Gerard M.B. Pean
The iPhone 5 launches into a more challenging field of competitors than ever, and to give you some context about the iPhone 5 specifications compared with those of its chief competitors, we put the most important characteristics of each into this handy table.
As we look at specs of the iPhone 5 compared with the Samsung Galaxy S III, Nokia Lumia 920 and Motorola Droid RAZR HD, we can see patterns emerging, such as all the iPhone 5′s competitors have a screen that’s at least 720p (1,280×720 pixels), dual-core 1.5GHz processors, an updated operating system (although that’s debatable in the case of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich), an 8-megapixel camera and 4G LTE — all functioning as de facto standards in this highest echelon of smartphone goodness.
I thought I was going to see a lot more from the iPhone5. It was mostly hot air. Just a bunch of rumors.
|Screen Size||4 inches||4.8 inches||4.7 inches||4.5 inches|
|Resolution||1,136 x 640||1,280 x 720||1,280 x 720||1,280 x 768|
|Weight||3.9 oz||4.7 oz||5.1 oz||6.5 oz|
|CPU||Dual-core Apple A6||Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 (in the U.S.)||Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4||Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4|
|Storage||16GB, 32GB or 64GB, no card slot||16GB, 32GB or 64GB +microSD slot||12GB+microSD slot||32GB, no card slot|
|Operating System||iOS 6||Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)||Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)||Microsoft Windows Phone 8|
|Battery||225 hours standby, 8 hours talk time (3G)||790 hours standby, 11:40 hours talk time (3G)||TBA||300 hours standby, 10 hours talk time (3G)|
|Camera||8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Networking||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Price||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB; avail. Sept. 21||$199.99 + $35 carrier fee||$199 (estimated, launch end of 2012)||TBA, launch Q4 2012|