Design and Specifications
The Apple iPhone 5 is the 6th generation smartphone by Apple, being the successor of iPhone 4s and predecessor of the iPhone 5C and 5S. The device has a 4.0-inch LED backlit IPS TFT touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1136x640 pixels, giving an effective pixel density of about 326 PPI. The phone runs iOS 6 operating system which could be upgraded to the latest iOS 7. It is powered with a 1.2 Ghz Apple A6 processor and PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU with 1GB of RAM.
The phone has dimensions of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm, making it 18% thinner than iPhone 4S because of its in-cell touch screen technology. The phone also weighs just 112 grams, making it 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S.
Camera and Multimedia
The phone has an 8 MP auto-focus camera with an LED flash and backlit CMOS image sensor. The camera has great features such as geo tagging, touch focus, Panorama, LED flash and face detection and is capable of full HD video recording @ 30 FPS. There is also a 1 MP secondary front facing camera with HD facetime support for both Wifi and 3G/4G video chats. The front facing camera is capable of recording videos too in HD resolution @ 30 FPS.
Connectivity and Features
Apple iPhone 5 runs on quad core 2G and 3G networks as well as 4G LTE networks, and comes with a nano-SIM slot. The phone gets Internet access through GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wifi and 4G LTE. The phone also has Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 19 pin dock connector for connectivity and power. The iPhone 5 features an updated Siri voice assistant service that follows natural language commands and dictation. The phone has a reworked iMap feature as well, moving away from the Google Maps service that was being used before.
Battery and Storage
The phone has a 1440 mAh battery that provides 8 hours talk time. The phone is available in variants of 16, 32 and 64 GB internal memory.