The Difference Between iPhone 4s and iPhone 5

So you’re looking into getting the new iPhone 5?  Before you do, be sure to take a look at these key differences between the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5

First off is the new iPhone 5 comes with the A6 Chip. Which has been claimed by Apple as being twice as fast as A5. The A6 chip also offers graphics performance that’s up to twice as fast as the A5 chip.

The Apple iPhone 5 is now taller, but slimmer than its predecessor at a Height of 4.87 inches (123.8 mm), Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm), a Thickness of 0.30 inch (7.6 mm) and Weighs only 3.95 ounces (112 grams)… nearly one ounce less than the iPhone 4s.

With the additional height also comes the 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display, 1136 x 640 resolution, 326 ppi.


If you’re worried about compatibility with any accessories you have, well you should be… the new iPhone 5 features the Nano-SIM and not the Micro-SIM that was previously being used. In addition to this change, the phone now uses the Lightning connector and instead of it’s 30Pin connector used for the previous versions of the iPhone as well as the iPad. This means you’ll have to buy new docks.

As for FaceTime camera, the iPhone 5 has an increased resolution. Now 1.2MP photos can be taken, along with 720p HD video in addition the a backside illumination sensor. One nice little feature that the iPhone 5 is capable of is the ability to take still photos while recording video. There is now also the ability to enable face detection when taking pictures.

All this comes packaged up with a storage and travel case. So if you’re looking to enter into to iPhone market and buy your first iPhone this may be a good time. If you’re not concerned with the latest and greatest and perfectly content with your current iPhone then there’s no rush to get the iPhone 5. The iPhone 6 will probably be out in a couple months… kidding.

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