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marcsensei's review of the Apple iPhone 5 (CDMA / global)

original version, submitted Sep 30, 2012, 3:22 PM:

Verizon iPhone 5 review and comparison to iPhone 4S

The Verizon iPhone 5 has been engineered with the highest quality design, superior hardware and unequaled end user experience. I was hesitant to upgrade from my 4S to the iphone 5 until performing extensive testing with the following results:

iPhone 5 improvements over iPhone 4S both running IOS 6.0

- Faster processor A6 - extremely snappy and smooth
- Double the physical memory with 1GM RAM
- Larger 4.0 screen with higher resolution, improved graphics and brighter
- Improved audio system. Music, Video, Navigation and any operation using the speaker phone is louder and clearer
- With a third microphone, noise cancellation and a louder earpiece, the calling experience on both ends of the conversation is improved from both a clarity and volume perspective
- 4G LTE is lightning fast
- Camera improvements include speed and other minor changes

Some other points related to improvements

- CDMA with LTE still does not support simultaneous voice and data - this is not an iPhone 5 restriction
- iPhone 5 requires a good solid case as the phone is a bit fragile

edited May 5, 2013, 1:34 PM to the current version:

Verizon iPhone 5 review and comparison to iPhone 4S

The Verizon iPhone 5 has been engineered with the highest quality design, superior hardware and unequaled end user experience. I was hesitant to upgrade from my 4S to the iphone 5 until performing extensive testing with the following results:

iPhone 5 improvements over iPhone 4S both running IOS 6.0

- Faster processor A6 - extremely snappy and smooth
- Double the physical memory with 1GM RAM
- Larger 4.0 screen with higher resolution, improved graphics and brighter
- Improved audio system. Music, Video, Navigation and any operation using the speaker phone is louder and clearer
- With a third microphone, noise cancellation and a louder earpiece, the calling experience on both ends of the conversation is improved from both a clarity and volume perspective
- 4G LTE is lightning fast
- Camera improvements include speed and other minor changes

CONS

- CDMA with LTE does not support simultaneous voice and data on the iPhone 5 although other Verizon phones such as HTC Thunderbolt does support it.

- iPhone 5 requires a good solid case as the phone is a bit fragile

Vibrate could be stronger

 

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