Apple has been known to be an innovator and the legacy of its iPads and iPods are a testament to that fact. The company turned a lot of heads when it announced that it was not going to feature Google Maps in its new iPhone avatar but that proved to be quite a farce for many as the Apple Maps app brought the company into the limelight for the wrong reasons.
Apart from this disappointment, the iPhone 5 is a great piece of hardware and software. So lets see if the 5 in the new iPhone is just another number or is the number of another innovative phone by Apple Inc.
The first thing that you would notice on the new iPhone is that it is much more lighter and slightly longer than it’s predecessor ( it weighs roughly 112g.
This may be disappointing to those who want their phones to feel like a paper weight but according to me, it’s the best thing to happen to the smart phone; who wants to carry a brick in their pocket anyway?
The taller screen will be welcomed by many as we a change in user’s preference towards phablets. It’s not too big nor too small and is ideal for watching videos in Wide-screen.
Coming to the shape of the phone, the iPhone 5 has stuck to the design of its predecessor which makes it look similar to the iPhone 4 and 4S. Other improvements include the tougher Gorilla Glass on the front along with the change in location of the earphone jack to the bottom of the phone near the Lightning connector.
Phones these days are getting more powerful day by day and Apple’s A6 dual-core chip runs at a clock speed of 1.3 GHz , the phone comes with 2 GB of RAM which is quite less compared to what Samsung is offering on its new Galaxy and Note phones. But, Apple has something up its sleeve, the PowerVR SGX543MP4 is a powerful tri-core processor that handles all the 2D and 3D rendering; this should make the phone competitive when running high end apps and games that require a lot of juice.
The 8 MP rear camera can take HD videos and has an illuminated sensor which makes sure that the camera receives ample light. The front camera is a 1.2 MP camera that supports 720p videos. Overall, this ain’t bad but there are news on the Internet regarding the images taken by the rear camera being too purply. But this isn’t going to deter Apple fanboys from getting one.
Finally, a phone is as good as its battery life and the iPhone 5 doesn’t disappoint. The new phone lasts much longer than its older brother under normal usage. 4G users in some countries are going to be disappointed though as the iPhone5 is not compatible with many 4G networks around the world including ours.
Apple’s hardware always come at a premium and this phone is no exception ( RS 43,990 for the 16GB model), but for the premium features that it offers, the iPhone 5 is a piece of eye candy one wouldn’t want to let go of if he has got the money to pay for it.