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iPhone 5s & 5c Spec Comparison

Apple announced two new phones, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. iPhone 5c is replacing the iPhone 5 in Apple's lineup of smart phones and iPhone 5s is the upgraded model of the 5 & 5c. Lets compare the two devices. 

(5s Changes are Boldface) 

iPhone 5c

Weight & Dimensions

  • 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)

Processor

  • 1.2 Ghz A6

Carriers (USA) 

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

Cellular & Wireless

  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • LTE3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS

Touch ID

  • N/A

Display

  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi

iSight Camera (Rear)

  • 8 megapixels
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Photo geotagging

Video Camera

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • LED flash
  • NO SLO MOTION
  • Video stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Tap to focus

FaceTime Camera (Front)

  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • New backside illumination sensor

FaceTime Calling

  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Initiate video calls over LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G, and 2G
  • HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi

FaceTime Audio

  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Sensor

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • NO ID SENSOR

Colors

  • White
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow

Cost/Capacity

  • 16GB - $99.00 (2yr Contract)
  • 32GB - $199.00 (2yr Contract)

Nano Sim

Lightening Connector

Siri

 

iPhone 5s

Weight & Dimensions

  • 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)

Processor

  • A7 (Unknown Speed)
  • M7 Motion Coprocessor

Carriers (USA) 

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

Cellular & Wireless

  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • LTE3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS

Touch ID

  • Fingerprint ID Sensor

Display

  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi

iSight Camera (Rear)

  • 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

Video Camera

  • 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
  • Tap to focus

FaceTime Camera (Front)

  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • New backside illumination sensor

FaceTime Calling

  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Initiate video calls over LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G, and 2G
  • HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi

FaceTime Audio

  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Sensor

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint identity sensor

Colors

  • White & Silver
  • White & Gold
  • Black & Space Grey

Cost/Capacity

  • 16GB - $199.00 (2yr Contract)
  • 32GB - $299.00 (2yr Contract)
  • 64GB - $399.00 (2yr Contract) 

Nano Sim

Lightening Connector

Siri

iPhone 5c Colors: Green, Blue, Yellow, Red, White

iPhone 5s: Silver, Space Grey, Gold

Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera. And now with the all-new iSight camera on iPhone 5s, it's even easier to end up with a great photo.

Your fingerprint is the perfect password. You always have it with you. And no two are exactly alike. So it made sense to create a simple, seamless way to use it as a password.

iPhone 5c is more than just a color phone. It's an entirely new expression of what iPhone can be.

Which iPhone should you buy? 

That is going to be a very popular question over the next ten days (Both iPhone models will be available to purchase on September 20th.) This is not something that I am able to answer. It truly depends on you. 

What can you afford?  

The iPhone 5c starts at $100.00 on a contract. If you do not want to sign a contract, most carriers offer 24 month financing option. The 5s starts at $200.00. That extra hundred bucks gets you a fingerprint sensor, a better camera and a overall faster phone.  

What will you be doing with your iPhone?  

This question leads back to the first question, cost. You could get the 16GB 5c for $100.00 or up grade to the 32GB for $200.00. If you want storage capacity over the newest features then go with the the 32GB 5c. For the same cost, you could get the 16GB iPhone 5s.Photos, videos, music, apps, movies, TV shows. They all take up space.  Some games take up a GB of space, decreasing the amount of space left for your photos and videos. I have a 2 year old so I take lots of videos and photos. I mean a lot.  I currently have a 64GB iPhone 5 and about half is filled with photos and videos of him.  There are cloud based storage solutions you can go with to keeps local storage available.

What Carrier should you choose? 

Again, this one is all up to you. In my area, Verizon is more reliable and has better coverage while AT&T has a faster network. You have to research this and make an educated guess. This mainly applies to new customers. Customers that are under contract and are upgrading tend to stay with their provider. Early Termination Fees are expensive. 

There you have it folks. The new iPhones laid out side by side, some videos from Apple showing off both devices and some questions to keep in mind while deciding. Let me know what your choice is and happy iPhone-ing!!! 

Written by Danny Tammaro.  You can follow Danny on TwitterAppDotNet, Google+