No smartphone is perfect and the same applies to the iPhone 5, arguably one o the hottest smartphones to launch in 2012.
While Apple does take great care when it comes to the design of their flagship smartphones, things can slide during the manufacturing process. And given the number of iPhones being sold daily, any complaints that may pop up on the web tend to be amplified really quickly due to the sheer number of iPhone 5 units out there. As such, here are the top 3 most common complaints with the iPhone 5 as found in the Apple discussion forums.
Top iPhone 5 complaints
Heats up easily: The iPhone 5 is apparently too hot for its own good. First brought up by Todd Ogaswara, editor of MobileAppsToday, the iPhone 5 tends to get hot quite quickly. In one of his usage tests, the iPhone 5 hit 111°F (around 45°C). Given its aluminum body and thin frame, it should be no surprise that the user should feel the heat dissipate quite well.
Battery life disappointing: While a recent test by AnandTech showed that the iPhone 5 battery life tops that of its rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and LG Nexus 4, it still falls below its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. It has a battery that is just 10mAh more than the one in the 4S and it is likely that its more powerful processor, larger display and LTE connectivity could be the reason behind the shorter battery life in the iPhone 5.
Scuffing: Again, compared to the iPhone 4S we find that the iPhone 5 exterior body is more prone to scuffing. Because metal is softer than glass, the iPhone 5 will likely end up looking more worn out than the 4S did after a couple of months of so. The scuffing is more noticeable on the black iPhone 5 since the silver anodized aluminum would stand out more on the black iPhone 5 when exposed that would it on a white one.