21points

Apple iPhone 4

34points

Apple iPhone 5

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98 facts in comparison

Apple iPhone 4 vs Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
21
points
Apple iPhone 4
34
points
Apple iPhone 5

Why is Apple iPhone 4 better than Apple iPhone 5?

  • 0.35µm larger pixel size (main camera)
    ?

    1.75µmvs1.4µm
  • 8.6mm shorter
    ?

    115.2mmvs123.8mm
  • 0.07W/kg lower SAR for body (US)
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    1.11W/kgvs1.18W/kg
  • 0.01W/kg lower SAR for head (US)
    ?

    1.17W/kgvs1.18W/kg
  • 0.02W/kg lower SAR for head (EU)
    ?

    0.93W/kgvs0.95W/kg

Why is Apple iPhone 5 better than Apple iPhone 4?

  • 1.55% more battery power
    ?

    1440mAhvs1418mAh
  • 3.25x faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 1.3GHzvs1 x 0.8GHz
  • 0.5GB more RAM memory
    ?

    1GBvs0.5GB
  • 18.33% higher resolution
    ?

    640 x 1136pxvs640 x 960px
  • 1.6x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    8MPvs5MP
  • 14.29% bigger screen size
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    4"vs3.5"
  • 4x more megapixels (front camera)
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    1.2MPvs0.3MP
  • 32GB more internal storage
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    64GBvs32GB

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 4

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonOriginal AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile A...Original AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile Apple iPhone 4S 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB White Black (White, 64GB)
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$69.90
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray - Fully...Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$267.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 7 32GB, Rose Gold (Renewed)...Apple iPhone 7 32GB, Rose Gold (Renewed)
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$185.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 7 a1778, GSM Unlocked, 32GB...Apple iPhone 7 a1778, GSM Unlocked, 32GB (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$185.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone XS Max, 64GB, Gold - Fully ...Apple iPhone XS Max, 64GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$595.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonMini Smartphone iLight X, World's Smalle...Mini Smartphone iLight X, World's Smallest XS Android Mobile Phone 4G LTE, Super Small Tiny Micro HD 3" Touch Screen. Global Unlocked Great for Kids. 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM. Tiny iPhone X Look Alike
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$117.72
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, Space Gray - ...Apple iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, Space Gray - For AT&T / T-Mobile (Renewed)
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$399.99
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 11, 128GB, Unlocked - Red (...Apple iPhone 11, 128GB, Unlocked - Red (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$724.99
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone XS, 256GB , Space Gray - Fu...Apple iPhone XS, 256GB , Space Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$572.12
Apple iPhone 4 aliexpressMobile Phones Remade Iphone7 32Gb smartp...Mobile Phones Remade Iphone7 32Gb smartphone smartphones iOS Iphone 7 A1778 4.7'' 16:9 1334 x 750 2.36GHz 4 Core 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 12Mpix/7 mpx 1 Sim LTE NFC GPS 1950 mah iOS12 I phone
aliexpress logo
$263.87
Apple iPhone 4 walmartRefurbished Apple iPhone 4 8GB Black 3G ...Refurbished Apple iPhone 4 8GB Black 3G Cellular Verizon MD439LL/A
walmart logo
$24.00

Apple iPhone 5

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 5 aliexpressOriginal New Apple iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max...Original New Apple iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max Unlocked Triple Camera System 5.8/6.5" Display A13 Bionic IOS Smartphone MI Bluetooth 5
aliexpress logo
$1449.00
Apple iPhone 5 walmartRefurbished Apple iPhone 5s 16GB, Space ...Refurbished Apple iPhone 5s 16GB, Space Gray
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$75.68

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weight

137g

112g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

9.3mm

7.6mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

115.2mm

123.8mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

58.6mm

58.6mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

62.78cm³

55.14cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

326ppi

326ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

640 x 960px

640 x 1136px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

3.5"

4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
6.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.CPU speed

1 x 0.8GHz

2 x 1.3GHz (Apple A6)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

0.5GB

1GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

32GB

64GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.semiconductor size

45nm

32nm (Apple A6)

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
6.Has integrated graphics
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5 (Apple A6)
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

5MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

0.3MP

1.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.8

f/2.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
4.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
5.has a BSI sensor
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
6.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
3.number of microphones

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1418mAh

1440mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

7.2MBits/s

100MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
4.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
5.Bluetooth version

2.1

4

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.upload speed

5.76MBits/s

50MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.

Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.
2.exposure time

0.07s

0.07s

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
3.supports AVCHD format
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
4.is a system camera
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
5.has or is a prime lens
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
6.has a dedicated Facebook key
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5
Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 4

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonOriginal AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile A...Original AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile Apple iPhone 4S 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB White Black (White, 64GB)
Amazon logo
$69.90
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray - Fully...Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$267.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 7 32GB, Rose Gold (Renewed)...Apple iPhone 7 32GB, Rose Gold (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$185.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 7 a1778, GSM Unlocked, 32GB...Apple iPhone 7 a1778, GSM Unlocked, 32GB (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$185.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone XS Max, 64GB, Gold - Fully ...Apple iPhone XS Max, 64GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$595.00
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonMini Smartphone iLight X, World's Smalle...Mini Smartphone iLight X, World's Smallest XS Android Mobile Phone 4G LTE, Super Small Tiny Micro HD 3" Touch Screen. Global Unlocked Great for Kids. 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM. Tiny iPhone X Look Alike
Amazon logo
$117.72
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, Space Gray - ...Apple iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, Space Gray - For AT&T / T-Mobile (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$399.99
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone 11, 128GB, Unlocked - Red (...Apple iPhone 11, 128GB, Unlocked - Red (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$724.99
Apple iPhone 4 AmazonApple iPhone XS, 256GB , Space Gray - Fu...Apple iPhone XS, 256GB , Space Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$572.12
Apple iPhone 4 aliexpressMobile Phones Remade Iphone7 32Gb smartp...Mobile Phones Remade Iphone7 32Gb smartphone smartphones iOS Iphone 7 A1778 4.7'' 16:9 1334 x 750 2.36GHz 4 Core 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 12Mpix/7 mpx 1 Sim LTE NFC GPS 1950 mah iOS12 I phone
aliexpress logo
$263.87
Apple iPhone 4 walmartRefurbished Apple iPhone 4 8GB Black 3G ...Refurbished Apple iPhone 4 8GB Black 3G Cellular Verizon MD439LL/A
walmart logo
$24.00

Apple iPhone 5

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 5 aliexpressOriginal New Apple iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max...Original New Apple iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max Unlocked Triple Camera System 5.8/6.5" Display A13 Bionic IOS Smartphone MI Bluetooth 5
aliexpress logo
$1449.00
Apple iPhone 5 walmartRefurbished Apple iPhone 5s 16GB, Space ...Refurbished Apple iPhone 5s 16GB, Space Gray
walmart logo
$75.68

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