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How the experts rate the new iPhone 5

25 October 2012

There has been a lot of hype surrounding the release of the iPhone 5, but now it’s out and people have got their hands on it, is it really worth upgrading? What is the general opinions of iPhone 5 users and does it makes sense for you or your company to switch to the new model?

The Good Points

Cosmetically, the new iPhone looks great. While being thinner and lighter, the device is also longer, meaning that widescreen videos can now be viewed with the full screen and the resolution is larger, meaning that you can now fit a whole extra row of icons on the home screen. The new 8 megapixel camera is also a great improvement on the iPhone 4S and photos look fantastic on the new screen.

The a6 chip does make the iPhone 5 slightly faster at opening and running apps. But when it comes to internet browsing, the extra speed is mostly because of the 4G built into the phone which makes a noticeable difference to browsing when you’re not in a WiFi zone.

The Bad Points

The iPhone has been king of the smartphone market for years, but Apple still haven’t built the perfect mobile phone. They advertised the new Maps app as a revolutionary new way to plan your route with the 3D flyover. However, not only is this temperamental, but if you reside in the UK and you live anywhere outside of central London, you won’t be able to make use of this feature as Apple have not provided the content yet.

The new dock connector slot is much smaller and will be great in the future, but for now there are no docking stations that use the new connection and the only way to connect your new iPhone to a docking station is to buy an adapter, for £25. In addition to this, the iPod’s competition is catching up in all areas and Apple are only just ahead of the game.

Overall

The iPhone 5 is still probably the best phone out there at the moment but for the added expense of upgrading from a 4S, all you are really getting is cosmetic changes and slight improvements in other areas.

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