ipod touch review 5th | Ergonomics: a new dress
We know immediately that we are dealing with a product of the firm at the apple. Its small size for a featherweight 88 grams, make it easy to handle. The finish is excellent with a shell anodized aluminum customization color and the chrome finish aluminum is no longer available.
ipod touch review 5th | Legend touch
The screen is protected by a glass plate, gaining height, which does not facilitate the manipulation since our thumb reached with difficulty the top of the screen. However, this provides a better viewing comfort.
No complaints about the provision of physical buttons are conveniently located. The jack is located under the screen, as in previous generations, allowing over helmet does not pass the screen.
Something new, a leather strap is attached at the bottom left of the Touch (photo below). Practice, but we doubt its durability over time. It will however be available for purchase as an accessory.
ipod touch review 5th |Connectors
As with all Apple products, there is no extension possible memory. He must choose between the 32GB version or 64 GB
ipod touch review 5th |Audio and video: a real iPhone 5
Regarding the audio, we have the same as the iPhone 5 headphone output, which is accurate, powerful and with a dynamic surpassing that of all its competitors. No noise or any distortion of the signal was detected.
There are of course the new Apple headphones, the Ear Pods , which are far from fantastic but may finally act headphones booster. However, they deserve to be quickly exchanged against a good quality headset.
Touch is also equipped with a small speaker that is not of good quality and offers an extremely low noise level easily masked by any noise.
The microphone works pretty well for its part, Siri and users can use it without any problems.
If you want the latest audio, install Spotify or Deezer to enjoy streaming music, because music player and iTunes side, nothing has changed, the content management to read formats.
Always the same comments about the supported file formats audio (no WMA, no FLAC, AAC only - less efficient - equivalent., No OGG, APE no.) Or compatible video are identical to precedents. Only support the H.264 container. Mov (Apple expensive) and MPEG-4 does not give a lot of freedom on the video files. It should also and always encode.
ipod touch review 5th | Multimedia: Finally a screen and a camera sensor worthy of the name.
Touch is equipped with a 4-inch Retina display, the highest but not wider than its predecessor.
According to our test results, this screen is worthy of the iPhone 5, with a contrast ratio of about 1000:1 and a similar maximum brightness (470 cd / m²). However, the persistence time is less good hair.
Color metric is excellent, with a Delta E 2.6, which leaves more than one competitor in the AMOLED bench.
ipod touch review 5th | IPod Touch (1)
The Touch display offers the same pixel density as the iPhone 5 (1136 x 640). This is very good. We do not see any pixel and readability is excellent in all circumstances.
Side interface, even with notes on the iPhone 5, iOS is not revolutionary and simply its assets with an interface that date nearly five years.
The connection level, there is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and support for Nike +. This allows you to connect to the Internet to enjoy all the applications available on the App store but also integrated as Siri, Face time, check email or send free but still limited to the iOS iMessage bubble functions.
Performance is the same as the iPhone 4S with A5 chip dual heart, which takes full advantage of applications even if the performance is slightly lower than the new A6 chip clocked at 1 GHz.
For the multimedia part, the sensor is similar to the iPhone 4. Ie an effective focus without flash but with barely. Pictures a little noisy and a little fuzzy on the periphery. However, this is very correct and well above example a Sony Xperia T.
Video capture in 720p at 30 frames / second, proved equally compelling. However, stabilization is a bit lacking and it is not uncommon that the image flickers a bit when shooting moving.