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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  • 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 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format:

H.264, MOV

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front:

1.2 megapixels

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other

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 LPDDR2

Internal storage:

64 GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

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

Battery

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Capacity:

1440 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable, Li - Polymer

Stand-by time:

9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G):

8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

Safari

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload)

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data:

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi:

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

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device

Charging connector:

Lightning

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes, Memo

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2012

Shopping information

In The Box:

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

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T4

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

  • 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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