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Apple iPhone 5 - 16GB Black - Sim Free Smartphone

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  • Retina display- only available on Apple products, the Retina display ushers in the era of super-high-resolution displays. Text and images are amazingly crisp and vivid, and your eyes can’t distinguish individual pixels
  • Large battery life without a large battery - Apple scientists created a unique battery chemistry to produce a battery that's lighter and thinner than the competition, yet still provides more than enough power for a day full of power hungry apps, games and videos
  • Advance camera and connection - the iPhone 5 has next-generation mobile data and wireless connectivity, supporting networks the world over, HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. The iSight camera is the world’s most popular camera, and at 8MP, it's like having a compact digital camera in your pocket

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 12.4 cm ; 113 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: A1429
  • ASIN: B009F1ONZ8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Sept. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,550 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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What makes the iPhone so easy to love?. Maybe it’s that it lets you do so many things, or that it lets you do so many things so easily. These are two reasons iPhone owners say they love their iPhone, but there are many others as well. Apparently love can be measured. In nine straight studies by J.D. Power and Associates (that’s every study since the first iPhone was introduced) iPhone has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Consumer Smartphones” in the US. iPhone ranked highest in the study, which reviewed performance, physical design, features and ease of operation.

It’s nearly impossible to make a device so thin and light without sacrificing features or performance, yet iPhone 5 achieves that goal. It’s an accomplishment of engineering as much as of design. Every detail and every material - particularly the sleek aluminium enclosure - has been meticulously considered and refined. And it’s made with a level of precision you’d expect from a finely crafted watch, not a smartphone. As a result, iPhone feels substantial in your hand and perfect in your pocket.

The Retina display on iPhone ushered in the era of super-high-resolution displays. Its pixel density is so high, your eye can’t distinguish individual pixels. Images and text are amazingly vivid and crisp, and everything just looks so real. In fact, once you see a Retina display, you’re never satisfied with anything less. Yet it remains a feature found only on iPhone and other Apple products.

It’s impressive that iPhone 5 gives you long battery life so you can easily make it through your day. You get up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 8 hours of browsing over mobile networks and up to 10 hours of video playback. But it’s extraordinary that such a powerful battery has been incorporated into such a thin and light design - all thanks to Apple scientists who created unique battery chemistry instead of settling for a large, off-the-shelf option.

Apple designed the A6 operating chip to make just about everything you do on iPhone remarkably fast. It makes quick work of even the most graphics-intensive apps, and high frame rates make gameplay feel smooth and downright real. And the A6 chip works hand in hand with iOS 6 to be extremely power efficient, so you don’t sacrifice battery life for speed.

iPhone 5 has next-generation mobile data and wireless connectivity. It supports more networks all over the world including HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA, and dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity accelerates your WiFi experience as well. All of that means you can browse, download and stream content at remarkable speeds, no matter where you are.

The iSight camera on iPhone is the world’s most popular camera; an amazing piece of technology that’s always in your pocket. And while other smartphones simply tout large amounts of megapixels, taking great pictures is about so much more. The 8MP camera on iPhone 5 captures great photo data, and the hardware and software work together to make behind-the-scenes image and colour adjustments. So it’s easy for anyone to take impressive photos in various lighting conditions.

The more apps, music, films and TV programmes you download, the more you realise there’s almost no limit to what iPhone can do. With iPhone, all that content comes from one source - Apple. The iTunes Store is the world’s largest and most trusted entertainment store, and is home to over 800000 apps.

iPhone is so easy to use thanks to iOS 6. Innovative features like Siri and FaceTime, plus built-in apps, make iPhone not just useful but fun. iOS updates download straight to iPhone, so the latest iOS version is just a tap away. And because Apple makes both the hardware and the software, iOS features are designed to work perfectly with iPhone features like the Retina display, gyro and accelerometer. iOS is also the platform for over 800000 apps that let your iPhone do even more.

