The iPhone 5 Review

Autore: AnandTech


The last significant redesign of the iPhone platform came in 2010 with the iPhone 4. It was an update that literally touched all aspects of the device, from SoC to display to baseband and of course, chassis. Last month’s launch of the iPhone 5 is no different in magnitude. The sixth generation iPhone makes some of the biggest changes to the platform since its introduction in 2007.


Visually the device begins by evolving the design language of the iPhone 4/4S chassis. From the launch of the iPhone 4 it was quite obvious that Apple had picked a design it was quite proud of. Thus it’s not too surprising that, from a distance, the iPhone 5 resembles the previous two iPhone models. We’ll get into material differences shortly, but what make the iPhone 5 design such a radical departure is its larger display.


All previous iPhones have maintained the same 3.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio display. With the rest of the world quickly moving to much larger displays, and with 16:9 the clear aspect ratio of choice, when faced with the decision of modernizing the iPhone platform the choice was obvious.



The iPhone 5 embraces a taller, 4-inch, 16:9 1136 x 640 display opting to lengthen the device instead of increase its area in both dimensions. The result is a device that is distinctly an iPhone, albeit a modern one. The taller display doesn’t do much to make desktop web pages any easier to read as a result of the width staying the same. Those longing for an HTC One X or Galaxy S 3 sized device running iOS are out of luck. Reading emails and typing are both improved though as there’s now more room for lists and the keyboard no longer occupies as much of the display. The taller device can be more awkward to use if you have smaller hands, but the added screen real estate is honestly worth it. Once you get used to the iPhone 5’s display, going back to the older models is tough.


The taller chassis went on a diet as well. The iPhone 5 is now considerably thinner and lighter than its predecessor, which is yet another factor that contributes to it feeling more modern.



Internally the device changes are just as significant, if not more, than those on the outside. The iPhone 5 includes LTE support, which in areas where LTE networks are deployed can be enough reason alone to warrant an upgrade.


The iPhone 5 also includes a brand new SoC from Apple: the A6. For the first time since the introduction of the iPad, Apple has introduced a major branded SoC on an iPhone first. The iPhone 4 used the A4 after it debuted on the iPad, and the 4S picked up the A5 months after the iPad 2 launched with it. The A6 however arrives first on the iPhone 5, and with it comes two of Apple’s first, custom designed CPU cores. We’ve always known Apple as a vertically integrated device and software vendor, but getting into CPU design takes that to a new level.















Physical Comparison

 

Apple iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy S 3 (USA)

HTC One S

Apple iPhone 5

Height

115.2 mm (4.5″)

136.6 mm (5.38″ )

130.9 mm (5.15″ )

123.8 mm (4.87″)

Width

58.6 mm (2.31″)

70.6 mm (2.78″)

65 mm (2.56″)

58.6 mm (2.31″)

Depth

9.3 mm ( 0.37″)

8.6 mm (0.34″)

7.8 mm (0.31″)

7.6 mm (0.30″)

Weight

140 g (4.9 oz)

133g (4.7 oz)

119.5g (4.21 oz)

112 g (3.95 oz)

CPU

Apple A5 @ ~800MHz Dual Core Cortex A9

1.5 GHz MSM8960 Dual Core Krait

1.5 GHz MSM8260A Dual Core Krait

1.3 GHz Apple A6 (Dual Core Apple Swift)

GPU

PowerVR SGX 543MP2

Adreno 225

Adreno 225

PowerVR SGX 543MP3

RAM

512MB LPDDR2-800

2 GB LPDDR2

1 GB LPDDR2

1 GB LPDDR2

NAND

16GB, 32GB or 64GB integrated

16/32 GB NAND with up to 64 GB microSDXC

16 GB NAND

16, 32, or 64 GB integrated

Camera

8 MP with LED Flash + Front Facing Camera

8 MP with LED Flash + 1.9 MP front facing

8 MP with LED Flash + VGA front facing

8 MP with LED Flash + 1.2MP front facing

Screen

3.5″ 960 x 640 LED backlit LCD

4.8″ 1280×720 HD SAMOLED

4.3″ 960×540 Super AMOLED

4″ 1136 x 640 LED backlit LCD

Battery

Internal 5.3 Whr

Removable 7.98 Whr

Removable 6.1 Whr

Internal 5.45 Whr


There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to the new iPhone. Whether it is understanding the architecture of the A6 SoC or investigating the improved low light performance of the iPhone 5’s rear facing camera, we’ve got it here in what is easily our most in-depth iPhone review to date. Let’s get started.

The iPhone 5 Review ultima modifica: 2012-10-16T19:45:58+00:00 da admin

10 thoughts to “The iPhone 5 Review”

  1. C’e un mio amico che mi aveva detto che gli iphone si potevano collegare solo a certi computer mentre ad altro no. Sinceramente non credo sia una cosa vera, voi ne sapete qualcosa?

  2. Nel mio iphone spesso mi capita di cercare locali o attività varie dalle mappe, così ho deciso di inserire anche il mio locale in google, dopo avere inserito tutti i dati, riesco a vederlo da google maps nel pc, ma non dall’iphone tramite le mappe, ogni quanto si aggiornano?

