Apple last week only announced the iPhone 5, featuring a 4 inch display with 1136 x 640 screen resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, claimed to be as the world’s thinnest smartphone. It is 20% lighter than the 4S having retina display, 326 PPI (With full specifications here). Now after the week, the first round of iPhone 5 reviews are out and can be check below what critics have to say:
Engadget – Thinner. Lighter. Faster. Simpler.
For the iOS faithful this is a no-brainer upgrade. This is without a doubt the best iPhone yet. This is a hallmark of design. This is the one you’ve been waiting for.
CNET – Finally, the iPhone we’ve always wanted
The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It’s absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
The New York Times – Scores Well, With a Quibble
If you have an iPhone 4S, getting an iPhone 5 would mean breaking your two-year carrier contract and paying a painful penalty; maybe not worth it for the 5’s collection of nips and tucks. But if you’ve had the discipline to sit out a couple of iPhone generations — wow, are you in for a treat.
Wall Street Journal – The iPhone Takes to the Big Screen
Apple has taken an already great product and made it better, overall. Consumers who prefer huge screens or certain marginal features have plenty of other choices, but the iPhone 5 is an excellent choice.
TechCrunch – Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection
Overall, the iPhone 5 is an absolute homerun. Apple has taken what I consider to be the best smartphone and perfected it in nearly every way.
Bloomberg – Bigger, Thinner, Faster
Arriving in Apple stores Sept. 21, the new model lacks any single gee-whiz breakthrough, like the Siri voice assistant introduced with the iPhone 4S. But the new version brings it up- to-date in a host of areas, particularly speed, without sacrificing the things that made it special in the first place.
TIME – It’s All About Refinement
The iPhone 5 features some upgrades which, though not groundbreaking in the least, are welcome, like its slightly-larger screen and zippy 4G LTE broadband. It sports an improved version of what was already the single best camera in phonedom. It makes Siri smarter. In short, it’s the most polished version yet of what was already easily the most polished phone on the market.