Siri - the intelligent assistant - lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, make calls, set reminders and more. You can even ask Siri who’s winning the game. And with Eyes Free, you can use Siri to get things done in your car without taking your eyes off the road. You can speak naturally to Siri; it understands what you say, knows what you mean, and helps you do the things you do every day. All you have to do is ask.

iCloud takes the experience of using iPhone that much further, storing your content (music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents and more) and wirelessly pushing it to all your devices. And with Photo Stream, pictures taken on one iOS device automatically appear on all your devices, including your Mac or PC. iCloud is seamlessly integrated into your apps, and it all just works. So you’re up to date everywhere you go - all you have to do is nothing.

Box Contains

Apple iPhone 5 Handset
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
User Documentation


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The iPhone at first was very impressive all sealed in a box with brand new charger, headphones etc. The phone started to overheat during light use, I took the phone to Apple as it was sold as brand new with Apple warranty to be told it was first registered in 2012 (when I purchased it in Oct 2015). Apple informed me that all parts had been replaced with non Apple parts apart from the back cover and they could not do anything to it as the phone had be fraudulently tampered with. I was left feeling extremely disappointed I am very pleased with Amazon, they have been very supportive :-) otherwise I'd have lost a lot of money and have a phone that is good for nothing
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I was sent the US model instead of the UK model. Do check your iPhone 5- I asked Apple directly and they confirmed that it will work on regular 3G networks, but it is incompatible with UK 4G/LTE which will roll out soon (it's made for US 4G bands, which are different). You don't want to be stuck with an iPhone that can't do 4G.
The differences? The US model:
-is A1428, while the UK model is A1429 (i.e. on the back where it says Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China Model A1428). You need A1429 in the UK.
-will have a 2-pin US plug/adaptor in the sealed iPhone box. The seller may place a 3-pin UK plug/adaptor in an outer box as well.
Just thought to share, don't lose future functionality over a few pounds.
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Received today. Opened box. It's a USA version and not a UK version. Awaiting courier to collect it as I am returning it.
When there are 2 versions, 1 for the UK and 1 for the USA it is disappointing Amazon allow this.
I searched on Amazon and found the 32GB version. Unfortunately this was also the USA version.
Visited Carphone Warehouse and ordered the correct UK version for £9 less.
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This website should not be trusted. The phone is locked to T-Mobile and it can only be unlocked at a cost of £129.00. Therefore it costs more to use them them than buy directly. Do not use this buyer
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I wish I could tell u about this phone, the pros and cons to help u make a well informed decision on your purchase, however all I can tell / warn you about is the following- I had my sim only plan in place and therefore wanted to be sure the phone I purchased was 'open' to any network, which this one claimed to be, yet upon closer inspection, and a lot of messing around on my part, I found that my 'unlocked' phone was indeed LOCKED to the O2 network. I'm on the Orange network, with a sim only contract and a very expensive phone I cannot use for 9 months, upon completion of my current contract with Orange.
I am very angry and upset, not to mention extremely unimpressed that Amazon let a seller advertise a product totally falsely. I will not be using Amazon again for ANY expensive or important purchases, I've totally lost all trust in their site now- my mobile phone is extreamly important in my life, as with most people these days. AWRFUL!!! Give this seller a wide birth and be very careful when purchasing anything important and/or expensive products on Amazon in general.
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Very doubtful that the product was genuine. Pacaging hads no Apple logos. Nothing came with it at all apart from the charger. The product did not match up to the illustration. The company never sent the instruction booklet they promised and were rude to me at the end of the day. I would not give them a rating of any sort. Dreadful. It cost me to send it back so I was out of pocket as well.
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Battery doesn't last, phone turns off at about 21% then will come back on with 6%.
Flash doesn't work neither does the torch,
Genuinely disappointed would be very careful when purchasing a mobile online
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Bought brand new

Arrived faulty!!!

.Back camera does not work.

.Phone is laggy

.Does not connect to network

Cant send back to hong kong because of the battery
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