Apple iPhone 5

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Announced:
Sep 12, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 21, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

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

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 (Full 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 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Colors:

Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A6

Processor:

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

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB, not expandable

OS:

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

1440 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Stand-by time:

9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice 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:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4, 17

UMTS:

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

Apple iPhone 5

1429

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 5

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

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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