Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) Specs, Features & Reviews

User rating: (4.2/5 stars)
Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM)

iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) Key Specs & Features

  Camera Resolution

Resolution: 8+ megapixel
auto-focus, backside illuminated sensor, LED flash, f/2.4 lens / panorama, HDR, touch-to-focus, face detection

  Battery Life

? mAh
Talk: 8 hours max.
Standby: 225 hours max.

  Physical Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in   124 x 59 x 7.6 mm

  Screen Size

4 in   diagonal, 16:9
640 x 1136 pixels
326 ppi   approx.

Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) Full Specs and Features

Battery? mAh
Talk: 8 hours max.
Standby: 225 hours max.
BluetoothSupported Profiles: HFP 1.6, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.4, HID, PAN, MAP
version 4.0+HS
Call ScreeningNo
CameraResolution: 8+ megapixel
auto-focus, backside illuminated sensor, LED flash, f/2.4 lens / panorama, HDR, touch-to-focus, face detection
Changeable Body PlatesNo
DataTechnology: LTE (Cat 3)
plus HSPA+ 42
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in   124 x 59 x 7.6 mm
Display4 in   diagonal, 16:9
640 x 1136 pixels
326 ppi   approx.
Extra CameraNo
Extra DisplayNo
FCC IDBCG-E2599A   approved Sep 12, 2012
FM RadioNo
Fast ChargingNo
Fingerprint ReaderNo
Front/Selfie CameraResolution: 720p HD
HD VoiceNo
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)Yes
Hearing Aid CompatibleRating: M3, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
Infrared (IR)No
Language OptionsYes
Memory Card SlotNo
ModesLTE 2 / 4 / 5 / 17
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE   4G
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 17 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))

WCDMA   3G / 4G
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

GSM   2G
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
  plus WCDMA 4 on units offered after April 12
OS / PlatformiOS version 6
ProcessorApple A6
Ringer ProfilesNo
SIM card sizeNano   4FF
Side Keysvolume on left / lock on top
Speaker PhoneYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Storage/Internal Memory64 GB raw hardware
Not expandable
also available in 32 or 16 GB
TTY/TDD (Digital)Yes
TV Outputvia AirPlay
Text Keyboard, HardwareNo
Touch ScreenType: Capacitive
USBvia proprietary Lightning connector
Video CaptureResolution: 1080p HD
can take still photos while recording / stabilization / face detection
Waterproof/Water ResistanceNo
Weight3.95 oz   112 g
Wi-FiVersion(s): 802.11 a,b,g,n
Wireless ChargingNo

Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) Carrier Availability

Available From

The Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) is not currently available from any carriers

Discontinued By

The Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) has been discontinued by the following service providers.

Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) Rating

The Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) has been rated 4.2 out of 5 stars by users.

Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM) Reviews

Tried many different phones, came back to the iPhone 5

Carrier: AT&T

After owning an iPhone 4,4S and 5, I decided to see what else was out there recently. I tried the Galaxy S4 for a couple weeks, wasn't happy the way it handled multiple email accounts, messaging and basic functions which required multiple key presses to accomplish. To add to this, the phone lagged between screens and apps and after reading forums online, I found I wasn't the only one experiencing this. I returned the phone and tried the Blackberry Z10. Their new "Hub" feature was nice, however the OS just didn't flow too well with BB's new gesture commands. Navigating through screens was not a pleasant experience. Perhaps with software updates, BB's new OS will come together someday, however, as of now, it's lacking quite a bit, especially in the app space.

Unfortunately, in my haste to sell my iPhone 5 immediately after purchasing the S4, I realized I had made a grave mistake. To correct this, I purchased another iPhone 5. After experimenting with the other OS's out there with the exception of the Windows phones, I found that no other phone had everything put together as well as the iOS iPhone 5. iOS flows very well and especially with email which I depend on heavily for corporate as well as personal use. The iPhone excels in many other areas in comparison to other phones such as messaging, web browsing, camera features, music and so much more. People criticize the iPhone so much for the lack of a removal battery, expandable storage, lack of customization options and so much more, however the battery life on the i5 is amazing with wifi, BT and apps running 24/7. As for storage, just opt for a larger capacity. I feel like the prodigal son who just had to see what was out there in the world but in the end, came back home to the iPhone 5. I am not an iSheep or iFanatic in any way, I just like being efficient and getting things done quickly on a dependable and reliable mobile device and the iPhone 5 comes out on top in this regard.

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Great Phone since I switched to AT&T

Original I had the iPhone5 with sprint. Very frustrating experience. Since I switched over to AT&T I am completely happy with my iPhone5.
1. BLAZING FAST data speeds.
2. Great screen
3. Excellent call quality
4. Love the selection of apps
5. Great camera when you are not using the flash (for some reason using the flash in dark environments leave all these white hues in the pictures).
6. Simplicity and ease of use of this phone.
7. 4 inch screen perfect size for one handed operation.
8. Never buggy or jerky when scrolling as some of my prior android phones use to do.
how come
1. Using the flash when taking photos (see above).
2. Wish the battery gave you better longevity
3. Not as customizable as android (but that's a trade off I'm okay with)

Overall I now Love my iPhone5 and would recommend it as long as it's not on the NOT Now Sprint Network.

