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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