Difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 4

Key difference: iPhone 5S is the latest smartphone by Apple. It features Apple OS 7 and is available in 3 colors: white, black and gold. The Apple iPhone 4 made huge waves when it was launched in June 2012 as the successor for iPhone 3GS. It was marketed with the intention of promoting video calling.

 

On September 10, 2013, Apple announced the launch of its new phone: the iPhone 5S.The phone was launched after weeks of speculation. Apple also announced that in light of the new release, iPhone 5 will be discontinued, however, iPhone 4S will still be available in the market.

 

iPhone 5S has been launched in three variants: 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB; each of which are available in three colors: silver, space grey and gold.

 

The whole itself hasn’t changed much, the device itself retain the 4-inch retina screen and its thin and light body. However, additional features of the phone include a fingerprint identity sensor; a better and faster camera; an operating system built specifically for 64-bit; Sapphire crystal in the home button and protecting the iSight camera.

 

iPhone 4 was a previous flagship phone of Apple’s. It was announced in June 2012 and succeeded the iPhone 3GS. iPhone 4 was marketed with the intention of promoting video calling. The iPhone 4 was the first phone that supported two cameras with the ability for video calling. It also promoted other features such as consumption of media such as books and periodicals, movies, music, and games, and for general web and e-mail access. The iPhone 4 offered a new design and incorporated an uninsulated stainless steel frame that acts as the device's antenna.

 

The iPhone supported a 3.5 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 640 x 960 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offered safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen as well as the back screen. The phone was manufactured by LG under an exclusive contract from Apple. The iPhone was is available with iOS4 and was upgradable to iOS6.1. It included a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor, PowerVR SGX535 GPU and 512 MB.

 

However, since them iPhone 4 has been discontinued in favor of the new models of the iPhone.

 

Comparison between iPhone 5S and iPhone 4:

 

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

 

 

iPhone 5S

iPhone 4

Launch Date

September 10, 2013

June 2010

Company

Apple Corporation

Apple Corporation

Size

4.87 inches (123.8 mm) x 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) x 0.30 inch (7.6 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

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

3.95 ounces (112 grams)

137 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

A1453: CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (CDMA)

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

A1533 (GSM) and A1453: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

A1453: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA)

A1457 and A1530: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE

N/A

GUI

iUI

IUI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.7 GHz

1 GHz Apple A4

GPU

Apple A7

PowerVR SGX535

OS

iOS 7

iPhone OS 4, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Apple A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor

Apple A4

RAM

No official data available

512 MB

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB storage

8/16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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) (2.4 GHz only), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 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, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 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

v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP

USB

USB v2.0

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (True Tone) flash

5-megapixel iSight camera

Secondary Camera

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

VGA, 480p@30fps

Video

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • True Tone flash
  • Slo-mo video
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging

HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio

Camera Features

  • 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • True Tone flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging

Tap to focus video or still images, LED flash, Photo and video geotagging

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, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 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 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile Level 3.1 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 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh)

Non-removable Li-Po 1420 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 250 hours

Up to 225 hours

Talktime

Up to 10 hours on 3G

Up to 8 hours on 3G

Available Colors

Silver, Space Grey and Gold

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

  • Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
  • 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
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
  • Scratch-resistant glass back panel
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • TV-out
  • Document viewer
  • Predictive text input

 

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