The ultimate iPhone 5 review from Anandtech

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  1. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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  2. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a

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    FINALLY!!!

    Thanks for sharing this, I've been checking his site every day but I'd almost given up.

    I love his reviews, they go so much further than the usual 'hey it's thinner lighter and mega cool' reviews from Engadget and the like.
     
  3. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

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    is there an app you can download to get those results? I know geekbench is one .
     
  4. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    So browsing on 3G gives worse battery life than LTE?
     
  5. epphllps macrumors 6502

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    That graphic doesn't make any sense. I'm sorry but no way in hell did they get 8 hours LTE browsing. Yeah I'm calling them out on that one.
     
  6. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    I'm with you on that. There is no way in hell they got almost TWICE as much battery life on LTE as they did on 3G, unless Apple has found a way to alter the properties of electricity and is using some sort of magical power source.

    I call BS as well. :rolleyes:
     
  7. KoukiFC3S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's true. :eek:

     
  8. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    You need EE and Computer Science degrees to understand this review. :)
     
  9. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Only way is maybe they loaded a big page and took 15 minutes to read it then did that again for 8 hours and read 32 long articles. "Browsing" so open to interpretation.

    Yeah I think some site(sorry no link) did the netflix test on LTE and they got 5.5-6 hours which sounds much more realistic. prob low screen brightness
     
  10. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Well of course you're going to get shorter battery life while streaming videos compared to regular web browsing.
     
  11. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    definitely of course. at least streamlining is much more standardized than browsing. browsing could mean anything.
     
  12. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

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    The guy is clearly talking out his *ss.
    Just kidding. Wow, just wow at his depth of analysis, and decent writing style.
    Took me 2 hours, and I skipped most of it.
    Learned a lot along the way.
     
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    Looks a bit dodgy to me... Doesnt seem to add up

    Where does this guys loyaltys belong?

    Is he sponsored?
     
  14. berniemakaveli macrumors regular

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    I'd love to have his iPhone 5 that gets 8 hours on LTE, I'm lucky to get 5 even after a replacement from Apple...
     
  15. apprunner macrumors regular

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    He is one of the premier reviewers in tech. Very well respected...surprised you havent heard of him :eek:
     
  16. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Looks like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung GS3 are the heavy hitters in the mobile industry right now specs-wise.
     
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    Considering that the second paragraph contains the phrase "evolving the design language", I think you actually need to be a manager.
     
  18. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Anand is the man. Tons of respect.
     
  19. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Huh? I can get that no trouble. See below - this is actually a bit worse than typical, just what I happen to be at right now.
     

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  20. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

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    bunch of morons in this thread...did you guys ever thought maybe he's close to a LTE tower?

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    point proven...being close to a tower helps.
     
  21. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, Anandtech is one of the most unbiased sites I've ever come across. Their testing methodology is very comprehensive, and when results seem out of the norm, they put a good deal of effort in the determining why they achieved the results they did. They recently started a weekly tech podcast which I highly recommend.

    Interesting that none of the posters calling BS claimed to have actually read the review.
     
  22. iAi macrumors 6502

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    Haha, true.

    Awesome review / results! iPeople! Rejoice. :D
     
  23. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Loved this line. I'm not that dedicated to a review.
     
  24. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    This, i have gotten 4 hours of good LTE usage yesterday with 40% left or so its not completly off the mark.
     
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    There goes all the threads complaining about poor battery life and LTE.
     

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