With the iPhone 5 finally unveiled, Apple’s next device has some serious competition in the smartphone market.
The iPhone 5 will battle for market share against powerhouse Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and Galaxy Nexus, as well as Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8 that was announced earlier this month.
The omission of an NFC (near-field communication) chip is also a much talked-about issue surrounding the new device.
So how does Apple’s iPhone 5 stack-up to the competition?
|Element||iPhone 5||Nokia Lumia 920||Samsung Galaxy S3||HTC One X|
|Availability||21 September 2012 (US)||Expected November (EU)||Available in SA||Available in SA|
|OS||iOS 6||Windows Phone 8||Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”||Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”|
|Display||4″ Retina (640×1136) LED IPS||4.5″ (768×1280) IPS||4.8″ 720p (720×1280) AMOLED||4.7″ 720p (720×1280) IPS S-LCD2|
|Camera, primary||8MP||8.7MP “PureView”||8MP||8MP|
|Storage, expandable||No||No||microSDXC (64GB)||No|
|Processor||Apple A6||1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4||1.4GHz Exynos 4212 quad||1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 (quad core)|
|Battery||Unspecified, but Apple claims 8hr talk time or 3G Internet browsing||2,000mAh||2,100mAh||1,800mAh|
|Cellular data||HSPA+, DC-HSPA, LTE||42Mbps HSPA+, LTE||21Mbps HSPA+||21Mbps HSPA+|
|SIM type||Nano SIM||Micro SIM||Micro SIM||Micro SIM|