Apple iPhone 5

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

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A6

Processor:

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

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1440 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Stand-by time:

9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G):

8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP

Features:

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor

Specifications:

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

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

EIS, 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, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP

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 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

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

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

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; Hotspot

USB:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Internet browsing

Browser:

Safari

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload)

Phone features

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2599A link

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2012
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This device is also known as Apple A1429

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:

32GB

Apple iPhone 5

with 16 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16GB

Apple iPhone 5

1428

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4(AWS-1), 17(700 b)

UMTS:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Apple iPhone 5

1429 for Europe

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850)

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)

Cons

  • 64GB basic storage (not expandable)

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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