis will give you an in-depth breakdown of how the RAZR M measures up to the iPhone 5.

In Round 1 you will get a review of the design aspects that are important of both the RAZR M and the iPhone. Scott will tell you about everything from the displays to the outside cases for these very well designed smartphones.

Cameras on smartphones have taken over for point and shoot cameras, and you will get to see for yourself which camera is better in Round 2. You will get to see a still image from the 8MP camera from both the RAZR M and the iPhone 5 so you can judge which one takes the better picture.

The final round, Round 3, covers all of the important specs that you should be interested in when trying to compare the phones. You will also here about the difference between call quality of the RAZR M and the iPhone 5.

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. iPhone 5 Smartphone Schmackdown by Wirefly

Apple's iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III are both 4G LTE smartphones that are available for Verizon Wireless and Sprint. See which of these very popular smartphones is better than the other.

Apple and Samsung have both released a very popular smartphone recently and Wirefly decided to compare them and see which one is better. In this Schmackdown comparison review you will get to see the differences between the Android powered Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple's iOS powered iPhone 5.

Moto X vs. Apple iPhone 5 Dogfight Part 2

Moto X vs. Apple iPhone 5 Dogfight Part 2

Moto X vs Apple iPhone 5 Dogfight Part 1

Moto X vs Apple iPhone 5 Dogfight Part 1

Average user reviews

Based on 363 Reviews

Overall
4.716255
Display
4.81818
Reception
4.732045
Battery Life
4.21823
Design
4.7989
Apps
4.87328
Service Quality:
1
Customer Service:
1
Overall:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Awful - Just, awful!

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by tanoble

Can you give less than a star??? April of 2014 AT&T was replacing a defective phone by gifting me a new phone of another kind. At the time they were out of the one I wanted, so I paid the difference for the upgrade to 32GB. I was told that the phone was mine, but as I'm now cancelling my service contract I've found out that they connected the device to my contract and didn't make me aware of this- I was told the phone was mine, nothing about it being tied to a contract. I called today to pay my ETF fee, which took me speaking to 2 csr's and 2 supervisors before they would even take my money, as set up service with another carrier (1/2 the price for more of everything!) and they refuse to unlock my phone. All of the CSRs I spoke with previously this week told me that once I paid it would be unlocked, but omitted the fact that there would be a ridiculous and completely inappropriate wait causing me to be without service. I have now been told by a supervisor, Alex -Employee ID# B7S6G97, that he "Cannot have me on the line contradicting everything he says." after I stated they "are able to alleviate this, but clearly refuse to.", and then rushed me off the phone as though I was now a waste of his valuable time. I will not have an unlock code until 5 days from now, preventing me from using my own phone. This is going to cost me as many days with the new carrier, not to mention the 3 days it took me fighting to get this far. All but the last 2 reps I spoke with were, at least, professional. This is the only positive thing I can say about AT&T in my 2.5 years with their service. My $255.00 ETF fee is paid, I owe them nothing and yet my phone, and therefore service, are hostage to AT&T and their asinine "policies"... this took 5.5 hours over the last 3 days of my time, and this is still unresolved.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
4
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Nexus 6 is awesome!

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by michaelkotlar

Ok after a week or so with the Nexus 6 I can finally give my review of it. Overall its a great phone with a very solid feel. Now this phone is very big so it wont be for everyone. I will say, you have to feel it for yourself to make a judgement. I feel its a great size for everything I use a phone for, which involves a lot of media viewing. The inclusion of the turbo charging was a very smart move buy Motorola and every phone manufacturer should be switching to this. Build Quality - Its actually pretty damn good, very solid feeling phone for sure. The metal band around the phone gives it a very premium feel to it. The hard plastic does make it kinda slippery and is a finger print magnet, Motorola should have wen with something different here. Screen - Its absolutely gorgeous, the AMOLED screen has very deep blacks and very vibrant colors that really pop. The screen size is awesome for media viewing and gaming. I will say that Google should make better use of the extra screen space with future updates, Basically use a few things that Samsung uses with the Note line, mainly the split screen multi tasking. Sound Quality - The front facing speakers are awesome, although they aren't as good as the ones found on some HTC phones, they are still FAR superior to any other phone on the market. Battery Life - Its actually pretty decent, the phone makes it through a whole day for me without a single problem. I will say its not as good as the Note 4's battery life, but definitely not bad. Android 5.0/5.0.1. - Lets face it, a lot of the buzz for the Nexus is because of the new version of Android. Let me tell you that Lollipop doesn't disappoint at all. Its very quick and responsive and never has any hiccups, absolutely the most fluid Android experience I've ever experienced. This is the first version of Android I feel comfortable recommending to people of all levels of tech savvy. The new look of Android is very nice, I love the way they have toned down Android and made it easier for the masses to enjoy it, without dumbing it down to the point where the tech savvy people wont enjoy it. All in all, this is the best Android phone I've ever owned for sure!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Service Quality:
1
Customer Service:
1
Overall:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Verizon Rep Screwed up my phone!!!!

