Not only the iPhone itself, also the lines before the Apple stores were longer than ever before. This is the measuring apparatus in the laboratory but out of synch. And Lo and behold: in all areas of the iPhone 5 is not superior to the iPhone 4S. Not is Apple’s Smartphone the best iPhone number 5 at the end?
Apple iPhone 5S in the test
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Black model with coating problem
The iPhone 5 is still better in the hand than the 4S. With 112 grams, it is noticeably lighter and slightly thinner than the 4S (140 grams). Thanks to aluminum back, the iPhone 5 feels is different, but remains a high quality voluptuous. However, the test showed that when the black model already after a short time, such as storing in tight pants pockets with change can loosen the upper aluminum layer on the housing edges. That was reproduced on several black models and eventually led to a devaluation to 0.1. In the white version, the signs of wear not as fall.
Thin four-inch display 16:9
The retina display is extended to 1.4 centimeters (176 pixels), the width and the relative resolution (326 ppi) remain unchanged. On the four-inch diagonal pixel light now 1136 x 640. This means that apps have more space in the vertical and a fifth series of app fits on the homescreen. Old apps maintain their original size, and appear with black bars top and bottom. The screen is as sharp and easy to read as the iPhone 4S, but the contrast is higher, and reflections are significantly lower. Even if the brightness is not growing, that is an advantage in the open air.
iPhone 5: product photos and images from the test lab
49 images iPhone 5: Tested, opened and photographed the color saturation should be improved according to Apple by 44 percent. The COMPUTER image test revealed an improvement of the color fidelity of 88.7 on 97.2 percent. The change of from 3:2 to 16:9 aspect ratio, what makes it more interesting as a movie play station Smartphone is striking. With current top Smartphones (Galaxy S3, HTC One X, LG Optimus 4 X) the format is already common, but in the common HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and larger sizes.
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iPhone 5: operation and working speed
The touch-sensitive sensors now sitting in the display and provide more exact inputs and a lower height. The operation succeeds without any problems but already with the 4S, the point gave little cause for criticism. The pace of work was already high when the predecessor (Note: 1.59), but the iPhone 5 is faster (Note: 1.24). Also Internet pages in the browser download very quickly.
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Reception and LTE (only for Telecom)
The transmission and reception quality is minimal better than at the 4S. The iPhone 5 has worldwide a LTE chip in addition to the major U.S. providers AT & T, Verizon and Sprint, as well as EE UK provide three different LTE models internationally for quick communication. Supported by the German frequencies only 1,800 megahertz and has only Telekom and that even in cities. DC-HSDPA and Wi-Fi-n are in contrast to NFC on board here had the rumor mill more promised.
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Short battery life
Despite LTE and larger display Apple promises more battery life thanks to new battery. The laboratory test comes to a different conclusion: standby (109 hours) and telephone service (nine hours) stay while on 4S-Niveau, the music playback but shrinks from 15 to ten hours. The runtime during typical usage drops from ten to nine hours.
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Minor updates for iSight: the image sensor of the iPhone 5 continues raising eight megapixels, but has a thinner design than in the 4S because of the leaner smartphones. In a first test at the Apple event that made iPhone 5 significantly brighter and more detailed images than the 4S. The laboratory test results but that the iPhone 5 only on six effective (appropriate) mega pixels comes. The 4S offered about one million image points more. The photo quality improved yet from 2,47 (well) to 2.44 (good). And there are new functions: shared photo streams shares photos without additional app via push notification with friends and relatives, a panorama mode is wide and round to views with up to 28 mega pixels.
Video and audio
The video function creates full HD, allows simultaneous photo snapshots and better image stabilization. The quality is minimal better than at the 4S. The front camera with face detection resolves up to 720 p, allows to FaceTime chat in HD. The speakers Apple has shrunk by 20 percent. The testers as a minimum felt worse than when the 4S hands-free. For this the sound quality phoning improved something. 20 mobile phone providers that utilizes iPhone 5 voice quality improved HD voice. The iPhone 5 comes with Apple earphones in the new design EarPods called. You sound better than their predecessors.
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New dock connector lightning
Instead of the wide 30-pin connection cable Apple with the iPhone 5 used an eight-pin cable named lightning. 80% smaller, more durable and usable with adapter for older Apple hardware.
Compare Apple iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, Galaxy S3
Comparison of the technical data of iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 (for comparison). iPhone 4S iPhone 5 Galaxy S3 display 3.5-inch (3-2) 4 inch (16:9) 4.8-inch (16:9) resolution 960 x 640 1136 x 640
1280×720 326 ppi 326 ppi 306 ppi Speicherplatz 16, 32, 64 GB 16, 32, 64 GB 16, 32, 64 GB RAM 512 MB 1 GB 1 GB Prozessor Apple A5 Apple A6 ARMv7 ARM Cortex A9 Exynos 4412 Taktfrequenz 2×800 MHz 2×1 GHz 4×1,4 GHz Abmessungen 115×58,6×9,3 123×58,5×7,6 136,6×70,6×8,6 Gewicht 140 g 112 g 133 g Kamera 8 Megapixel 8 Megapixel 8 Megapixel Frontkamera 640×480 1280×720 1280×720 Videoaufnahme 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080 Blitz LED LED LED mAh 1,420 1,440 mAh 2,100 mAh data transfer UMTS/HSUPA, HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps, WLAN, GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0 UMTS/HSUPA, HSDPA up to 21 Mbps, WLAN, GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE UMTS/HSUPA, HSDPA up to 21 Mbps, WLAN, GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0, shows NFC EIA €629 (16 GB) €739 (32 GB) €849 (64 GB) €679 (16 GB) €789 (32 GB) €899 (64 GB) €699 (16 GB) €729 (32 GB) €849 (64 GB) not yet officially confirmed values are yellow.
