iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Something You Need to Know

Now iPhone 5 has been released at San Francisco, and the pre-order of the new device begins on September 14. The iPhone 5 will be available in Apple stores and at Apple resellers starting September 21. For those iPhone 4S users, do you know what exactly the difference between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S?


The Most significantly difference between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S is that the new device is longer than the old version. The iPhone 5 is 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm, while the iPhone 4S is 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm. The iPhone 5 is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S.


Apple iPhone 5 is equipped with the new A6 processor, which is said to double all-round CPU and graphics capabilities compared with iPhone 4S’s A5 processor. Also the A6 is 22 percent smaller than the A5, which may be a reason why iPhone 5 is thinner than the 4S.


iPhone 5 gets a 4 inch in-cell display screen. It is the first time for Apple to change the display size since the first generation of iPhone. The iPhone 5 retains the retina display pixel density of the iPhone 4S at 326ppi, but it now has a 4-inch 16:9 display at a 1136×640 resolution, with 44 percent more color saturation than the 4S.


The iPhone 5 get the same iSight camera (8-megapixels) as iPhone 4S but thinner. And the new front-facing camera offers 720pixel video and face detection.


The iPhone 5 is the first phone of Apple to support the 4G LTE network. And the FaceTime is available over both WiFi and Cellular. Also the dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity should accelerate your Wi-Fi experience as well.

SIM standard

iPhone 5 takes a new kind of SIM card, the nano-SIM, which is even smaller than the micro-SIM used by iPhone 4S. This new nano-SIM card measures just 12.3 * 8.8mm.


Another significant difference is that the iPhone 5 adopts a much smaller new dock connector – Lightning, which is 80% smaller than the old 30-pin dock connector used on iPhone 4S. The wonderful thing is that you can plug the Lightning connector in forward and backward.