Apple's iPhone which is one of the world's favorite smartphone has launched its new model iPhone 5 today which is one of the biggest innovation happened with iPhone devices as Apple claimed. It is thinner, lighter and so much more than previous versions of the iPhone. It has most biggest screen among all previous smartphones of its series. A 4 inch Retina Display. The 4 inch Retina screen has a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels with 326 pixels per inch density. Apple didn't join the trend of biggest smartphone screen contest like Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and Galaxy Note. They say it is not just bigger but it is just the right screen size a human needs and remain comfortable with that seems eventually true. My personal experience says that smartphones with too big Display size makes them difficult to carry and uncomfortable to use. Although it is more fun to play games and watch movies on bigger screens, but that is a seprate issue.
Another improvement in iPhone 5 is its ultrafast wireless connectivity, data upload and download which is; as per my knowledge fastest download in any available device yet. Apple also added 4G LTE connectivity which doesn't exist in any previous version of the iPhone. The figures are just awesome.
Download speed 100 Mbps with LTE
Download speed 42 Mbps with DC-HSDPA
Download speed 21 Mbps with HSDPA
Upload speed 5.76 Mbps with HSUPA
Apple introduced a powerful A6 chip in iPhone 5 which gives a new life to graphics and performance. Not only increasing power but this chip increases its battery life, using less power to operate. Apple has also changed the shape of iPhone 5 USB port, the different thing about this it is small and it fits from both direction, up side down or down side up.
Apple's iSight camera is 8 megapixel with panorama shot enabled. The panorama mode works while moving camera to shot a wide range of scenery, the automatic stitching system inside iPhone 5 will automatically stitch the whole set of picture into one beautiful image.
The operating system of iPhone 5 is iOS6 which is most advanced and feature rich mobile operating system in the world, it has Facebook Direct Integration so that you can directly upload videos and photos to your Facebook wall. Apple also improved the Siri personal assistant software which help you search, make reservations and bookings.
Furthermore, you may take a look at full iPhone 5 specification below. Currently the price of iPhone 5 is not announced, and how long it will take to launch this device in Saudi Arabia, is not confirmed. I will try my best to keep you updated on iPhone price and availability in Saudi Arabia. You may also take look at iPhone 4S prices in Saudi Arabia here or check 9 amazing features of iPhone 4S that are making it better than Samsung Galaxy S3
Full Specification of iPhone 5
|NETWORK||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE 700 MHz|
|BODY||Dimensions||123.8 x 58.5 x 7.6 mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, propriety ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||Not Available|
|Internal||16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM|
|Speed||DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular|
|Bluetooth||v4.0 with A2DP|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Video||1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging|
|Secondary||1.3 MP, 720p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G|
|BATTERY||Standard battery, Li-Po|
|Stand-by||Up to 225 h (2G) / Up to 225 h (3G)|
|Talk time||(2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 40 h|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|GPS||Available with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Other Features||- nanoSIM card support only
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- iBooks PDF reader
- Audio/video player and editor
- Image editor
- Voice memo/command/dial
iPhone 5 is now announced, keep checking our blog for iPhone 5 comparison posts.