iPhone 5 Review: The People Have Spoken!

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The first reviews of the iPhone 5 have come out after reviewers were given handsets by Apple and it seems that everyone agrees that the iPhone 5 is the best iPhone ever. Here are some of the top reviewer’s quotes out there so you have a general vibe of what everyone thinks of the new iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 review: words from around the web

SlashGear – In fact, the iPhone 5 truly rivals a dedicated point & shoot in its camera abilities. Stills are crisp and bright, using a new spacial noise reduction system that can identify any outlier pixels – such as a rogue green dot in among an otherwise blue sky – and iron them out.

USA Today – The move to 4 inches feels right for the iPhone, though it looks like a dwarf side-by-side with the 4.8-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S III, arguably the best of the Android breed.

Daring Fireball – Consider the windshield wipers on a car, and how, because they swing circularly, they can’t reach the passenger-side top corner. Using the iPhone 5 is like that. There are two specific touch targets where this gives me trouble, both of which I invoke frequently. First, back buttons in the top left corner. I keep mis-tapping underneath them with my fully-outstretched thumb and then need to subtly re-grip the phone so that my thumb can reach. Second, tapping the status bar to scroll to the top of the current view.

CBC News – The iPhone 5 does everything – from computations to 3D rendering to opening apps – faster than the 4S, in some cases at double the speed.

Bloomberg – “Moreover, the rear of the phone grew noticeably hot when the GPS system was in use for an extended period, though I didn’t notice any undue impact on the phone’s battery life or performance”.

Time – “But the slickest think about the new Maps is one of the most spectacular things that Apple, or anybody else, has ever put on a gadget: Flyover… Flyover melds 3D models with photos shot from airplanes to recreate urban worlds with unprecedented realism.”

NY Times – The camera is among the best ever put into a phone. Its lowlight shots blow away the same efforts from an iPhone 4S”.

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