Yesterday Apple launched the most awaited iPhone 5 . The new iPhone will be available soon and has been launched at the same price of its predecessor , the iPhone 4S . Also, the successor is designed similar to the older versions of iPhone but comes out with new software features accompanied with extraordinary high strength specifications.
The iPhone 5 is expected to compete with Android devices and Windows Phone 8 in the market, specifically with models Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC and Nokia Lumia X One 920 with touch screen super powerful new operating and a faster processor.
However, going through the records, its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, has so far proven to be an amazing device, thanks to its processor, interface user exceptional and exclusive Siri function. However, with the official launch of the iPhone 5, the big question in the minds of the current owners of the iPhone 4S is ”Should I buy the iPhone 5? ”.
Here I’ll show a comparison between the specifications of iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S to learn more about how the successor is different and better.
Form Factor: Measuring 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimension and weight of around 112 grams, the iPhone 5 is thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S, which has dimensions of 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm and a weighing about 140 grams. Made entirely of glass and aluminum , the iPhone 5 is declared by the company as the thinnest and lightest smart phone available.
Screen: Getting to the capacitive touch screen, the iPhone 5 is larger with 4-inch LED-backlit IPS (no Retina Display) with resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and 326 ppi pixel density approx.
Moreover, the iPhone 4S is 3.5 inch capacitive touch screen and LED-backlit IPS (resolution 960 x 640 pixels) and 330 ppi pixel density approx. Both screens are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass and oleophobic coating.
Processor: The iPhone 5 is equipped with the new Apple A6 processor with 2x 1.5Ghz, which is smaller and more powerful than the Apple A5 processor in the iPhone 4S
Operating System: In this segment, the iPhone 5 will undoubtedly runs under iOS 6, the latest OS released by Apple mobile OS 6 at WWDC 2012, while the iPhone 4S is supported by iOS 5. Additionally, iOS 6 has over 200 new features including improved interaction with Siri, native mapping and better integration of Facebook .
Camera: Both iPhones have an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and HDR. In addition, the camera can capture HD video in 1080p at 30 fps.
However, the new camera in the iPhone 5 will include features such as backlighting, a hybrid IR filter, a lens of five elements and f/2.4 aperture. In addition, new features include noise reduction, dynamic mode and capture low-light shooting faster.
Apple has also introduced Panorama mode, which will allow users to take large horizontal panoramic images with your camera. According to Apple, these images can be recorded in up to 28 megapixels. In addition, the iPhone 5 has a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calls while the iPhone 4S has a VGA camera.
Storage: In storage, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S come in three configurations (16GB/32GB/64GB),but iPhone 5 will come with 1 GB RAM against .5GB in 4S
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, the iPhone 5 includes the latest version of the DC-HSDPA 42Mbps, HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and micro USB 2.0.
On the other hand, the iPhone 4S includes HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.8Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: According to Apple, the iPhone 5 comes with a Li-Po battery that offers 225 hours of standby time and 8 hours of talk time, while the iPhone 4S is equipped with a Li-Po battery of 1,432 mAh offering 200 hours standby and 8 hours talk time.
Software features: The iPhone 5 is based on the mobile platform iOS 6 which is loaded with several new features including iTunes sync over Wi-Fi, new Game Center, iCloud storage, News stand, new applications for the camera better integration with Twitter and Facebook.
Price: In regard to prices, Apple has maintained the same prices for the iPhone 5 to $199.00 dollars for the 16GB version, $299.00 dollars for the 32GB version and $399.00 dollars for the 64GB version , which are the same as iPhone 4S.
The new iPhone 5 marked a farewell to the 30-pin dock and has introduced an 8 pin connector that is about 80 percent smaller than the previous port.
The new phone will also come with Smart EarPods, the latest version of Apple headphones. Priced almost similar, Apple iPhone 5 is definitely an upgrade of the iPhone 4S and comes packed with new features compared to its predecessor . I hope this brief post on iPhone 5 Vs iPhone 4S will help you in understanding iPhone5.