Feature Comparison: iPhone 5 VS iPhone 4S

Finally, the iPhone 5 has been announced by Apple. Sure, with this release the iPhone has trimmed up a bit - sporting a sleek new design built for the lovely new iOS 6 . But for iPhone 4S owners who got the iPhone 4s a year ago, is it really time for an upgrade?

The iPhone 5 release date is Sept. 21 in the U.S. and U.K. and iPhone 5 pre-orders begin Sept. 14.

iPhone 5 prices start at $199 with a contract in the US and £529 for an unlocked UK phone. How good is it from iPhone 4S. Let’s see the comparison:

iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
Apple A6
Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
1 GB
PowerVR SGX543MP2
PowerVR SGX543MP2
Display Type
LED-backlit IPS TFT
LED-backlit IPS TFT
Display Size
4.0-inches (326 ppi)
 3.5-inches (330 ppi) 
Internal Storage
16/32/64 GB
16/32/64 GB
Expandable storage
Rear Camera
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video calling camera
Yes, 1080p@30fps
Yes, 1080p@30fps
iOS 6
iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 6.0
Custom UI
Standard battery,Li-Po
Standard battery, Li-Po 1432 mAh
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
112 g
140 g

iPhone 5: Pre-orders Starts from 12:01 AM Pacific Time

While Apple has yet to officially announce tomorrow's starting time for iPhone 5 pre-orders, it is beginning to look like the launch will follow the same pattern as last year with pre-orders starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time / 3:01 AM Eastern Time.

Apple sales representatives have been telling customers asking about availability that pre-orders will begin at that time, and both Verizon and Sprint have announced 12:01 AM Pacific launches for their own pre-orders. AT&T has not yet officially released a pre-order starting time.

Last year, Apple was nearly 45 minutes late in starting pre-orders and experienced significant issues with online processing for quite some time after they did launch, and many users had better luck pre-ordering through their carriers.