Apple iPhone 5

Last Updated: 21st May 2019
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Apple iPhone 5 summary

Apple iPhone 5 smartphone was launched in November 2012. The phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640x1136 pixels at a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi).

Apple iPhone 5 is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core Apple A6 processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The Apple iPhone 5 runs iOS 6.1.4 and is powered by a 1,440mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone 5 on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Apple iPhone 5 based on iOS 6.1.4 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage. The Apple iPhone 5 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Apple iPhone 5 include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Apple iPhone 5 measures 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.60mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 112.00 grams. It was launched in White and Black colours.

As of 21st May 2019, Apple iPhone 5 price in India starts at Rs. 43,750.

Display4.00-inch
ProcessorApple A6
Front Camera1.2-megapixel
Resolution640x1136 pixels
RAM1GB
OSiOS 6.1.4
Storage16GB
Rear Camera8-megapixel
Battery Capacity1440mAh

Apple iPhone 5 Price in India (21st May 2019)

Apple iPhone 5 (White, 1GB RAM, 16GB)Rs. 43,750
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Apple iPhone 5 full specifications

GENERAL

Release dateNovember 2012
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)123.80 x 58.60 x 7.60
Weight (g)112.00
Battery capacity (mAh)1440
Removable batteryNo
ColoursWhite, Black

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)4.00
TouchscreenYes
Resolution640x1136 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)326

HARDWARE

Processor1.3GHz dual-core
Processor makeApple A6
RAM1GB
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageNo

CAMERA

Rear camera8-megapixel
Rear flashLED
Front camera1.2-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating systemiOS 6.1.4

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGNo
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
Number of SIMs1
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo
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Apple iPhone 5 reviews and ratings by users

