Wednesday, January 2, 2013

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: What's the diff?

My Uncle Wally recently got a iPhone 4S and he wanted to know what the differences were between the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5. So, let's take the iPhone 4S (Older version) and the iPhone 5 (Latest version). If you put them side by side, the only thing you will notice is the screen size. However, there are many more differences. Here's a list of most of the differences:

  • The iPhone 5 has an A6 chip instead of an A5 chip (Faster processor)
  • The iPhone 5's unibody has a layer of glass removed to make it thinner and lighter
  • The iPhone 5 has either a black and slate color or a white and silver color while the iPhone 4S only has black or white.
  • The iPhone 5 has 4G LTE (Long-Term-Evolution) a.k.a. blazing fast cellular
  • The iPhone 5 has a Nano-SIM Card while the iPhone 4S has a Micro-SIM Card
  • The iPhone 5's front camera has a 1.2 Megapixel camera while the iPhone 4S's only has VGA resolution (Less resolution)
  • The front camera on the iPhone 5 also has 720p HD video while the iPhone 4S's only has VGA resolution (Less resolution)
  • The iPhone 5 has a backside illumination sensor unlike the iPhone 4S
  • You can take still pictures while recording video only on the iPhone 5
  • There is face detection only on the iPhone 5
  • The iPhone 5 comes with EarPods (Check out my review) while the iPhone 4S only comes with the Apple's older earphones
  • The iPhone 5 has the Lightning connector (a small, reversible connector to a charger) while the iPhone 4S has the 30-pin connector
  • The iPhone 5 has better battery life than the iPhone 4S (Actual results may vary)
  • The iPhone 4S currently only comes in the 16 GB model while the iPhone 5 comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, and the 64 GB (Bigger is better)
  • The iPhone 5 starts at $199 while the iPhone 4S starts at $99 (Contract not included)
Well, there you go. That's the general differences of the iPhone. I use the term "general" as I am sure there are more. Anyways, I hope this helps the people that need it.

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