The iPhone 5 is a very hot topic leading the famous websites these days. Everywhere you will find many gossips about the iPhone 5. Some one must be criticizing the iPhone 5 and some one must be busy in finding when the iPhone 5 would be landing in his/her country, so they could get hands on to it. Recently we reported about the line emerging at the Fifth Ave Store of Apple located in the New York. People are lining up for the iPhone 5 after every hour. After every hour, the line grows by a group of two people or more in the New York for the iPhone 5. Although there are, still twenty hours left approximately for the iPhone 5 launch in the New York.
Amazingly, Pakistan would be having iPhone 5 unofficially by Mobile Retailers the same time or after the official launch in U.S. This might sound a bit strange but technically, it is true. Always Pakistan has gotten the new lineups of the Apple products before the official launch has been done worldwide. There is a long story behind the Apple Products being launched in Pakistan before rest of the world. We will update you with the story sometime else. As for now, we will update you with the iPhone 5 price, specs, and what to see before buying an iPhone 5 in Pakistan.
As we know that Pakistan doesn’t have the iPhone series officially launched, the iPhone’s are imported by the Mobile Retailers from different places and sold over here at different rates. When a person goes to buy an iPhone from the retailer, he is not aware of the real time facts or the things that he should know about the iPhone before buying it. The customer simply hops into the shop and buys the iPhone. When the purchasing behavior is done, the customer then regrets the purchase behavior or faces many problems after the purchase behavior. This thing is very common in Pakistan. We have personally seen people banging their heads after buying an iPhone.
To solve that head banging issue we wrote a complete for every one who needs to buy an iPhone. The guide doesn’t include the iPhone 5 part; we will update it sometime later. The guide is available for Download over here.
Now lets start with the iPhone 5 Specifications that would be great for people of Pakistan. The Specifications mentioned below would be really helpful when buying an iPhone 5 from any Mobile Retailer in the city.
Apple iPhone 5 Specifications
The iPhone 5 doesn’t comes or isn’t made different for the people of Pakistan. They will get the same iPhone 5 that the rest of the world be having. The only difference would be of Models.
The iPhone 5 comes in three different models starting from GSM+4G LTE, CDMA+4G LTE, and GSM + Edge.
Cellular and Wireless Specifications:
- GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
- CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
- GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
Above are the three models of the iPhone 5 that a person gets to choose from.
Over here, there are two GSM Models and one CDMA Model. We are only interested in the GSM Model of the iPhone 5. The CDMA Model is useless for Pakistan because there is no CDMA Cellular service in Pakistan.
After setting our interest in the GSM Model, one complication arises in LTE Bands. The LTE Bands differ from each other in the GSM Model, which is not a headache for the person buying an iPhone 5 in Pakistan until the person needs to use the iPhone 5 internationally. We are not sure about the LTE Bands because they are referring to different carriers that are supporting an iPhone 5.
Which Model to Buy?
We would recommend going for any GSM Model and not for the CDMA Model. Mostly people buy a CDMA Model and end up having it sold on different online websites.
Capacity of the iPhone 5:
The iPhone 5 comes in three different capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. These are the three capacities available in the iPhone 5 and the preceding iPhone 4S.
How much of Capacity iPhone 5 to buy?
We would recommend 16GB of capacity for the iPhone 5 because no one utilizes full capacity of 16GB. At most, people go for 32GB. The highest capacity available in Pakistan is 32GB. No shopkeeper brings in 64GB because no one buys that much of capacity iPhone until the person needs to show off.
Colors of the iPhone 5:
The iPhone 5 comes in two colors. One is Black and Slate. The second is White and Silver.
Apple iPhone 5 Prices in Pakistan:
The iPhone 5 would be priced different in Pakistan. Every Mobile retailer has his own prices. The prices that we came across are of PKR 90,000 and PKR 115,000 for Factory Unlock piece. We are not sure about the colors because the price varies for the color. The white color is priced high and the black one is priced a bit low than the white one.
**The prices told above are tentative and may be changed with the passage of time.
However, the iPhone 5 hasn’t landed in Pakistan yet, so we got two people on hand that are taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5. One is Londonstuioonline and the other one is a local Mobile Shop located in Dalton Market, Karachi.
When to buy an iPhone 5?
According to us, buy the iPhone 5 after few months. The prices of the iPhone 5 would relatively go down and by that time you will have a clear idea whether to buy one or not.
If you need any help regarding the Apple iPhone 5 Prices and Specifications in Pakistan, feel free to contact us via the contact us section.