The iPhone 5 Review

 

 

 

The iPhone 5 Review

written by: Fay Smart

 

 

 

 

For most of us, smartphones are the center of our universe. In fact, life without a smartphone is hard to imagine. The devices are our cameras, our messaging devices, our GPS, our music players and more. If you are looking for an all-around beautifully engineered smartphone with advanced features and almost everything you have ever wished a smartphone could have, then you should try Apple iPhone 5. 

 

 

 

 

Key Features

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1. Stunning Design

 

iPhone 5 one of the best built and most beautiful smartphones on the market featuring an etched aluminum back and sides, shiny diamond cut beveled edges, glass front, glass inserts on the back and Apple Logo. It is slim (7.6mm) and amazingly light, weighing only 112g, which makes it feel comfortable in your pockets or hands. The front camera sits just above the earpiece.

 

The headphone jack is located on the bottom edge and allows you to put it in your pocket without changing your grip. Alongside the headphone jack, there are microphone and speaker grills, and a Lightning dock connection. The general construction of iPhone 5 is just excellent. 

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2. Colorful Display

 

The 4-inch screen is crisp, clear, and bright. It’s superb for reading fine texts and picks out any tiny details in photos/videos. Apple used sRGB color gamut that provides more accurate and saturated colors with excellent brightness and contrast. You’ll never experience over-saturation when browsing the web, playing games or watching movies. It also has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes it better suited for watching TV shows and videos. The quality of the 4-inch screen is class leading.

 

 

 

 

3. User-Friendly Interface 

 

If you have ever used any iPhone before, you will be at home when you finally place your order on iPhone 5. You shouldn’t be worried if you are a new iPhone user since it’s also newbie-friendly. It comes with iOS 6 that’s upgradable to iOS 9.3.3. Apple iOS offers a variety of features (200+) that you will definitely love. 

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4. Super-fast Processor 

 

The A6 processor enables iPhone 5 to be extremely fast (2-times faster than iPhone 4S, both in Graphics and CPU). It loads apps and web pages almost instantly and takes photos within seconds. Graphics performance is also excellent, and you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite games without any disruptions. Everything is just faster. 

 

 

 

 

5. Faster Connectivity

 

iPhone 5 uses LTE connectivity and supports all the standards needed by all carriers, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, and LTE. It has dual channel 5GHz Wi-Fi offering maximum connectivity speed of 150Mbps. You can also use iPhone 5 as a hotspot for your laptop, or other electronic devices. 

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6. Camera 

 

The rear camera features five-element optics, 8MP sensor, backside illumination, panorama mode, a nice F/2.4 aperture and a hybrid infrared filter. Your photos will always be high quality without any blemish appearance thanks to “Sapphire crystal cover” that is extremely scratch-resistant. The image processor also works perfectly and keeps exposure changes gradual. If you enjoy taking selfies, the front camera captures high quality and still pictures. 

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Other Features

 

• After launching the calculator app, you can access a scientific calculator by rotating iPhone 5 into landscape mode. 

 

• Turn on Late Night mode, which dials down the tones and bass of your music for a more relaxing sound. (Settings> Music> EQ> Late Night) 

 

• Use Siri, Skip songs and do more with headphone control. You will be able to perform a variety of actions without taking iPhone 5 out of your pockets. 

 

• Turn On “Find My iPhone” which helps you track your iPhone in case its lost or stolen. (Settings> iCloud> Find My iPhone> On. 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

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Launch

 

• Announced: September 2012

 

• Released: September 2012

 

• Status: Available 

 

 

 

 

Body

 

• Colors: White/Silver, Black/Slate

 

• Dimensions: 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30inches or 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm

 

• Weight: 112 g or 3.95oz

 

• SIM: Nano-SIM

 

 

 

 

Display

 

• Type: LED backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 

 

• Color Depth: 16M colors

 

• Size: 4.0 inches 

 

• Multitouch: Yes

 

• Resolution: 640 x 1136 pixels- 326 PPI pixel density

 

•Protection: Corniung Gorilla Glass with oleophobic coating

 

 

 

 

Camera 

 

• Rear Camera: 8MP, F/2.4, 33mm, LED flash, autofocus, 1080p video, panorama 

 

• Front Camera: 1.2MP, F/2.4, 35mm,720p@30fps, FaceTime over Cellular or Wi-Fi, face detection

 

 

 

 

Memory

 

• Internal: 16GB/32GB /64 GB and 1GB RAM DDR2

 

• Card slot: No

 

 

 

 

Network 

 

• Technology: GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE 

 

 

 

 

Comms

 

• WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot 

 

• Bluetooth: V4.0, A2DP, LE 

 

• GPS: Yes 

 

• USB: V2.0 

 

• Radio: No

 

 

 

 

Platform

 

• OS: iOS 6 that’s upgradable to Ios 9.3.3 

 

• Chipset: Apple A6

 

• GPU: PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (Triple-core Graphics)

 

• CPU: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)

 

 

 

 

Sound

 

• Alert types: Vibration and proprietary ringtones

 

• Loudspeaker: Yes

 

• 3.5mm jack: Yes, 16-bit/44.1kHz audio, 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

• Type: Non removable Li-Po 1440mAh (5.45Wh) (5.45 Wh)

 

• Talk-Time: Up to 8 hours on 2G network/ Up to 8 hours on 3G network

 

• Stand-By: Up to 225 hours on 2G network/ Up to 225 hours on 3G network

 

• Music Play Time: Up to 40 hours 

 

 

 

 

 

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