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Apple iPhone 5 Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)
  • RAM 1 GB LPDDR2-1066 RAM
  • Storage 16/32/64 GB
  • Display LED-backlit IPS LCD, 4.0 inch
  • Camera 8 mega pixels
  • OS iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 10.3.4

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Apple iPhone 5 Review and Features

The iPhone 5 is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the 6th generation iPhone, succeeding both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, and preceding both the iPhone 5S and 5C. It was formally unveiled as part of a press event on September 12, 2012, and subsequently released on September 21, 2012.

The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to be announced in September and set a trend for subsequent iPhone releases, the first iPhone to be completely developed under the guidance of Tim Cook and the last iPhone to be overseen by Steve Jobs. It had a 4-inch screen, similar to the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, and was released about ten months after Steve Jobs died.

The iPhone 5 featured major design changes in comparison to its predecessor. These included an aluminium-based body which was thinner and lighter than previous models, a taller screen with a nearly 16:9 aspect ratio, the Apple A6 system-on-chip, LTE support, and Lightning, a new compact dock connector that replaced the 30-pin design used by previous iPhone models. This was the second Apple phone to include its new Sony-made 8 MP camera, which was first introduced on the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 5 was officially discontinued by Apple on September 10, 2013, with the announcement of its successors, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.

The iPhone 5 supports iOS 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. The iPhone 5 didn’t support iOS 11 due to it dropping support for 32-bit devices. The iPhone 5 is the second iPhone to support five major versions of iOS after the iPhone 4S.

It’s hard to believe a phone so thin could offer so many features: a larger display, a faster chip, the latest wireless technology, an 8MP iSight camera, and more. All in a beautiful aluminum body designed and made with an unprecedented level of precision.

The iPhone 5 measures a mere 7.6 millimeters thin and weighs just 112 grams.1That’s 18 percent thinner and 20 per cent lighter than the iPhone 4s. The only way to achieve a design like this is by relentlessly considering (and reconsidering) every single detail — including the details you don’t see.

Anyone can make a larger smartphone display. But if you go large for large’s sake, you end up with a phone that feels oversized, awkward, and hard to use. iPhone 5 features a 4-inch display designed the right way: it’s bigger, but it’s the same width as iPhone 4S.

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smart Phone
Models A1428, A1429, A1442, iPhone5,1, iPhone5,2
Announced 12 September, 2012
Released 21 September, 2012
Status Discontinued
Predecessor Apple iPhone 4S
Successor Apple iPhone 5S
Apple iPhone 5C
Slogan "The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone." (before March 2013) "Loving it is easy. That's why so many people do." (since March 2013)
Generation 6th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 58.6 mm (millimeters)
5.86 cm (centimeters)
0.192 ft (feet)
2.307 in (inches)
Height 123.8 mm (millimeters)
12.38 cm (centimeters)
0.406 ft (feet)
4.874 in (inches)
Thickness 7.6 mm (millimeters)
0.76 cm (centimeters)
0.025 ft (feet)
0.299 in (inches)
Volume 55.14 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
3.35 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 112 g (grams)
0.25 lbs (pounds)
3.95 oz (ounces)
Protection Oleophobic coating
Colors Black Slate
White Silver

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE (4G) LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
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Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LED-backlit IPS LCD
Size 4.0 inch
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24 bit, 16M colors
Aspect Ratio 1.775:1
Display area 61.05 % (percent)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 326 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Capacitive touchscreen
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
LED-backlit
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
800:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Video File Formats H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Alert Types Vibration, ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Audio jack 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras Sony IMX145 Exmor RS
8 MP
Sensor size 4.54 x 3.42 mm (millimeters)
0.22 in (inches)
Pixel size 1.391 µm (micrometers)
0.001391 mm (millimeters)
Crop factor 7.61
ISO 50 - 3200
Aperture f/2.4
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 4.1 mm (millimeters) 31.21 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Flash type LED
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP
Aperture f/2.4
Image Resolution 1280 x 960 pixels
1.23 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 10.3.4
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iOS UI

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A6 APL0589
SoC Process Technology 28 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)
CPU bits 32 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 1300 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 1024 KB (kilobytes)
1 MB (megabytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX 543MP3
GPU cores 3
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1 GB
RAM Type LPDDR2 SDRAM
RAM channels Double channel
RAM frequency 533 MHz (megahertz)
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/32/64 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 4.0
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Data

GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. Yes, HTML (Safari)

Messaging

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view)
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 1440 mAh
Placement Fixed, Non-removable
Standby <strong>Standby Time</strong> is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery. Up to 225 hrs (2G) / Up to 225 hrs (3G)
Talk Time <strong>Talk Time</strong> is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 8 hrs (2G) / Up to 8 hrs (3G)
Music Play Up to 40 hours

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

Price in (USA) $ $39
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ ৳ 4,900
Price in (Canada) CA$240
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ AED 1,530
Price in (India) ₹ ₹ 4,399
Price in (Iraq) ع.د 13,999 IQD
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ ₦175,440.00
Price in (Tanzania) TSh ‎TZS 250,000.00
Price in Australia A$739.00
Price in France €170.00

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