Apple iPhone 5 (A1428) Review & Specs

Apple iPhone 5 is a high quality iOS phone launched back in the year 2012, counting with a medium 4-inches touch-screen, a quite powerful 1.3 gigahertz Dual-Core processor, an 8 mega-pixels back camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. But let’s get into some more details.

This phone feels a bit heavy comparing with today standards, weighting 3.95 ounces. Talking about its body design materials, this phone is majorly created with Aluminium, which gives it a quality look and high resistance. The iPhone 5 is just 0.3 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest cellphones you can find. Apple sells this device in 2 colors, black and white.

This cellphone is equipped with a Apple A6 chip, holding a good 1300 megahertz Dual-Core processing unit and 1016 MB of RAM. An excellent aspect of this phone is the 64 GB inmense internal storage and though it doesn’t have a slot for an external memory card, it it is more than enough to install lots of apps, games, songs, photos and videos without having to worry about how much storage capacity is left.

This cellphone is equipped with a high-tech 4-inches screen with a 1136 x 640 resolution, making everything look beautiful and brightful. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a brightness of 500 candela/m2 and has multi-touch detection.

This device has two cameras, an 8 MP back facing camera and a 1.2 MP front facing camera. This phone can also film videos in Full HD 1920×1080 at 30 fps. In addition, the camera counts with a high number of interesting characteristics like flash, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, face detection shooting, geo tagging and time lapse video.

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This cellphone packs a 1440 mAh medium sized Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for many hours, although you will probably find yourself looking for a place to charge it even after moderate use. According to Apple, the Apple iPhone 5 has an aproximate stand by time of 225 hs and a talk time of 8 hours. A big issue to evaluate is that this cellphone’s battery isn’t replaceable so you can’t throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, leaving no choice but to buy a new device.

The iPhone 5 has wifi connection (and it can share it with other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) high performance internet connection and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a slower 4G network or the fastest 3G data connection, supported by HSDPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. This device uses a Nano SIM card to use GSM services and it works with both CDMA and GSM.

This cellphone also features some interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS Navigation and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

If you will use it to play lots of games, will use this phone for work, love photography or want this phone mainly for social networks, this cellphone is definitely a good choice . When buying this device you will also receive Documentation, Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable and USB Power Adapter.

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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Apple
Operating System (OS):iOS 7.x, 6.1, 6
Variant:LTE and GSM A1428
Product code:A1428
Dimensions:4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches
Weight:3.95 ounces
Colors:Black and White
Materials:Aluminium
Accessories:Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Documentation, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2012-09-12

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:4 inches
Resolution:640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density:326 pixels per inch
Brightness:500 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Apple A6
Processor:Apple Swift (Dual-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1016 MB (1066 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX543MP3
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot

Battery

Battery type:Li-Polymer
Removable:No
Capacity:1440 mAh
Stand-by Time:225 hours
Talk Time:8 hours

Camera

Back camera:8 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.40
    Focal length:33mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.31 inches (1/3.2″)
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Time Lapse Video

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1700/2100, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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Andy Mathews
Andy Mathews

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