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iPhone 5 Review- A nice change

Product: iPhone 5

Price: $129.00

Cheapest place to buy: ebay.com.au

Gurantee: 30 day full money back gurantee iPhone 5

My rating: 7 out of 10

iPhones are made by apple which is one of the most popular companies in the world that have sold many devices and made millions of dollars in profit. They are well known for their iPods, iPhones, iPads and many other great devices and they are one of the top competing companies in the world. The iPhone 5 is no different because it is great phone that is easy to use with many great features. Even though it is a few years old It is still usable today and it supports 4G networks worldwide.

The phone is cheap to buy and affordable making it worth it`s price. It was a lot more when it first come out but now it is cheap and the best time to buy it is today. It is nice looking phone that is fast and reliable and today I will be helping you decide if the iPhone 5 is something you want to use. The iPhones that were released after were upgraded with newer technology but the iPhone 5 has some great features and still packs punch making it still worth using in society even today.

Overview

The iPhone 5 has a nice design and it is a nice looking phone. It has 4 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a good resolution that is clear and easy to see. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with a flash and 1080p HD video recording. There is also a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera with 720p video recording and also FaceTime and face detection. The battery life will last a full day on a single charge with simple tasks like calls and texts and even with internet usage and heavy tasks.

The iPhone 5 is powered by ios 6 and it is upgradable to ios 10.3.3. It has 1GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal storage depending on which one you choose. The internal storage is not expandable because this no Micro SD card slot. There is a loudspeaker and headphone jack and connectivity features including WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, mobile hotspot for data sharing, GPS, USB 2.0, USB proprietary reversible connector, compass, accelerometer and Siri commands and dictations.

The Benefits Of The iPhone 5

There are many benefits to using the iPhone 5 starting with the network. It supports 3G and also 4G on carriers that support 4G meaning that the phone is still usable today and you will not have to upgrade after 3G is switched off. The phone is fast, performs well and is clear, easy to see and easy to use and navigate. Apps run well and smoothly and so does the internet. Checking emails, web browsing, using social media and other internet related activities are fast and offer fast speeds.

The battery life will last a full day on a single charge when you are doing simple tasks like calls and texts as well as with heavy tasks including internet usage. The GPS allows you to use Google Maps for navigational features and Siri works fast and well allowing you to use your phone hands free. There are different storage options available to suit your needs and icloud is also supported. The rear camera takes decent pictures and FaceTime and video calls are supported by the phone.

Where To Buy

The iPhone 5 is not available in carriers because it is an old phone. But it is sometimes available in post offices and electronic stores. The phone is available online at places like ebay, amazon and kogan. It is available at a cheap and affordable price and it is worth paying the money for it. The phone will come unlocked so you will be able to avoid paying any unlocking fees and it will come ready to use with any sim card from any carrier without any problems or limitations.

There are no month to month plans available in carriers for the phone even though they still support it. But you will be able to put the phone on a bring your own phone plan. This means you will just have to buy and activate a sim card after inserting it into the phone and then put some credit on it. There are a lot of these plans available and they are cheap and include data. They start from $15 per month and you can pay more if you like to get more data and other inclusions on your plan.

Is The iPhone 5 For Me?

The iPhone 5 is great phone but it does have it`s positives and negatives just like all other smartphones. It supports 3G and 4G and it comes with ios 6 which is upgradable to ios 10.3.3. The rear camera takes decent photos and there is 1080p video recording and support for FaceTime and video calls. The phone supports icloud and the battery life will last a full day on a single charge even with heavy tasks. The phone is slim and light and it has the ability to share data with a WiFi hotspot.

The downsides though start with the aluminum body because it looks good but it is easy to scratch. There is no FM radio and the display is small. The phone supports only Nano sims and is incompatible with previous generation accessories meaning you will need an adapter to use them. There is no NFC or USB mass storage mode meaning you are stuck with only iTunes for loading content. Apple Maps are not too good and there is Mono audio recording for videos and no stereo speakers.

Conclusion

The iPhone 5 is a great smartphone all in all with a lot of great features. It supports 3G and 4G with carriers that support 4G meaning that you will not have to upgrade your phone when 3G is switched off. The phone comes with ios 6 and it is upgradable to ios 10.3.3. The rear camera takes decent photos and there is 1080p and support for FaceTime and video calls. The phone supports icloud and the battery life will last a full day on a single charge even with heavy tasks. The aluminum body looks good but it is easy to scratch. There is no FM radio or NFC. The display is small and the phone only supports Nano sims. There is no USB mass storage mode so you will be stuck with iTunes for loading content and you will need an adapter to use previous generation accessories because they are incompatible with the phone. The phone is no longer available in carriers but it is mainly available online for a cheap price and it will come unlocked. I hope that you enjoyed this review. If you have any questions or if you would like to add your own review please do so in the comments.

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8 Comments

  1. Tom Lawrence

    Hey Timothy,

    I have been a samsung galaxy guy for years. So many people who I know and work with have an i-phone, and reading your very insightful and informative review, I think its about time I made the change.

    I will let you know when I do make the change and I’ll give you my thoughts on it when I start using it properly.

    Thank you for sharing, and changing my mind. Keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom

    • Timothy Balla

      Thank you for your comment and positive feedback Tom! I have used a lot of phones in my life and iPhones are one of the best! So you won`t regret changing to an iPhone! I`m glad that you liked my review and I`m happy that I helped you out! I look forward to hearing from you about how you get on! Thank you again for your comment Tom!

  2. Will Lawson

    Even though this iphone has been around a while, it’s definitely stood the test of time in it’s reliability and is a great option for people who can’t afford the incredibly high price tag of newer model iphones in this current market! Great review you’ve written here on the iphone 5 🙂

    • Timothy Balla

      Thank you for your comment and positive feedback Will! I agree with you Will! It is definitely reliable and it is a great option for anyone on a low budget or someone who doesn`t want to spend a lot of money on a phone! I`m glad that you liked my review! Thank you again for your comment Will!

  3. Owain Couch

    I used to have an iPhone 5, but then I upgraded. I was interested to read that you would need to put credit on it. I suppose this would be a great back up if anything were to happen to my new phone.

    • Timothy Balla

      Thank you for your comment Owain! I`m glad that you enjoyed my article and learned something! It would be a great choice for a backup if something happens to your new phone! What phone do you use now? Putting credit on the iPhone 5 is easy and quick so don`t worry about that! I can be done online or in store once you have a sim card! Let me know if you need any help! Thank you again for your comment Owain!

  4. kennie bernard

    great review I was not aware that the i5 was still a contender on the market but now might look again for 2nd phone.great review and nice site construct.

    • Timothy Balla

      Thank you for your comment Kennie! I`m glad that you like my article and my website! I`m glad that you learned something from my article! Let me know if you need any help! Thank you again for your comment Kennie!

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