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A Complete Mobile Phone
By Ankur Kothari | 8 May 2014
I was in search for a phone which could complete my personal and business use. Apple iPhone 5 satisfied my needs by far. A device whose design can be arguably flaunted for. Pros :- 1. Hardware Built - 1.3 GHz dual core and RAM - 1GB both equally contributes and makes the device fast. Some devices provide better processor and poor RAM or vice versa which makes a device slower. But Apple iPhone 5 has mixed up the best combination to provide a lightning speed. 2. Display and Camera - With 4.00 inches display, Apple i5 makes a phone handy and portable. The brightness, no doubt is the best in the market. With 8-MP for rear, 1.2-MP in the front and Flash provided, Camera of i5 is the best featured. 3. App Store - App Store and applications provided by Apple is the best and has the most number of applications for use more than Google's Play Store. 4. Battery Life - Apple has the best Battery Back up among all the handsets in the market. I purchased the phone on May - 2013 and its been a year, i have always experienced a day back up provided using Internet and other services all the time. 5. Technology - With Compass/Magnetometer, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer and Temperature Sensor, Apple iPhone 5 holds the best equipped phone bound with technology. Cons:- 1. Price Tag - The only fear of a Middle-Class person. But Apple is worth its money. I would like to recommend this phone for a teenager to flaunt and stay updated with the outer world, a business-man to work efficiently with the prime battery back-up and a traveler who can stay in touch with his world using amazing apps. If you are a Student, Business man, Traveler, Gamer - Go for it!
4 Out of 5
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apple 5 to 5 stars
By VeNky Boddula | 22 Jul 2015
i like the apple phone.. eview is subject to moderation, so it may take some time to appear on the website. Do not r
5 Out of 5
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Apple Iphone 5 the samrt thing which is available
By Salman Shaikh | 1 Jun 2014
Iphone 5 is the best smartphone i come across. The ease of use that iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5 is great and very simple to use. Integration with iCloud just makes all the things available with ease across my iPad device. The security is also great and i never ever felt like installing an Anti-virus software on my iPhone during the use. The 8 MP camera gives excellent image during day and night time and while viewing the clicked images on PC or TV, the quality of image itself speaks for iPhone. Speaking of the Battery life, i have always heard negatively about battery life from other users of iPhone but i have never ever faced that issue with my iPhone. It gives me a great battery backup of almost 2-3 days when i use only Wifi and no 3G or 2G which can be termed excellent compared to other smartphone battery life.i mostly use Wifi for my data needs. Even with use of 2G/3G the fully charged iPhone battery lasts for about 1-1.5 days which is more than enough for me. The only feature that disappoints me is the use of iTunes to copy and sync all the music, videos, photos etc to my iPhone. This limits me to sync my device to another system which has another set of songs and videos where iTunes is installed as syncing this will erase the data that is already present on my iPhone. So all in all, i have none of the complaints with my iPhone and continue to and will always be proud owner of my Apple iPhone. It deserve 5 stars for its security, performance, camera almost everything. It is best to the young generation who wants thier all work in one go.
5 Out of 5
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get the Iphone, get the peace of mind, if display size doesn't matter.
By sher dil | 1 Jun 2014
Even with low specs on paper this phone is very snappy and smooth, this is because the OS is specifically made or the Iphone. Same goes for the apps, they are specifically made for Iphone, all apps open in a snap! No sluggishness or lag whatsoever. The Apple ap store has maximum number of apps and no need to worry if certain app will work well, or if certain game will run smoothly on the Iphone. They are made for the Iphone so no problem. Software updates are easily available as they are released by the manufacturer Apple itself. whereas in Android some phone get some don't. The screen, though small, is a delight to the eyes. I myself feel no strain when reading on this. Maybe thats the reason its called a retina display. Quick navigation from lock screen to camera app. The camera is excellent in any kind of situations..under bright light it produces great photos with amazing detail without any oversaturation. It also acts like a status symbol, if you don't have an Iphone you don't have an Iphone :P I wish the display was a little larger and the price a little lower.
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iPhone 5: Smooth Performance coupled with an Excellent Exterior Design and Perfect Premium Looks
By Mohsin S | 14 May 2014
I have been using the Apple iPhone 5 32 GB since Nov 2012. I have used other smartphones with OS based on Android, BlackBerry and Windows, but no other Smartphone comes closer to iPhone5 from Performance and looks point of view.I have 408 applications present on my iPhone along with almost 600 songs, 76 videos and 905 photos but i have never ever experienced performance lag on my phone while using apps, watching videos. The looks ,exterior built and finishing of iPhone is excellent and at just 112 gm its so lightweight that gives a great feeling and grip while handling the phone and it feels worth of every penny spent to buy the iPhone 5.Next thing best in my iPhone is the sound quality which is best i have heard in all the phones i have been using. The Airplay feature is absolutely great which i use to view the videos and movies on my Apple TV. The ease of use that iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5 is great and very simple to use. Integration with iCloud just makes all the things available with ease across my iPhone 4 as well as my iPad device. The security is also great and i never ever felt like installing an Anti-virus software on my iPhone during the use. The 8 MP camera gives excellent image during day and night time and