Differences between the iPhone 5 & 4S
Currently, the latest version of the iPhone is the iPhone 5. Many people wonder what changes were made in the new mobile phone model. This is especially important to current owners of the previous version, the iPhone 4s.
They wonder if the differences are significant enough that they should upgrade to the new model. Many owners of the 4S were anticipating that particular model would be the iPhone 5 but were surprised when Apple rolled out the 4S instead. It begs the question what enhancements had to be made for Apple to dub the version, 5.
One of the first things new iPhone 5 owners will notice is how light the phone is. In comparison to the previous model, the 4S, the phone is about 18% lighter. This seems kind of odd given the fact that the phone’s size has increased with the 5th version.
However, the weight is spread across a larger surface area making it feel much lighter than 18% less. While some phones that feel light also seem cheap, this is not the case with the iPhone 5.
The device still has the metal back that came out with the first version of the iPhone. In fact, a lot of precise workmanship went into making the iPhone 5, much more than you would expect in a smartphone. The back of the device is lightly textured with highly polished edges.
Given the larger dimensions of the iPhone 5 in comparison to all previous models, it stands to reason that the display screen is larger. It is the largest screen display of any iPhone model and measures in at 4 inches, adding a half inch to the iPhone 4S which had a screen of only 3.5 inches.
Given the increased size of the screen display, the resolution is also improved. The 4S has a resolution of 960 x 640 but the iPhone 5 has a resolution of 1136 x 640. Even though the display is larger, the iPhone 5 still has the same pixel density as the iPhone 4S so the picture doesn’t look much different.
What does make the screen look better when you compare older iPhone handsets from www.dialaphone.co.uk with the iPhone 5 is the 16:9 screen ratio. This means that when watching movies on the iPhone 5, there are no borders around the movie. Keep in mind some apps will still have the border around the edges. The contrast and colour saturation levels have been increased with the iPhone 5 so the screen will look better than the 4S due to this enhancement.
To show how much of a significant change this is, note the same data for the previous model, the iPhone 4S. This phone had a screen display of 3.5 inches with an aspect ratio of just 4:3.
With the iPhone 5, Apple also decreased the space between the ear speaker and the display top in addition to the distance between the home button and bottom display being decreased as well. This made the phone able to accommodate a larger screen without stretching the display out too much.
Sam is a devoted technology enthusiast and always loves to discover and write about the latest gadgets or developments in the technology world.