The Apple iPhone 5 is a handset that should need no introduction. It’s the most recent version of the iPhone and is just as high end as its predecessors thanks to an exquisitely designed metal body. Find out more by reading on.
|Apple iPhone 5 Highlights
|4 inch Retina display – 326 PPI|
|Apple iOS 6|
|Siri – Your intelligent assistant.|
|A6 Processing Chip.|
|3G and 4G connectivity.|
|8 Mega-pixel iSight camera.|
Apple iPhone 5 Review
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Apple iPhone 5
It has a 4 inch 640 x 1136 screen for widescreen viewing and a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. 4 inches might be a bit smaller than most flagship phones but the actual quality of the screen is superb, as it delivers natural colours and deep contrasts between whites and blacks.
The iPhone 5 might only have a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM but that’s never slowed Apple down before and the iPhone 5 is no exception, delivering performance that could rival a quad-core Android phone.
Its 1440 mAh battery isn’t huge either, but the iPhone 5 isn’t all that power hungry so it still delivers a decently long battery life.
With 16, 32 or 64GB of built in storage you need never run low on space, though there’s no micro SD card slot so choose wisely.
Siri is one of the main selling points of the iPhone 5. It’s a built in voice based personal assistant that’s on hand 24/7 to give you hands free control of your phone.
Running iOS 6, the iPhone 5 gives users access to Apple’s slick albeit closed off eco system, complete with iTunes and the most well stocked app store there is, with millions of games, utilities and other apps.
The iPhone 5 supports Ultrafast 3G and 4G LTE and has an 8 megapixel camera to keep snappers happy and which also lets users shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
Apple iPhone 5 Release Date & Price
The iPhone 5 has been available since September of last year and as it’s such a major handset you should be able to find it pretty much anywhere that sells smartphones- though the 4G version is only available on EE. However it’s likely to be available on Three’s 4G network once that goes live in December.
The iPhone 5 is available SIM free from around £490, putting it in competition with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and out-pricing pretty much every other phone on the market. The 3G version of the handset is available on contract from around £31 a month, while on 4G it will currently set you back around £41 a month.
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Apple iPhone 5 Specs
|Apple iPhone 5 Specification Details|
|Dimensions : 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm|
|Weight: 112 grams|
|Screen size: 4 inch Retina display|
|Screen Resolution: 1136 x 640 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : PPI = 326|
|Processor: A6 Apple processor|
|RAM: 1 Gigabyte ( 1GB )|
|Battery capacity : 1,440 mAh|
|On-board Memory: 16 to 32 or 64GB|
|Camera : 8 megapixel iSight camera|
|Operating system: Apple iOS 6|
|Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE : Yes / Yes / Yes ( 4G = EE only )|
|Bluetooth / NFC : Yes / No|
|Colours : Black, White
|Launch Date: On Sale
|Price : Around £529 SIM Free|
|Checkout the full Apple iPhone 5 specification here.|