Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S
When so much hype surrounded the iPhone 5’s improved camera quality, one would be inclined to believe that its quality would be far superior to its predecessor – without actually checking it out for themselves. After snapping the same shots between the two devices, we have to admit, there’s not much of a difference with shots taken with sufficient lighting present. In fact, details, color, and exposure appear to be almost identical with one another, and overall, they both take immaculate shots. And the same can be said about their panoramic shots as well. However, we do notice slightly better results in lower lighting conditions with the iPhone 5, as it boasts details that are moderately sharper. Furthermore, its LED flash seems to work better as well, as it doesn’t produce the same vignetting effect we see with the iPhone 4S.
1080p video recording qualities of both handsets. All in all, there’s a lot to like about their qualities, since they’re filled with detailed visuals, fast moving frame rates, and rich audio recording. As we meticulously look over the results, it’s undeniably tough to make a call on which device is better, but we only notice a small amount of artifacting with the iPhone 4S.
Apple iPhone 5 Sample Video:
Apple iPhone 4S Sample Video:
Lastly, we also checked out their front-facing cameras. More than likely due to its higher count 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, the iPhone 5 produces the better results – though, it’s still only passable for video chatting. Between the two, the iPhone 4S results appear more speckled in appearance.
Since the two are running iOS 6, it shouldn’t be a shock that their music players are identical to one another – so we won’t go into any more detail about it. Although the iPhone 5 seems to have a larger internal speaker, the quality isn’t any better than the iPhone 4S, as they both produce the same volume tones at their loudest settings. Pleasant as a whole, there’s no evidence of distortion with their output.
Now here’s an easy call on our part, mainly because the obvious is staring at us right away. Thanks to its larger display and richer color production, the iPhone 5 is the clear favorite for watching high definition videos – and it helps that its boasts a 16:9 aspect ratio.