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by jeffjackson

To start with I have a Verizon business account. I have 8 tablets and 6 phones from them. I went in to upgrade my personal tablet and the sales girl recommends I get a Bluetooth headset as my phone is ringing off the hook. I have a Droid Razor and this was a Plantronics headset. So I say ok, its $100. I have her set it up and everything. I get the new tablet and go out of the store. I am cruising around and using the Bluetooth, no problems. I get home and turn off the Bluetooth and low and behold the mic on my phone doesn't work. My customers are calling and can't hear me, my wife nobody can hear me. I try turning off phone, unpairing Bluetooth even go as far as factory reseting my phone. NO GOOD. I have my wife take the phone to Verizon, they tell her there is a problem with the mic. There is no problem with the Bluetooth. I tell them that this happened after their sales girl installed Bluetooth. SORRY, YOUR PROBLEM. What a joke. I spend 10k a year with them. So, to fix it need new $200 phone. HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!! I am getting finished with my contracts and getting someone else!!! I can't believe this!!!!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Service Quality:
1
Customer Service:
1
Overall:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Cheats Boost Mobile

Posted on: December 17th, 2014 by alicechatt

BoostMobile-- beware if you use this plan. You may loose your hard earned money. I have been trying out boostmobile. Had the autopayment plan. But have no service. They deducted from my bank the monthly autopayment of 44.63, then cut the phone off claiming they did not receive the payment. the payment has been deducted out of my bank. But according to boost mobile, they did not receive a payment. So who has the money? I live alone, disabled and no phone service. In their phone call, they said I would have to help them find the money!!!!! I don't get paid to do their job. I wonder who does their accounts? People with no accounting experience? They took the payment and then state they got no payment. I told them to put the money back into my account. They state they have no money. They claim I have to find where the money went.. The money was deducted from my checking account into their account.. Now they are saying I have to help them find the money... Well send me your accounts and I will find the money. To use this company, be prepared for them to take your money, tell you to help them find the money, and give no service. That is free money in their account. Whoever does their accounts should see where the figures do not add up.. But of course you may have to have a degree in accounting or experience with accounting to know how to do that.. Also do you have to know how to count to add?

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
3
Design:
5
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Close to the EDGE (Note Edge review)

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by blaquejohn

First and foremost I concede the edge is basically the Note 4 and it definitely is not for everybody. What attracted me to it is the very thing that will turn some people off(limited production). Does the edge screen justify the added cost, of course not but no phone's features justify it's cost to be perfectly honest, so cost is a moot point. I'm not going to delve deeply into the features because you can read/watch a Note 4 review for that. I purchased the edge because I have a strong desire to be different and I love when I'm out and about playing with it how people stop stare and often drool that is definitely worth the extra cost.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Service Quality:
1
Customer Service:
1
Overall:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

RUN as fast and fare as you can

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by Seaffs@gmail.com

There service is by far the worst in the market bolth data and voice. There Custimer service is so bad I am paying Someone else to fix the problem. There staffs nil age of the products and proseagers is so bad i can't beleave sprint is still in busness and that comes from the top pore uper Managment all the way to the top. I would not seguest useing sprint if you have any dependence on your device working when you need it I have decided to bite the bullet and pay the contract out and go somewhere else were I can get a ancer or Soulations to an issue in less then 3 weeks. Shuld not be hard th fiend. (I WOULD NEVER OG BACK TO SPRINT)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Service Quality:
1
Customer Service:
1
Overall:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

NET10 - please stay away from

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by audi

Hopeless coverage Hopeless service Please stay away or rather spend the money on the payphone. I was not able to get international card in 15 locations. I have purchased nationwide card in hope to call customer service and convert it into international calling minutes (even with the loss of some $). That was not available. They made me buy international unlimites calling card for $65.00 which cancelled my $30.00 unused card. Unfortunately this card did not work for the destination I am calling (Poland, European Union). I am $95.00 short and still unable to make calls. There is no way to get the money back from them. Please beware.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
4
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Sleek and fast phone

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by christoph.weber

I was eligible for a device upgrade on my Verizon Edge plan and only needed to pay tax on the full price, plus a monthly lease fee that will amount to just a little more than the full upfront price. So naturally I jumped at the opportunity to snag a 64GB iPhone 6, upgrading from a 16GB iPhone 5, and am glad I did. It's a sleek device and very fast! I love the additional breathing room the larger 4.7" screen affords, and am absolutely in love with TouchID. The device feels great in my hand and does pretty much everything I need. I have owned every major generation of iPhone since iPhone 3 (3, 4 5 and now 6, none of the S models) and Apple keeps delighting me with nice new touches and improvements. This one is no exception. I am knocking off a star for battery life, but that's more of a knock on iOS and apps which continue to add battery-sapping features, and not necessarily a negative point for the device. iPhone 6 easily lasts me for a full day and some, but two full days of light use, or one day of very heavy use would be nice, without having to step up to a phablet. One can dream...

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
4
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Awesome

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by

This phone is awesome in every aspects. Very good design. screen size is perfect. At the same time this phone is very slim and so that it is easy to use.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Service Quality:
1
Customer Service:
1
Overall:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

The worst provider, worst carrier, worst customer service hands down!

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by lhelms

Why is it that I can't rate this company with a big fat zero? They're liars. Their service is crap no matter where you are. Their customer service reps are rude, untrained and say anything to get you off the phone. They've been claiming they're upgrading their all new network for years. I see 4GLTE from time to time and it works horribly! Every other service is better. T-Mobile seems to have moved ahead of the rest, but Verizon is good service, although it costs more. Sprint says they're lowering their prices to compete with T-Mobile, but they're liars. Compare a T-Mobile bill to a Sprint bill for the exact same service. You'll find out you're paying more for much less. If you enter into a contract, they will screw you and won't let you out without a huge penalty. Save yourself and don't even think about going with Sprint.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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