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The extra screen real-estate is welcome, though smaller-handed iPhone users might struggle to reach the standby button with a forefinger while holding it in a natural position. They might even have to stretch for the extra top row of apps. Just hold it a different way, perhaps.
Because various components have been reduced in size, the headphone socket has been moved to the bottom of the device, which comes with its pros and cons. On the plus side, your phone usually goes in your pocket nose first, which means the headphone cable has a clear run out to your ears. On the downside, the jutting jack interferes with your hand when holding it 'upright'. Not all apps will use the gyroscope to flip the screen degrees, either, so you'll have to get used to that.
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The bottom-hugging stereo speakers have also been given a boost, the better to annoy old people on the bus as you rattle out Skream's latest. Do your own iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 sound comparison and you'll realise the sound is unquestionably fuller and deeper.
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Then there's the Lightening connector. In our testing, we didn't find it any quicker for transferring content over a cable but we do prefer the new connector in terms of it being a smaller and b reversible.
There are add-ons that simply won't work with it, either — TomTom 's iPhone car kit, for example. It's made us realise how many USB-topin cables we've amassed over the years and how, now, they're all redundant, apart from servicing the new iPad and nostalgic clear outs.
Screen So, onto the screen; it's still lovely and Retina; it now boasts ppi and a resolution of x; it's equally as bright and slightly richer in colour.
There's space for a whole extra row of apps — woop! The main benefit is that you can just see more. Web pages are longer, movies are wider, though many we found from iTunes and YouTube still have to be stretched or cropped to fill the screen, the photo viewing area is bigger just and Apple's own, optimised apps make good use of the extra space.
Non-optimised apps are letterboxed, which doesn't feel right. Hopefully we'll see a raft of updates soon. Both iTunes and the App Store have also had visual upgrades and look clean when you're browsing, searching and splurging micropayments. If you're a long-time iPhone owner, you might find the elongation strange at first but you'll soon wonder how you coped before, as going back to a 4S feels like watching your old portable bedroom TV. However, if you've had an extensive play with the Samsung S3, HTC One X or Nokia Lumiayou still might find it too titchy — it's noticeably smaller, and that could be a sticking point for potential buyers.
So why didn't Apple just make the screen even bigger? One theory in this reviewer's mind is the impact of another device screen size before Christmas. If the iPad Mini was to launch, then it'd need to sit in a gap between the 9.
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Launching a phone with a huge 5-inch-plus screen could tread on the toes of what might be around the corner. Just a thought… iPhone 5: Performance Everything feels slightly slicker when navigating the phone.
Apps appear to load quicker, video feels a touch smoother, video and image processing is definitely faster. With the improved A6 processor now powering the visuals, our finger points straight at it, but it's with new apps that we'll really see the power of the chip take hold.
Real Racing 3 or any other A6-optimised game wasn't available when penning this review, so we'll have to wait for developers to do their thing before witnessing any major power increase. Camera The rear iSight camera remains impressive, taking great pictures in bright conditions.
There's a bigger virtual camera capture button and video stabilisation seems to have improved. It now detects faces and auto-focuses in video and allows you to capture stills while taking video. The video-compression algorithm has also improved, reducing the file-size of footage without any discernible reduction in quality, and making for friendlier email attachments.
Low-light image capture improvement was also discussed in the Keynote but we still experienced a fair bit of grain in our testing.
The major improvement is with the front camera, which has been upgraded to p video, making FaceTime and Skype chats much clearer. Still shots are captured at 1.
The new Panorama mode is intuitive and produces great results. It doesn't capture in landscape orientation, which feels counter-intuitive, but the speed at which it processes and pops out a pretty, panoramic shot is impressive.
Though, even with the wider screen, you still have to zoom right in to see what you've captured. And while competing phones have had this feature for a while, if anything's going to be the new Instagram over the coming months, this is it. But, at this point it's difficult to see where the unique differences are between it running on an iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. You can read our in-depth iOS 6 review but everything we've seen works on both. Not that the pre-sales figures suggest Apple has much to worry about Maps Apple Maps will divide opinion.
Even with some nice features the search functionality seems hit and miss in terms of finding London locations. It displays more road names than place names and colour-coded roads have gone, so navigating to a specific point via pinch and zoom is trickier. Then again, the 3D mapping, map rotation and Flyover features are all great.
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So it is with the iPhone 5, which leaves the 4S in the dust. Starting the phone, loading apps, or taking photos - everything is faster on the iPhone 5. Benchmarking with the Geekbench app has shown that the iPhone 5 is not just faster than the iPhone 4S but it also outperforms Samsung's Galaxy S3, according to some benchmarks. Apple has refined the features of previous models for the iPhone 5. The A6 processor helps to improve camera performance.
It still has eight megapixels but the iPhone 5 camera performs better in low light and captures photos more quickly. It's also possible to take a still photo while shooting video and to take degree panorama photos simply by following an onscreen guide that helps you keep the phone level and move it at the right speed. The iPhone 5 has a new arrangement of microphones too, which should result in better call quality. In my tests, calls did seem a little clearer than on my iPhone 4S. With a new processor, a larger screen and an even smaller case in which to squeeze the battery, you'd be forgiven for expecting battery life to suffer in the iPhone 5 but Apple says performance has actually improved.
That certainly seemed to be the case for me. Having run the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S together over the last few days, the newer model seems slightly ahead. Probably the biggest challenge to iPhone 5 battery life will come when the handset is used on 4G.
That's not something that I've been able to test since Britain's first 4G network, EE, is still some weeks away.
Packing all of this into a smaller package has meant moving some things around. The new Lightning socket takes up considerably less space than the socket for the familiar pin dock connector, which has been a fixture of Apple's mobile devices since the third generation iPod was introduced in That means the iPhone 5 will not fit existing accessories, such as speaker docks or chargers.