Massive Design Changes on Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone

iPhone 5 Black Front Screen

Apple iPhone 5 Summary and Introduction

Apple iPhone 5 smartphone was introduced along side iPod Nano and iPod touch models was released on September 2012. The touchscreen smartphone is a one SIM phone with an aluminum design measuring 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm or 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 112 grams.

The iPhone 5 is available in various colors which are Black and White while there are 3 available models or trims of the iPhone 5 which are the 16GB mode, 32GB and 64GB;The 16GB is no expandable.

The iPhone 5 supports five major versions of operating system making it the second iPhone to ever support five OS.  These Apple operating system are iOS 6,7,8,9 and 10.

Apple iPhone 5 Key Specs

Resolution 640 by 1136 pixels
Display4.0 inches
Rear Camera8-megapixel
Front Camera1.2-megapixel
microSD Storage

Price: How much does Apple iPhone 5 cost?

You can get the iPhone 5 in the US for $400 while the price on Canada starts at $515 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $532 but the price of iPhone 5 in UK is £297 while the EU countries can buy iPhone 5 for €340.

In Africa, you can buy the iPhone 5 in Nigeria for ₦144,000 and Kenya for KSh 40,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of iPhone 5 is RS 27,700.

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The iPhone 5 LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 60.8% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 4.0 inches with screen resolution at 640 pixel by 1136 pixel and screen density, PPI at 326 pixels per inch.


The iPhone 5 featured major design changes in comparison to its predecessors.

These changes includes an aluminum based body which is thinner and lighter than the previous models, a taller screen with nearly 16:9 aspect ratio.

The Apple system on chip, LTE support and lightning, a new compact dock connector which replaced the 30 pin design used in the previous phone models.

iPhone 5 is a GSM phone that is designed with one sim port and can only accept Nano sim while it has  a dimension measuring 123.8 x 58.6x 7.6mm and weighs 112grams.

It’s available in black and white colors.


iPhone 5 runs on iOS operating system with performance backed by a 1GB RAM and Dual – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 1.3GHz.

The Internal storage size of the iPhone 5 is available at 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, the 16GB model can not be expanded.

Reviewers and users noted hardware issues, such as an unintended purple hue in photos taken, and the photo’s coating being being prone to chipping.


Apple iPhone 5 has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera. iPhone 5 comes with 8-megapixel  for the rear or primary camera with f/2.4 aperture while an 1.2-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.

A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.

Apple iPhone 5 is the second iPhone to feature a sony-made 8-megapixel camera giving a splendid camera experience.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

iPhone 5 packs a non-removable Li-Polymer 1440mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, 4G LTE (with support of over 40 band in india), Bluetooth, GPS and sensors which includes gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensor.

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Apple iPhone 5 Full Specifications

Smartphone Design
Device NameApple iPhone 5
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateReleased September 2012
Dimensions and Size123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)
Weight (in grams)112 g
ColorsBlack, white
Number of SIMOne
Water ResistanceNo
Dust ResistanceNo
TypeNon-removable Li-Polymer
Battery Capacity1440 mAh
Stand-by225 hours (3G)
Talk time8 hours (3G)
Fast Charge
Wireless ChargingNo
Screen TypeLED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches)4.0 inches
Screen-to-body-ratioApproximately 60.8%
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)326 ppi pixel density
Colors16 million colors
Screen ProtectionOleophobic coating, Corning Gorilla Glass
Operating SystemiOS 6 but can be upgraded to iOS 10.3.3
Processor Type or ChipsetApple A6
ProcessorDual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)
Internal Storage16GB, 32GB and 64GB
Expandable StorageNo
Expandable Storage Type
Maximum Expandable Storage
Front or Secondary1.2-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture
Rear or Primary8-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture
Features1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, touch focus, 33mm, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR (photo)
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Infrared portNo
USB On-The-GoNo
Headphone3.5mm jack
Network TechnologyGSM/ CDMA/ HSPA/ EVDO/ LTE
Iris scannerNo
Compass or MagnetometerYes
Heart rateNo
Light SensorYes

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