iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 4S: Tech Specs And Features Compared

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Apple unveiled two new iPhones at its media event yesterday, the next generation iPhone 5s and the colorful iPhone 5c.

With the launch of the new iPhones, Apple also discontinued iPhone 5, but will continue to offer iPhone 4s

Yesterday, we took a look at the hardware specifications that powered iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

In this post, we compare the tech specs, features and pricing of Apple’s new iPhone product lineup.

iPhone 5s iPhone 5c iPhone 4S
Chips
  • A7 chip with 64-bit architecture
  • M7 motion processor
  • A6 chip (1.3 GHz dual-core CPU, triple-core GPU)
  • A5 chip (800 MHz dual-core CPU, dual-core GPU)
RAM
  • 1GB? (To be confirmed)
  • 1GB
  • 512MB
Display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 960-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
Size
  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Height: 4.9 inches (124.4 mm)
  • Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
  • Depth: 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)
  • Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
Weight
  • 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
  • 4.65 ounces (132 grams)
  • 4.9 ounces (140 grams)
Rear iSight Camera
  • 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
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • -
  • 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
Front FaceTime Camera
  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • New backside illumination sensor
  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • New backside illumination sensor
  • VGA-resolution photos
  • VGA-resolution video recording

 

Video Recording
  • 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
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • LED flash
  • -
  • Video stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Tap to focus
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • LED flash
  • -
  • Video stabilization
  • -
  • Face detection
  • -
  • Video geotagging
  • Tap to focus
Battery
  • 3.8 V, 5.96 Whr (1570 mAh)
  • 3.8 V, 5.73 Whr (1507 mAh)
  • 3.7 V, 5.3 Whr (1430 mAh)
Battery life
  • 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
  • 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
  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Cellular and 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
  • 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
  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA
  • -
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A4
  • -
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
Touch ID
  • Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
- -
Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint identity sensor
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • -
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • -
SIM Card
  • Nano-SIM
  • Nano-SIM
  • Micro-SIM
Connector
  • Lightning
  • Lightning
  • 30-pin
Price with contract
  • $199 for 16GB
  • $299 for 32GB
  • $399 for 64GB
  • $99 for 16GB
  • $199 for 32GB
  • Free for 8GB

 

Price without contract
  • $649 for 16GB
  • $749 for 32GB
  • $849 for 64GB
  • $549 for 16GB
  • $649 for 32GB
  • $449 for 8GB

 

Colors
  • Space Gray
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • White
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Black
  • White

 

iOS 7 Features
  • Filters in Photos
  • Filters in Camera
  • AirDrop
  • Filters in Photos
  • Filters in Camera
  • AirDrop
  • Filters in Photos
  • -
  • -

Please note that there are still some unknowns about iPhone 5s such as the number of cores in A7′s CPU and GPU and the amount of RAM. We’ll probably have to wait for benchmark results to get those details. We’ll update the post as soon as we get the information.

[Via Apple]

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  • Syky01

    Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
    Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
    Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
    All models?

    • Gautam

      Hit refresh it has been fixed.

  • Vexare

    iPhone 5S is just amazing *-*

  • Jack Black

    Why not showing the iPhone 5 specs? They are almost the same as the 5C!!

    • Gautam

      Because they are the same as iPhone 5c and as iPhone 5 will be discontinued.

      • Black Jack

        discontinued or not, i’d like to see them up there as well. if they’re the same, then title the header of the column to reflect it

        • adfa

          Shut up. They are the exact same phone. No need to put it up there moron. my god some people are just dumb.

  • User

    Why would I pay $549 (the same price as my 5) for the 5C (Cheap) when it costs less to make and have almost nothing new (except the cheap plastic on its back)???

    This looks like a very 5Cheap marketing trick to rise the price of the 5S …

  • User

    Don’t get me wrong – in US where you can get the phone for for $99 with the contract it’s fine but in Europe where I have to pay 75%-100% of the US no contract price in Euro (550E instead of $549) when I buy it with the 2y contract, have no option to upgrade it to the new model (have to sigh a new 2y contract without the option to cancel the old one unless I pay all monthly taxes left on it) or pay 150% or more for one without a contract. The 5C it’s a pointless option that just increases the price of the 5S …

  • cheadda

    soooo i can buy a used 2012 macbook for the same price of the 5s? WTF apple

  • ABuNeNe

    Not Android fanboy but iPhone 4 user here.

    Guess Apple scare to announce iPhone 5S only have 1GB internal memory.

    Will not be upgrading to this shitty phone. Android phone here I come!

    • Rajesh

      Apple product has some class, and it is not for mass.. so you must pay more if you want to stand out

      • ABuNeNe

        Nowadays, phone have 2GB and some even have 3GB of internal memory. With only 1GB, you want to pay more for less? You really belong to some class.

        • Rajesh

          Even with 2+ GB RAM, most Android phones are sluggish. Android is Java based OS but requires more memory than iOS or Windows which are C/C++ based.

          • jobs

            You obviously don’t use any of the latest ones such as GS4, HTC One, Galaxy Note, etc… what android are you talking about? The htc hero LOL moron. None of them are lagging with those monster processors. It’s apparent you don’t own one.

      • Rajesh

        Even with 1+ GB RAM, most Android phones are sluggish. Android is Java based OS but requires more memory than iOS or Windows which are C/C++ based.

  • Apel P

    1 Gb Ram????
    No upgraded front camera, and no more added resolution? Is this a joke

    • Gautam

      The camera system has been significantly, more megapixels doesn’t always mean better photos. Check this post for more details:
      http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/09/inside-iphone-5s-camera.html

      Only 1GB RAM however will be disappointing.

      • asdf

        This phone has NO upgrades. They are just reselling the iPhone 5 with a new name. How does it feel to be an apple sheep?