The new iPhone is here: what you need to know
The iPhone 5 was officially released to the public today. Some people got their pre-orders in the mail as early as Tuesday but for the most part, people got them delivered or they waited in lines to purchase the mobile device at retail stores today.
If you're still debating on whether you want to upgrade from your old iPhone or other device, here is some information released today on the iPhone 5.
Everyone likes to make comparisons between products before buying them. This blog post compares the iPhone to the Droid RAZR HD, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S III (largedy considered to be the best Android device on the market).
And here's a video comparison between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III
Want a durable phone? Want to make a guess on which phone wins in the drop test?
This test (which was done by Android Authority, by the way) proved that the iPhone 5 is a much more durable device than the Samsung Galaxy S III. Dropping your phone is inevitable, which is why so many companies are dedicated to phone cases. It is nice to know the limits of your phone so you aren't deathly afraid of dropping it. This device showed that it was safe to drop the phone from about five and a half feet in the air standing still (at least twice). On the flip side, the Galaxy S III cracked under the pressure (literally). If cracking your screen is a recurring problem, keep that in mind.
Have an iPhone 4S and you don't know if you should upgrade? Here's a video comparison between the two:
Want to see the iPhone 5 unboxed?
Now here are some reviews:
This is a review on the new Camera (which has an upgrade from the iPhone 4S).
And here is an old-fashioned review from the Huffington Post.
Another thing to consider about the iPhone 5 is the ability for LTE speed (On AT&T, Verizon and Sprint). I did a review of LTE last year (on a Motorola Droid). If this is something you'd like to research, check out my tests on it (and also check your 4G LTE coverage maps with your carrier before expecting it work in your area).
Of course, the new iPhone 5 also has the newly released iOS 6. Make sure you check out my early impressions of the newest operating system for the iPhone.
If you've got an iPhone 5: enjoy it and let us know what you think of it. If you don't have an iPhone, let us know in the comments why you don't have it yet or don't want it at all!