The iPhone 5 has finally been released, and Apple fans will now be able to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone. If you are debating whether to choose the iPhone 5 for your next handset or whether to go with something different like an Android or Windows Phone device, here are some of the most exciting new features of the iPhone 5 to help you to decide whether it is enough to sway your decision.
1. Larger Screen
The iPhone 5 screen measures 4 inches, which is a significant change from the 3.5 inches of the iPhone 4S. It is notably longer than previous versions of the phone, but the width remains the same so that it still fits comfortably in the hand. The screen has a 1136 x 640 pixel display, and it also has a ratio of 16:9 compared to a ratio of 3:2 on the iPhone 4S.
With this extra screen space, you can now see more events in the calendar, which has a five-week view. You can also see more icons on the home screen.
Apple also claims that the display has an extra 44% color saturation. A layer has also been removed from the screen, which means there is less glare when you are using the device in direct sunlight.
2. Thinner and Lighter
The thickness of the iPhone 5 is 7.6 millimeters, making it 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S. It is also 20% lighter, weighing just 112 grams. This means it is even more comfortable to hold in your hand for longer time periods.
The iPhone 5 is significantly faster than previous versions of the device. The Apple A6 chip has replaced the A5 chip, and Apple claims that it is twice as fast and 22% smaller than its predecessor. As a result, the CPU and graphics are twice as fast in the new smartphone, making it ideal for playing more powerful games.
4. LTE Support
The iPhone 5 has LTE support, meaning you will be able to enjoy much faster speeds when connecting to the Internet. However, whether you can take advantage of LTE or not depends upon where you live. In the USA, LTE connectivity is provided by AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, but in other countries it is not yet available.
5. Smaller Connector
The new connector for the iPhone 5 is 80% smaller than the previous connector. It is also reversible, meaning it can be plugged in either way. Apple also claims that it is more durable. A new adaptor has also been released so that you can still plug in all of your old accessories.
Are The New Features Enough to Persuade You?
The new features of the iPhone 5 are certainly impressive, but are they enough to convince you to purchase the smartphone over the other powerful devices currently on the market? That is something that only you can decide, but hopefully the list above will help you to make your decision.