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This phone is great!

I have an iPhone 5 and I absolutely love it. It has everything that I could ever want and more. Here are the PROS and CONS of this device.


- touch screen
- world phone
- good audio quality
- call quality is good
- lots of applications that suit everyone's needs
- It has Siri


- expensive
- no headset jack
- delicate

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I got my chance to play around with the Apple iPhone 5 while at the local AT&T Wireless store and I really like it. Here are the pros and cons on this phone that I found in my short time exploring the features on this device.


- nice size
- capacitive touch screen
- good audio quality
- easy to hold in your hand
- screen is nice and bright
- multitasking capabilities
- front and rear cameras
- face time
- digital camera and video camera
- Siri



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Best iPhone yet

Carrier: AT&T

I gave it a 4.5 because there's always room for improvement. It could always have a better camera-- even though it's the best in any smartphone currently. It could have NFC capabilities-- even though no one is really utilizing that yet.

It basically is everything you want and need in a smartphone.

PROS: usability, battery, apple's app store, camera, screen, SIZE (5" is too big IMO), ...just about everything

CONS: None-- for non-techies. For a somewhat technical person (me), I'm a little bored. It's a little too easy to do everything on the iPhone. I've thought about switching at some point because I love figuring out how to accomplish something on the phone. I'd like to tackle the Android OS, and learn how to do everything on it. That being said, that all has nothing to do with the phone's rating. I'm just personally bored with it's easy usability ;-)

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Amazing upgrade

Carrier: AT&T

Having come from Iphone4... This phone is very impressive in speed, built quality and others.

Battery life
Size (very comfortable to text with one hand)
A6 Chip
Sound Quality
Very easy to use

I didn't find anything bad about this phone

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iphone 5 is the leader

No phone can compare to the iPhone 5. It is a modest upgrade but still one that is very welcome. i have had the iphone 4s ( loved it ) , the droid razr max, ( battery life was great) and even the samsung galaxy S3 ( a toy with to many options , not enough focus on quality output)

PRO: Screen fantastic; apps fantastic; battery life improved; slimmer form; LTE is fast , mproved SIRI

CON: Google maps and Youtube not present; new cables needed (minor).
Apples maps need some work . Google's is much better. I hope apple improves quickly on this.

This is without a doubt the best device I have ever used,

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OKAY I have to admit it, This is the best phone in the market.. NO Galaxy cheapie material S3 Or Boom Boom HTC ONE X.. . This is it... Great Design, Yeah its only 1 inch taller but screen resolution its great, The phone feels strong and comfortable, IOS yeah basic but So easy to use, and very accessible, camera its great and OMG Siri UNDERSTAND MY ACCENT LOL Y hasta en español that's great.. I love this phone.. and Yeah it's not for everybody.. but if you come from Android or Windows even BBerry U'll be able to use it and be comfortable with it.. right away..


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Very Fast Data

This iPhone 5 is a great phone the iOS is outdated but works..... The updates are always on time and you are never left guessing when it will come out. I have used android and yes it is more customizable but updates drag. Both iOS and galaxy s3 and iPhone are great but the iPhone is more reliable....


Nothing else

It comes down to android or iPhone preference. Both great phones.

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A Totally Awesome Phone

An Iphone is a Iphone. An Android is a Android. I can't figure out why many choose to slam either phone because it lacks what the other doesn't. I have used the Iphone, Iphone 3GS, Iphone 4/4S, HTC One X, and Galaxy S3 and must admit in my opinion none of these phones work as seamless as an Iphone 5. I tried Android because of all of the hype but even Androids have limitations as to what you can or cannot do and the battery life was not even close to any of my Iphones. That being said in my opinion the Iphone 5 is the most Awesome phone. Email is seamless. Works outstanding with my exchange email (far superior than others I have used). Itunes and the music player is seamless and the best (I must admit I was skeptical in the beginning but over time I have come to appreciate it all the more). Web browsing again seamless and Siri is the icing on the cake. I have had Iphones with both Verizon and AT&T and must admit that my experience with AT&T is far superior. I have not experienced any dropped calls in my long history with using AT&T's service (and no I do not work for AT&T). This was not the case with Verizon. And being able to Talk and Surf has come in handy (I did not realize what I missed until I could not do this with my Verizon Iphone 4). One has to choose the phone that better fits their style and usefulness. In my opinion you can't go wrong with the Iphone 5 if it meets most of your useful needs. I am happy to say that my experiment with other smartphones as ended. The Iphone 5 has met all of my needs and exceeded others. It is truly an Awesome Phone.

Pros: Battery Life, Web Browsing, Siri, Email, iTunes, Camera, Video, iCloud

Cons: None

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