Apple iPhone 5 Review – Specs and Features

Apple Inc. has launched its most awaited smartphone of the year, recently. Its significant faster, thinner and lighter design made it more powerful. Apart from these, it uses advanced mobile operating system iOS 6 and powerful A6 chip. Even though it has new features and extreme market value, apps like Maps and Siri draws a lot of critiques. Check out the in-depth Apple iphone 5 review.

Apple iPhone 5 Review

Apple iphone 5 review

Lets have a quick look at the new features in Apple iphone 5

iOS 6: With improved accessibility to the applications, iOS 6 is a better upgrade to its prior versions. Whenever a call comes in, rather than just answering/declining a call, you can reply with an iMessage or SMS or you can just add a reminder to call back. The ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ feature makes the calls and other alerts while locked will be silenced, and a moon icon will appear in the status bar. The new version of iCloud enables better mapping service.

4-Inch Retina Display: The larger display of iPhone 5 lets you access web pages more easily, and can manage more applications and events on Home screen. With more pixel density than 4S, the stunning Retina display comes with 1135 x 640 pixel resolution. Moreover the display offers 44 percent more color saturation.

A6 Processor: Apple iPhone 5’s A6 processor is more powerful and has a higher clock speed when compared to iPhone 4S. CPU and graphic performances are almost double to that of A5 processor. So its easy to access web pages, applications and other features instantly.

Battery: The new A6 processor improves the battery life as well.LTE Browsing time – 8 hours; Talk time -  8 hours; Video Playback time – 10 hours

iSight Camera: Apart from speed, display and look, another feature we usually look at in a smart phone is the camera resolution and its ability to capture images. The newly added panorama feature in iPhone 5 allows us to capture everything in a single snap. The main camera comes up with 8MP resolution to capture images and enables HD video recording. Even you can use front cam (1.2MP) to make FaceTime calls.

Wireless Connectivity: iPhone 5 uses LTE wireless technology. LTE (Long Term Evolution) is a communication standard in sending/receiving data in 4G systems. Using LTE reduces battery life of a smart phone as the data transmissions will be at faster rates, but iPhone 5 is optimized for better battery life.

iPhone supports almost all networks across the world. Dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity accelerates your Wi-Fi experience, too — up to 150 Mbps. Have a quick look at the below graph to distinguish LTE from other standards of data transmission.

Built-In Applications:

Siri is an application that uses your voice to send messages, schedule meetings and many more.

Maps Apple has designed a new Maps application to know detailed description of the places and traffic information as well.

Passbook manages coupons, passes and tickets.

FaceTime used to make video calls using Wi-Fi or a mobile network.

Apple iPhone 5 Specifications:

SpecificationApple iPhone 5
Operating SystemiOS 6
ProcessorApple A6 Dual-Core 1.2GHz
Screen Size4 inches Retina Display
Screen Resolution640 x 1136 pixels
GraphicsPowerVR SGX 543MP3
RAM1 GB
Internal Storage16 / 32 / 64 GB
Primary Camera8 MP iSight camera with LED flash
Secondary Camera1.2 MP
Weight and DimensionsWeighs 112 grams and measures 123.8   x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Battery8-10 hours
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0 with A2DP
USBv2.0
Price$850 onwards

Apple iPhone 5 Price in India:
16 GB – INR 45,000
32 GB – INR 52,000
64 GB – INR 59,000

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