Difference Between iPhone 5 16GB and 32GB and 64GB

iPhone 5 16GB vs 32GB vs 64GB
 

iPhone 5 16GB, iPhone 5 32GB and iPhone 5 64GB are all variations of the same fifth generation iPhone 5, which was released on 12th September 2012. Apple iPhone 5 comes as the successor of the prestigious Apple iPhone 4S. The phone was launched on the 21st of September to the stores, and already getting some pretty good impressions by those who have put their hands on the device.. Apple claims iPhone 5 to be the thinnest smartphone in the market scoring a thickness of 7.6mm which is really cool. It scores dimensions of 123.8 x 58.5mm and 112g of weight which makes it lighter than most of the smartphones out there in the world. Apple has kept the width at the same pace while making it taller in order to let the customers hang on to the familiar width when they hold the handset in their palms. It is made entirely from glass and Aluminum which is a great news for artistic consumers. No one would doubt the premium nature of this handset for Apple has tirelessly engineered even the smallest parts. The two tone back plate feels genuinely metallic and is pleasing to hold on to the handset. We particularly loved the Black model although Apple offers a White model, as well.

iPhone 5 uses an Apple A6 chipset along with Apple iOS 6 as the operating system. It will be powered by a 1GHz Dual Core processor that Apple has come up with for iPhone 5. This processor is said to have Apple’s own SoC using ARM v7 based instruction set. The cores are based on Cortex A7 architecture which was previously rumored to be of A15 architecture. It is to be noted that this is not the Vanilla Cortex A7, but rather an in-house modified version of Apple’s Cortex A7 probably fabricated by Samsung. Apple iPhone 5 being a LTE smartphone, we are bound to expect some deviation from the normal battery life. However, Apple has addressed that problem with the custom made Cortex A7 cores. As you can see, they haven’t increased the clock frequency at all, but instead, they have been successful in increasing the number of instructions executed per clock. Also, it was noticeable in the GeekBench benchmarks that the memory bandwidth has been significantly improved, as well. So all in all, now we have reason to believe that Tim Cook wasn’t exaggerating when he claimed that iPhone 5 is twice as faster as iPhone 4S. 

Apple iPhone 5 has 4 inch LED backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen featuring a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels at a pixel density of 326ppi. It is said to have 44% better color saturation with full sRGB rendering enabled. The usual Corning gorilla glass coating is available making the display scratch resistant. Apple CEO Tim Cook claims that this is the most advanced display panel in the world. Apple also claimed that the GPU performance is as twice better compared to iPhone 4S. There may be several other possibilities for them to achieve this, but we have reason to believe that the GPU is PowerVR SGX 543MP3 with a slightly overclocked frequency compared to that of iPhone 4S. Apple has apparently moved the headphone port all the down to the bottom of the smartphone. If you have invested in iReady accessories, you may well have to buy a conversion unit because Apple has introduced a new port for this iPhone.

The handset comes with 4G LTE connectivity as well as CDMA connectivity in different versions. The implications of this are subtle. Once you commit to a network provider and a specific version of Apple iPhone 5, there’s no going back. You can’t buy an AT&T model and then transfer the iPhone 5 to Verizon or Sprint’s network without buying another iPhone 5. So you will have to think rather carefully on what you want before committing to a handset. Apple boasts of an ultrafast Wi-Fi connectivity as well offering Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band Wi-Fi Plus cellular adapter. Unfortunately, Apple iPhone 5 doesn’t feature NFC connectivity nor does it support wireless charging. The camera is the regular culprit of 8MP with autofocus and LED flash that can capture 1080p HD videos @ 30 frames per second. It also has a front camera to make video calls. It is worthwhile to note that Apple iPhone 5 only supports nano SIM card. The internal storage would come in three variations of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with no option to expand storage using microSD card.

So, the only difference between iPhone 5 16GB, 32GB and iPhone 5 64GB is basically the storage capacity, which is not going to affect the speed or performance. However, the vendors may pre-install different applications to different variations with different packages. The price difference depends on the internal memory capacities, and it is similar to the pricing of iPhone 4S at release.

