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Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 5’

Always Have A Cover

Posted by terrepruitt on May 20, 2019

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This last one that broke I barely noticed it even though it was a much larger crack – all the way across the screen – it was just where it was, I guess.  This time I had faith that it was the cover that cracked.  But I looked close to see that the crack was just in the middle – where the cover is – and not all the way to the edges.  So that assured me that it was just the cover.  But it looked like an impact crack . . . which I couldn’t figure out.  There was a little spot near the side where it looked like something hit the screen then a crack going across the phone, a crack going up, a crack going down to the closest edge, and two separate cracks going across to the closest edge.  It was odd.

I am always so grateful that I have a case and a cover because I believe that both have saved my phone from actually breaking a multitude of times.  Besides the fact that I like to have a pretty cover.

Do you have a case and/or a screen cover for your phone?  Do you feel that they have help protect your phone?

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Photo Comparison

Posted by terrepruitt on October 15, 2018

I have just graduated from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 10 XS. My phone was six years old. They no longer sell the 5. Perhaps that can be my guide as to when to buy new phones. My 5 still worked, it just didn’t work as fast as the newer phones. My camera was not as good. And that is what I am showing you in this post. I wanted to give you an idea about the difference between the photos.

The difference between the cameras is here. The only info on the 5 that I could find was from Wiki. The information on the 10 XS is taken from the Apple website.

Info from Wiki

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Rear camera Sony Exmor R IMX145[9][10]
8 MP iSight back-side illuminated sensor
HD video (1080p) at 30 frame/s
IR filter
Aperture f/2.4
5 element lens
Facial recognition (stills only)
Image stabilization

Front camera
1.2 MP, HD video (720p)

Info from Apple.com

New Phone
Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
Dual optical image stabilization
Six-element lens
Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
Panorama (up to 63MP)
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Backside illumination sensor
Hybrid IR filter
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
Smart HDR for photos
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Local tone mapping
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Exposure control
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
Timer mode
Photo geotagging
Image formats captured: HEIF and JPE

The first picture of each cat is with the new phone.  The second is with the old phone.

In the first picture of Teagan I might have zoomed in a bit, but I didn’t touch either phone to make them focus better. So, I might have been able to get a bright picture with the iPhone 5, but I was taking it as a comparison of not having touched either phone.

With the new phone I might actually be able to get some better pictures of Teagan. Although, as I have mentioned she is not as camera shy as she once was.

I fought long and hard (for at least two years – that is when the seven was released and suggestions were made to get it) about getting a new phone. But I figure if I keep this one for six years it will be ok.

Even though don’t know most of what the description of the phone is saying, I can clearly SEE that the photos are much better!

These were just quick pictures I was taking to show my hubby the difference.  I should have thought about posting from the get go and done a better job!

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Dramatic difference, huh?  Means bad news for my blog because I am going to be posting a lot more cat pictures now.

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