5 Reasons Why You Should Buy the iPod Touch 5g instead of the iPhone 5

Collage 2013-06-21 05_17_31More and more rumors have been popping out left and right about the next iPhone release. International Business Times speculates a September 20 release. And that’s really just right around the corner if their speculations are right.

Personally, I could care less about the new iPhone. I’m very happy with my fifth generation iPod Touch. It has an impressive camera, an amazing screen, and it’s practically like an iPhone.

So, if you’re planning to buy a new iPhone this year, you might want to take a look at the iPod Touch 5g first.

Here are 5 reasons why you should:

1.    It’s a huge improvement than its predecessor. 

It’s bigger when it comes to screen size, but it’s still lighter when it comes to weight. The camera is also way better. And the minimum storage capacity has doubled! Lastly, it’s twice faster. It has the chip similar to the iPad 2.

Here’s a quick comparison of the iPod Touch 4g and 5g specs:

  iPod Touch 4g iPod Touch 5g
Camera .92 MP rear, VGA front 5 MP rear, 1.2 front
Processor A4 single core Apple A5 dual core
Display  3.5 inchesresolution: 960X6404 4 inchesresolution: 1136X640
Storage  16 GB, 32 GB 32 GB, 64 GB


So, considering its improvement from its older generation, the iPod Touch 5g is truly worth the price.

2.    It’s a bargain compared to the iPhone 5. 


The 32 GB iPod Touch 5g is currently retailed at P12490 in Apple’s online store, but you can get it for around P10000-11000 in Greenhills or other retailers.

Now, iPhone 5 costs P27000-30000, depending on where you buy it.  That’s more than P10000 savings if you choose to buy the iPod Touch 5g.

In addition, Apple warranty for the iPod Touch is not complicated. It doesn’t matter where you buy your iPod, if it’s within the one-year warranty, you won’t have problems getting it serviced by official Apple service centers (provided that the unit is not jailbroken).

3.    Have an iPhone-like experience for half the price.

Except for calling and texting, the iPod Touch 5g can pretty much do everything that an iPhone does. It’s an iPhone without a phone!

You have access to all the iPhone apps. Siri is also available at your disposal. When an iPhone gets an iOS update, you won’t fall behind because your iPod gets an update as well.

4.    The camera is impressive. Really impressive. 

For such a small and cheap device, the iPod touch’s camera is impressive. If you’ve used the fourth generation iPod, you will feel the huge difference when taking photos.

The iPod Touch 5g comes with a 5 MP iSight camera. It now comes with a LED flash as well. This is most especially helpful when taking photos indoors.

photo of cupcakes showing taken using ipod touch 4g and ipod touch 5g
The photo above was taken using my iPod touch 4g. The photo under it was taken using the fifth generation.

 Using the camera also allows you to focus on your subject. You simply tap the part of the screen where you want to focus on. Once the photo is taken, your subject appears with amazing clarity. On the other hand, the background becomes quite blurry making the subject even more defined.

In addition, you can easily take beautiful panoramic shots–a feature that’s also available in iPhone .

This is a 360-degree shot of the middle area of Resort’s World. It looks a lot cooler when you view it from the iPod Touch.


5.    Storage is doubled for the same price.

The new generation iPod touches no longer comes in 16 GB. The minimum storage is 32 GB. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, has a minimum storage of 16 GB. If you want the 32 GB, you’ll have to add a whopping $100 just for the extra storage.

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Almost everyone wants an iPhone. But if you want to be practical, the iPod Touch 5g is an awesome device! It’s reasonably priced, the camera is pretty impressive, and it gives you an iPhone like experience.

 If you give it a chance, you might just fall in love with it. Like I did! 🙂






Irene Chan

Irene Chan

Irene Chan loves two things: communication and technology. With this tech blog and her role as Head of Communications at Veems, she believes she has the best job in the world. 🙂 Besides those two things, she's also crazy for coffee, dogs, and zombies.Follow her on Veems to get tips and fun updates from her geeky life.
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  • To be honest i just came to know about the ipod touch 5g and yeah im not a big fan of apple, so i have only one device of apple i.e iphone 4s. However the ipod 5g looks pretty cool and affordable too.

    I guess im gonna try it soon.

    thanks for the awesome review.

    • Irene Enriquez

      Thanks, Space Goat! I’m kind of an Apple girl.hehe But I don’t think an iPhone is practical. Let me know what happens when you try it out. 🙂

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  • Red

    Any recommendations on where should I buy ipod touch 5th gen? (what Greenhills store). How much na kaya ngayon yung 32gb? thanks

    • Irene Enriquez

      Hi Red, I recommend buying in Game Xtreme in Greenhills. They have competitive prices. And they also have different branches in Manila.