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Apple iPhone 5

Specifications

Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 (iPhone Series)
Processor
Apple A6 1 GHz
Graphics adapter
PowerVR SGX543MP3, Core: 266 MHz
Memory
1024 MB 
, LPDDR2, Elpida
Display
4.0 inch 16:9, 1136x640 pixel, multi touch, IPS, 326 DPI, Retina display, EVGA, lipophobic coating, diagonale: 10.16 centimeters, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB SSD, 32 GB 
, integrated memory
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combo socket, Sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer, approach sensor, ambient light sensor, Lightning Connector
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz & LTE 1800 MHz
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 58.6 x 123.8 ( = 0.3 x 2.31 x 4.87 in)
Battery
5 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 1440 mAh, 3.8 Volt, integrated
Operating System
Apple iOS 6
Camera
Webcam: 8 Megapixel iSight Hauptkamera, LED-Blitz, digitaler Bildstabilisator, Gesichtserkennung, Blende 2.4, 1080p-Videoaufnahme (FHD, 30 fps), Autofokus & 1.2 Megapixel FaceTime HD Frontkamera, 720p HD Video
Additional features
Speakers: 1x integrated speakers, Smartphone, Apple EarPods (Headset), Lightning to USB cable, modular AC adapter, documentaion, Maps, Passbook, Newsstand, iTunes, App Store, Game Center, Safari, 12 Months Warranty, Available colors: black-graphite and white-silver, standard warranty including 90 days of telephone support, Siri voice assistant, GSM Quad-Band: 850, 900, 1800 / 1900 MHz, A-GPS, GLONASS, digital compass
Weight
112 g ( = 3.95 oz / 0.25 pounds), Power Supply: 26 g ( = 0.92 oz / 0.06 pounds)
Price
789 Euro

 

Average Score: 87.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 63%, display: 89% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 99%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Apple iPhone 5

90% Review Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
It's a... smartphone. With the iPhone 5, Apple has introduced the sixth generation of its smartphone family. The Retina display now measures 4 inches, the case has been redesigned, and the new Apple A6 chip provides a boost in performance. NFC, the widely used 720p screen resolution and a carrier-independent LTE module are missing. What does Apple have to offer for a starting price of 679 Euros (~$876), and where does the California brand lag behind?
100% iPhone 5
Source: It Pro English
Taking this a standard alone, the iPhone 5 is a superb device. However, it just misses out on an Editor's choice award because it's not quite the giant leap forward from the iPhone 4S in terms of features. Yes, it is insanely quick and we've finally got the 4in screen, but it is expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the iPhone 5S isn't radically different to the iPhone 5, it's a definite improvement regarding the camera, security and battery life. So for those using your iPhone for work purposes and as a camera replacement, we'd say it's worth an upgrade as early as possible. For anyone else, the updates aren't vital enough to merit rushing to upgrade and we'd instead suggest waiting until the next iPhone is out as this will likely offer a broader range of improvements.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2013
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, the iPhone 5C has really won us over, perhaps more than the iPhone 5 ever managed to do. If you can look past the design, and aren't keen on forking out for Apple's flagship iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C is a worthy option.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2013
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What’s the difference between the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5?
Source: PC Advisor English
The main difference between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 is the colourful plastic casing. It's cheaper than what Apple sold the iPhone 5 for and specs remain largely the same. Added 4G support might be a key upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2013
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the plastic iPhone 5C got?
Source: PC Advisor English
The main difference between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 is the colourful plastic casing. It's cheaper than what Apple sold the iPhone 5 for and specs remain largely the same. Added 4G support might be a key upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Apple iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the new iPhone got?
Source: PC Advisor English
It's been a pretty quiet year for Apple, until now that is. The iPhone 5S has arrived in time for Christmas and has brought with it a cheaper plastic iPhone 5C. We've compared it with the previous generation iPhone 5 to highlight the differences, upgrades and new features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2013
HTC One vs iPhone 5 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
With the iPhone 5 and HTC One neck and neck in so many areas it's almost impossible to choose an outright winner. You get a little more for your money with the HTC One in storage, connectivity and screen. However, the ultimate decision is whether you want iOS or Android.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2013
90% iPhone 5 review
Source: Techradar English
Is the iPhone 5 the best smartphone ever? If you're an iPhone lover and won't ever leave, without question. It's got a larger screen, a superb new design and generally all the moves required to make it into a worthy evolution. The iPhone 5 is the phone that's the minimum users would want in terms of an upgrade, and finding the balance there is something Apple is more adept at than ever. It's a very, very good phone, but there are plenty of other equivalent devices out there that will suck much less cash from your bank account each month that we think you should check out too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5: User reviews
Source: V3.co.uk English
Finally ending the debate, as V3 also said, Lyle Gentlemn pointed out that the battle has really only begun, with Apple being on the verge of updating and improving the iPhone 5 to run its latest iO7 operating system. "Has anyone noticed? iOS 7 is coming out, and it would make every iPhone better than Samsung smartphones! Go to Apple's website to check out iOS 7," read the post.
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 06/25/2013
90% iPhone 5 review - Apple's iPhone remains a beautifully built, top performer
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 5 really is much more than a tall iPhone 4S with a new plug. The people may demand a revolution every upgrade season. But Apple may just have supplied what the people need, not what they say they want. And that's a powerful evolution on the theme of iPhone which is currently putting the competiton back on the starting blocks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Apple iPhone 5 (T-Mobile) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Now that you can get the iPhone 5 on all of the Big Four carriers, what's your best option? Overall, T-Mobile's version is a very good value because it costs only $149 up front and saves you money over the long run, especially versus AT&T and Verizon. Plus, only T-Mobile's version offers HD Voice, provided you're gabbing with someone else who owns an HD Voice-capable device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Although technically a draw, with both phones winning 3.5 rounds, we don't want to sit on the fence after putting the phones through their paces in so much detail. So we're awarding the crown to the S4, as it won in the more important battles. The phone boasts a better camera, slightly faster performance and a clearer display than its Apple competitor. It was a close call, as despite being almost a year old the Apple iPhone still boasts superior build quality, more intuitive and bloatware-free software, and a slightly better battery life than the Galaxy S4. Because of this we're not convinced the S4 will be able to pull off the same feat when facing its real challenger, the next Apple iPhone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
We now know the Galaxy S4 looks quite akin to the Galaxy S3 in design so therefore can't really be mistaken for the iPhone 5. We'll let you decide which you think is more attractive since it's down to personal taste. What is worth pointing out is that the Galaxy S4 uses a largely plastic build with a removable cover while the iPhone 5 is made from glass and aluminium. This is the key difference for us and where the iPhone 5 comes out distinctly on top.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013

