Detailed Front Panel Comparison of ‘iPhone 5’ and iPhone 4S (Video)

Posted on August 4, 2012 by

We’ve seen a lot of leaked parts of what is believed to be from the 6th-generation iPhone, including a videos comparing them to the current iPhone 4S. Now ETrade has an even more detailed comparison of the two front panels, which show some interesting changes.

First of all let’s see the display screen. From the picture, we can see that the iPhone 5 glass lens is 90.25mm long, 51.60mm wide, while iPhone 4S is 76.65mm and 51.60mm. The display area enlarges from 3.61 inches to 4.065 inches. The LCD screen can be a little smaller, and that will be around 4 inches. What’s important, the resolution ratio of iPhone 5 glass lens is around 16:9, which will be a big change for iPhone.

Second, though the material of iPhone 5 glass lens remains the same as iPhone 4S, from the picture we can find that the iPhone 5 glass lens is a 0.1mm thinner than the iPhone 4S one. What message does this leave to us? Will iPhone 5 give us a fresh visual shock?

Third, from this lateral view, we can see that the transmittance of iPhone 5 glass lens is higher than that of iPhone 4S.

Fourth, the camera hole of iPhone 5 glass lens moves from the left side to the right middle above the receiver. This position for iphone 5 front facing cameras might allow people to take photo more comfortably. Besides, compared to iPhone 4S, the camera hole on iPhone 5 glass lens narrows a little bit. Does this mean the iPhone 5 front facing camera will be smaller?

Fifth, the light sensor hole moves from the top to the left side of receiver. Also, it becomes very small. What can we learn from this? Probably Apple has found a new way to increase the sensitiveness.

Head on over to ETrade for a few more comparisons.

Comments (1,590)


  1. [anonymous] says:

    I remember the crazy idea I once had which had a centered camera with speakers surrounding it in a circular shape, clearly something like this would be too difficult to do :(

  2. Mike Lyons says:

    “sensitiveness”? :-)