If you look just at the specs, the iPhone 5 is no longer the best of breed smartphone. Plenty of other handsets measure up including the Samsung Galaxy S III and the new LG Optimus G. In fact, these phones have superior specs on nearly all fronts with much bigger full HD screens. The new LG handset has a quad-core processor with a 13-megapixel camera and a bunch of other whiz bang features that make the iPhone look pedestrian. In fact, almost every single spec that Apple touted in its September 12th unveiling has been available with other handsets, some for as long as two years.
British tech site T3 does the most honest review of the iPhone 5, writing:
There’s no denying that the iPhone 5 is a lovely thing, and the best iPhone to date. It could well be Apple’s best-selling unit ever.
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.