Apple iphone 4s vs apple iphone 5: what is the difference?


The rumors have been rampant for months, but now we know plenty about the iPhone 5. How is it different than the original and should you upgrade?

Apple"s newest điện thoại thông minh packs a larger 4-inch display with 1136 x 640-pixel resolution, support for LTE 4G data networks, and a beefier A6 processor for more efficient clip rendering.

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The newer iPhone ups the display size from 3.5 inches to an even 4. With that uptick in screen kích thước comes a px boostto 1136 x 640 pixels on the iPhone 5from 960 x 640 pixels on the iPhone 4S. For those keeping track, that"s a pixel density of 326 PPI, which is roughly the same as the iPhone 4S.

On a comparative note, that resolution doesn"t put the iPhone in the same league as high-definition 1280x720-pixel displays such as the Motorola Droid RAZR HD or the htc One X. What it does accomplish is a long-needed change in the iPhone"s display size, which has been the same 3.5 inches since its birth in 2007. You can now see an extra row of icons and more info in all sorts of apps without scrolling, such as the browser và calendar.

The iPhone 5"s screen also boasts 44-percent improved màu sắc saturation, now supports widescreen clip formats, và integrates the cảm ứng layer directly into the display for improved response time.

Design andConnector

While the iPhone 5 is taller than before, everything else stays slim. The front of the device climbs in size to 4.9 inches from 4.5 inches, but the width remains at 2.3 inches. The iPhone 5 is a thinner 0.3 inches, compared to 0.4 inches on the iPhone 4S.

Speaking of shrinking, the 30-pin connector is dead. In its place is the new Lightning Bolt port, which has just 8 pins, và is a quarter of the size. The Lightning Bolt port is reversible, and so skirts the unavoidable flip-to-plug-in motion that slightly delays charging. Folks with 30-pin docks on their iPhone accessories can purchase an adapter, which will cost about $30.

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The iPhone 5"s camera has the same 8-MP resolution as the iPhone 4S, but in a package that"s 25 percent smaller. It also includes better low-light support and uses a sapphire crystal lens cover that"s thinner, clearer, & more durable than the previous iPhone"s glass shield. Thanks khổng lồ improved CPU và camera integration, the iPhone 5 also takes pictures faster with better spatial noise reduction, though we"ll have to chạy thử that for ourselves during our hands-on và full review. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera can now take đoạn clip in 720p, a nice bump from the iPhone 4S"s card vga visuals.

Data and Connectivity

Just like the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 will initially be available for AT&T, Sprint, và Verizon subscribers. The upside is that the newer iPhone will also tư vấn 4G LTE networks, where the iPhone 4S could only access 3G networks. The iPhone 5 also supports HSDPA+ & includes 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi (the 4S only supports the 2.4GHz band)and công nghệ bluetooth 4.0.


Whereas the iPhone 4S saw an incremental increase in processor nguồn when it debuted last fall, the iPhone 5 takes a full step upward to Apple"s new A6 processor. We don"t know its clock tốc độ yet, but táo bị cắn did reveal that it the CPU is expected khổng lồ be twice as fast in general speed and graphics as the A5X chip inside the iPhone 4S.

Battery Life

Apple estimates that the iPhone 5 should get up khổng lồ 8 hours of website browsing over LTE và 3G, and 10 hours over Wi-Fi. By comparison, the iPhone 4S should get up lớn 6 hours of browsing over 3G, và 9 hours over Wi-Fi. This extra endurance will certainly be welcome for iPhone 4S owners who have complained about the iPhone 4S"s short runtime.


Just lượt thích previous generations, the iPhone 5 is available in 16, 32, và 64GB sizes with respective price tags of $199, $299, và $399. The starting price for the iPhone 4S has dropped khổng lồ $99.

Should You Get It?

Overall, the iPhone 5 has a lot of great upgrades that make it a superior phone, from the larger display và 4G LTE speeds lớn the longer battery life. & you get all of this in a thinner and shockingly lighter package. You"ll need to lớn decide if that"s enough to lớn make the switch.