Comparison – iPhone 5S vs IPhone 5C
Apple announced the successor to the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, and its “budget” version, the iPhone 5C in their press event yesterday. Owners of the iPhone 5 may not be thinking to “downgrade” their phone to the affordable but colorful version but what about those planning to upgrade their iPhone from the previous generations or buying an iPhone for the first time? Not sure which to get? This brief comparison will hopefully help you in making a decision.
Both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will have a 4-inch “Retina” display with 1136×640 resolution with 326 ppi (pixels per inch)
2. Design and build
The most notable difference between the two. The iPhone 5S retains the overall design and aluminum build first introduced in the iPhone 5 with the exception of the redesigned home button with sapphire ring while the iPhone 5C is enclosed in a plastic casing enforced with steel. The iPhone 5S weighs 112g but surprisingly the low-cost version weights heavier, tipping the scale at 132g.
In terms of color options, the iPhone 5S has three – white, champagne gold and “space grey”. The iPhone 5C on the other hand, benefit from its plastic back which will be adorned with up to five vibrant colors – white, pink, yellow, blue and green.
The iPhone 5S will run on Apple’s new A7 chipset with 64-bit, the only smartphone in the world to currently feature 64-bit, and features a new M7 chip, to aggregate the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5C will have the old A6 on board.
For the first time, the iPhone 5 will have a fingerprint sensor built into home button to allow easier and much faster phone unlocks in addition to facilitating iTunes purchases. No such sensor in the iPhone 5C though.
Battery-wise, Apple claimed that both the 5S and the 5C will have a standby time of 250 hours and a rated talk time of 10 hours.
Both the iPhone 5S and 5C will come preloaded with Apple’s latest iOS 7, meaning that they should have identical features.
Though the iSight camera on the back of the iPhone 5S will remain unchanged with 8MP, it does have a larger aperture at f/2.2 and features new modes such as the TrueTone Flash mode and a 120 fps Slo-Mo mode. The rear shooter of the iPhone 5C is also 8MP but with ƒ/2.4 aperture. The FaceTime camera of the iPhone 5S stands at 2MP and for the 5C, 1.2MP
6. Price and availability
The iPhone 5S will set you back for an estimated price of around RM 2,500 while the 5C will have a price tag of around RM 1.899, based on Singapore’s pricing. Both devices will go on sale starting from September 20 in select countries before slowly making their way to more countries by the end of this year. Malaysia will probably get them in December.
So which one will you get, the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C?
Look below for the full specs of both phones.