At Ars Technica, Sebastian Anthony summarizes reviews of the new iPhone from Apple. He says that comments are quite favorable:
Ahead of the iPhone 5′s official release on Friday, hands-on reviews from major newspapers and tech sites have started to roll in. It probably shouldn’t surprise us by this point, but the reviews are almost universally positive.
Anthony goes on to give the consensus about a number of features of the iPhone 5 and concludes:
Overall, the iPhone 5 seems to be scoring an average of 9 out of 10, with many reviewers giving it a full five stars.