Technical Specs and Features of the Apple iPhone 5 (Video Link)

Here are some technical specifications and features of the new Apple iPhone 5. In my opinion, the product is a great product but lacks the kind of “surprise elements” that many are hoping to get.

With the announcement of Samsung GALAXY S III and Nokia Lumia 920, many are waiting for Apple to deliver the “best” iPhone ever. I believe that they have did that but just not enough to satisfy everyone. (You can check the comparison chart of iPhone 5 with competitors here)

For example, the lack of NFC, wireless charging and the changing of the connector port (Lightning) without any information on the capability except that it is smaller and reversible. And the introduction of another type of SIM card, the Nano SIM card.

One thing I have to admit is that in terms of making it right, Apple has always been good at it. For example, its battery life has been fairly accurate and good. The antenna is also something that (I think) is a great design and the details in making the product is what makes Apple fans super happy. And the 3 mics available on the iPhone 5 might make a difference in terms of voice recording.

Here is the specs of the new iPhone 5.


Weight and Dimension

  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)


  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi

Cellular and Wireless

  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • LTE3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on
    2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
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SIM Card

  • Nano-SIM *iPhone 5 is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.

Intelligent Assistant

  • Siri *Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more.

iSight Camera

8 megapixel

  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Face detection
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Panorama

Facetime Camera

  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • Backside illumination sensor

Video Recording

1080p HD video recording

  • 30 fps
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • LED light
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Take still photos while recording video
  • Face detection


  • Apple EarPods withRemote and Mic
  • Storage and travel case


  • Lightning

Battery Life

Talk time:

  • Up to 8 hours on 3G

Browsing time:

  • Up to 8 hours on LTE
  • Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi

Standby time:

  • Up to 225 hours

Overall, I think iPhone users will still buy the iPhone 5. The Apple ecosystem is the best around and in terms of apps, they are still unbeatable. If you want to check the differences of iPhone 5 with your iPhone 4s or iPhone 4, click the link below.

Click Here for the Comparison Chart of iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and iPhone 4

And want to watch the iPhone 5 introduction video? Click the link below.

Click Here to Watch the Video

The iPhone will be available in Singapore from 21st September 2012 and iOS 6 will be available from 19th September 2012. BTW, will you buy the White or the Black?