Foreign Reviews

80% Im Test: Iphone 5
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Apple iPhone 5
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
Apple iPhone 5: Im ausführlichen Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: perfect total package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2013

Comment

Model:

With the iPhone 5S being the pinnacle of Apple's current achievement, and the iPhone 5C having been released as an updated iPhone 5, users may be surprised to know that the iPhone 5 still holds its own. The aluminum body is sturdy and beautiful, and still does not look outdated. However, with the competition being what it is, one is not going to get the best performance or a mind-blowing, large screen here. It may not outperform the best out there, but it still runs smoothly enough not to feel like an outdated phone.

One of the obvious benefits of choosing the iPhone 5 at this point in time is that the price would be cheaper than the latest iPhones. The 4 inch screen size might seem dwarfed in comparison with the market leaders out there, but it suffices. Known for its Retina Display with 326 pixels per inch, this 1136 x 640 pixel display delivers great colours and detail. Perhaps the thing that makes the iPhone 5 remain a good choice is the fact that the latest iPhone 5S is a little ahead of its time, and there is a dearth of apps that can actually take advantage of the power it contains. Overall, the iPhone 5 still remains a good choice.

PowerVR SGX543MP3: 3 core graphics card with 12 unified shader cores

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A6: SoC developed by Apple with a custom dual-core ARM CPU and a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.0":

This is one of the smallest diagonal for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.112 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


87.71%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Apple iPhone 5c
SGX543MP3, A6

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A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 5.5", 0.188 kg
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A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 4.7", 0.138 kg
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Apple iPhone 6S Plus
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 5.5", 0.192 kg
Apple iPhone 6S
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 4.7", 0.143 kg
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Apple iPhone 6
PowerVR GX6450, A8, 4.7", 0.129 kg
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PowerVR G6430, A7, 4.0", 0.112 kg
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SGX543MP2, A5, 3.8", 0.14 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-27 (Update: 2013-05-27)