Apple iPhone 5 16GB

price N/A launch Nov, 2012

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 11 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Distinguished, iconic design
  • Incredibly thin and light
  • Great hand fit, because of the slim, and long design
  • Larger (4 inches) Retina Display with well saturated colors, strong brightness output, and superb viewing angles
  • iOS is, as always a pleasure to use, and has an easy learning curve (although many would feel that the visual interface could do with an overhaul - the simplistic icon based interface now looks a bit boring compared to other modern smartphones)
  • Smooth, fluid performance
  • Excellent app ecosystem
  • Great web browser
  • Great camera
  • Superb call quality with noise cancellation

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • The new maps app by Apple, lags far behind Google Maps in terms of comprehensiveness

11 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSApple iOS 6, Upgradeable to 10.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution640x1136 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Dual Core
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Battery
Battery Standby225 hrs
Battery Talktime8.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight112 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panoramic Picture
  • Video Light
  • Video Stabilization
  • HD Video Recording (Front Camera)
Secondary Camera1.2 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes (limited band support)
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
TV OutYes
More
App StoreApple App Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on screen
  • iMessage
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Passbook
  • Newsstand
  • iCloud Wireless Sync and Backup
  • Weather
  • Stocks
  • Lost Mobile Tracker / Remote Lock / Remote Wipe
  • Notes
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.46/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys