Expert Review of Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black
Apple iPhone 5 32GB is a sixth generation tablet by Apple that is loaded with lots of new specifications and functionalities, which makes this iPhone far better than its earlier siblings. This giant iPhone 5 is cased in a metallic glass, called as Liqiudmetal, which is 20 times stronger than the earlier used encasement and is used for back casing instead of the traditional metal casing. This flagship smarphone has a bar shaped unibody frame with large screen which provides it a new sleek look. Liquidmetal glass is based on super speed pulse mold technology that makes this glass as tough as metal and this results in the lighter weight of the device, thus making it palm friendly in spite of its bigger size than its predecessors. It comes with a size of 123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm and weighs only 112 grams, making it a portable device that can easily be carried anywhere without straining the hand muscles and it has dedicated volume buttons on the left side of the body along with a camera button that enables the user to take snapshots easily and instantly. This weight includes the weight of the battery also. This bar phone is available in black and white color schemes. This droid by Apple comes with a fast processing speed and an improved camera along with the ability to connect to 3G as well as 4G networks that makes Apple iPhone 5 32GB an advanced smartphone with special features and functions.
User Interface and UI functionality
Empowered by the new iOS 5 operating system, the users of Apple iPhone 5 32GB will find a support for the new Find My Mac feature, that is similar to Find My iPhone feature, and will also integrate tightly with iCloud for a computing anywhere style experience. This iPhone is blessed with a wide 4 inch capacitive touchscreen with OLED and 3D display giving a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels along with a color depth of 16M colors. Another key enhancement to the new OS is the fact that all software updates are now sent wirelessly and these updates only include the changes and not the whole Operating System. Sensors like Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Three-axis gyro sensor and Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate comes pre-loaded in this iPhone that widen the user experience with the interface. Apple iPhone 5 32GB has a bigger user interface than its rivals, which enables the user to interact with the home screen with comfortableness without paining the eyes. The mechanical home button has been removed and its place has been taken by a capacitive controller that is easy to operate and requires less efforts. The heart of this smartphone clocked at 1.4GHz Apple A5 dual core processor which provides it seamless power than A4 processor and also brings improvement in the RAM and overall storage space available.
Apple iPhone 5 32GB is a complete entertainment package that is loaded with bundles of applications and features, capable enough of taking the user to the bottomless world of music and entertainment. It comes with in-built speakers that are of better quality and also to increase the music experience it provides support to various audio formats like AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV along with a 3.5mm jack that enables the user to connect the device to other music sources like speakers, etc., and apart from the music world, the user can also enjoy a full HD videos on the large 4 inch TFT capacitive touch screen.
This video player provides back up to formats such as H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, and PCM stereo audio in .avi file format, so that you do not have to compromise in terms of quality and entertainment. Apple iPhone 5 32GB comes with a headset that allows the user to listen to their favorite music even in the late hours of night without disturbing anyone else. An increase in the UI size, the resolution of the screen get stronger and the user avails a more brilliant video-watching experience. The music player can play polyphonic ringtones but on the sad note, this iPhone by Apple does not provide any support to FM radio. You can also keep your multimedia files on iCloud that perfectly and very smartly places all your documents and files at one correct place and you can access those files and applications from any of your iOS or iMac device. Using the AirPlay Mirroring you can play 1080 pixels videos on your Apple TV of third generation.
Pictures and Video quality
Apple iPhone 5 32GB is boasts an 8 megapixels iSight autofocus primary camera with an improved dual LED flash system that enables the user to take shots even when the light is low. This camera provides a better resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with digital zoom feature. The user can take snaps in various modes with various image effects that helps in giving a variety by adding more charm and touch to the effects of the image. A full HD video can also be recorded which is of 1080 pixels size giving 30 frames per second and also a secondary digital camera of VGA technology for live video calling. The stills can be printed as large as 8x10 cm. It also captures HD videos in 720 pixels mode by taking 30 frames per second. A good camera needs to collect more light and at higher resolution so that the details of the images clicked by it look superb. The technological add-ons improve optics and that they do so via features like an auto focus, dual LED flash, touch-focus, face detection and Geo-tagging.
For video calling, there is a secondary camera of 1.2 megapixels in the front that also helps in taking self portraits. There is a five element camera lens, improved backside illumination sensor, excellent auto white balance, advanced color accuracy and reduced motion blur in the phone also. Video calls can be made over Wi-Fi network or over 3G and 4G, too.
Apple iPhone 5 64GB provides very fast Internet connectivity options through EDGE, GPRS, 3G with HSPA+ speed, 4G with LTE, that is, Long Term Evolution speed at 100 Mbps, and Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi Plus Cellular via WLAN network. Apple iPhone 5 32GB allows the user to have access to unlimited Internet browsing with the help of HTML browser that allows the user to have 12 hours of continuous surfing through the various connectivity options. Other than this, Apple iPhone 5 gives the facility of Bluetooth via A2DP that allows the user to exchange the data to the near by compatible devices. The HTML Safari browser gives you lightening fast web page downloading speed and will allow you to toggle between the pages with comfort and ease. For syncing data with other compatible devices, Apple iPhone 5 32GB has the support of Bluetooth of version v4.0 with A2DP and USB port of version 2.0 that transfers files from one device to another within the fractions of a second with super fast speed. You can wirelessly sync your iOS device to your Mac or PC over a shared Wi-Fi connection. So with the help of this Internet, you always have your movies, TV shows, home videos, and photo albums everywhere you go and you can access them from any of your iOS device.
Internal and External Memory
Apple iPhone 5 32GB, as the name suggests, has a huge internal memory of 32GB with 1GB space for RAM that enables the user to save a huge amount of data in this device, thus converting it into a PC or laptop that contains an unlimited number of information and files. Apple iPhone 5 can store unlimited missed calls, received calls, dialed calls, phone book contacts and SMS, which reduces the burden of deleting the SMS after a some time. It does not provide any outer support to expand the external memory but with such an elephantine internal space the need to expand the memory does not exist at all. The internal memory space of this beast is more than enough to hold a huge amount of data in the phone which includes your phonebook entries, call records, messages, SIS applications and some other important applications. The 1GB RAM permits you to run heavy applications with ease and comfort without showing any sluggishness. The absence of memory card slot is a major drawback for this droid as its competitor Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a microSD card slot.
Applications and Gaming
Apple iPhone is completely enriched with loads of applications and social networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Orkut, etc., via which you can share views, information, videos and images with your friends and other social groups. Apple iPhone 5 32GB does not comes pre-loaded with a bunch of games but it allows the user to download games of their choice from various sites. On the big and brilliant screen of Apple iPhone 5 you can play and enjoy games like Angry Birds, Doodle Jump and Tap Revenge 3, Temple Run, etc. and you can also download some interesting motion-based games to increase your fun. There are also graphics-intensive apps available for this phone. Its Apple A5 chip has pushed the graphic processing potential so much that the gaming experience becomes realistic and smooth.
Apple iPhone 5 32GB has a built-in powerful standard lithium polymer rechargeable battery that is capable enough to keep the device alive for 225 hours in standby mode and allows the user to have a long talk time of up to 8 hours on 3G network and up to 8 hours on 2G network. This battery allows you to play video files for a time up to 10 hours whereas the audio files can be played continuously up to 40 hours of time. You can use Internet on this droid for a time of up to 8 hours using 3G and 4G networks whereas this usage time increase up to 10 hours if you surf the Internet using Wi-Fi network.
Apple iPhone 5 32GB offers 2G, 3G and 4G GSM network supports at a bandwidth of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, respectively, along with providing high speed connectivity for HSUPA and HSDPA so that the user can easily download and upload the file without wasting much time. This droid features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth capabilities to keep the users connected. The touch screen keyboard of Apple iPhone 5 32GB is very smart that lets you type quickly and accurately and remain in touch with others via Instant Messaging, SMS, MMS and social networking. With assisted GPS, users can freely use satellites to find and locate places and orient self. The Near Field Communication (NFC) is missing from the handset that helps in simple transactions, data exchange and connections within seconds.
Apple hosted an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on September 12, 2012 and this sixth generation smartphone, Apple iPhone 5, was unveiled formally in that event, though there were speculations and rumors in the air about the sixth generation iPhone soon after the launch of Apple iPhone 4S. Apple iPhone 5 went up for pre-order on 14th September, 2012 and breaking all the records, it received nearly 2 million pre-orders within a short time of 24 hours. Initial demand for the iPhone 5 exceeded the supply available at launch on September 21, 2012. This flagship smartphone by Apple was released in India on 2nd November, 2012 with a price of Rs. 52,500. This smartphone broke all the records created by its predecessor, Apple iPhone 4S, by selling over 5 million units in the first three days.
Apple iPhone 5 32GB is a better option than Apple iPhone 4 32GB with a wider screen, better display size, higher resolution, faster processing speed, more storage for RAM, higher pixel camera, secondary digital camera and much more that are capable enough to attract the customers towards it. Apple iPhone 5 32GB runs on iOS 6 operating system and has a vibrant 4 inches wide LED-backlit IPS TFT display that provides a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch with Retina display. Real life effects are brought in to the pictures with the presence of Retina display that will dazzle you with its performance. Apple iPhone 5 32GB is powered by Apple A6 chipset that improves the graphic performance of the device also. Connectivity options like EDGE, GPRS, 3G with HSPA+ speed, 4G with LTE speed, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB port are supported by this smartphone and it provides support to 2G, 3G, CDMA, and 4G networks for connectivity. You can make video calls, over Wi-Fi and data connectivity, to your friends and family members with this droid that holds a secondary 1.2 megapixels front camera, which you can also use to take self portraits.
You cannot increase the external storage capacity of this smartphone as there is no slot provided for microSD card but you will get ample of internal storage capacity with 1GB space for RAM and 32GB of users' available memory that play a vital role in the smooth running and storing of heavy applications. It has a very powerful 8 megapixels primary camera that can simultaneously shoot HD videos while capturing images, so that you will never miss even a single shot. The camera is backed by the support of LED flash for better capturing at night. Support to NFC is missing from this beast, which might hamper its sale in the market as its tough competitor, Samsung Galaxy S III, comes with NFC support. To increase the usability of the droid, sensors like Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity and Ambient light are available at your service all the time. Finally the Lithium Ion built-in rechargeable battery allows a talk time of up to 8 hours for 2G as well as 3G networks along with a standby time of 225 hours for both the networks.
For Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone 5 is a strong contender as the name Apple itself is sufficient to bring the crowd to the Apple stores to purchase this droid but if one goes specification wise than, obviously, Samsung Galaxy S III goes a notch higher than the latter. Where Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inches wide super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a pixel density of 306 ppi with 16 million color depth, Apple iPhone 5 has a 4 inch LED Backlit IPS TFT capacitive touch screen with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch and support of 16 million colors. Samsung Galaxy S III runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system version 4.0.4 and has TouchWiz UX user interface on top of it, which is very intuitive, responsive and very easy to use. The internal storage capacity of Galaxy S III is huge with 1GB space for RAM and 32GB of users' available space and you can increase the external memory up to 32GB using a microSD card. Various connectivity options provided by Samsung Galaxy S III are EDGE, GPRS, 3G with HSPA+ speed, 4G with LTE speed (regional), Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, USB port, etc. that will allow you to widen your range of connectivity.
With the additional NFC support this device can get an edge over Apple iPhone 5. The 8 megapixels autofocus primary camera of Galaxy S III is supported by LED flash for clear images and videos during night. This snapper also allows you to shoot HD videos and capture images simultaneously so that you never miss even a single moment. There is a secondary 1.9 megapixels camera for video calling and self portraits but this smartphone does not provides facility of video calling over Wi-Fi, unlike Apple iPhone 5. Samsung Galaxy S III is powered by Quad Core processor that throbs at the speed of 1.4GHz and has lithium ion 2,100 mAh battery that allows a talk time of up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G network. The standby time for 2G network is 590 hours, which is much better than Apple iPhone 5 32GB.
In terms of applications and features Apple iPhone 5 32GB grabs the opportunity over Samsung Galaxy S III as with iOS 6 operating system Apple Store has more than 7,00,000 applications and games whereas the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system provides only 2,00,000 applications and features in the Android market. The new advanced Siri can now find solutions to more problems, can update your Facebook profile, can find nearby cafeterias, restaurants, buildings, etc. with ease and amazing fast speed. The another amazing feature in Apple iPhone 5 64GB is the personal assistant, Siri, that understands what you want and uses the most appropriate application to find the solution for your problem. So quality wise and quantity wise Apple iOS 6 is far better than Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Other droids that can emerge as healthy competitors for Apple iPhone 5 32GB are HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola DEFY, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire X, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia 808 PureView, and many more.