iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4: Here’s the Technical differences between Apple Smartphones

Posted on Sep 14 2012 - 4:21pm by Muhammad Umer

After giving a farewell to the iPhone 3GS, Apple has updated its official website proposing a technical comparison between the three models of iPhone. So here are the differences between iPhone 4, 4S and 5 that will help you understand whether to change your smartphone or not.

On the following page, you will find a detailed comparative table showing the differences between iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the complete range of three Smartphones that Apple currently offers to all its users.

We will start from the heart of iDevices, chip A4, A5 and A6, with processors and graphics gradually more and more efficient. Regarding the size, iPhone 4 and 4S are virtually identical apart from the 3 grams more of 4S. The iPhone 5 is only 8.6 mm higher, has the same width, thickness 1.7 mm less and 28 g less than previous models.

The Retina Display of the iPhone 4/4s has a diagonal of 3.5 “and a resolution of 960 × 640 pixels, while the iPhone 5 has a diagonal of 4″ and a resolution of 1136 × 640 pixels and has the same density 326 ppi. New tiny Nano-SIM in iPhone 5 replaces Micro-SIM.

With regard to the cellular network, there are no major difference between iPhone 4 and 4S, except that the 4S has two antennas that allow better reception, Bluetooth 4.0 instead of 2.1 and is compatible with satellite systems GLONASS as well as GPS. The iPhone 5 however, introduces the 5GHz WiFi, the HSPA + and LTE.

The camera has a 5 megapixel sensor for iPhone 4 and 8 megapixels for iPhone 5/4S. The iPhone 5 does not introduce substantial changes to the main camera than the iPhone 4S, but introduces a front camera of 1.2 MP which can shoot 720p HD video that replaces the simple VGA in iPhone 4/4S.  iPhone 5 also allows you to take photos while filming and introduces face detection in the movie.

The iPhone 5 finally introduces a new dock connector and new headphones known as EarPods.

Worth changing an iPhone 4S for an iPhone 5? You have to decide yourself.

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My name is Umer from Pakistan, I love anything to do with iPhone and iPad or iOS related so I built this blog.

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