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I don’t believe that a week has already passed since Apple gave the world its first (official) look at the iPhone 5 with the iOS6.  I remember checking leaked pics of  iPhone5 the day iPhone4S was launched with iOS5 (because i thought there would be iPhone5 after iPhone4 and the reason why I waited for iPhone5 to launch icon mrgreen iPhone5 Review: Should you wait for iPhone6 ? ). The internet seems confused as there is no majority if the iPhone5 rocks or sucks. Let’s look at the features of iPhone 5 and then compare it if it rocks or sucks. Here we go…

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The Good:

Taller, Thinner and Lighter

After five generations of the iPhone, Apple has finally enlarged the size of the touchscreen panel, moving from 3.5in to 4in. However Apple has kept the width the same as the earlier models, and instead just made the phone a bit taller, giving a 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of 4:3 like the iPhone4S. The 16:9 format is awesome for watching videos. The extra space means you can now see five rows of apps on the home screen instead of the previous four. Similarly on a Calender app,you can see five days of events on the screen in horizontal mode, instead of just three.

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Higher screen resolution

Apple introduced a screen resolution (1,136 x 640) which helps preserve the iPhone4S’ 326ppi pixel density and its Retina display designation in order to accommodate the unusual screen panel size. However that’s still half an inch smaller than Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Lumia 920.

4G LTE

This was widely expected, and Apple delivered. Imagine, How many seconds will it take for Samsung to sue Apple over the 4G LTE patents? icon wink iPhone5 Review: Should you wait for iPhone6 ?

Better camera

The “iSight” camera, stays at 8 megapixels (with the best resolution being 3,264×2,448 pixels) with a feature list that includes backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter, a five-element lens, and a f2.4 aperture.You should be able to launch photography apps up to 2.1 times faster. Finally, there’s a built-in panorama mode that stitches shots together for one large 28-megapixel photo.

Cool Earpods

The new Apple EarPods come with the iPhone 5 , or you can buy them separately from Apple. It has been designed, according to Apple, for deeper and richer bass tones, protection from sweat and water, and control music and video playback.

The Bad

‘Faster’ Processor

You will boast anything, won’t you Apple?
Isn’t this the same thing we hear with every release?
The ‘improvement’ in battery life hardly makes a difference and any Android device lasts pretty long than iPhone.
The iPhone5 has a new A6 processor which they say is twice as fast as its predecessor’s CPU at many tasks. A6 remains a dual-core CPU and a dual-core GPU.

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New smaller dock connector

There’s a new and long-anticipated smaller dock connector called “Lightning”. It’s 80 percent smaller, and since it’s reversible, both ends will be the same (that’s cool). Alas it doesn’t conform to the much more universal micro USB standard. By all means, it’s bound to annoy owners of current speaker docks, accessories, and charger/syncing cables since it will render them obsolete. That sucks!

NFC

Somehow I just knew Apple wouldn’t adopt NFC for iPhone 5. I predict they will make their own and Patent the hell out of it.

Models

The iPhone 5 is available in three capacity models, all of which will come in black and white versions. The 16GB is $199, the 32GB $299, and the 64GB $399. Now does anyone even use 8 GB of it ? They should even launch 8GB models for something like $149 and in new colors, gorgeous colors.

Conclusion:

No NFC, No wireless charging, No FM Transmitter, No DLNA, No Sharing capabilities like sending media through Wifi-Direct or just plain Bluetooth, USB OTG, new design etc etc…  Is it too late to keep pace with the rapidly iterating Android and Windows Mobile offerings? If you already owe an iPhone4 or iPhone4S then you should wait for iPhone6 and get a hang of Droid or Windows 8 Smartphones. If you never used an iPhone then you shouldn’t wait for iPhone6 because it will take some 5-6 months. iPhone5 is the right phone for you then icon biggrin iPhone5 Review: Should you wait for iPhone6 ?

15 thoughts on “iPhone5 Review: Should you wait for iPhone6 ?

  1. Reply Lee Sep 27,2012 1:29 pm

    Hi I think I will wait and see with the I phone 5 I currently use a Samsung galaxy and along with android makes a great phone. Hopefully apple new phone will be a big step forward and convince me to go back over to them. Time will tell.

    Thanks lee

  2. Reply Ricky Shah Oct 27,2012 9:02 pm

    You made some valid points about iPhone 5. Lack of processing muscle, NFC, DLNA and many other technology should not be an excuse. Apple is smart enough to divert people’s mind to the things that don’t matter much. Not to forget, the map fiasco.

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  4. Reply luca Nov 15,2012 3:58 pm

    Hi,

    Nice article you posted,I love to read out your article posting.
    Apply smart phone is divert people’s mind.But in front of me it cannot beat Samsung galaxy S3 andriod phone its really amazing!

    • Reply Ashitosh@indian price Mar 15,2013 4:27 pm

      Hi, Luca
      you are using SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 It is nice phone but i phone 5 is also good as compare to S3.
      S3 Not provide so many Application after 6 to 8 month the SAMSUNG android phone goes to slow down but i phone 5 is a work superior as fer the S3..

  5. Reply Vish Nov 20,2012 12:38 am

    If they just want to work with the screen size, I’m not interested for even iPhone 6. Come’on Apple, it’s time to make some big changes if you really want to beat Samsung,

  6. Reply Lexi Nov 28,2012 9:46 am

    I don’t think iPhone 5 is a successful product for APPLE. Does it mean iPhone 6 will be much longer?

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  8. Reply subrota Dec 12,2012 3:41 pm

    Good post.I seems that iphone 5 very nice product for apple.I have read all comment and i agree with vish.thank you for your post.

  9. Reply iPhone App Development Jan 8,2013 3:46 pm

    I like iPhone…and i am not at all waiting for iPhone 6

  10. Reply Lee Jan 17,2013 7:56 pm

    Hi my daughter has an I phone 4s and my wife has just got an I phone 5 and apart from it being a half inch bigger screen if you can get a good deal on an I phone 4s I would go for that

    Lee

  11. Reply CNA Jan 30,2013 5:52 pm

    I’m just wondering why is it that apple will launch its new phone 5 or 6 months after it releases the latest model.(or it will not be called latest because we are waiting for something already) I feel cheated if they will release the iPhone 6 very soon. The usual dilemma for iPhone is its ability to share files to other kinds of phone. I hope they will do something about that.

  12. Reply Lee Feb 8,2013 2:18 pm

    Hi
    Since I left a comment a while ago the wife now has an I phone 5 and thinks it is the best thing since sliced bread. So a great endorsement from her on theat one. Me myself I am still using my Samsung contract expires i march so probably go over as well as all the apple devices are so easy inter connectable.

    Thanks lee

  13. Reply Maria Feb 14,2013 4:59 pm

    Yes iPhone 5 consists of all these features which are much more for a smart phone. But now I am eager to know about the features of iPhone6.

  14. Reply Ronaldo Ferrer Mar 13,2013 8:14 pm

    Nice review there Ajinkya! IPhone 5 is really amazing but I still prefer Samsung Galaxy S3. I admire the specs of IPhone 5 and the ingenuity of the phone but I like multiple available apps which is great in Samsung GS3. Anyway, it’s only my idea!

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