Editors Liked

  • Ability to use the volume up button for shutter control
  • IOS 5x update makes it much easier to shoot photos quickly
  • Battery life
  • Fast Web speeds
  • Top-notch camera
  • Solid call quality
  • Tons of apps
  • Faster processor
  • Enhanced optics
  • Full HD video recording
  • Improved antenna design for speedier download speeds
  • Fluid UI
  • Spectacular display
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Innovative Siri personal assistant
  • Upgraded camera from 5MP to 8MP
  • Higher storage capacity
  • Refined iOS 5
  • Excellent hardware construction, easy interface, excellent camera, speed to spare
  • Dual-core A5 processor
  • Maintains Excellent Usability Expected from an iPhone

Editors Didn't Like

  • Image quality still not on par with even entry-level dedicated digital cameras
  • Still no user control over shutter speed
  • ISO sensitivity
  • Metering mode
  • Exposure compensation
  • Price
  • No 4G
  • Poor social-networking integration
  • Same design to the outgoing model
  • Gets warm in the hand after extended usage
  • Not the most drop-friendly smartphone available
  • Siri doesn't understand local names well
  • Ridiculously expensive
  • ITunes dependability
  • Limited codec support
  • Siri is not practical
  • No FM Radio
  • No file sharing over Bluetooth
  • No mass storage mode
  • Outdated contacts menu
  • No 4G
  • On-screen keyboard is quite small
  • Placement of the lens takes some getting used to
  • No manual control of ISO and White Balance
  • A larger, dedicated shutter button would be nice
  • ICloud data sync costs after a miserly 5GB