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The last significant redesign of the iPhone platform came in 2010 with the iPhone 4. It was an update that literally touched all aspects of the device, from SoC to display to baseband and of course, chassis. Last month’s launch of the iPhone 5 is no different in magnitude. The sixth generation iPhone makes some of the biggest changes to the platform since its introduction in 2007.

Visually the device begins by evolving the design language of the iPhone 4/4S chassis. From the launch of the iPhone 4 it was quite obvious that Apple had picked a design it was quite proud of. Thus it’s not too surprising that, from a distance, the iPhone 5 resembles the previous two iPhone models. We’ll get into material differences shortly, but what make the iPhone 5 design such a radical departure is its larger display.

All previous iPhones have maintained the same 3.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio display. With the rest of the world quickly moving to much larger displays, and with 16:9 the clear aspect ratio of choice, when faced with the decision of modernizing the iPhone platform the choice was obvious.
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Up to untill Iphone 4 i never had a single intention to jump on to an Iphone but Iphone 4 was so great and so different than most phones out there, even from Iphone3, i decided to purchase one and I am glad I did. However I don't see the "OMG" effect when I look at the Iphone5. It is hands down faster than the Iphone4 I am sure of it but i need something that will blow my mind away if i want to upgrade from my Iphone4.

 

The Galaxy series don't give me the OMG effect as well so an Iphone4 is a keeper for me.

 

 

Iphone 4 = GTX 580

Iphone 5 = GTX 670

 

That's how i see it tongue.gif

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It doesn't even have the fastst GPU now either, that belongs to the Optimus G and it's Adreno 320 GPU.
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Wow, they really took their time pushing a review out.
    
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It doesn't even have the fastst GPU now either, that belongs to the Optimus G and it's Adreno 320 GPU.
True though at native resolution the 5 is ever so slightly faster.
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is this reviewer an Iphone lover or he got paid off?

lots of benches, i saw, r all iphone better.
and someone of them r even with out the gs3. are the one that with out gs3, cuz gs3 shows better benchmarks?
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iPhone 5 aka God's phone

Can't w8 for unlocked version to release
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Interesting review. Glad I finally jumped to iphone. Never bought one till now as it was just too small for me. The iphone 5 is much better although its still not perfect (for me). Worst problem for me is battery life. Doesnt last quite as long as I would have liked, otherwise, im satisfied with it so far.
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Wow, they really took their time pushing a review out.

With such informative and in depth review you'd think they'll finish in 1 day?
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Biased review is biased!!! I was expecting a better review from a site like anandtech. I guess everyone has a price...
    
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