Difference between iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S

Key difference: The iPhone 5C is a cheaper variant of the iPhone 5S, by Apple Inc. The iPhone 4S predates the iPhone 4S and was launched after iPhone 4. It was officially released in October 2011.

 

Apple announced two new phone models, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. The phone were launched on September 10, 2013. The iPhone 5C is mainly considered to a cheaper variant of the iPhone 5S. However, while it is cheaper as compared to the iPhone 5S, it is still at a premium price when compared to other phones on the market. In lieu of the two new releases, the iPhone 5 has been discontinued, while the iPhone 4S will still be available.

 

The iPhone 5C is made of polycarbonate plastic, as opposed to the preferred iPhone material, glass. The biggest departure from iPhone tradition is the fact that the iPhone 5C is available in colors, specifically White, Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green. Cases in these colors, as well as black are also available, which the user can get separately and mix and match as per his/her discretion.

 

The phone itself comes in two internal memory variants: 16 GB and 32 GB. Both come with the latest iOS, that is the iOS 7, which is launched with the phone. The phone touts its 8 megapixel iSight camera, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera featuring enhanced light sensitivity.

 

The iPhone 4S was released in October 2011. It was the fifth generation of the iPhone and succeeded the iPhone 4. In terms of appearance, the phone resembled the iPhone 4 in many ways. However, it is heavier. The iPhone 4S offers improved hardware and software systems compared to its predecessors. The iPhone 4S retains the 3.5-inch LED-backlit Retina display, capacitive touchscreen along with the pixels. It weighs around 140 grams. The iPhone 4S also supports CDMA versions. The iPhone 4S was the first iOS device to offer a dual-core processor and was offered with the new iOS 5, which will now be upgradeable to iOS 7.

 

The phone is now only available with 8 GB of internal storage capacity. It also upped the primary camera to 8 MP and bettered the video recording quality with additional features. One of the primary features that Apple launched with the 4S was Siri, Apple’s speech recognition software. It allowed users to control the phone using vocal commands and allowed the software to retain answers making it eerily human like. Siri was one of the main reasons for many people upgrading to the 4S. The 4S also offered a faster dual-core processor, more RAM and a slightly better battery. However, the faster processor sacrificed some standby time on the phone.

 

Comparison between iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S:

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website and GSMArena.com.

 

 

iPhone 5C

iPhone 4S

Launch Date

September 2013

October 2011

Company

Apple Corporation

Apple Corporation

Size

4.90 inches (124.4 mm) x 2.33 inches (59.2 mm) x 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

Display

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

3.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen,

Screen

640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

640 x 960 pixels, (~330 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

Protection

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

4.65 ounces (132 grams)

140 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

A1532 and A1456: CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

3G Network

A1532 (GSM), A1532 (CDMA) and A1456: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

A1507, A1529

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA) and A1453: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

4G Network

LTE

N/A

GUI

iUI

IUI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.3 GHz

1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX 543MP3

PowerVR SGX543MP2

OS

iOS 7.0

iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Apple A6

Apple A5

RAM

No official data available

512 MB

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, v2.0

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

VGA, 480p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G

Video

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • LED light
  • Video stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • 1080p@30fps
  • LED video light
  • Video stabilization
  • Geo-tagging

Camera Features

  • 8 megapixels
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Photo geotagging
  • Touch focus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR. Video mirroring and video out support

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

No

Audio supported formats

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1510 mAh battery (5.73 Wh)

Non-removable Li-Po 1432 mAh battery (5.3 Wh)

Stand-by

Up to 250 hours

Up to 200 hours

Talktime

Up to 10 hours on 3G

Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)

Available Colors

White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green

Black, White

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML (Safari)

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support

Java

No

No

Additional Features

  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Scratch-resistant glass back panel
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

 

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