iPhone 5 – Is it worth upgrading?

Drew has weighed up the hype and total market domination hubris with his review.

iPhone 5 – Is it worth upgrading?

The release of the iPhone 5 has been met with mixed reactions. However, that didn’t stop many Apple fanatics camping outside the stores to be the first to own the new phone. Drew reviews the iPhone 5and explains how much it will cost.


Upgraded features

New A6 processer
Display upgraded from 960-by-640 resolution to 1136-by-640

Video recording now includes the ability to take still photos while recording and also face detection

Facetime camera upgraded to 1.2MP photos and 720HD video with backside illumination sensor

A new nano-sim which allows for a larger battery

Battery life increased by 25 hours for standby time, one hour for browsing time on wi-fi and two hours on 3G.


So what do all of these features mean? In a nut shell, the new iPhone 5 is the previous model iPhone 4S with an upgraded processor, a larger screen, better quality camera and a slightly better battery for longer use.


The most important upgrade for the iPhone 5 is the usability of the 4G network. This allows much faster internet speeds in select areas, depending on your telecommunication providers reach on the network. Currently, Telstra is the leader in 4G.


Overall, the iPhone 5 is a solid upgrade for those who’s plans have recently expired, but I wouldn’t be rushing down to my local shop to pay any additional money to upgrade from the iPhone 4.


If you are in the market for the iPhone 5, stock is currently sold out, but you should be able to order a phone and receive it within two weeks.




Telstra - $67
iPhone 5 16GB
1GB data
$600 included calls / MMS
Unlimited standard national SMS

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Optus - $66
iPhone 5 16GB
1.5GB data
$650 included calls
Unlimited standard national SMS

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Vodafone - $66
1GB data
$700 included calls
Infinite standard national SMS

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