Apple iPhone 5 – Full phone specifications

The Apple iPhone 5 was announced on September 12, 2012, and released on September 21, 2012. Here are the full specifications for the device:

Network Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

Launch Announced: September 12, 2012

Status: Discontinued

Body Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)

Weight: 112 g (3.95 oz)

Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame


Display Type: IPS LCD, 16:9 ratio, 326 ppi density

Size: 4.0 inches, 44.1 cm2 (~60.8% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 640 x 1136 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Platform OS: iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 10.3.4

Chipset: Apple A6 (32 nm)

CPU: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)

GPU: PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)

Memory Card slot: No

Internal: 16GB 1GB RAM, 32GB 1GB RAM, 64GB 1GB RAM

Main Camera Single: 8 MP, f/2.4, 33mm (standard), 1/3.2″, 1.4µm, AF

Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video: 1080p@30fps

Selfie camera Single: 1.2 MP, f/2.4, 35mm (standard)

Features: Face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video: 720p@30fps

Sound: Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP, LE


Radio: No

USB: Lightning, USB 2.0

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Siri natural language commands and dictation

Battery Type: Li-Po 1440 mAh, non-removable (5.45 Wh)

Stand-by: Up to 225 h (2G) / Up to 225 h (3G)

Talk time: Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

Music play: Up to 40 h

Colors: Black/Slate, White/Silver

Models: A1428, A1429, A1442

Price at launch: About 680 EUR

Overall, the Apple iPhone 5 was a significant improvement over its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, with a larger screen and faster processor. It was also the first iPhone to support LTE networks. The device was discontinued in September 2013, following the release of the iPhone 5s and 5c.