Review: iPhone 5 takes next step in smartphone evolution

At a Glance

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  • Apple iPhone 5

    The iPhone 5 lives up to expectations. It's got a very fast processor and support for fast LTE networking, and is noticeably thinner and lighter than previous iPhones, while offering a larger version of...

At a Glance

The iPhone 5 lives up to expectations. It's got a very fast processor and support for fast LTE networking, and is noticeably thinner and lighter than previous iPhones, while offering a larger version of the iPhone's already impressive high-resolution screen. And the black-and-slate model is breathtakingly gorgeous.

Price when rated: $199 (16GB model), $299 (32GB model), $399 (64GB model), all prices include two-year contract; $649-$849 unlocked without contract
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Pros

  • Slim, light case
  • Taller, roomier display
  • Improved performance
  • Higher-resolution front-facing camera

Cons

  • Lightning connector incompatible with older peripherals
  • Features limited by some carriers
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