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iPhone, Galaxy, Nexus, oh my! With so many brands and models of smartphones on the market, choosing one can be stressful. Let us do the heavy lifting for you. Check out this video to learn all you need to know about Apple's latest cell phone: the iPhone 5.

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About iPhone 5

There's a reason customers line up around the block when a new iPhone is released. Apple users know to expect good things from new products and the iPhone 5 is no exception. It is lighter, faster, and has a larger screen than its predecessors have. The iPhone 5 is synonymous with style. Apple designed it with sleek two-toned pigmented glass. The phone is 4.87 inches tall to make room for the bigger 4-inch screen. It is only 112 grams, lighter than other iPhone models along with most of the competition. Even the retina display is brighter and crisper. It's expanded to 1136 x 340 pixels with the same great 326ppi resolution. Of course, none of that matters if you cannot keep a call; the advanced antenna makes lost calls practically obsolete. The same popular iO5 operating system makes it easy to add and delete apps whenever you want. Keep in touch with friends with Apple's FaceTime app, which is better than ever in HD. When you purchase an iPhone 5 from a cellphone service provider to receive a considerable discount, you have to sign a 2-year contract. Factory unlocked iPhone 5s are not associated with any carrier and do not need a contract. Although unlocked phones are priced higher, the user has a few advantages as unlocked phones can be used with almost any carrier with no contract. International travelers can purchase temporary SIM cards to avoid high surcharges. Be sure to protect your iPhone 5 with a case or cover. Cases for the iPhone 5 come in a variety of styles including snap on, ultra-thin brushed aluminum, rugged rubber matte and hard case cover shells.