iPhone 5 is one of the thinner and faster iPhones that we have seen over the years, courtesy its form factor which makes use of wonderful panoramic screen having greater resolution as well as less consumption. Web surfing has also been all the more quicker with the help of LTE features that this little gadget offers. What else? The phone also comes with small-sized dock connector known as Lightning. Considering all these iPhone 5 specs, it really is one great iPhone compared to the previous models but still not some revolutionary iPhone as the latest models that we have now.
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- iPhone 5 Specs
- Physical Specifications
- iPhone 5 Screen
- Battery Life
- iPhone 5 Camera
- FaceTime Camera
- iPhone 5 Audio Features
iPhone 5 Specs
|iPhone 5 Specifications||Description|
|Body||Dimensions: 123.8×58.6×7.6 mm|
|Display||Type: LED – backlit IPS Display, 16M Colors, Capacitive Touchscreen|
Resolution: 640×1136 px with 326 ppi density
|CPU & GPU||CPU: 1.3 GHz Dual-core Swift(ARM v7-based)|
GPU: PowerVR SGX 543 MP3 (triple-core graphics)
|Storage||Internal: 16/32/64 GB|
RAM: 1 GB DDR 2
|Camera||Rear: 8 MP, LED flash, autofocus, f/2.4 aperture|
Front: 1.2 MP, 720p @ 30fps, FaceTime on Wi-Fi, f/2.4 aperture
|Battery||Li-Pro 1440 mAh Non-Removable Battery|
Standby: Around 225h on both 2G and 3G
Talk Time: Around 8h on both 2G and 3G
Music: Around 40h
iPhone 5 is thinner compared to the previous iPhone models and is 0.29” in thickness only. The phone is lighter compared to previous models as well and weighs only 112 grams. The phone is available in white and black and comes with a new level of finish and fit.
iPhone 5 Screen
According to Apple the iPhone 5 ships with 16:9 4” panoramic screen with greater saturation and full sRGB display. There is an in-built touchscreen sensor in the display. The iPhone 5 screen doesn’t come in two separate layers, touch sensors and display pixels, rather pixels are made to perform double duty as they act as touch-sensing electrodes as well. According to Apple the phone was the only smartphone to work that way when it was released and they say that it plays a major part in making it thin, low in weight and to offer better image quality. With nothing between the pixels and the glass, iPhone 5 users get a clearer image.
The iPhone 5 comes with LTE connectivity options and is a lot faster compared to the previous models of iPhone. All standards required for different carriers are supported including DC-HSDPA, HSPA+ and LTE. The one-chip solution from Apple suffices the job.
The phone also features dual-channel 5 GHz Wi-Fi which is often referred to as 802.11N. So, 150 Mbps connectivity speed can be expected at most.
As said by Apple, the phone offers 8 hrs talk time on 3G, 8 hrs LTE browsing, 30 hrs video, 10 hrs Wi-Fi browsing and 225 hrs standby. Sounds impressive but only if it’s actually that!
The phone comes with A6 CPU that is twice as fast compared to the one we had in the previous model.
iPhone 5 Camera
iPhone 5 also comes with an updated camera which is better than what we had in previous model. It comes with sapphire crystal as well as dynamic low-light mode. Talking about Sapphire crystal, it’s probably the hardest material you have available and makes your way easier to those crisp photos right throughout.
The phone comes with 8mp sensor and 5 element optics, hybrid infrared filter, backside illumination and f/2.4 aperture.
There is a new chip introduced for image processing which offers noise reduction spatially with the system for analyzing parts of your images where noise has to be reduced. This leads to better photography in low light. Image capture speed was also improved as well making the camera really fast.
iPhone 5 comes with a new mode for capturing, referred to as panorama mode. For capturing images in this mode, there is no need to keep switching between photos rather you just have to pan your iPhone and the next image that you’ll capture will automatically be in the panorama mode. Even when you fail to hold your iPhone steady, it is smart enough to use gyroscope and correct any kind of variations in the motion to come up with perfect panorama. The resultant picture covers the 240 degree angle.
Face Detection In Videos
Similar to previous versions of iPhone, the iPhone 5 model gives you 1080p HD videos. Apple claims to have offered better image stabilization with iPhone 5, face detection features (for tagging people in videos automatically), and the phone even allows for still images during video recording.
Front camera that came with iPhone 5 was improved as well and featured backside illuminated sensor. It came with face detection features as well and FaceTime could even be enabled over cellular.
Lightning: Dock Connector
iPhone 5 came with small-sized dock connector compared to previous models. It is called Lightning and comes with 8 connectors. It is completely digital as well. There is adaptive interface and it means that different signals will be sent according to features that are needed in the connection. The best part is that it’s a reversible connector and allows you to connect the cable regardless of orientation.
You don’t have to trash the old accessory, however, as the new phone comes with an adapter which turns your previous connector into Lightning.
iPhone 5 Audio Features
All audio features were also upgraded in iPhone 5. Whether you talk about built-in speakers, microphones or EarPods, everything was revamped in this model.
There are three microphones in the iPhone 5 placed on back, front and the bottom. So, you can experience better voice quality as well as sound recordings. There is noise cancelling feature as well which means you don’t have to use any specialized headphones externally. According to apple, the technology used in the iPhone 5 cancels any noise around and lets you hear voice from other end far more clearly.
The quality of the speakers has been increased quite a lot as well with 5 magnet transducers now instead of 3 to produce richer and clearer sound.
Voice calls quality was also improved quite a lot with the help of wideband audio features. If the carrier offers support, iPhone 5 uses greater bandwidth for sending lot better as well as high-fidelity voice.
So, these are the iPhone 5 specs that make this a great phone to have. You’ll definitely love the experience by having one in your pocket.