Apple iPhone 5 vs. Apple iPhone 4S: What's the difference?

We compare Apple's latest iPhone 5 with the iPhone 4S

Apple's hotly anticipated iPhone 5 is here. It features a thinner and lighter design, a larger "retina" display and comes with 4G LTE connectivity that will support the Telstra, Optus and Virgin Mobile 4G networks in Australia. How much better is it than the iPhone 4S? Let's compare!

Read our comprehensive preview of the iPhone 5 here

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4S

Verdict

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Screen size
4in
3.5in
iPhone 5
Display resolution
1136x640
640x960
iPhone 5
Display technology
LED backlit IPS
LED backlit IPS
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Pixel density
326ppi
326ppi
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Front camera
HD 720p
VGA
iPhone 5
Rear camera
8-megapixels, single LED flash
8-megapixels, single LED flash
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Camera features
Autofocus, tap to focus, face detection, panorama
Autofocus, tap to focus, face detection
iPhone 5
Video recording
1080p HD @ 30fps
1080p HD @ 30fps
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Internal memory
16GB/32GB/64GB
16GB/32GB/64GB
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Expandable memory
No
No
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Thickness
7.6mm
9.3mm
iPhone 5
Weight
112g
140g
iPhone 5
RAM
Unknown
512MB
Unknown
Processor
Apple A6
Apple A5X dual-core (1GHz)
iPhone 5
Australian 3G networks
HSDPA 850/900/2100
HSDPA 850/900/2100
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Australian 4G networks
1800MHz (Telstra, Optus)
None
iPhone 5
Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g/n
802.11b/g/n
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Bluetooth
4.0 with A2DP
4.0 with A2DP
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HDMI-out
No (Yes, with optional digital AV adapter)
No (Yes, with optional digital AV adapter)
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Quoted battery life
Up to 8 hours
Up to 8 hours
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Dock connector
Lightning 8-pin
Original 30-pin
iPhone 5
SIM card
Nano-SIM
Micro-SIM
iPhone 4S

What do you think about the iPhone 5? Has Apple given you enough reasons to update from an iPhone 4S? Let us know in the comments below!

Apple iPhone 5 preview
Apple's iPhone 5 is 4G for Australia, too
Apple's iPhone 5 'Lightning' adapters will retail for $35 and $45, not available until October
Apple iPhone 5 Australian buying guide

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