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iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5

On September 10th, just a few days ago, Apple announced the next generation of iPhones. It's obvious that when you divide your work, your focus divides too and that's why we haven't seen two iPhones in Steve Jobs's days. Since Apple will be working on two iPhones from now, the updates in terms of hardware will be minimal.
Colorful iPhone 5c and flagship device iPhone 5s are the latest products from Apple and the company has done a good job in adding some new features, like Touch ID and wider camera lens in iPhone 5s. iPhone 5c is almost the iPhone 5 with improved battery life and camera. iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c This article is for those who are confused which iPhone to order on September 20th, the day when Apple will start to take orders. The simple buying guide for users, if you are going to buy your first iOS device, then you should probably go for iPhone 5c unless you really want that Fingerprint scanning feature. If you want to upgrade from your iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or iPhone 5, you should be buying iPhone 5s. Since there are only a few hardware additions in 5s, iPhone 5 users should not care upgrading to 5s.
Let's see in detail the difference between iPhone 5s and 5c.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Dimensions

iPhone 5s

Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm) Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm) Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

iPhone 5c

Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm) Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm) Depth: 0.35 inch (8.97 mm) Weight: 4.65 ounces (132 grams)

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Colors


iPhone 5s : Space Gray, Gold and Silver
iPhone 5c : White, Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green
This is the first Apple has introduced new colors in iPhone. You get a lot of colors to choose from for 5c, while you have only classic color options for iPhone 5s. While users will love different color options, I was a bit disappointed when they showed the color options in 5c and there was no black color option.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Processor

iPhone 5s

The 5s runs on Apple's all new processor A7. The A7 chip will give upto 2x CPU and Graphics performance. The A7 chip is a 64-bit architecture chip and Apple has redefined the iOS 7 to match with the processor.
Also, there's a coprocessor M7, which is responsible for motion sensing and other such activities. The main purpose of M7 chip is to do specific processes efficiently without the need of the main processor.

iPhone 5c

The 5c runs on the same chip which is on iPhone 5, A6.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Screen

iPhone 5s

4 inch Retina Display 1136 by 640 resolution, 326 dpi 800:1 Contrast Ratio Fingerprint Resistant Coating on Front

iPhone 5c

4 inch Retina Display 1136 by 640 resolution, 326 dpi 800:1 Contrast Ratio Fingerprint Resistant Coating on Front Both the phones have same display specifications, same screen size and same resolution. It was expected that Apple will be releasing 5s with 4.3 inch or at least higher screen size. a 4 inch phone is a handy size, but with lot of phablet like smartphones coming, I personally feel that 4.5 inch is ideal screen size.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Connectivity

iPhone 5s : Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital Compass, Cellular and Wi-Fi
iPhone 5c : Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital Compass, Cellular and Wi-Fi
The connectivity options are same as iPhone 5. NFC was not expected as I read somewhere that Apple already told not to introduce NFC support in the near future.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Camera

iPhone 5s
8 megapixel with 1.5µ pixels f/2.2 aperture Sapphire crystal lens cover True-tone Flash Backside Illumination Sensor Five-element Lens Hybrid IR Filter Burst Mode
iPhone 5c
8 megapixel f/2.4 aperture LED Flash Backside Illumination Sensor Five-element Lens Hybrid IR Filter
The upgrade to the camera in iPhone 5s is significant. The increase of the lens by 15 percent is good and will produce more crispy, brighter and noiseless photos. The new, True-tone flash allows the camera to throw two color flash for different conditions. The Burst Mode in iPhone 5s capture 10 photos per second.
The improved camera app automatically captures multiple photos in a single click and chooses the sharper and balanced photo for you. The camera hardware and iOS are crafted well to get the most beautiful photos out of your iPhone.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Video Recording


iPhone 5s

1080p HD Video Recording at 30 frames per second True-tone Flash Slo-Mo Video Improved Video Stabilisation

iPhone 5c

1080p HD Video Recording at 30 frames per second LED Flash Video Stabilisation The video recording capabilities in iPhone 5c is same as in iPhone 5. Apple introduced Slo-Mo feature in iPhone 5s which allows you to create slow motion videos. You can choose which part of the video will be playing at normal speed and which part will be playing in slow motion.
You can record slow motion videos in iPhone 5s in 720p at 120 frames per second.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Sensors

iPhone 5s : Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor and Fingerprint Identity Sensor
iPhone 5c : Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor
Apple has done brilliant job in putting the fingerprint sensor right below the Home button. It enhances the security and makes it easy to unlock your phone quickly, without typing the passcodes.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Capacity and Price

iPhone 5s

16 GB for $649 32 GB for $749 64 GB for $849

iPhone 5c

16 GB for $549 32 GB for $649 It was expected that as Apple is entering in China market, it should be launching cheap iPhone but $549 isn't cheap. Apple may have difficulty giving competition to other companies in China, especially Xiaomi.
The on-contract price of iPhone 5s starts from $199 and $99 for iPhone 5c.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5 Comparison

iPhone 5S iPhone 5C iPhone 5
Operating system iOS 7 iOS 7 iOS 6
Display 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi
Price $199, $299, $399 $99, $199, $549 off contract (16GB) No longer sold
Carrier AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Global AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, 1080p front-facing, dual-element flash 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing
Processor Proprietary A7 CPU (64-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit)
Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Battery Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 8 hours on 3G; embedded
NFC No No No
Fingerprint scanner Yes No No
Dedicated fitness tracking Yes No No
Weight and thickness 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch 4.65 ounces, 0.35 inch 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch
Colors Gray, gold, silver Blue, green, pink, yellow, white Black, white

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Opinions

Apple is a company of innovation and solid products. For most of us, Apple hasn't shown what was expected. However, features like Touch ID, and the improved camera is quite impressive especially assuming Apple's high quality standards. I haven't personally tried them (yet) but am positive they are flawless... ;)
While the other smartphone companies believe in bigger screen sizes and bigger megapixels of camera, Apple has proved that there is a standard of everything and we should stick to the standards. The camera in the new iPhones is still 8MP, but the bigger lens will produce much better photos than any other smartphone.
Regarding the common disappointment of the price point for the "cheap" iPhone, let's not forget Apple's expertise in marketing psychology. They attributed much more perceived value to a product that has little extra objective improvement.

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Published: Fri, Sep 13 2013 @ 10:01:25
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