News & Reviews: Apple iPhone 5 specs
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013
The Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C were just recently revealed as Apple's latest smartphone devices. While it is customary that the previous version gets a price drop, this time the Apple iPhone 5 will get replaced by the Apple iPhone 5C. This decision has left many wondering, should they buy the Apple iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C? We uncover all the reasons why you should or should not do so in this Apple iPhone 5 showdown between the Apple iPhone 5S, Apple iPhone 5C and Apple iPhone 5. Check out the Apple iPhone 5 tech specs and features showdown here.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2013
If you've been waiting for the Apple iPhone 5 price to drop then wait no more as Celcom are now offering the smartphone for as low as RM1488 on their mPro Plus plan. For more details check out the table below:
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2013
Ever wondered which smartphone would last the longest or have the longest battery life? Well, it isn't just you as some testers from UK have put the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Apple iPhone 5, Google Nexus 4, BlackBerry Z10 and Nokia Lumia 920 through a number of battery tests for call time, internet usage and charging time. The results may shock you but do check out the results:
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2013
Celcom is now offering the Apple iPhone 5 at a subsidized price of RM988 if you're willing to switch over to Celcom from your existing telco (sorry, existing Celcom users). The iPhone 5 version being offered here is the 16GB version. According to Celcom, just sign up for their Celcom First Premier or Elite plan and you can keep your existing number. You will however be tied to the contract for 24 months. Check out the table below for all the details:
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2013
While we've seen any number of drop tests between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5, we've never seen how much punishment each device can actually take. The video below shows just that, putting both smartphones through total destruction tests to see just how tough and durable each smartphone is. The results may surprise you, especially considering that one is made from a supposedly tougher aluminum unibody, while another is mostly premium plastic. Granted, the Samsung Galaxy S4 does have Gorilla Glass 3 but this is only good for screen related tests.
Last Updated: May 02, 2013
It is always interesting to see behind-the-scene shots of how the people who made something truly excellent came to those decisions. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV creators and designers supposedly got their inspiration for it from the stars in the night sky. The HTC One design team on the other hand were aiming for zero-gap construction which resulted in the beautifully elegant aluminum unibody design available from the HTC One. The Apple iPhone 5 was also designed with the idea of making a much better phone than before.
Last Updated: May 02, 2013
Watching expensive smartphones fall is usually a nightmare most people don't want to see, but with the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV we now have it in not one but two drop tests against the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Samsung have defended and stood by their decision to continue using a plastic polycarbonate body for the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV but have upped the protection for the display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen which recently proved it was as scratch proof as it could possibly be.
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013
Volkswagon recently showed off the iBeetle at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. Featuring a Volkswagon Beetle with better Apple iPhone integration, the iBeetle offers a built-in docking station which allows the Apple iPhone 5 to be used as a mobile navigation system, entertainment hub and access the Beetle app on the iPhone.
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2013
By now you should have known that Maxis 4G LTE is fully compatible with your Apple iPhone 5 and certain iPad models. To activate your LTE settings just do the following steps:
1. Get your Carrier Update
- Download the latest iOS (6.1.3 or higher). To update to the latest iOS tap Settings > General > Software Update.
- Start the update. Tap Settings > General > About > Update.
- Reboot the device. Make sure the Carrier is Maxis 14.1.
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2013
Great Design, Drops Better than the iPhone 5
While the HTC One managed to beat out Apple's iPhone 5 in drop tests recently it should be noted that it is a lot harder to repair. The HTC One recently got a teardown at iFixit (a site which takes apart smartphones and tries to put them back together). In that particular iFixit teardown, the HTC One is the only smartphone to get a repairability score of 1/10, which means it is next to impossible to repair (the Apple iPhone 5 has an iFixit repairability score of 7/10). Tearing down the HTC One the folks at iFixit found:
- Most of the components are covered with copper tape for shielding which when removed looks like used aluminum foil (almost impossible to fix back)
- The battery is attached to the midframe and covered by the motherboard, making it very difficult to replace.
- To replace the display you have to remove the rear case which may require taking apart the entire HTC One.