"Great smart phone with tons of battery life."5.0 starson by cmnrs4
Pros: - excellent battery life.
- good size (4.2 inch screen might be perfect).
- light weight.
- tons of great apps.
- excellent email integration.
- excellent calendar integration.
- camera is top-notch.
- display is among the best available.
Cons: - screen size could be a bit larger (as noted above).
- not as many free quality gaming apps as Android.
- Apple maps.
- Why do you have enter a password every time you enter the AppStore.
Summary: Apple has made a great product and it is very beautifully designed. The iOS 6.0 was a bit buggy but they have already provided a 6.0.1 to fix most of the pertinent issues. I have only seen one crash occur from while using this phone, which is impressive compared to my one year with the Samsung GS2 Skyrocket. I would see apps crash about once a week.
I do like the flexibility of the Android environment but it is was very difficult to manage the battery life and background processes. With the Apple iOS it is very straight forward to manage the tasks and this helps provide the excellent battery life.
From the standpoint of multitasking I do think Android is easier to bounce from app to app (at least with the Samsung TouchWiz OS). This requires a few more thumb presses to get back to where you were for Apple but it works robustly.
The iPhone 5 is definitely an evolution and it provides a great new platform to offer improved, adaptive and creative software. Apple needs to take a leap to innovate new functionality to improve user experience like Android has done with their environment. Also, they have a leg up since their eco-system is well managed compared to Android. There isn't fragmentation on the mulitple platforms like Android (even with product lines like Samsung and LG).