The new iPhone 5 has the best camera in an iPhone yet. We review it up against its acclaimed predecessor
The iPhone 5 improves upon the 4s in almost every way. First the obvious – the phone has retained the same width but stretched in length to accommodate a 4in screen with a 16:9 ratio (from a 3.5in 4:3 ratio). Although it has the same resolution (326ppi) the screen appears sharper and more saturated thanks to changes in the design which have enabled the layer of touch-sensitive electrodes that previously sat above the pixels to be built into the pixels themselves.
As well as boosting the screen’s clarity this has also helped make the phone thinner – just 7.6mm – while the switch from a glass back and steel frame to an anodised aluminium casing has trimmed the weight from 140g to 112g, despite its larger size – a difference that feels greater in the hand than it seems on paper.
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