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Review: Apple iPhone 5 for AT&T

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Top message:  "Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition" by MarryTheNight   Sep 23, 2012, 11:56 PM

Replying to:  Re: "Everything about the iPhone 5 is leagues ahead of the competition" by bradspace   Sep 24, 2012, 1:10 PM

Well, I own both of them....

by bluecoyote    Sep 24, 2012, 3:56 PM

What's your argument here? I own an HTC One X, and it's awkward to hold. But I don't think larger phone = innovation.

If your idea of 'innovation' is a spec sheet feature with very little usability in the real world (NFC), sure. But the iPhone is about carefully choosing which features to implement, and implementing them better than any other phone manufacturer. (They don't always, but 9 times out of 10 Apple's implementation is the benchmark.)

Don't pretend for a minute the copy+paste functionality, the non-Gmail mail functionality, the wireless streaming functionality, or the app ecosystem on any Android phone is up to the level of that on iOS. Try mirroring your Android phone on your TV with a DLNA solution like the Media Link HD - the results are LOL next to Airplay.

The 5 has a better screen in terms of color range and accuracy than any other phone on the market. It's posting the fastest HTML5 and JQuery benchmarks (this is in part due to iOS's far superior acceleration for WebKit), while still beating most Android phones on battery life *and* still being thinner.

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