Apple iPhone 4 vs Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone 5

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Display

Size:

3.5 inches
3.5 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

960 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
960 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

55.77 %
55.27 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A4
Apple A5
Apple A6

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU:

PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX 543MP2
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB DDR2
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

32GB
64GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5)
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1420 mAh
1440 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.8; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA
1.2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (114.3 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

4.83 oz (137.0 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Proprietary, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging
Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011
Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2380A link
BCG-E2430A link
BCG-E2599A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.17 W/kg
1.18 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1900 MHz

Body:

0.43 W/kg
1.15 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011
Sep 12, 2012
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