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10 Reasons to Upgrade to iPhone 5


Unless youve been hiding under a very large rock for the last few days you will no doubt be aware that Apple has finally announced the iPhone 5.  In this post we will look at the key enhancements to help you decide whether or not to upgrade .

Design

The iPhone now comes in matt black with areas of the phone being shiny. This new colour scheme really looks great and is a nice change from the usual all shiny.

Weight

The iPhone has been made even thinner, it’s only 7.6mm thick. This means overall the device is now alot lighter only weighing 112 grams.

Performance

iPhone 5 comes with an A6 processor. This is almost twice the performance of the A5. This means you can run very high quality games at excellent frame rates.

Screen

The overall screen has got taller by 8.6mm. This doesn’t sound like much but it is enough for an extra row of apps on the screen. The resolution has been increased to 1136 x 640 (326ppi).

Adapter

Apple has finally changed there bottom connector. The new adapter is called “Lighting”. It’s very small and means the device can be thinner. Don’t worry if you have any devices with the old adapter, there is an adapter for backwards compatibility.

Wireless

Apple has added dual-band wireless connectivity. This means that you can get upto 150Mbps via wifi. If you’re on the go then you can use LTE, apple say they have improved there technology so the wireless won’t drain you’re battery but still offers excellent performance.

Earpods

Apple has decided to reinvent the earphones. This new design promises to be more comfortable and offer better audio playback.

Video

The video is still 1080p on the back and now features face recognition. The front video is now 720p and comes with a backlight illumination sensor.

Camera

The new A6 processor makes the camera more responsive and will react faster.

Battery Life

The battery life in iPhone 5 has been increased by almost 2 hours. This means you get 8 hours browsing, 8 hours talktime, 10 hours video playback and around 4-6 hours of gaming. This is great news as with all this extra power you would expect it to be less.

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  • I’m trying to find a reason to upgrade but the cupboards pretty bare this time round. Design? If you just want to look at it. Weight? All these things are only a few grams. Screen I’ve got a retina scree and a bit taller with an extra row doesn’t mean much to me. Faster processor? For what? I basically can achieve all these things with my iPhone 4. The biggest problem this time round is my contract is up but I just can’t find any compelling reason to upgrade. I really wish Apple would have given me a reason. Many people waited to see if the iPhone 5 out did thenGalaxy S3 and it didn’t even come close so I think will go with the Galaxy S3.

  • The iPhone 5 seems like it has many features. I’d still go Galaxy S3 this time as all the features seem to be outdated compared to other phones on the market.