4.7
136 reviews
Other Smartphones:
  • Average: 4.3
  • High: 5.0
Type:
Apple OS Smartphones
Brand:
Apple
Models:
MD637LL/A , MD636LL/A, MD661LL/A, MD660LL/A, MD659LL/A, MD658LL/A
Apple iPhone 5 (32GB)

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Apple iPhone 5 (32GB)
 
4.7

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Camera (25)
  • Wifi (25)
  • App availablity (24)
  • Web browsing (24)
  • Screen (23)

Cons

  • Battery life (19)
  • Charging time (11)
  • Difficult to customize (9)
  • Speaker quality (8)
  • Camera (7)

Best Uses

  • Gaming (23)
  • Social networking (22)
  • Camera (21)
  • Web browsing (21)
  • Email (20)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      62% 

      (18 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
    •  
    • Display/Screen Quality:
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    • Call Quality:
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    • Ease of Use:
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    • Durability:
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    • Design:
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    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (21), Feels fragile (9)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (19), Simple controls (9), Complicated controls (7)
    • Media:
    • Gaming (22), Easy to download media (20), Good speaker sound (20), Easy to use media player (17), Fast streaming media (16)
    • Camera:
    • Easy to use (23), Good quality (20), Camera features (19), Video recording (19), Easy sharing (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (18), Business professional (9), Social networker (8), Grandparent (6), Parent (5)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (20), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The iPhone 5 is thinner, lighter and sports a better screen

I have owned each version of the iPhone and this one seems to be the best yet. The larger screen, lighter weight and thinner profile are the biggest pluses for me. Some small...Read complete review

I have owned each version of the iPhone and this one seems to be the best yet. The larger screen, lighter weight and thinner profile are the biggest pluses for me. Some small touches such as the "do not disturb" feature is really nice way to prevent your phone from buzzing all night long while you sleep. Apple maps thus far seems to be a comparable offering to Google Maps for my purposes. It looks nicer and the turn by turn directions are a huge upgrade.

And I will say the web browsing does seem faster. Not sure if that is the WiFi or A6 chip, but the speed increase is noticeable.

And as other reviewers have said, the new headphones are quite nice.

The linkage to Facebook is nice too. I now see pictures of all my contacts who I am connected to on Facebook

Battery Life
The battery life seems about the same as the iPhone 4s. It is at 83% after being unplugged for about 4 hours. If it makes it through the day with 30% left, it will be better than the iPhone 4.

Display/Screen Quality
It is really nice having a larger screen. More e-mail, more apps, etc. And since it is thinner, you don't pay the price in terms of extra weight.

Call Quality
I have not noticed a difference. AT&T is still pretty sub par in this regard.

Ease of Use
The restore from iCloud made setting the phone up a absolute breeze. All I had to do was sign in and restore and voila! My new iPhone 5 has all the same apps and settings as my old phone.

Durability
The front glass and back metal seem very scratch resistant.

Design
I am very familiar with Apple operating systems and products so everything works as one would expect in this regard.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This is my first and last iphone

Since everyone is so thrilled about the iphone and my sister got a iphone 4, then I decided to try one out. The packaging was really nice and stylish - first impression was...Read complete review

Since everyone is so thrilled about the iphone and my sister got a iphone 4, then I decided to try one out. The packaging was really nice and stylish - first impression was good. Opened the box and then saw the phone - the phone looks awesome, again I was very impressed. You can tell that the phone is made out of good quality as you can tell from the weight of it as well.

The phone comes with a charger with a USB plug, which is both good and bad. The good thing is that I also have a USB car charger from my tomtom so that I can charge my phone in the car. The bad thing is that there is only 1 charger, so a couple of time when I go travelling I forgot to bring the plug with me :(

The iphone could have come with 2 chargers, so I won't have the plug in and out issue.

Another big issue with iphone - I simply don't like the fact that there is so little freedom in setting the phone myself. Maybe because this is my first iphone - previously I had a Galaxy S2 and I was pretty happy about it.

I don't like the fact that in order to download any app I have to type in my credit card information. You don't need that with an android phone!

The plus is that you can't mess your own phone up, but I prefer bigger freedom and I don't want to jailbreak my iphone so I guess I'll have to live with it for now.

Battery life is ok, but not as good as my partner's Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, we got our phones pretty much at the same time and I can see that my phone is about 25% faster in draining battery. We set it so that we have the same program running and everything so that it would be a fair comparison.

