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Review: Apple iPhone 5 for AT&T

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Sep 23, 2012, 11:56 PM

"Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition"

Are you effin serious???? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
It is. The truth hurts.
This is about the PHYSICAL phone. Not about iOS6, which is a different beast.
Apple has been making great hardware since... forever. They have teamed it with great aesthetics for a long time.
The OS itself has a completely different review.
It's a very basic device, and brings nothing new or innovative to the table. The only consumers who love it and are blown away are previous iPhone owners. That's because they have had to endure the lackluster offerings of the iPhone 4/4s for so long t...

Sep 29, 2012, 3:54 PM

Why compare Apple to Apples? Why not Apples to Galaxy S 3s?

This review makes no sense to me.Oh its leaps and bounds better then the Iphone 4s! Wow man I'm impressed! I'm a huge techo buff.If it's the latest electronic gadget I have to have it.Anyone in the know gets it of course it's better then what it's replacing.It's not like it was when they replaced the hose and buggy with the automobile.Of couse they could say wow man this car thing sure put that ole horse and buggy to shame.They didn't have anything else to compare it too.Apple is the only tecno company to use these tactics.The 4s was the most impressive phone on the planet untill a couple months ago.When they decided to announce the iphone 5s launch date.Now it's a slow piece of crap.
Now they act like it's a piece of crap.Only suitable for use in third world countries.When Microsoft launched Xbox 360 they didn't say it's so much better then the Xbox.No they went after Sony and the PS3.Samsung didn't say wow the Galaxy S3 blows the...

Sep 23, 2012, 7:58 PM

wow how much did apple pay you?

for this obviously biased review. The Gs3 has all of this and then some. The note 2 will surpass it as well.. Hell the htc x one does to. Obvious biased review take it down and get someone who uses a blackberry to review it.
Did you read our Galaxy S III review?

I think you maybe coming off a little emotional over this review. I was not surprised at all by his opinion. When it comes to hardware, Apple is above most in design. It's always been this way. All the way back from the beginning through Ma...
I still don't like it. Strange size, odd shape, OS isn't really up to snuff anymore (by their own review I might add). To me it looks like something LG used to design. Just saying.
The only thing is that some people prefer a mobile phone that is a reasonable size. Personally, I think that the Galaxy phones are cooler, they're just too bloody big and too bloody complicated with all of the customization and shells and widgets and...

Sep 26, 2012, 12:44 AM

America the land of your choice.

Rather you want a small screen or big screen there is a phone to choose from.

The great thing that know one one mentions is that no one is being forced to buy any type of phone. If the phone does what you want it to do when you want it to do it, then that is the best phone for you.

The next person that complains about the phone I choose can pay my bill and buy the phone they want me to use. Enjoy your choice and allow me an others to enjoy ours.

The best phone is the one that you currently own or choose to purchase!!
It is nice to live in America - a land of wide prosperity and many many choices... but not when your government puts you on the no-fly list, seizes your checking account, blacklists you from legal employment anywhere in the nation, blacklists you from...
Captain Ahash

Sep 24, 2012, 10:27 AM

I think it's fascinating that the initial response from most outlets was lukewarm,

but the reviews have been consistently very positive.

From what I gather the feature list seems modest at first, but even just bringing it up to date with the flagship android lineup is enough to make it a strong recommendation again?
It is a question of what comparison you make...if you compare the iPhone 5 to previous iPhones...sure it's better...but if you compare it to all the OTHER phones out's just not all that.....and Apple's problem is that most people aren't j...
The response to iOS 6 was lukewarm, and the response to the physical phone was positive.
The features of iOS 6 seem lackluster, especially for the casual user who just wants their phone to easily do things like go to YouTube.
All in all, the combin...

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Sep 23, 2012, 7:56 PM


Drooling hardware is the best.. bUt how bout the OS features? yah i know that iphone's OS are not freezing or crashing but the features itself is not even equal to 4.1 or lets say 4.0 ICS.. Rolling Eyes
oh I know plenty of people whose iphones crash and freeze up when I worked at AT&T we got TONS Of them in the store at least 10 times a day minumum. Apple store will tell you the samething
To polish off an old Apple slogan from when Windows 95 was released....

iOS 6.0 = Android 2.3
OK, if you want to bring up OS features....

Try copying an image from a website (say Flickr) and pasting it into a presentation document, movie timeline, or formatted email (maybe you want to send your girlfriend a review of a hotel for an upcoming...
Rusty Shackleford

Sep 25, 2012, 12:49 AM

Review was overboard on the ubiquitous design

I thought this was a good review, but good gawd the praising of the exterior got old. Come on, the phone is a black rectangular touchscreen slab just like its predecessors, the endless Galaxy phones, the Nokia Lumina, the HTCs, and every other me-too smartphone out there. I don't mean to knock that clearly functional design, but going overboard with praise about a phone that basically looks like every other smartphone manufactured since the dawn of the iPhone era is downright silly. It's like praising the Chevy Impala for its aesthetic superiority over a Honda Civic: the details are so small and irrelevant that only fanboys would really appreciate it.

What makes this especially silly is that with most smartphones being destined to a ...
Problem there is that there really isn't much to praise in any of those categories either.

The OS is a subjective call, but there's certainly nothing unique and special about it that would pull in customers who don't already like iOS, no 'need to h...
I agree with you on most of your comment... I think that the hardware under the hood only matters as much as it is needed to run the OS, and the screen quality only matters up to a certain point (after which, it ceases to add further functionality... ...

Sep 23, 2012, 9:59 PM

In terms of design??????????

Puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!!!!!!!!!!! Rolling Eyes
Agreed!! I hate that they made it longer. They should've made it wider also. I'd have been all over it. I watched a video where the guy was using it one handed and showed how easy it was for him to go diagonally from the bottom corner to the top corne...

Sep 24, 2012, 12:04 PM

In reality

There are two sides to every discussion. There will be those hate the Iphone and those who love it. Who is right? Who is wrong? In the end it comes down to personal choice and one question.

What is right for you?

You're the one who will use it so focus on what you think is best for you. Sure, ask around, get opinions, read reports, do your research, but take it all with a grain of salt. Most of the information you will discover is based off opinions. So take the time and form your own.

The writers here at Phone Scoop, do their best to be unbiased with every review they do. Moreso that many other review sites out there. Take their review for what it is, an opinion. So calling them bought-out or biased is honestly wrong and rather ins...
Well said.

Sep 24, 2012, 2:37 PM


Shut up

Sep 24, 2012, 6:55 AM

and remember, when posting something in PS against apple ...

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