Apple iPhone 5 – overview, features and technical specifications

Here, I am going to give you the features , overview and technical specifications of Apple iPhone 5 which was released in September 2012. In this article, you can also learn how to use and configure Apple iPhone 5.


Apple iphone 5 is a smartphone which is very slim and low in weight to carry and keep in pocket easily. It was launched in September 2012 by Apple, the giant manufacturer of gadgets. It has a larger display and a faster chip system. It has an ultra fast wireless connectivity that does not sacrifice battery life. A good looking headset with microphone is designed for pleasant sound quality.

Apple iPhone 5 is a thin device with many features and configuration with a larger display, faster chip system and the latest and faster wireless technology. It has been configured with an 8 mega pixel sight camera and much more. It has an aluminum body and an unprecedented level of precision. It's just a mere 7.6 mm thin and weighs about 112 grams. This phone has been found to be 18% thinner and 20% lighter when compared to iPhone 4S. Most manufacturers are making a larger display smartphones now a days. But Apple iPhone 5 isn't just a larger display, but a larger Retina display. With 326 pixels per inch, it has a high pixel density but our eyes can't distinguish individual pixels. So the games you play, the words you read, the images you see and the apps you use in iPhone 5, look incredibly vivid and real. For big-time entertainment, iPhone 5 serves as a widescreen HD video for its users. It runs on ios smartphone operating system version ios 6 which is the world's most advanced mobile operating system with touch screen keypad and dimensions are 4.87x2.31" x 0.30", considerably bigger in size compared to other smartphones in the same range.

Let's see in detail about its specs.


Apple iPhone 5 has 4 sensors which help the users in different ways. They are as follows:

Accelerometer: This sensor helps in positioning the view of the screen depending on your wish, either horizontal or vertical. It also helps application developers for configuring games and videos and other programs.

Digital Compass: This sensor helps in navigating the directions and points a user towards North, South, East and West.

GPS and Gyroscope: GPS helps in knowing the location of the device on earth as its name Global Positioning System suggests. This sensor, in the phone will help military, marine and aviation users. Gyroscope sensor helps in orientation purpose.


This device is provided with the following networks for the customer to enjoy network connectivity.

Edge/2G (GSM/GPRS)

Features: It has features like DLNA, FM Receiver, FM Transmitter, GPS Navigation, Graphics Accelerator, HD Playback and Microphone. It has a processor with the new A6 chip which offers graphics performance at higher rate for playing games and videos.

Technical specifications

Display: The screen display size is about 4 inches, the retina LCD display screen with screen resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels, pixel density is 326 PPI. It has an additional display support, Ambient Light Sensor, Multi Touch, Proximity Sensor and Scratch Resistant Glass which protects your phone from scratches. That means it has all those advanced features, found on any other smartphones available today in the market.

Storage and Ram: It has an internal storage capacity of 6 GB, Ram is 1 GB, there is no memory slot for external storage in Apple IPhone 5. This is one of the disadvantages of this smartphone. However, an internal memory of 6 GB is good to be to a considerable extent.

Camera: The Apple iPhone 5 has been provided with a rear camera of 8 MP with a front facing camera of 1.2 MP which is helpful for FaceTime video calling. This is found in most of the smartphones but there are a few which do not possess the front camera. You can make video calls even if Wi-Fi connection isn't available. The quality of FaceTime video calls is so surprisingly live. It looks as if you are sitting in the same room with whoever is on the other end. You can also use the front camera for taking self-portraits or recording 720p HD video. It gives a video capture resolution of 10810p. It provides face detection up to 10 faces. The camera has the following advanced features:

• Digital Zoom
• Front Facing camera
• Autofocus
• Rear facing Camera
• Enhanced Video Recording
• LED Flash
• Panorama
• Image stabilization
• FaceTime HD Camera
• Face Detection


It has the following connectivity features:

Wireless connectivity: It has 3G, 4G, Bluetooth Version 4.0, Mobile Hotspot Tethering and WiFI. It has Ultra fast wireless which you can connect and experience fast data network. That includes advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. You can browse, download and stream content at ultra-fast speeds. Dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity accelerates your Wi-Fi experience too. One of the most important features is you can Print straight from your iPhone over Wi-Fi with AirPrint. It does not require software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect. With just a few taps in Mail, Photos, Safari or iBooks, you can send whatever's onscreen to an AirPrint-enabled printer.

Interfaces: It has been provided with Apple Lightning with HMID( Via Apple Lightning ).

Headphones Connections: It has been provided with 3.5mm Earpods. Apple EarPods are so amazing and just the initial type of headsets, contributing to an improved audio experience.

G SM Networks: It can easily support the following networks. 2G Network - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428 and CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429, 3G Network - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428 and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429, 4G Network- LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429 and LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429.

SIM : It has a Nano SIM facility.


The battery of the phone is quite powerful. It has a capacity of 1440 mAh. It's of Li Ion type. It gives 225 hrs of standby time without using it. Talking Time is 8 hours, 8 hrs of browsing time and 10 hrs of video play back standby with new Lightning connector, which is another brilliant feature for lightning. It's reversible which means there's no wrong way to plug in the cable.

Price of Apple iPhone 5

Price and Availability: The price and availability of the phone depend on the carrier. Some features have not been given in this article. I could collect the most of them listed above. Some features may not be available in all the locations.


Hence, these were the features, specifications, reviews and price details of Apple iPhone5. Hope this article would help the users before buying it.

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