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Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Apple's iPhone 5 is an amazing performer with great battery life wrapped in a delicious shell. It's a top-shelf device.

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Pros
  • Beautiful, sophisticated design
  • Thinner, lighter
  • Larger screen, still easy to hold
  • Great performance
  • Impressive battery life
Cons
  • Lightning connector incompatibilities

Reviews

89
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 44

84
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 289
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
422
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Talk time
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
IOS
422
161
Yes
3G
AT&T

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

70
eriks
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
lfstg
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
nutcase84
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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