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Apple vs the world: just how big are the 1.5-micron pixels on the iPhone 5s' camera

0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2013, 09:49 posted on

With the initial buzz around Apple's iPhone 5s introduction, things are finally settling in place, and everyone has had some time to soak everything that transpired right in...

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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:30 5

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ahead of it's time?!? Why? How will 64-bit make a real world difference in anything.

If Apple really wanted to turn heads they would make a new looking iPhone with a larger screen. How about 4.5 to 4.7 inches for a start.

Read my post 27, there will be no difference in gaming. It's just something they needed to say to justify the same BORING design.

That is the "simple equation".

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:45 1

51. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


thats what they said about the og ijunk but all it was stolen ideas

and whos not to say samsung was working on a 64bit cpu

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:03 3

80. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Dude, isnt just Sammy working on better CPUs. All chip manufacturers are working on advancements from larger flowthrough, to 64 bits, to faster clock speeds, to more cores, to more GPUs, ....let the iCrap boys have there day! They only get it to blow there horns once a year! Andriod users get the other 360 days for there favourite models to out do eachother! I pace of improvement on the Andriod side of the table is much faster than other OS.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:49 1

79. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


So the benefit is being first. Simple truth is the iPhone really doesn't need it, but it was first so we'll give that to Apple.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 19:31 4

110. theaztech (unregistered)


does the iphone 5s have andhd screen? NO
does the iphone 5s have a 13mp camera? NO
does the iphone 5s have a quad core processor? NO
does the iphone 5s have 3 gigs of ram? NO
does the iphone 5s have 4k recording capabilites? NO
does the iphone 5s hardware better then its competitors? NO.

How is the iPhone 5s ahead of its time? you guys didnt get 4g till last year.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:29 1

34. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Wait till samsung announces it, you'll have all the details and support by then...oh wait...they have already hinted at doing that>> deal with progress of other companies..in other words "forward thinking".

Oh btw, while you are at it try not to be so one sided in your arguments. People still want a well built phone with fluid performance out of the box. Also, that much performance in a thin and 4 inch phone fits the bill for many.

If I have to criticize apple for something, it would be because of not introducing another iPhone with a bigger screen option.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:32 5

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm pro Apple, but the iPhone 5S is the biggest disappointment of 2013.

-Sent from my Mac

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:20

85. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Hey Papa, they make good products and I wish they made the 5B - for bigger screen! But not this year, so ya, like you I agree, Big disappointment for 2013. The investors agree, cause Apple's stock is taking another beating....just like last year when the 5 came out and they thought it didnt go far enough to impress!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:14

84. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


I WISH that the 5B came out with a bigger screen 4.5 - 4.8 inch, instead of the 5Cheap. I am looking to get a new phone and thought a bigger iPhone with small bezels was a sure thing! I have used both OS and being a big guy with big hands/fingers, I need a bigger phone than 4 inch! Too bad Apple is ignoring another part of the market. When they do finally bring out a bigger phone, its going to be TOO LATE for many of us big guys & gals.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 08:21

125. KingKong (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


"Oh btw, while you are at it try not to be so one sided in your arguments. People still want a well built phone with fluid performance out of the box. Also, that much performance in a thin and 4 inch phone fits the bill for many."

Well said. I switched from an iPhone 5 to Nexus 4, and this made me realize why I liked the iPhone 5 so much...it's light, slim, and usable with one hand, which is how I use the phone most of the time. My small hand gets crampy holding the Nexus 4 after a few minutes, especially while using my pinky to hold the bottom of the phone and typing with my thumb
(which is almost impossible). However, I won't go back to the iPhone because the widgets and shortcuts of Android outweighs the physical convenience of the iPhone...although I keep changing my mind all the time. That's just to say that for many people (non-techies), "usefulness" or "convenience" is just as important has high specs or big screens.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:02 1

64. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


That iOS can address memory that is not present, not to mention that apps can't take advantage of the non-existent memory, because there is no 64-bit SDK? aka Total vapor. Or, total gimmick.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:39 2

73. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


WRONG. You couldn't be more wrong. XCode is already running 64-bit.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:24

86. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Yeah no need to have facts to back up your opinions. It's a minor detail at best.

What's the benefit of a 64 bit processor?

At best it increases performance. At worst it's future-proofing the device.

That should be a familiar term to Android folk.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 13:20 2

92. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


"Future proofing. " In what year will they insert 4 gigs of ram into the 5s?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:25 2

27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


It is a gimmick, HONESTLY how much better will games be on Apple's iPhone 5s compared to Samsung's Galaxy Note III. You WILL NOTICE NO DIFFERENCE, well except for screen size...

Gimmick DEFINITELY!!!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 16:30

102. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It's a gimmick until there is software able to utilize it, which is why we didn't see significant performance gains with the 64-bit processors until there was a 64-bit version of Windows and software companies made 64-bit versions of their products.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:23 4

25. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


i smell a jealous fan
S4 is 1 micron
5S is 1.5 micron
deal with it

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:26 7

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


HTC One is 2 microns. Comment invalid. Thank you come again!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:27 4

30. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


HTC One is 4MP only. Your comment is invalid , thanks for trying !

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:29 5

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Doesn't matter. Don't try to make an argument and turn the tables when it's not in your favor. :)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:39 4

46. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


4MP is better than 8MP
hahahahahahahahahaha

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:51 3

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


MP doesn't mean anything. Clearly you don't know what you're talking about.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:53

58. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


now it doesnt mean anything beacause the HTC One is lacking on it

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:55 6

59. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Tell me again how HTC was able to pull off better results with a 4MP than the one found on the iPhone 5, especially in low light?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:27

87. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


They didn't.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 13:23 3

94. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Oh but they did ugly bald man

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:20

113. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Lmao™
Ugly bald man...

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 05:44

124. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


no they didnt
check every website about the camera of HTC One
it only works good in low light , but in light it is awefuk

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:46 1

76. 0kax0el0 (Posts: 185; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


You're right, Moto X and iPhone5 have a 1.4up, but MotoX 10MP camera still lags behind the iPhone5 8MP camera... so, MP doesn't really count.

I love Moto phones, but, truth be told, their cameras are awful... in comparison.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 13:22

93. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


S4 has 13 mps. So now, MPs matter? Specs don't matter to iphone fans....until they find one they have that is actually higher.

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