iOS 6: maps, Siri and Safari
Apple has already optimized all enterprise apps on the new aspect ratio and the extra space of the iPhone 5. Maps is Apple’s own maps app, which has obviously still problems: with GPS capabilities, route navigation, and millions of stored places, it seems like a replica of the ousted Google maps. By tip on the 3D, you will see three-dimensional views of buildings. In Safari, please call thanks to iCloud tabs we already know the same Web pages on different devices from the chrome and Firefox. Thanks to iOS 6 Siri spoke Wizard learns some new tricks. Apple brings the final version of iOS 6 on the following devices: iPhone 5, 4, 4, 3GS, iPad iPod touch of fourth generation, 3 and 2.
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How much was already known?
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iPhone 5: says that the international press
Wall Street JournalWalt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal has tested for a week the iPhone 5. He finds the new screen is easier to use than competing models with larger displays with only one hand. Apple would have although not radically changed the design, still the Smartphone felt high quality and gorgeous. The biggest improvement is the connection of the iPhone at the mobile data standard LTE for Mossberg. He sees the biggest failure in the new maps app from Apple, which iOS 6 Google maps is intended to replace. Mossberg missed the street view function and direct information for local public transport. However, he finds praise for the integrated navigation solution.
His conclusion: Apple has taken an already great product and made it all better. Users who prefer a large display, have many other options, but the iPhone 5 is an excellent choice.
engadgetZach honey and Edgar Alvarez tested the iPhone 5 for engadget. For them, the biggest and most important change is not visible: the weight reduction by 20 per cent. At first glance you don’t see this as an advantage. Everyone taking the Smartphone in hand the first time would be your opinion but to same conclusion. Otherwise, the iPhone 5 in your opinion is a significant improvement over the iPhone 4S in many respects. The processor is twice as fast as its predecessor; the endurance of the battery more. Both the operating system, which slowly look at his age see a flaw.
Their conclusion: This is without a doubt the best iPhone. This is a design feature. This is what you have been waiting for.
New York TimesDavid Pogue of the New York Times finds the design of the iPhone, even though the larger display was no vital change. The smaller dimensions and weight reduction, Apple’s new smartphone for Pogue is on its way to the bookmark. The camera is also the best that currently exists in a Smartphone. He sees the exchange of connector as negative point: Apple’s because worry about his loyal customers?
CNETFür Scott Stein of CNET has everything you could wish for iPhone 5: LTE, a longer and larger screen and a faster processor. Also, he likes the new design. Through weight reduction, the iPhone is now light as a feather. However, it lacks an NFC chip. Stone also criticized the new Lightning connector.
His conclusion: The iPhone 5 fully remodels the iPhone within the framework of new features and design and overcome its earlier shortcomings. It is the absolute best iPhone on the market up to date and easily secures the spot at the top of the Smartphone universe.
TechRadarPatrick Goss from TechRadar while reducing weight and design positive highlights, however, the larger screen is the secret star of the new iPhones for him. The introduction of the retina display was undeniably the best addition to the iPhone 4 in his opinion. The higher screen was no retrogression of quality and a real blessing over the competition. Negative Goss which hardly changed surface of iOS on 6 and the absence of an NFC chip. That was a real misstep, especially in connection with the passbook app.
His conclusion: Will it sell, like hot cakes? Of course. It sends shock waves through the world of technology and the competition returns to the Reißbretter? No. But in reality, Apple is well aware that they must not reinvent the wheel to be successful. In this case, it provides a nice Smartphone with struggling for another year to the top of the charts.
Conclusion: Apple iPhone 5
New iPhone is even handier than its predecessor and, apart from the mentioned signs of wear on the coating, with great processing. The big surprises remain: who had the rumors in mind in advance, knew quite what the new iPhone 5 looks and what it can. Most important new feature: the gently enlarged screen that is just as handy to operate can be like previous iPhone models. Also, this is faster but unfortunately not insistent iPhone 5. The LTE function advances only Telekom customers in large cities. The competition offers even more for all that gorging on technical superlatives. Annoying: Because of the scaled-down Jack, millions of users must convert their docking stations via an adaptor.
Test verdict: What you should know
The iPhone 5 is better in the hand than the 4S. One of several differences: a larger screen which is just as handy to use leaves as in previous iPhone models, more speed, a thinner, lighter, quality housing in the usual design and many detail improvements. Two things are annoying: because of the scaled-down Jack, millions of users must convert their docking stations via an adaptor and the new fast LTE is reserved for subscribers of Deutsche Telekom in major cities. (According to the test procedure until October 2014 the 1.93 mark was) Best price on the Internet: 184,15 Euro * Pro fast and easy to use order this product on Amazon very fast pace of work good, faster browser high UMTS speed contra LTE only in cities with Telekom data exchange sometimes only via iTunes no memory card slot no DLNA test grade of the editorial 2.43 good users rating (from 3 reviews) test score for 16 GB: 1.93; 32 GB: 1.88; 64 GB 1.86