while viewing the clicked images on PC or TV, the quality of image itself speaks for iPhone. Speaking of the Battery life, i have always heard negatively about battery life from other users of iPhone but i have never ever faced that issue with my iPhone. It gives me a great battery backup of almost 2-3 days when i use only Wifi and no 3G or 2G which can be termed excellent compared to other smartphone battery life.i mostly use Wifi for my data needs. Even with use of 2G/3G the fully charged iPhone battery lasts for about 1-1.5 days which is more than enough for me. The only feature that disappoints me is the use of iTunes to copy and sync all the music, videos, photos etc to my iPhone. This limits me to sync my device to another system which has another set of songs and videos where iTunes is installed as syncing this will erase the data that is already present on my iPhone. So all in all, i have none of the complaints with my iPhone and continue to and will always be proud owner of my Apple iPhone.
5 Out of 5
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Fact of iPhone
By Anonymous | 12 May 2014
I am using iPhone from past 2007 when it lunched The original iPhone, now i am using iPhone 5 till now i didnt faced any issue in Apple iPhone. we can afford the phone they cost because they have premium and quality. Who used iPhone in his life will never back to any other device like Android etc. I have a experience of 5 years, i have tried to go back but can't loss my money in Android. Dont think to buy iPhone. Apple is the one and only brand which is best in industry. iPhone 5 is best and fast.
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best for the richer folks
By Vivek Reddy | 9 May 2014
with changes in both size and dimension.. apples first change in design is almost very well received the first handling this phone gave me impression that i am using a very premium phone ,,such is the build quality of iphone with 4inch screen and 326ppi the screen is amazing with its retina display the icons are nice and watching videos and playing games really fun on this gadget camera department always be the best eventually android is catching up in camera department but still apples iphone 5 camera is superb very easy interface and picture quality is amazing processor is amazing fast sine ios is optimised accordingly.. multitasking is great ,,there is no lag what so ever coming to call quality its really good.. signal reception is good and connecting to data and wifi is also simply great and reduced thickness and weight adds to the comfort of handling the phone coming to disadvantages the price tag .. for the lesser price there are several android devices which are better in camera , processor and resolution department but i would say one thing apple is apple and if you can afford that luxury go for it..
5 Out of 5
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Review : iPhone 5
By Mayank Bhasin | 21 May 2014
iPhone 5 was touted to be a game changer, well in some cases it did surprise me in the way it performed, considering the fact that it had such lower specs in comparison to the other high end devices in it's range, but Apple has become a reputed brand because of the optimization it's able to bring into it's phones. My experience with the iPhone 5 was a breeze. I could fly around on the net without any worries, and the processor didn't even show a sign of bottlenecking. Although, I still wish that the newer iPhone iterations can have a bigger screen, simply because of the fact that bigger screens are the norm these days. Anyways, I went with the 32 GB iPhone 5 , and so far I can say that the experience has been decent. The call quality of the phone is great, and the earpods make up for a great music listening experience. I wish the battery was quite better on the iPhone 5, and although it's just over 1400 mAh, it's able to serve me a decent 7-8 hours, and that is decent considering the fact that I am quite a hardcore user of my iPhone. The camera optics have always been the fact that I have come back to Apple again and again. The rear shooter just blows the other camera's out of the water. Plus the front facing camera can only ponder over one thing - #LemmeTakeASelfie..... All in all, the only factor that negates the people from buying an iPhone is it's hefty price tag. I wish apple can do something about it, but money spending can hurt quite a bit. Overall, the iPhone 5 is a decent buy.
4 Out of 5
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By ANUJ NEGI | 1 Jun 2014
Had bought it soon after it was launched and faced no issues initially. Smart screen size, Body Finish and Form, SIRI, Camera and Display Richness makes it a great phone an ideal choice. But once it got wet in a rain it took 2 weeks to get back to normal functioning and is till now subject to occasional erroneous functioning. Access to the best app store is a huge plus point. But many of these plus points are in other android devices at a lesser price but they aren't lPhones.
3 Out of 5
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iPhone 5 was a great phone of 2012, but now it isnt so great cause of the new models.
By Abhishek Ramesh | 20 May 2014
I've used the iPhone 5 as my phone for 1 1/2 years. This was my first smartphone. The iPhone 5 is very different when compared to the iPhone 4s when it comes to hardware. The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen (4 inches with a ppi of 326). It has a same megapixel as the 4s, but the camera is definitely improved. I've taken great shots. Now comes the software. When this phone was released, it was running iOS 6. The most terrible OS that Apple has ever created. My biggest problem was the maps. I used the maps often (cause i travel a lot) and Apple took out Google maps and created their own. It was terrible at the time. Google Maps were soon created again and released. Now the iPhone 5 runs iOS 7, which has a great interface but many bugs. iPhone 5 was very costly at the time, but now it isn't sold officially by apple anymore. It is being sold on ebay india though for 38k. For that price, you can get the iPhone 5C, which is a better version of the iPhone 5. There are also many other phones such as the: Nexus 5, Sony Xperia Z1 and Ultra, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 1020, or the Samsung Galaxy S4.
3 Out of 5
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