Hello there unboxers! This is Sakis Karpas from GameOver.Gr in another episode of Unboxholics! In today's episode we will take a look at Apple's iPhone 5. The sixth iteration in the iPhone series. IPhone 5 was released in nine countries on September 21, 2012. The model that we will be unboxing is the 16GB black and slate version.
The other color option is white (ceramic and silver-colored metal trim) and the other storage options are 32GB and 64GB. Of course, the first item we find inside the retail package is the iPhone 5 which feels a lot lighter! Let's leave it aside and explore the package. Apple always keeps it minimal when it comes to packaging. Inside this black paper document we find a sim card removal pin a manual and the usual Apple sticker set.
A Power Adapter (UK) is included of course Apple made a huge improvement over its earphones set Earpods as Apple calls them, make use of a new bass technology. A port was created in a way that it will be delivering sound to the inside of your ear. We tested them and the overall audio quality of Apple EarPods is very impressive! Apple Earpods have a microphone that is used for calls or voice control and a volume changer button. IPhone 5 features a new dock connector named Lightning, which replaces the 30-pin Apple Dock connector.
Apple Lightning cables have duplicate pins on two sides of each plug, so it can be inserted either way round. This new connector is smaller than the previous one and it is tighter when it comes to unplugging. Let's remove the protective covers and take a closer look! IPhone's 5 design continues what Apple started with iPhone 4 although the back glass has been replaced by aluminum with inlays along the top and bottom made of ceramic glass. An issue with its coating being prone to chipping has been reported by many users worldwide.
Apple took notes and has already started replacing these phones. Moreover, this issue will no longer be a problem at the second batch of the iPhone 5. The microphone and the speaker is located at the bottom side of iPhone 5 along with a Lightning port and an earphones jack port that is no longer at the top of the phone. The mute switch button and the volume change buttons haven't changed and are situated at the same place.
The on/off button which also puts the iPhone to sleep mode is located at the top side. Along with the Apple's logo on the back, we find the camera flash an additional microphone and the 8MP iSight Camera. On the front side, we find a 1.2MP camera used for Facetime the earpiece and the home button for basic functions. IPhone 5 height is 123.8Mm 58.6Mm width and 7.6Mm thickness.
IPhone 5 provides a 4-inch display diagonally while it weighs 112g. That means that iPhone 5 is 20% lighter than iPhone 4S and 18% thinner So far, iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone in the market. Let's take a quick look at the specs! IPhone 5 runs on an Apple-designed A6 chip but mass-produced by Samsung. The chip appears to use dual general purpose ARM cores, clocked at 1.3GHZ.
IPhone 5 graphics are handled by 3 GPU cores with 1GB memory and all LTE Networks are now supported. The multi-touch retina display of iPhone 5 has a resolution of 1136 X 640 with 326ppi (Pixels per inch) while the contrast ratio display is specified at 800:1. IPhone 5 comes with iOS 6 pre-installed, the latest version of Apple's OS. IPhone's 5 larger screen offers widescreen view and enabled the addition of one more line in the main interface.
By the way, App Store has a whole new look. Here you will find millions of free and paid apps that are gradually upgraded to support iPhone 5. Siri is also your private assistant Retina Display helps you experience more clarity and vivid colors than ever before and with the help of the iSight Camera you can have amazing results in photo and video shoots. IPhone 5 owners can now record stunning 1080p HD video at 30fps with the iSight camera.
The new panorama feature lets you shoot up to an impressive 240 degrees with one smooth motion. The gyroscope, A6 chip, and Camera app work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama up to 28 megapixels. As you may have noticed by these samples, iSight's performance is quite impressive. It must also be noted that the improved stabilization prevents shaky video footage.
Lastly, the front camera captures photos up to 1.2MP while the video can record up to 720p. IPhone 5 will be available in Greek stores at he end of this year but an official date hasn't yet been confirmed. Even if you are an Apple hater or not, iPhone 5 is one of the best smartphones available right now. But Apple faces strong competition and the days that an iPhone was the only top suggested smartphone are long gone.
A market research will be the best thing to do before buying a high-end smartphone and iPhone 5 is among the top options right now. A YouTube subscriber of Unboxholics will have the chance to win an iPhone 5 very soon, so stay tuned! Your comments and thumbs up (if you liked our video) help our show a lot. For a better communication with us, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. In the description of this video, you will find all the links you need.
Until the next video of Unboxholics, take care!.