The screen dimension is another big minus - I think the iphone 4 has a better screen dimension. The long screen doesn't make it better when you watch videos on the phone - well I guess apple expects people to have an ipad :P

If you ask me whether I'll buy the iphone if I could choose again, my answer is no. I feel that I'm buying a name more than anything else.

Battery Life
OK but not great.

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5.0

Apple iPhone 5 (32GB

By 

from emad

About Me Student

Pros

  • App Availablity
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Easy To Customize
  • Operating System
  • Screen
  • Web Browsing
  • WiFi

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Email
    • Entertainment
    • Games
    • Social Networking
    • Texting
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

    Beautiful and easy to use, I would recommend it

    • Phone Size:
    • Compact
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media, External Media Controls, Games, Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    I would like to buy this products again

    By 

    from Texas

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • App Availablity

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

        Its so relaible phone very easy to use it i started using the brand of iphone since 2016 and almost I was without jib for almost one year,where i was using the the phone almost 15 hours without stopping , I read news , watch youtub , play games , so it was so solid phone, easy and very fast phone . Just the storage is too small for who want to download much games but still its so good quality at alll .

         
        5.0

        I like iphone

        By 

        from Algeria saida

        About Me Business Professional, Grandparent, Parent, Student

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Camera
        • Easy To Customize
        • Operating System
        • Screen
        • Web Browsing
        • WiFi

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Email
          • Entertainment
          • Games
          • Out-of-office Productivity
          • Social Networking
          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

          To take photos

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Fragile, Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          I love this product

          By 

          from Egypt

          Pros

          • App Availablity
          • Battery Life
          • Camera
          • Easy To Customize
          • Operating System
          • Screen
          • Web Browsing
          • WiFi

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • Button Configuration
          • Camera
          • Charging time
          • Difficult To Customize
          • Screen
          • Speaker Quality
          • Web Browsing

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

            This product is very amazing

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
             
            5.0

            The best gift I got from my dad!

            By 

            from Mit Ghamr ad dakahlia

            About Me Student

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Camera
            • Easy To Customize
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Charging time
            • Difficult To Customize

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Entertainment
            • Games
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

            This is the first iPhone i ever get. I always carried another types like Nokia and Samsung in which the battery always failed me! so i was very happy when my dad gave it to me and i tried it for the first time! it was so good!!
            The Phone storage is really good.
            Web browsing is amazing and very fast.
            The size of it fits my hand perfectly, also it fell from me 3 times and it still works finely!
            I use it without a mobile case and it looks beautiful!

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Complicated
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Fast Streaming Media, Games
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Easy To Use, Good Quality
             
            5.0

            Best smart phone I've ever had

            By 

            from NY

            About Me Student

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Camera
            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Difficult To Customize

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

            This was my second iPhone after I used to have an iPhone 3g .. so this is a HUGE improvement!
            It has such a fantastic camera that takes great photos with vibrant colors, the ios is amazing and so easy to use .
            the size of the iPhone is just right and sits nicely in your hand, also the phone is really sturdy .. 'cause I dropped it a couple of times (one right out of the box!) and it's still as good as new and doesn't show any sign of wear and every thing works perfectly.
            Love the keyboard on the iPhone.
            I love how great the iPhone 5 looks with just a clear case or a colorful one.

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Fast Streaming Media, Games
            • Camera:
            • Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
             
            5.0

            Very good

            By 

            from Very good

            About Me Texting Maven

            Pros

            • Camera
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

            Nice

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Fragile
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media
            • Camera:
            • Video Recording
             
            5.0

            Very good phone

            By 

            from libya

            About Me Social Networker, Student

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • Easy To Customize
            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Games
            • Out-of-office Productivity
            • Social Networking
            • Texting
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

            elegant phone in design and easy to carry with exxcellent speciflcations

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Use Media Player
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample
             
            5.0

            good

            By 

            from ok

            About Me Gadget-phobic, Gearhead, Texting Maven

            Pros

            • Battery Life
            • Camera

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Screen

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Social Networking

            Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

            good

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Complicated, Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Fast Streaming Media, Games
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Video Recording
            • Affiliation:
            • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
             
            5.0

            great

            By 

            from Saudi Arabia

            About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Grandparent

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • Easy To Customize
            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • Speaker Quality

            Best Uses

            • Email
            • Games
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 5 (32GB):

            great phone

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Fragile
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features
            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample

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