Basic features of the iPhone 5 include a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 1.3GHz dual-core Apple A6 processor and 1 gigabyte of RAM. The phone also comes with 16 gigabytes of internal storage.
One of the most prominent features of the iPhone 5 at launch was the new Siri voice command system.
The phone also has both a rear and front camera with flash. The rear camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, while the front camera is 1.2 megapixels. There is also an included microphone with active noise cancellation for background sounds.
The phone runs on iOS 6.1.4 and uses the Safari Web browser. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The phone also has ports for headphones, TV output and nano-SIM cards. The phone is GSM and 3G compatible. 4G LTE connectivity can be temporarily disabled to preserve battery life. The phone features a broad array of sensors, including a gyroscope, compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
Some of the lesser-known software features of the phone include the ability to add exceptions for certain numbers to the "do not disturb" mode, use of the camera flash as notification of calls and texts and automatic backups via Wi-Fi when connecting with a personal computer.