Welcome to today’s comparison feature for the new Apple iPhone 5, showing the most popular deals available direct from the UK networks. Read more about the spec and features of the latest generation of iPhone. Compare deals alongside the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS.
A full range of iPhones from the first generation iPhone 3GS verion right up to the iPhone 4S 64GB are all available on 18 and 24 month contracts, free of charge and with Free Gifts. The iPhone 5 is NOW available with Free Gifts (initially this handset will be limited to Automatic Cashback and redemption offers when ordering an iPhone 5 without an upfront cost). However, when the first deals appear on the market offering electrical Free Gifts, they will be included in our search results, so it’s worth checking back. Update: The first free gifts are beginning to appear with this handset, so please check today’s availability.
Start your search now – compare free gifts, discount line rental and Automatic Cashback deals from leading UK retailers and networks using our Advanced search facility » or the comparison tables on this page.
iPhone 5 – Overview
The Apple iPhone 5 has arrived and the latest addition to one of the most popular line of handsets boasts some impressive features. Using a new smaller ‘Nano Sim’, the new Apple iPhone 5 is 4G ready meaning users will be among the first in the UK to access superfast broadband from their handset. In some quarters it has been said that the iPhone 5 is not that much different to the iPhone 4S. However, the new iPhone 5 is around 20% lighter and thinner than its predecessor. It runs on the all new A6 chip which is 200MHz faster than the 4 and 4S. It has 1GB of RAM, double that of the iPhone 4 and 4S. These technical improvements mean that the iPhone 5 provides a faster more ‘immediate’ experience via an improved higher resolution (1136-by-640) display. Below is a list of main features, followed by comparison table of technical features for each generation of Apple iPhone.
iPhone 5 – Main Features
Talk time (hours): Up to 8 hours
Standby time (days): Up to 225 hours
Size: 123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm
Screen Size: 4 inches
Chip / Speed / RAM: A6 – 800MHZ – 1GB
Internal phone memory: 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Camera: 8 Megapixels
Video Capture: 1080p HD
Music Player: Yes
Stereo Bluetooth: Yes
Email Capability: Yes
Operating System: iOS6
Compare iPhone 5 – iPhone 4S, 4 and iPhone 3GS Spec
|Spec:||iPhone 5||iPhone 4S||iPhone 4||iPhone 3GS|
|Talk time:||8 hours||8 hours||7 hours||5 hours|
|Standby:||225 hours||200 hours||300 hours||300 hours|
|Size:||123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm||115.2mm x 58.6mm x 9.3mm||115.2mm x 58.6mm x 9.3mm||115.2mm x 62.1mm x 12.3mm|
|Screen size & Resolution:||4 inches – 1136×640||3.5 inches – 960×640||3.5 inches – 960×640||3.5 inches – 480×320|
|Chip / Speed / RAM:||A6 – 1066 MHz – 1GB||A5 – 800MHz – 512MB||A4 – 800MHz – 512MB||Samsung – 600MHz – 256MB|
|Internal memory:||16GB / 32GB / 64GB||16GB / 32GB / 64GB||8GB / 16GB / 32GB||8GB / 16GB / 32GB|
|Camera:||8 Megapixels||8 Megapixels||5 Megapixels||3 Megapixels|
|Video Capture:||1080p HD||1080p HD||720p HD||VGA recording|
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Today’s most Popular iPhone 5 Deals
|Model:||iPhone 5 4G 16GB||iPhone 5 4G 16GB||iPhone 5 4G 16GB||iPhone 5 4G 16GB||iPhone 5 4G 16GB|
|Contract:||24 Months||24 Months||24 Months||24 Months||24 Months|
|Cost per month:||£36.00||£36.00||£34.00||£36.00||£37.00|
|Order:||Order »||Order »||Order »||Order »||Order »|
|Compare:||Compare iPhone 5 Deals with Free Gifts and no upfront cost »|
Notes & Tips
“As we have already mentioned in this review, with the recent release of the Apple iPhone 5 they maybe limited deals with Free Gifts currently on the market. Basically for two reasons; the handset has a very high retail price which is already subsidised when providing the handset on a mobile phone contract. Secondly, there is no real need for networks and third party retailers to offer incentives when sales volumes of the handset are already high. This situation could change any day and we will update this information accordingly. The first Free Gift offers are likely to be discount line rental, Cashback and Automatic Cashback in nature. These will appear in our Advanced search facility » , so it’s worth checking back regularly.”
“Please note that this article has been filed as ‘latest’. An article or review on a handset is categorised as ‘latest’ if the Retailer, Network or Manufacturer in question is offering a product, service or deal that is new, exclusive, limited or seasonal.”
I've had the iPhone 5 for a few weeks now and it took a bit of getting use to. The first thing you notice is that it feels thinner and lighter than pr
I've had the iPhone 5 for a few weeks now and it took a bit of getting use to. The first thing you notice is that it feels thinner and lighter than previous iPhones. I didn't really like the feel first of all, as some weight to a handset gives it a bit of worth and it felt kind of cheap. But after that the next thing I noticed was the speed and (like the review said) immediate response of phone. Overall I really like the handset and would recommend the iPhone 5 even if it took a little time to impress me!