  3. Mi spiego meglio, provando e riprovando i quiz ho notato che sono sempre quelli che si ripetono, ad esempio la famosa app di Luca micheli per Apple iPhone, io volevo sapere se capitano gli stessi nuche nella prova reale

  4. Scusatemi vorrei sapere come fare ad annullare un acquisto fatto su Apple store perchè pensavo si pagasse con la sim ma invece con una carta di credito sapete come posso fare T.T Aiuto!
    Si ma solo che non posso acquistare nulla.. è quello il problema

  5. vorrei comprare un ipod apple solo per musica non per filmati non necessariamente da pinzare addosso, anche da infilare in tasca; non me ne intendo per nulla chi mi dà una dritta sulle caratteristiche e sui costi ( io so solo che vanno dai 50 euro ai 250) ? non ne faccio una questione di prezzo in via di principio ma mi parrebbe assurdo prenderne uno costoso che però costi di più solo perchè ci puoi vedere filmati…
    grazie 1000
    in termini di brani musicali, è una domanda legittima chiedere quanti ne contiene un gb ? tanto per regolarmi sulla scelta di una memoria più o meno ricca…
    grazie per intanto ad entrambi.
    in termini di brani musicali, è una domanda legittima chiedere quanti ne contiene un gb ? tanto per regolarmi sulla scelta di una memoria più o meno ricca…
    grazie per intanto ad entrambi.

  6. qua su questa pagina di subito.it ce uno che vendi samsung galaxy s2 a 250 euro !!! e dice che ha tantissimi che li prende dall estro e li vendi in europa … dice anche che lui di spagnia che dite !!!!!
    http://www.subito.it/audio-video/samsung-galaxy-s2-aosta-40594691.htm………….. questo il link !!
    a me gia hanno fatto una truffa su subito.it e mi hanno venduto un iphone rubato e lo consegniato a i carbeniere e ho dinunciato la persona che mi l’ha venduto ma sapete la legge italiana che fa schifo !!! quindi ho perso 400 euro cosi
    uno dalle messaggi che mi ha risposto lui dopo che lo chiesto come me lo spedisci !!
    I am living in Spain, so we could not see each other face to face, or speak by phone, but you can see and try the phone before I get money from escrow company. It`s not a problem for me to pay the delivery taxes. I have a contract with factory in USA and I`m buying the phones at a good price from USA in large quantity, I put a little profit and I sell them in whole Europe. So if you are interested in purchase the item reply me asap and i will tell you the future details of the process. Also if you have more question I will be glad to help you. Once again thanks for your time.
    Best Regards
    1. I will send the package to the shipping company;
    2. The shipping company will review the package and start the delivery to you;
    3. When the package is on his custody the shipping company will contact you and send you the bill and the tracking number, together with all instructions;
    4. During this time you can see on the web all about your package (you can see what’s in your package), meanwhile you have 36 hours to confirm the payment to the shipping company.
    5. You must deposit the money in a bank account of the shipping company.
    6. After you confirm the payment, in 3-5 days the package comes directly to your door.
    7. The company keeps your money 14 days, in these 14 days you can tell if you want the phone or want to make a refund;
    8. If you want to refund the package, you will receive all your money back, and the package will be shipped back to me, on my costs.
    9. If you communicate to the shipping company that you want to keep the phone, they will release the money to me.
    If you agree with these conditions please send your name, last name, address, city, zip code in order to send your package.
    Best Regards!

  7. Ciao ragazzi..non ho mai scritto sul forum, ma ho sempre trovato ottime risposte che mi hanno sempre aiutato.
    Volevo porvi un quesito: sto cercando un iphone 4 usato da qualche settimana su subito.it, ho trovato un annuncio di un iphone 4 da 32 gb nuovo con un anno di garanzia a 250€! Ho chiesto informazione al venditore e mi ha risposto che lui è spagnolo ed è una specie di rivenditore che compra molti iphone da apple e li rivende in tutta europa a prezzi minori.Lui mi manderebbe l’iphone in italia a spese sue, io però dovrei versare una piccola somma in un deposito garanzia, l’iphone mi arriverebbe a casa con dei corrieri ed io avrei 14 giorni per confermare se tenermi il cellulare o rispedirglielo a casa sempre a spese sue.Personalmente credo che ci sia qualche inganno in tutto questo meccanismo, anche se non capisco dove, perchè pagherei soltanto dopo aver il telefono tra le mani, qualcuno di voi ha gia sentito di casi simili?
    Vi copio di seguito la mail che mi ha inviato cosi magari capite meglio il meccanismo..Grazie in anticipo, aspetto vostre risposte.
    Saluti Silvio.
    Email originale : ‘ As I said, I live in Spain. Look how is the deal:
    1. I will send the package to the shipping company;
    2. The shipping company will review the package and start the delivery to you;
    3. When the package is on his custody the shipping company will contact you and send you the bill and the tracking number, together with all instructions;
    4. During this time you can see on the web all about your package (you can see what’s in your package), meanwhile you have 36 hours to confirm the payment to the shipping company.
    5. You must deposit the money in a bank account of the shipping company.
    6. After you confirm the payment, in 48-72 hours the package comes directly to your door.
    7. The company keeps your money 14 days, in these 14 days you can tell if you want the phone or want to make a refund;
    8. If you want to refund the package, you will receive all your money back, and the package will be shipped back to me, on my costs.
    9. If you communicate to the shipping company that you want to keep the phone, they will release the money to me.
    If you agree with these conditions please send your name, last name, address, city, zip code in order to send your package.
    Greetings!’

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