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Should I buy an Iphone 5?


Apple has just released the Iphone 5 and that bring to an end the most awaited tech launch of the year. It also marks the end of a long wait for people who wanted to wait , compare and buy their next smart phone.

Unlike the previous launches, Iphone has been launched in a very competitive environment. There are at lest 3 other phones in the market which  would be looked at before the customer decides to splurge on their phone fetish.

But the question is should I buy an Iphone 5?

The Iphone 5, what is new

1. Thinner Lighter smarter….

7.6 mm in depth, weighing 112 grams, making it 18 per cent thinne

r and 20 per cent lighter than the iPhone 4S. Powered by Apple’s A6 chip, promising two times the processing and graphics performance of its predecessor

2. More screen

Complete redesign with 4-inch (diagnol) Retina display The taller screen delivers more content, an extra row of apps plus widescreen HD video, five days viewing on your calendar and more display space for web pages.

3. Better Pictures :

  • 8 megapixel camera with panorama feature. HD Video recording at 1080p; front-facing FaceTime HD camera is 720p

4. Better Audio

Improved audio and recording, including three microphones, bottom, front, and back and new noise canceling technology and new Apple EarPods, promising the kind of quality you’d expect in higher-end earphones.

5. Faster connectivity :

LTE-enabled (Long Term Evolution) meaning it will work on the new faster cellular networks that have been rolled out by Canada’s carriers in Vancouver and other centres and are the latest new standard for cellular communication

6. New connector

A new ‘Lightning’ connector that is smaller and promises to be “smarter and more durable” than its predecessor (Apple will have a Lightning-to-30-pin adaptor so you can use the new iPhone 5 with your old stereo systems and other docking devices.)

7. New OS

IOS 6 will power the new device, with more than 200 new features it is going to be all new and better.

How does iphone 5 compare with other phones?

Here is a small snap shot of how the new Iphone 5 compares with the completion that exists in the market. Happy smartphoning….

AppleIphone 5 Samsung Galaxy S III MotorolaDroid RAZR HD NokiaLumia 920
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
Connectors Apple Lightning microUSB microUSB microUSB
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 $99.99 + $35 carrier fee $199 (estimated, launch end of 2012) TBA, launch Q4 2012

I leave the decision to you….

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