Apple iPhone 5 Full Specifications and Review



Key Features

  • 1.3 GHz Dual-core  processor & Apple A6 chipset, Integrated triple-core PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU, 1 GB of  RAM @ 1066 MHz
  • 4.0 inches  IPS LCD display with 640 x 1136 pixels resolution @326 ppi pixels density
  • iOS 6 OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with FHD recording  & 1.2 MP front camera with HD recording
  • 1440 mAh battery


Market status: Available, released – September, 2012


DISPLAY Size 4.0 inches (10.16 cm) [Retina display] Amazing display quality. It’s very bright, colourful & the pixels are also very crisp. This new display is now 16:9 in aspect ratio which makes the unadapted apps to run letterboxed.
Technology IPS LCD, 16M colors
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels @326 ppi
Type Capacitive, multi-touch
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass with fingerprint resistant Oleophobic Coating
EXTERIOR Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inch) Perfectly large for one hand operation. The new iPhone 5 is now taller, slimmer than the old iPhone 4 or 4S though the design is almost same. Anodized aluminium body may get scratched very easily, so better get a case asap. The ‘back’ options on the UI are at top left corner mostly, which doesn’t feel comfortable to access while holding the phone with the right hand.
Weight 112 gm (3.95 oz)
Ports & Keys Home [hardware] (front), Volume rocker, Ring/Silent toggle switch (right), Nano-SIM tray (left), Power key (top), 3.5 mm jack, Lightning connector port (bottom), Camera with flash (back)
Sensors Proximity & Ambient light sensors
Colors Black/Slate, White/Silver
PROCESSINGPOWER Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz, Swift (ARMv7) Handles the UI & high end games very smoothly. The GPU is a true powerhouse; it’s much faster than most of the GPUs found on the flagship models of other brands till now.
Chipset Apple A6
GPU Integrated triple-core PowerVR SGX 543MP3
MEMORY System Memory 1 GB of  RAM with 1066 MHz frequency Still no memory expansion option, so better get a 32 GB/64 GB version. 1 GB of RAM is fairly good for this device.
Internal Storage 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB
Expansion No
SOFTWARE OS iOS 6 Though looks almost same as iOS 5, there are couple of new features added to this iOS 6.
CONNECTIVITY SIM Nano-SIM Standard connectivity options with LTE support & dual-band Wi-Fi. No NFC.
Operatingfrequencies CDMA – 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHzGSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS – 850, 900, 1900, 2100 Mhz

LTE – 700, 850, 1800, 1900, 2100 Mhz

4G LTE – 100 MBPS DL
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
USB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 megapixels Great camera but not the best in the market. Video stabilisation works fine. Gadgets Portal’s rating: 4/5 .Video recording is quite good, low light photography is also decent.
Secondary 1.2 megapixels
Video Up to 1080p @30 fps (Primary), 720p (Secondary)
Flash Single LED
Features Auto focus, touch focus, video stabilization, Face Detection, Panorama
BATTERY Capacity 1440 mAh Li-Ion (Built in) Good battery backup. You will get around 1.5-2 days backup with normal uses & 1 full day with heavy uses.
Talk Time Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)
Standby Time Up to 225 h (2G) / Up to 225 h (3G)
  • Other Sensors : Accelerometer, Three-axis gyro, Compass
  • SIRI personal voice assistance
  • Dedicated mic for noise cancellation
  • AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV
  • iCloud
  • AirPrint
  • 3D Apple Maps
iPhone 5 has got a number of good new features like passbook e-ticket app, Do not disturb mode, new Apple Maps with 3D mode, improved Siri (& much better than S-voice) & deep Facebook & Twitter integration.
SAR INFO (US) 1.18 W/kg (head) , 1.18 W/kg (body)(EU) 0.95 W/kg (head), 0.90 W/kg (body) Below the limit
PRICE Approx. 44,000 INR (16 GB) ~ 800 USD Overpriced for the Indian market but after all it’s an iPhone! Value for money rating 3.5/5


Strong Points: The overall feel of the hardware & the software on iPhone 5 is aristocratic. The UI is well managed with similar shaped icons & the display quality is also great. Everything on this phone looks simple & beautiful, smart & intuitive. The superb graphics is another strong point of this new generation of iPhone.

Weak Points: Not as customisable as Android. There are very few changes in the UI & the features available are much less compared to other leading phones in the market like Samsung Galaxy Note 2.


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