title: Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S camera and processor / url: Apple-iPhone-5-vs-Apple-iPhone-4S-camera-and-processor

Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S: Camera

 

Apple iPhone 5

One of the biggest feature upgrades is with the camera. It's now branded iSight and, while offering the same 8-Megapixel lens, now has improved HDR and PhotoStream sharing. Additionally, a new image processor includes a smart filter and should reduce noise in images.

Video recording remains at 1080p, while the front-cam is markedly better – 720p FaceTime being the standout feature. The headline newbie, however, is the panoramic mode that will stitch together a landscape shot in real-time and create an image up to 28mp in size.

 

Apple iPhone 4S

The iSight camera sensor went from a 5-Megapixel up to a monster 8-Megapixels. Its backside sensor lets 73% more light per pixel in. It’s got a Five element lens, plus a Hybrid IR Filter. That means nicer shots, essentially. When we tested it, photos were crisper, no question, but we doubted its ability to compete with traditional cameras with bigger lenses in low light. You could also choose to have a grid on the screen when taking shots, perform basic image-editing within the Camera Roll and jump straight to the camera function via a shortcut. The video camera was ramped up to allow full 1080p HD recording, however FaceTime calls could only be taken with VGA resolution quality.

 

Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 4S: Processor

Apple iPhone 5

Moving from the A5 processor found in the 4S and the iPad 2, to a new A6 chip, Apple claims it will deliver a CPU two times faster than the A5 and up to times better graphics. So, expect apps to launch quicker, browsing to speedier and overall performance to step up significantly from the 4S. When we tried it out, we were pinging around apps more fluidly than our iPhone 4S and video also looked smoother. With the iPhone 5 set to support 4G LTE, the more processing power should deliver a quicker performance in terms of web browsing, data transfer and multiplayer gaming.

 

Apple iPhone 4S

The A5 dual-core processor (as seen in the iPad 2) makes things noticeably nippier. Apps launch quicker, web pages load faster, multi-tasking is more fluid and resource-hungry apps like Pages now allow you to edit documents without any lag. The processor also supercharges the iPhone 4S's graphical prowess, and also enabled the ability to mirror 4S content over AirPlay The storage was also bumped up to a maximum 64GB.