Difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

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 iPhone 5C is a cheaper variant of the iPhone 5S, by Apple Inc.

 

On September 10, 2013, Apple announced the latest of its phone models: iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Apple executives sought to do something new with this version, as the company’s latest releases had often been labeled as stale. iPhone 5 has been discontinued in light of the new release, 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.

 

The iPhone 5C is mainly considered to a cheaper variant of the iPhone 5S. 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.

 

Comparison between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C:

 

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

 

 

iPhone 5S

iPhone 5C

Launch Date

September 10, 2013

September 2013

Company

Apple Inc.

Apple Corporation

Size

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

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

Display

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

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

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Weight

3.95 ounces (112 grams)

4.65 ounces (132 grams)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

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

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

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

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

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

4G Network

LTE

LTE

GUI

iUI

iUI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.7 GHz

Dual-core 1.3 GHz

GPU

Apple A7

PowerVR SGX 543MP3

OS

iOS 7

iOS 7.0

Chipset

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

Apple A6

RAM

No official data available

No official data available

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

Nano-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB storage

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, 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

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

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, 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

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

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

v4.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

USB v2.0

Yes, v2.0

Primary Camera

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

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

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

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

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

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
  • 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

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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

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

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 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh)

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

Stand-by

Up to 250 hours

Up to 250 hours

Talktime

Up to 10 hours on 3G

Up to 10 hours on 3G

Available Colors

Silver, Space Grey and Gold

White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green

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

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

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
  • 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

 

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