Expert Review of Apple iPhone 5 16GB White
Apple, with its newer and innovative technology in every new product, has gained tremendous trust of the buyers worldwide and in a very short period of time, has ignited the competition in the smartphone segment that has taken such fierce looks these days. It has already launched a wide range of products namely, Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, and many softwares, and is still on the path of bringing a change for better user experiences. Apple iPhone 5 is one of their products, which can be seen as the most advanced smartphone present in today’s markets. Its features are eye-catching and easily leaves an impression to have this phone in your pocket as soon as possible. The dimension of 123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm makes it fit into any pocket quite easily and its light weight does not make it feel heavy even after long continuous hours of handling. Its large screen offers a clear and bright on-screen view and is very optimum for reading text, web pages, e-books, watch videos, or play games. The A6 processor promises to provide you with a beasty performance and that too in real time. You can take life-like and stunning pictures with its high quality camera that also supports a high definition video recording. The user interface is made very simple by allowing you to arrange your favorite stuff in easy to access folders on the home screen. Some other knocking features are Gyroscope, Thunder Port, and 4G LTE connectivity.
User Interface and UI functionality
This smartphone features a 4 inches wide LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels, pixel density of 326 pixels per inch and support of nearly 16 million colors which mix together to provide you with maximum color combinations. The front of the phone is covered with the Corning Gorilla Glass, which ensures protection form scratches, and the Oleophobic coating over it provides resistance from fingerprints, thus preventing the screen from displaying any blotches. Overall, it is taller than Apple iPhone 4/4S and with its multi-touch functionality, elegant menu system of iOS6, and sharp, clear, and crisp display, it adds more and more to the user experience. The user interface is made very simple and even if you are very new to the smartphone world, you will get along with it in a couple of minutes. You can also arrange your favorite stuff in easy to access folders on home screen which in turn saves a lot of time especially when you have some business or meeting to attend.
Apple iPhone 5 offers excellent audio and video playbacks that allow you to enjoy your collection (music, videos) to the fullest and at the best of the quality. Its audio player supports formats such as AAC (8 to 320Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV. The file formats supported by its video player are H.264 video up to 1080p, 30fps, Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps, 48KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG4 video up to 2.5Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30fps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps per channel, 48KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30fps, and PCM stereo audio in .avi file format. These are some of the very famous and commonly used file types and so you need not worry about the file extension before transferring files to/from your Apple iPhone 5. Unfortunately, FM radio is not provided on this phone but there are several apps on Apple store that allow you to avail FM and other international channels.
Pictures and Video quality
With its 8-megapixel camera, which provides a camera resolution of 3264 x 2448pixels, you can click stunning and life-like pictures. It also supports some of the most commonly used camera functions like simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, Geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR, etc., and you can also go for full HD 1080 pixels video recording at 30fps. In every sense, the company has tried to better your photography experience and if you are a dedicated shutterbug, this phone will serve you really well. Its secondary 1.2-megapixel front camera enables you to shoot 720 pixels videos by taking 30fps, along with self-click and video calling like Skype. The interesting feature about its front camera is that you can go for video calling with your friends and family over 3G and 4G network also and that too, almost-real chat at 720p of high definition video.
iPhone 5 offers all the features with which you can stay connected globally and locally anytime and anywhere. Some of its features are EDGE, GPRS, 3G with HSPA speed, 4G with LTE (Long Term Evolution) speed, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, and Wi-Fi Plus Cellular via WLAN network. Its Safari browser is HTML enabled and provides you with an ultra-fast downloading speed in comparison to other models of the same price tag. Other features are that you can wirelessly synchronize your iOS device to your Mac or PC over a shared Wi-Fi connection.
Internal and External Memory
This smartphone Apple iPhone 5 is available in 3 variants, one with 16GB of storage capacity, other with 32GB, and the third with 64GB of internal memory. All these variants feature 1GB of RAM, which is sufficient to run heavy applications and games. A large amount of files can be stored in its internal memory but if in case, your data overflows, there is no provision of any micro SD slot to expand it. In that case, you will have to delete the unwanted files or transfer it to iCloud. So choose your model very carefully before buying your model.
Applications and Gaming
This smartphone Apple iPhone 5 hosts a variety of preloaded applications and features. Some of the prominent and popular applications amongst the people across the world are Calorie Tracker, FlightTrack, GoodReader and Ambience. It’s very advanced iOS 6 operating system provides you an access to more than 7,00,000 applications, thus ruling out Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system from the competition. In addition, you also get a new Siri with iOS 6 that puts forth more questions and knows more answers. Another very appealing application is iCloud that allows you keep your data/files at one place and gives you access to all of it whether you are on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Using AirPlay, you can synchronize your iPhone with Apple TV and thus, can enjoy your videos on a bigger screen. By simply turning on the AirPlay Mirroring, you can duplicate your iPhone screen on your HDTV in real time.
Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and running on iOS 6, Apple iPhone 5 offers a standard Lithium Ion rechargeable, non-removable battery that promises to deliver a talk time of up to 8 hours on 3G and 2G networks and a standby time of up to 225 hours on both the networks. You can use Internet up to 8 hours using 3G network, up to 8 hours on LTE 4G networks, and up to 10 hours over Wi-Fi network. In addition, you can play video files for up to 10 hours and audio files continuously for up to 40 hours.
This smartphone offers many connectivity features, which allow you to stay connected globally and locally without any hassle. For internet connectivity, it offers EDGE, GPRS, 3G with HSPA speed, 4G with LTE (Long Term Evolution) speed, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular via WLAN network and for local connectivity, it offers Bluetooth technology and USB and compatible files can be transferred via both of them. Apple iPhone 5 offers three-time faster data connection when compared to other competing models in the market.
iPhone can rather be seen as the company which ignited the competition in the smartphone market and has been able to build a huge fan following by now. Some top rivals of Apple iPhone 5 are HTC One, BlackBerry Q10, HTC Touch Pro2, BlackBerry Storm2, Nokia 920, Samsung Galaxy 3, and Sony Xperia S. Apple iPhone 5 certainly offers a superb camera with a resolution of 8MP as compared to HTC One with just 4MP camera and HTC Touch Pro2 with 3.15MP camera. BlackBerry Q10 offers a smaller screen size of 3.1 inches as compared to 4.0 inches of iPhone 5 and BlackBerry Storm2 offers just 256MB of RAM giving an edge to iPhone 5, which offers 1GB of RAM. Nokia 920 is still to see a good Nokia market as compared to Apple store with more than 70,000 apps for their customers, which are fully accessible with iPhone 5. The Samsung Galaxy S3 does not support 4G network, which is not the case with iPhone 5. In addition to all these plus points, iPhone 5 also offers an excellent music playback of 40 hours as compared to 25 hours of Sony Xperia S.