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Apple iPhone 5

Featured in Best Multimedia
Announced:
Sep 12, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 21, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Apple iPhone 5

Featured in Best Multimedia
Announced: Sep 12, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: Sep 21, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density:

326 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

60.82 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front:

1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)

Materials:

Main body: Aluminum

Colors:

Black, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Apple A6

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

OS:

iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)

Battery

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Capacity:

1440 mAh

Stand-by time:

9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 20 days (471 h)

Talk time (3G):

8.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1337 min)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13

Data:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Proprietary

Features:

USB charging

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2599A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone 5

with 32 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

Apple iPhone 5

with 16 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

Apple iPhone 5

1428

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4, 17

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T4

Apple iPhone 5

1429

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 5

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

  • Proprietary USB connector
  • Low pixel density screen (326 ppi)

Description

The Apple iPhone 5 is the first iPhone with a larger, 4-inch screen. At the same time, it has become thinner, with a more elongated body. The iPhone 5 is powered by a new A6 chip that’s twice as powerful as the chip on the preceding iPhone 4S. It’s also the first iPhone with 4G LTE, supporting not just American frequencies, but LTE networks across the globe.

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