Moving a spot down the Official Smartphone Rankings this week, the Apple iPhone 5 landed in third position. Even after a slip on the charts, the user review we feature today features how the device is still loved and we can expect to see it remain in the top three for some time.
"iPhone 5 Review!" By SPENCER PEKA on October 17, 2012
I just got the iPhone 5 a couple of days ago and wow. I can't put it down! I had the Nexus S 4G before this and had all the updates up to Jelly Bean and I couldn't stand the phone. But the iPhone is a million times better. The display is vivid and text is insanely crisp. The sheer thinness and lightweight feeling of the phone is great! I have the new iPad and a MBP so adding this to my collection just seals the deal. If you are invested in iTunes and other Apple products the only way to go is the iPhone 5. Plus it has an extremely sleek design and iOS 6 runs mint on it. The speaker at the bottom is loud and the earpiece is great as well. The camera is also top-notch in my opinion. The only reason why battery life got a 4/5 is because of devices like the Droid RAZR MAXX, but I still got a solid 12 hours out of it with average use I guess. A couple hours of listening to music, internet usage, a couple of calls, texting like crazy, and being in a place for 3 hours with poor signal (because of Sprint). Oh! Another great thing is the Lightning port. It may suck if you had a bunch of accessories, which I did not obviously this being my first iPhone, it is reversible and that is such a small thing but it makes you happy when you're in the dark trying to plug it in! There are a ton of things you could say about this phone, but what you really need to do is get into the store and try it out for yourself and see if YOU like it! PhoneDog's reviews are another great source of reference.
Battery Life 4/5
Apps & Media Support 5/5
Reception & Call Quality 5/5
Design/Form Factor 5/5