Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4 CDMA vs Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 4 CDMA
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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple
Announced January 2011 September 2012
Status Available - February 2011 Available - September 2012
Colors Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
Weight 137 g (4.83 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz)
2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - for Verizon
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 - for AT&T
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 4.2.5, upgradable to iOS 5 iOS 6
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Apple A4 [Similar] Dual-core 1.2 GHz, Apple A6 [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX535 [Similar] PowerVR SGX 543MP3 [Similar]
RAM 512 MB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16/32 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory No No

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches [Similar] 4.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 60.84%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No No
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Backside Illumin [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, face detection
Front Camera Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

Edge No Yes
3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, Lightning Port
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Po
Capacity 1420 mAh 1440 mAh
Stand by Up to 225 h
Talk Time Up to 8 h