iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 4S – Specs & Features Comparison

Apple unveiled two new iPhones: iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, at its media event on September 10. As predicted, iPhone 5 has been discontinued but iPhone 4S remains in the stock. iPhone 5S specs include A7 processor, fingerprint sensor, and a new gold color. iPhone 5C specs, on the other hand, are almost identical to the iPhone 5 but it comes in plastic casing in multiple colors. In this post, we compare the technical specs and features of all the currently available iPhone models: iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 4S to see how they stand up against each other.
iPhone 5S comparison

Processor

iPhone 4S comes with A5 chip that was very capable in its day. iPhone 5C comes with an A6 processor just like the iPhone 5, and the latest and greatest iPhone 5S comes with the fastest A7 chip that’s 2x faster than the iPhone 5C chip and it’s the first mobile processor that comes with 64-bit instructions set.

Camera

The real iPhone photography started with iPhone 4S and iPhone camera has gotten progressively stronger since then. iPhone 5C features the same iPhone 5 camera. iPhone 5S features True Tone flash, which make low-lighting photography better than its predecessors.

Here’s the details specs comparison of all these three iPhones…

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iPhone 5S price and release date
iPhone 5C price and release date

iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 4S – Specs Comparison

iPhone 5S

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iPhone 5C

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iPhone 4S

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Body

Device:SmartphoneSmartphoneSmartphone
Form FactorSlabSlabSlab
Dimensions:123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight:112 g132 g140 g
Colors:Black/Slate, White/Silver, GoldWhite, Pink, Yellow, Blue, GreenBlack, White

Display

Size (Diagonal)4 inches4 inches3.5 inches
Resolution:640 x 1136 pixels640 x 1136 pixels640 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:326 ppi326 ppi330 ppi
Technology:Retina DisplayRetina DisplayRetina Display
Display Colors:16M16M16M
Touchscreen:Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

System chip:Apple A7 (64-bit)
M7 motion coprocessor
Apple A6Apple A5
Processor:Dual-core 1.3 GHzDual-core 1 GHz
Graphics Processor:Yes, M7 motion coprocessorPowerVR SGX 543MP3PowerVR SGX543MP2
RAM:1 GB512 MB RAM
Capacity16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Card slot:NoNoNo

Camera

Primary:8 MP
3264×2448
Autofocus, Dual LED flash
8 MP
3264×2448
Autofocus, LED flash
8 MP
3264×2448 pixels
Autofocus, LED flash
Front-Facing Camera:1.2 MP
720p@30fps
1.2 MP
720p@30fps
VGA
480p@30fps
Video:1080p@30 fps
720p@120 fps Slo-mo (Slow motion)
Digital image stabilization
1080p@30 fps
Digital image stabilization
1080p@30fps
video stabilization
Features:ƒ/2.2 aperture
1.5µ pixels
ƒ/2.4 apertureƒ/2.4 aperture

Network & Data

Speed:DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps;
LTE, 100 Mbps;
UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps;
LTE, 100 Mbps;
UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps
HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
Wi-Fi:Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
802.11n on 2.4GHz
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Connectivity

USB:LighteningLightening30-pin
Other:Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync
Bluetooth:44

Bettery

Stand-byUp to 250 hUp to 250 hUp to 200 h
Talk timeUp to 10 h (3G)Up to 10 h (3G)Up to 8 h (3G)
Playback TimeVideo: Up to 10 hours
Audio: Up to 40 hours
Video: Up to 10 hours
Audio: Up to 40 hours
Video: Up to 10 hours
Audio: Up to 40 hours
Capacity

Software

OSiOSiOSiOS
ApplicationsAppstoreAppstoreAppstore

Sensors

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

Other Features

SIM CardNano-SIMNano-SIMMicro-SIM
HeadphonesApple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Storage and travel case
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Storage and travel case
Apple Headphones with Remote and Mic
Video CallingFaceTimeFaceTimeFaceTime

 

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