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Apple iPhone 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15976 reviews of Apple iPhone 5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and design are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the reception and reliability. There are mixed views on the social networking functionality and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1070 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and portability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the connectivity and reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 5, White, 16GBApple iPhone 5, White, 16GB

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6189 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the social networking functionality and connectivity.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

battery, reliability, reception, connectivity, social network

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 5 16GB (White) - UnlockedApple iPhone 5 16GB (White) - Unlocked

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance. The price also gets good feedback.

portability, price, performance

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Iphone 5 32Gb (Black) - UnlockedApple Iphone 5 32Gb (Black) - Unlocked

Oct, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone 5 review

 

The iPhone 5 re-energized Apple's smartphone, but it's now long in the tooth

Great design ; Larger screen ; Quality camera

High price ; Poor maps ; Ageing OS

The best iPhone yet - but given the power of the competition and the high price, not the best smartphone.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone 5

 

There is no hype in the world of technology or smartphones that comes anywhere near that which surrounds the iPhone. It's the single device that draws more rumour, more speculation, more comment, more analysis than any other. What Apple has created...

Design, screen, 4G, features

Will scuff, iOS 6 plays it too safe

What Apple has created with the iPhone 5 is an extremely polished smartphone that oozes appeal. It's incredibly well built, easy to use, features a beautiful screen, and comes packed with enough speed and power to service all your requirements. The...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Luke Peters (t3.com)

iPhone 5 review

 

The Apple iPhone 5 thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessors

Bigger screen ; 4G capability ; Better front-facing camera

No iP5-specific iOS 6 features ; Battery life still not great ; Prefer the old Maps design

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 5 review: Abandoned following iOS 10.3.2 update

 

Despite Apple ceasing software support, the iPhone 5 remains a great phone. And it's a better one than the 5C that replaced it

Don't get us wrong, the iPhone 5 is still a brilliant handset and iOS is still incredibly easy and smooth to use, it's just that the poor Maps app and comparatively high price mean that this model just misses out on an award.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone 5

 

Updated: Is the iPhone 5 still top dog ten months on?

Stunning design and build, Taller, more colourful display, 4G connectivity and superfast processor

Scratchprone chassis, New Maps app is a step backwards, Lacks NFC

Sep, 2013

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 5 review

 

The iPhone 5 is more than just Apple's latest high-end smartphone. In a world of huge slabs of phone the iPhone's thin profile makes it different to the Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, BlackBerry Z10, Nokia Lumia 925 and the rest of the high-end...

The iPhone 5 really is much more than a tall iPhone 4S with a new plug. The people may demand a revolution every upgrade season. But Apple may just have supplied what the people need, not what they say they want. And that's a powerful evolution on the...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: PC Advisor staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

Video: iPhone 5 review

 

When browsing the web, you see a little more than you did with the iPhone 5's predecessors, with the new full-screen browsing mode adding even more room for web pages.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Apple iPhone 5 review

 

Android has attacked the iPhone more viciously than ever this year, resulting in the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 knocking it from the pinnacle of our smartphone top ten . Apple needed to reply with something special, something game-changing – and...

Slickest smartphone out there, Gorgeous 16:9 Retina screen, Disconcertingly thin and light

Old accessories will need an adapter, You'll want to upgrade the Earpods, Apple Maps can get lost

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: David Court (techadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S comparison review

 

The iPhone 5 has finally been announced by Apple and it looks as if the Californian company has really gone to town on some of its features. Here we are putting some of the new iPhone 5's key features up against its predecessor the iPhone 4 in what we...

It's easy to say that the iPhone 5 is a better phone than the iPhone 4, the specs and the upgraded iOS tells you that. The real question here is whether the iPhone 5 is worth the extra money. If you don't already have an iPhone 4S/44, but you want to...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone 5

 

Faster, lighter, bigger, better: iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet

Lighter, smarter design ; lightning fast interface and web browsing ; superb sound ; bigger pictures

Apple Maps is too much of a work in progress ; adapter issue is a pain ; interface now lacks wow factor ; expensive

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):225 / 8
Standby time (3G):225 / 250
Talk time (3G):10 / 225 / 7 / 8

Call management

Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.95 / 1
Head SAR (EU):0.9 / 0.96

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Silver, White / White / Yellow
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:1136 x 640
Display Type:LED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCM, HTM, HTML, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / PDF
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF / JPG, PNG, TIF / JPG, TIF
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4 / M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG / M-JPEG,M4V,MOV,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Y / Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSDPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+ / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / 4G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 6.0
Music player:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
T9 text input: Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Maps, Messages, Passbook, Camera, Reminders, Notes, Phone, Videos, Weather, FaceTime, iTunes Store, Stocks, Music, Game Center, Calculator, Safari, Calendar, Voice Memos, App Store, Contacts, Mail, Newsstand
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 7
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Canon iPF-810 / CD audio, CD video, SACD / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector:N / Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y / Yes
USB port:N / No / Yes

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:A6 / A7

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 7
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.86 / 7.6 / 8.97
Height :12.4 / 123.8 / 124.4 / 7.6
Weight:112 / 132
Width:12.4 / 5.86 / 5.92 / 58.6 / 59.2