If you're umm-ing and ah-ing over buying the iPhone 5, waiting a month or two could be a good idea. By then, the first Windows Phone 8 devices will be on sale, offering a third option in the shape of Microsoft's tile-based operating system. Last year's iPhone 4S looked identical to 2010's iPhone 4, leaving many gadget fans feeling glum. This time Apple has given the iPhone a fresh lick of paint, even if it's hardly a major style overhaul. The back of the phone is made from aluminium, with a recognisable stripe across the device's rear that continues around the sides. I found this to be extremely similar to the MacBook Pro's metal casing, and so far it's held up to the rigours of everyday life, without picking up any scratches.
Although larger on the front, Apple has made the iPhone 5 lighter than its predecessor -- it weighs just 112g, dualpro case for apple iphone xs max - black compared with the iPhone 4S' 140g and feels extremely light to hold, By comparison, the iPhone 4S starts to feel as dense as lead, The slim build is down to changes in materials and losing larger components like the 30-pin connector, The change from micro to nano-SIM is yet another space saver, though the switch does mean shoppers looking to upgrade will need to hound their network for a new SIM card..
The iPhone 5 is thinner than the 4S, at an impressive 7.6mm thick. That might not sound like much, but compared to the iPhone 4S, there's a visible difference in thickness. It has a tall baton-like design, which coupled with the thinner frame, makes this feel like an iPhone 4S that's had a run-in with a rolling pin. It's not significantly wider than the 4S but it's certainly longer. The steel bands around the phone's circumference carry over from its predecessor, but the new stretched-out look means more room for the display, which now measures 4 inches on the diagonal.
The edges of the phone feel very different too -- less metallic, less cold, almost plasticky, This marks the first time Apple has increased dualpro case for apple iphone xs max - black the size of the iPhone's screen from the previously standard 3.5 inches, While the difference is subtle, you'll quickly start to appreciate the extra real estate, As with the introduction of the retina display, you'll notice this new feature most when you look at an older iPhone, with the iPhone 4S and 4 starting to feel cramped by comparison, The bigger panel means there's room for an extra row of icons on the iPhone 5's home screen and -- because it has a 16:9 aspect ratio -- you get fewer annoying black bars when you're watching movies on your mobile, Films shot in 21:9 will still play with black bars above and below the action, though as before, you can zoom in by double-tapping the screen..
The slight size bump when watching video is all well and good, but where you'll really appreciate the longer screen is with the Mail and Notes apps, or when browsing the web. Being able to see just a few more emails, or a bit more text lurking at the bottom of the display, makes a difference. It's not life changing stuff, but in the Mail app, for example, with one line of preview text you can see six and a half messages on screen, compared with five and a third on the iPhone 4S. Small, handy improvements are the name of the game with the iPhone 5's design.