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Apple iPod touch 3rd generation vs Apple iPod touch 5th generation

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

3.5 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 320 pixels, 165 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

54.79 %
60.95 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A5

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP2

RAM:

0.25GB
0.5GB

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (3.x)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)

Battery

Capacity:

789 mAh
1030 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.30 x 2.40 x 0.33 inches (109 x 61 x 8 mm)
4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 inches (123.4 x 58.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

4.05 oz (115.0 g)
3.10 oz (88.0 g)

Keys:

Left: Volume control

Colors:

Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Preset equalizer, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Proprietary, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Buyers information

In The Box:

iPod touch loop, Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable, Quick Start guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 09, 2009
Sep 12, 2012
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