Difference between iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

Key Difference: The iPhone 4S was an update that was released after much anticipation in October 2011. It was the fifth generation of the iPhone and succeeded the iPhone 4. In terms of appearance, the phone resembles the iPhone 4 in many ways. The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors.

People are constantly changing their cell phones to keep up with new technologies and the companies release new phones to cater to the demand of the peoples. Technology is a dynamic sector that often changes and also requires people to constantly change and adapt to new and better things. People are also willing to shell out large amounts of cash to buy the latest and best phone on the market at that time. Hence, it is always best to compare different products and purchase the one that works the best according to a person’s need.

Though, Apple originally was assumed to have the most technologically innovative products, many other companies have stepped in to give it good competition. The Apple Company still has maintained a good standing ground in terms of innovation and technology. Apple has also successfully built a loyal fan base that is willing to purchase phones and tablets only by Apple and stand by their products a 100%. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 are two products that were launched by Apple. iPhone 5 is the successor and the latest model of the Apple’s smartphone flagship.

The iPhone 4S was an update that was released after much anticipation in October 2011. It was the fifth generation of the iPhone and succeeded the iPhone 4. In terms of appearance, the phone resembles the iPhone 4 in many ways. However, it has gained a few pounds in weight. The iPhone 4S offers improved hardware and software systems compared to its predecessors. The iPhone 4S retains the 3.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen along with the pixels. It weighs around 140 grams. The iPhone 4S also supported CDMA versions. The iPhone 4S was the first iOS device to offer a dual-core processor and was offered with the new iOS 5, which is now upgradeable to iOS 6.1.

The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity. It also upped the primary camera to 8 MP and bettered the video recording quality with additional features. One of the primary features that Apple launched with the 4S was Siri, Apple’s speech recognition software. It allowed users to control the phone using vocal commands and allowed the software to retain answers making it eerily human like. Siri was one of the main reasons for many people upgrading to the 4S. The 4S also offered a faster dual-core processor, more RAM and a slightly better battery. However, the faster processor sacrificed some standby time on the phone.

The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. Apple claims that the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has 12% less overall volume compared to the iPhone 4S. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen. iPhone 5 comes with the latest Apple iOS 6 that is upgradeable to 6.1. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB RAM. The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity.

The problem with the new OS is that many features that work only with the iOS 6 do not work in certain territories and Apple has a rolling program that it said will take time to implement across more regions. The phone can also act as a hotspot and can share internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Similar to the older versions, iPhone 5 is equipped with Siri that allows the user to operate the iPhone via vocal commands. However, Siri has been improved to and supports additional features such as being able to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, make twitter updates, search the internet for queries, etc. iOS 6 features several new and/or updated apps, which includes Apple Maps and Passbook. Apple Maps has also faced hostility as it does not execute properly and has also been known to give wrong directions. The Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. The phone also offers a new charging port, which is much smaller and more compact compared to the old chargers. They will also require a converter if you want to use them with the old charger, docks and other accessories. The phone has also shifted the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website and GSMArena.com.

 

iPhone 4S

iPhone 5

Launch Date

October 2011

September 2012

Company

Apple Corporation

Apple Corporation

Size

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Display

3.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen,

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD

Screen

640 x 960 pixels, (~330 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

 640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

140 g

112 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

4G Network

N/A

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GUI

IUI

IUI

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP2

PowerVR SGX543MP3

OS

iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 6.1

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Apple A5

Apple A6

RAM

512 MB

1 GB

SIM Size

microSIM

nanoSIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, micro-USB v2.0.

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

USB

micro-USB 2.0.

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Secondary Camera

VGA, [email protected], videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video

[email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging

[email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

Camera Features

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR. Video mirroring and video out support

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR

Sound Enhancement

No

No

Audio supported formats

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1432 mAh battery (5.3 Wh)

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML (Safari)

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

A-GPS support

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

No

Talk time

Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)

Up to 8 hours on 3G

Standby time

Up to 200 hours

Up to 225 hours

Internet use

Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi

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

Video playback

Up to 10 hours

Up to 10 hours

Audio playback

Up to 40 hours

Up to 40 hours

Additional Features

  • Scratch-resistant glass back panel
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input.

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