The storage capacity will not affect the performance of the iPhone 5. This is like a computer hard disk. If you are multimedia lover then it’s better to go with 32GB or 64GB; thus, you can store loads of songs, videos and films. Otherwise iPhone 5 16GB is sufficiently enough for daytoday usage. Even with 16GB iPhone 5 you can enjoy a lot of songs and movies by storing in iCloud, which will wirelessly push them to all your iDevices. Since Memory is costly, higher the memory higher the price. 64 GB is expensive than 32GB iPhone 4, which is expensive than 16GB iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Price Variations (Available from 21 September 2012)

 16GB32GB64GB
US (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon)
On Contract (2Years New Contract)$199.99$299.99$399.99
Unlocked Contract-free (available   from Nov 2011)$699.99$799.99$899.99
Canada
Unlocked Contract-free$699.99$799.99$899.99
UK (Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Three)
Unlocked Contract-free £529 £599 £699
On Contract (2Years New Contract)

Orange

£109.99 with £36 Monthly Plan 

£29.99 with £41 Monthly Plan 

Free with £46 Monthly Plan 

Free with £51 Monthly Plan 

T-Mobile 

£109 with £36 Monthly Plan 

 £49 with £41 Monthly Plan

£29 with £46 Monthly Plan

£19 with £61 Monthly Plan

Vodafone

£149 with £33 Monthly Plan

£99 with £37 Monthly Plan

£49 with £42 Monthly Plan

Free with £47 Monthly Plan 

Three

£79 with £34 / £36 Monthly Plan

Orange

£219.99 with £36 Monthly Plan 

£139.99 with £36 Monthly Plan 

£89.99 with £46 Monthly Plan 

£39.99 with £51 Monthly Plan 

T-Mobile 

£219 with £36 Monthly Plan 

£149 with £41 Monthly Plan

£99 with £46 Monthly Plan

£29 with £61 Monthly Plan

Vodafone

£269 with £33 Monthly Plan

£209 with £37 Monthly Plan

£149 with £42 Monthly Plan 

£89 with £47 Monthly Plan

Three

£89 with £37 / £39 Monthly Plan

Orange

£269.99 with £36 Monthly Plan 

£209.99 with £36 Monthly Plan 

£179.99 with £46 Monthly Plan 

£129.99 with £51 Monthly Plan 

T-Mobile 

£269 with £36 Monthly Plan

£219 with £41 Monthly Plan

£189 with £46 Monthly Plan

£139 with £61 Monthly Plan

Vodafone

£329 with £33 Monthly Plan

£289 with £37 Monthly Plan

£229 with £42 Monthly Plan 

£169 with £47 Monthly Plan

Three

£109 with £40 / £42 Monthly Plan

Australia (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone)
Unlocked Contract-free A$799 A$899A$999
On Contract (2Years New Contract)

Telstra

Monthly Plan + Handset

from A$67

Optus

Monthly Plan + Handset

A$30 + A$18

A$60 + A$6

A$80 +A$0

Vodafone, Three

Monthly Plan + Handset

A$30 + A$18

A$40 + A$14

A$50 +A$10

A$60 + A$6

A$80 +A$0

A$100 +A$0

Telstra

Monthly Plan + Handset

from A$71 

Optus

Monthly Plan + Handset

A$30 + A$22

A$60 + A$10

A$80 + A$2 

Vodafone, Three

Monthly Plan + Handset

A$30 + A$22

A$40 + A$18

A$50 +A$14

A$60 + A$10

A$80 + A$2

A$100 +A$0

 

Telstra

Monthly Plan + Handset

from A$88

Optus

Monthly Plan + Handset 

A$30 + A$27

A$60 + A$15

A$80 + A$7

Vodafone, Three

Monthly Plan + Handset

A$30 + A$27

A$40 + A$23

A$50 +A$19

A$60 + A$15

A$80 + A$7

A$100 +A$0

 

  • LilMizMargi

    Thank you! Explained what I wanted to know……..just capacity not less performance or speed!