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Network
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900 - for Verizon CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - for Verizon CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network 4, 17 - AT&T 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41 - A1567
  13 - for Verizon
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2012, March. Released 2012, March 16 2014, October 16
Status Discontinued Available. Released 2014, October 24
Body
Dimensions 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in) 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight 662 g (1.46 lb) 437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (3G/LTE) (15.41 oz)
Build Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
SIM Micro-SIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
Display
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~65.1% screen-to-body ratio) 9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density) 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Platform
OS iOS 5.1, upgradable to iOS 9.3.5 iOS 8.1, upgradable to iPadOS 13.4
Chipset Apple A5X (45 nm) Apple A8X (20 nm)
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP4 (quad-core graphics) PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)
Memory
Card slot No No
Internal 16GB 1GB RAM, 32GB 1GB RAM, 64GB 1GB RAM 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 2GB RAM, 128GB 2GB RAM
Main Camera
Modules 5 MP, AF 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12Ám, AF
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Selfie Camera
Modules VGA, videocalling over Wi-Fi only 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
Features face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Video 480p@30fps 720p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
Infrared port No No
Radio No No
USB 2.0 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Features
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
  Siri natural language commands and dictation
Battery
  Non-removable Li-Po 11560 mAh battery (42.5 Wh) Non-removable Li-Po 7340 mAh battery (27.62 Wh)
Stand-by Up to 720 h
Talk time Up to 9 h Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Misc
Colors Black, White Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Models A1430, A1403 A1566, A1567
Price About 400 EUR About 440 EUR
Tests
Performance Basemark X: 29753
Display Contrast ratio: 1048 (nominal)
Camera Compare PHOTO / Compare VIDEO
Loudspeaker Voice 75dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 78dB
Audio quality Noise -93.9dB / Crosstalk -83.9dB

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