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Apple iPhone 5s Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile
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Apple iPhone 5c Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint
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Apple iPhone 5 Remove phone

Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSiOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
Weight3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
MaterialsMain body: AluminumMain body: PlasticMain body: Aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)  
ColorsGold, Gray, SilverPink, Yellow, Green, Blue, WhiteBlack, White
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.0 inches4.0 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels640 x 1136 pixels640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi326 ppi326 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

60.82 %59.93 %60.82 %
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)500 cd/m2 (nit)500 cd/m2 (nit)
FeaturesOleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorOleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorOleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2F2.4F2.4
Focal length (35mm equivalent)29 mm33 mm33 mm
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

1/3"1/3.2"1/3.2"
Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

1.5 μm 1.4 μm
Hardware FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensationExposure compensationExposure compensation
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilizationTime-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilizationTime-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A7Apple A6Apple A6
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8, 64-bitDual-core, 1300 MHz, SwiftDual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

PowerVR G6430PowerVR SGX 543MP3PowerVR SGX543MP3
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1 GB RAM1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

64 GB32 GB64 GB
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

1570 mAh1507 mAh1440 mAh
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable, Li - Polymer
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
Music playback40.00 hours40.00 hours40.00 hours
Video playback10.00 hours10.00 hours10.00 hours
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Multimedia
Screen mirroringTV-outTV-outTV-out
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recordingfor Noise cancellation, Video recordingfor Noise cancellation, Video recording
Cellular
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

  800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
Nano SIMYesYesYes
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M3, T4M4, T4
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBYesYesYes
ConnectorProprietaryProprietaryProprietary
FeaturesUSB chargingUSB chargingUSB charging
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDropTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDropTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Availability
Officially announced10 Sep 201310 Sep 201312 Sep 2012
Shopping information
AccessoriesApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, DocumentationApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, DocumentationApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

20 Sep 201320 Sep 201312 Sep 2012
FCC ID value: BCG-E2642A linkFCC ID value: BCG-E2694B linkFCC ID value: BCG-E2599A link
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head1.18 W/kg1.19 W/kg1.18 W/kg
Body1.18 W/kg1.17 W/kg1.18 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.58 W/kg1.57 W/kg1.57 W/kg
Wireless Router1.20 W/kg1.17 W/kg1.18 W/kg

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