UPDATE: Celcom bundled pricing updated with fixed rebate amount.
The iPhone 5 will be officially available at midnight with the big 3 telcos – Maxis, DiGi & Celcom offering the device on contract. Outright, the iPhone 5 is going for RM2,199 (16GB), RM2,499 (32GB) and RM2,799 (64GB).
Being a smart phone that’s mobile internet intensive, getting an iPhone 5 from telcos would make sense as they would be subsidising some of the cost through discounted phone price or lowered subscription fees.
So the question is which plan should you pick if you plan to go on contract? The 3 telcos offer plans with different bundling, subsidy structure at different price points. To help you decide, we have compared the subscription plans and the minimum total cost of ownership for easy reference.
Head after the break for the full comparison.
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UPDATE: iPhone 5 hardware specifications updated with more smart phones including Windows Phone.
The iPhone 5 has finally been revealed and we’ve compared it with some of the current and upcoming crop of smart phones. In terms of dimensions, the iPhone 5 is the lightest and thinnest of the bunch under 8mm thick and 112grams in weight. That’s even lighter than last year’s Galaxy S II which weighs in at 116grams. In terms of thinness, arguably there are other slimmer models such as the Huawei Ascend P1 S 6.68mm and the Motorola RAZR’s 7.1mm (only at the thinnest point).
While the iPhone 5 has the smallest screen at 4.0″, it still maintains the same 326ppi Retina Display. When compared to its large screen rivals pushing 4.7″-5.5″ inches, the iPhone 5 still has one of the highest pixel density in this comparison. Of course there are those that come close and exceed such as the 4.5″ Huawei Ascend D Quad at 326ppi and the 4.3″ Sony Xperia S at 342ppi.
In terms of processor, the iPhone 5 comes with a new A6 chip with Cortex A15. Currently it isn’t clear on the number of cores and amount of RAM but we will update this later. It will be interesting to see how this goes against the current dual-core and quad-core processors from the Android camp.
A missing component from the iPhone 5 is support for NFC. NFC has just started to become a standard in high end smart phones and it is disappointing that Apple has decided not to include this in. In the imaging department, nothing much has changed in terms of pixel count but they have toughen the camera glass cover with Sapphire glass.
We will update this once the full details are in.
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