Opinions from the Apple iPhone 5

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Overall satisfaction
  • 28
  • 20
  • 6
  • 5
  • 1
60 opinions
  • Screen7.9
  • Performance7.3
  • Camera7.1
  • Connectivity8.1
  • Battery5.2
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?

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Do you think it's a nice phone?

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Is it comfortable?

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Can you see it well in the sunlight?

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Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?

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Does it work smoothly in everyday use?

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What's your experience been with demanding games?

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Quality of daytime photos

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Quality of nighttime photos

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Quality of selfies

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Does it have a powerful flash?

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Does it have good coverage for calls?

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Quality of the GPS

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And the WiFi?

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How long does the battery last?
  • 17%
    Less than half day
  • 38%
    Less than a day
  • 40%
    One day
  • 3%
    More than one day
  • 2%
    Two days or more

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Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 28%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 57%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 16%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

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Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 15%
  • 11%
    Once a year
  • 29%
    Every six months
  • 45%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Best small phone

    • everything
    • nothing
    • 9.2
    • Screen6.7
    • Performance4.0
    • Camera6.0
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery9.0
  • the phone is okay if you break yours, but using it as a daily driver could bring pain in the butt

    • good camera
    • iOS
    • Okay-ish performance
    • Good speaker
    • Outdated iOS 10
    • Can't play demanding games
    • Can lag at times
    • Battery life sucks
    • 7.8
    • Screen6.3
    • Performance5.7
    • Camera7.8
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery5.0
  • Can be better

    • 6.6
    • Screen6.3
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera6.5
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery0.0
  • Dull Experience But Passes Barely

    First of all this phone (IPhone 5 16GB) isn't a bad phone. It was quite a good phone when it launched but not the best even though it's price was the highest. I find that the best thing or most thing that is liked about this phone is the small form factor. I can fit quite easily in any pocket and isn't that heavy. The battery is small and won't last 5 hr video playback in airplane mode. The storage is barely enough to install 30 apps while saving some space for photos or music. The display is 720p and LCD display that is quite bad as in resolution. The speakers could be better but are fine. Over all I feel that it is not bad for a non frequent user that needs a phone but I don't recommend buying this phone as in 2018 or later for any one. There are better phones for the same price or lower. Hope this helped someone out.

    • Small Form Factor
    • Latest IOS Firmware (10.3.3) Can be JailBroken
    • Battery Too Small
    • Low Storage
    • Quite Slow Performance
    • No More Firmware Updates
    • Heats Up Easily
    • 6.3
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance4.7
    • Camera6.5
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery0.0
  • The phone is too old

    • Comfortable
    • Still does the job
    • Weak screen
    • Frame easily scratched
    • 3.1
    • Screen5.3
    • Performance3.0
    • Camera2.8
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery0.0
  • Beautiful light-weight phone, great performance, a bit brittle

    • 8.8
    • Screen6.5
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera4.8
    • Connectivity5.0
    • Battery7.0
  • I was very happy with the phone the first three years.. Now i am dissapointed and changing to android again..

    • 8.4
    • Screen9.8
    • Performance9.7
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery5.0
  • A masterpiece that inherited the classic smartphone design by genius Steve Jobs.

    While 4S may be the last iPhone made in Jobs' era, it is iPhone 5 that inherited the classic exterior design from 4S. After about 4 years of use, iPhone 5 still handles my daily work perfectly, with only 2 problems that I have encountered: a dying battery and a mold-stained main camera. Both of the problems were solved by replacing a new battery and camera for 25 euros each. Now it is like a brand new phone again!!

    • A classic design with quality
    • Retina screen
    • Still receives iOS update
    • LTE capable
    • Small screen size
    • Battery replacement (3 years of use)
    • Main camera replacement (3.5 years of use)
    • No NFC
    • 8.8
    • Screen8.8
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera8.3
    • Connectivity8.7
    • Battery7.0
  • Ios is great and iphone 5 works just fine ... the biggest downside is battery consumption when using mobile data

    • everything
    • poor battery time when using mobile data
    • 7.5
    • Screen8.3
    • Performance8.3
    • Camera8.0
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery7.0
  • good phone, never disappointed me

    • Sistema operativo
    • Infinidad de Apps
    • Seguridad
    • precio
    • 9.7
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance9.7
    • Camera8.3
    • Connectivity9.7
    • Battery5.0

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Ki Price/Quality
  • 4.3 Design & Materials
  • 2.8 Performance & Hardware
  • 4.7 Camera
  • 4.4 Connectivity
  • 4.6 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.