Apple iPhone 5 Preview
Hands-on: iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 has been a much talked-about device in the techsphere even way before its official unveiling on the 12th (US time) this month. So what's the big deal about the latest iOS 6 device? We can't give you the details yet without first testing it and running through the usual hands-on 'shebang', but hey, here's a quick look at the iPhone 5. Don't say we didn't warn you but it will be pretty intensive on the pictorial side of things!
Apple iPhone 5: Notable Features
The main, or rather, the obvious, difference between the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 is of course, in the latter's longer 4.0-inch screen. Otherwise, the design remains pretty much the same, with both boasting of a premier aluminium/glass exterior.
One thing that we also noticed - Apple wasn't kidding when they proclaimed that the iPhone 5 is very light, because it is. Holding its predecessor in one hand and it in the other, we could definitely tell the difference.
iPhone 4 photo comparisons aside, we also put the iPhone 5 next to its bigger Android competitors.Here's a shot of the iPhone 5 next to Android devices with 4.3-inch screens. From left to right:
We didn't leave out the bigger Android players as well, this time showcasing the likes of recent devices with 4.7 to 4.8-inch touch screens. From left to right:
While not reflective of an in-depth review, we managed get the iPhone 5 results for Geekbench, a cross-platform processor benchmark available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android, which will provide a rough indication of what to expect from its A6 chip and memory performance.
Not enough iPhone 5 content? Not to worry, there's always a video to wrap things up. With that said, check out our video below as we give you a closer look at the iPhone 5's form factor and a quick glimpse at the cosmetic differences and camera start-up time between the device itself and its bigger Android competitors.