Design and build quality
Above the screen, the front-facing camera has been moved to just above the earpiece, rather than on its side, but that matters little to everyday use. What makes a bigger difference is the higher resolution (1.2MP over VGA on the iPhone 4S), which allows higher-quality video capture. The proximity sensor is in the same place, too. The only thing that actually matters is the microphone which is located inside the earpiece, and that's the more convenient location to talk to the phone when using Siri for example.
Below the screen you get the same old button, which brings you back to the homescreen or, if you are already there, it gets you to the universal search screen instead. A double press launches the task manager, while a press and hold will start Siri.
On the right you find the tray, which pops open to reveal the new nanoSIM slot.
The Apple iPhone 5 comes with a brand new 4" IPS LCD with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels, which adds up to a pixel density of 326ppi. This makes Apple's latest smartphone the first mobile device from the company to feature a 16:9 aspect screen.
The change in aspect ratio means that the iPhone 5 display is actually just 21% bigger than the iPhone 4S LCD screen, instead of the 25% increase the difference in the diagonal suggests.
Apple iPhone 5 is one snappy smartphone and it mostly has its extremely powerful chipset to thank for that. The A6 features a custom-developed dual-core CPU, clocked at 1.2GHz, which was able to match the performance of the most powerful devices currently on the market. It didn't quite manage to conquer the Geekbench benchmark, but it came close to those with two more cores than it, which is quite the achievement.
The camera on the iPhone 5 uses the same 8 megapixel sensor as the one on the iPhone 4S, producing stills of 3264x2448 pixels resolution. However, this time the camera module is 18% smaller and there's a cool new Panorama feature which is a part of iOS6.
Whats in the package:
- Bluetooth earpiece
- Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
- LTE support where carriers support it and CDMA support when sold by CDMA carriers
- 4" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution
- Scratch-resistant screen glass, fingerprint-resistant coating
- 1.2GHz dual-core custom-designed CPU, PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Apple A6 SoC
- iOS 6 and iCloud integration
- 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and touch focus
- 1080p video recording at 30fps
- 1.2MP secondary front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
- 16GB storage options
NOTE: Condition and Warranty
The Iphone 5 is an Apple factory certified refurbished Product hence in a good condition and is sold as is.The product have ben tested and verified and we give our customers one week period to verify the same.
What does certified refurbished mean?The iphones are used abroad, taken back to Apple where they check to verify condition then re-sold as new. This normally happens because when Apple releases a new iphone in the market, users with the immediate previous iphone series are allowed to take it back to the apple store they purchased them at then trade-in for the new series by topping up some little cash.
Order the Iphone 5 and have it delivered to you within 1-3 working days or same-day within Nairobi. Payment on delivery.