iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5

 

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Apple's new iPhone 5s and 5c and last year's iPhone 5 are alike in many ways.

All three phones have a touch screen measuring 4 inches (10 centimeters) diagonally, with a resolution of 326 pixels per inch. That pixel density is better than Apple's iPads, though not as good as Samsung Electronic Co.'s flagship Galaxy S4. The iPhone 5 and 5s are identical in size and weight, while the 5c is slightly bigger and heavier. The iPhone 5s is identical in price to what the iPhone 5 cost when it was introduced last year, while the 5c is $100 cheaper.

(Also see: Apple unveils iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s)

Battery life is comparable
Talk time is boosted on the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, as is Internet use over LTE cellular connections. Video playback and Internet use over Wi-Fi remain the same. Like all previous models, the battery on the new phones can be replaced only by service personnel.

The main differences
The 5s has a fingerprint sensor, a better camera and a faster processor, while the 5c comes in five colors and uses plastic instead of aluminum and glass for its casing.

Here's a closer look at the three phones. The 5s and the 5c go on sale Friday, while the 5 is being discontinued.

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iPhone 5s
Capacity
16 gigabyte model for $199, 32 gigabytes for $299 and 64 gigabytes for $399, all with two-year service contract. Without one, it's $649 for 16 gigabytes, $749 for 32 gigabytes and $849 for 64 gigabytes.

(Also see: 10 new features in Apple's iPhone 5s)

Size
Height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (123.8 by 58.6 by 7.6 millimeters)

Weight
3.95 ounces (112 grams)

Display
4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels at 326 pixels per inch.

Cameras
Back camera is 8 megapixels, with individual pixels at 1.5 microns and a maximum aperture of f/2.2. Front camera is 1.2 megapixels, with individual pixels at 1.9 microns.

(Also see: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5: The improved camera)

Video recording
High-definition (1080p - comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio. Slow-motion mode records at 120 frames per second, which makes video appear slower when spaced out at 30 frames per second.

Battery life
Talk time is up to 10 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 10 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.

Color options
Silver, gold, gray

Release date
Sept. 20, 2013.

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iPhone 5c
Capacity
16 gigabyte model for $99 and 32 gigabytes for $199, all with two-year service contract. Without one, it's $549 for 16 gigabytes and $649 for 32 gigabytes.

Size
height: 4.90 inches; width: 2.33 inches; depth: 0.35 inch (124.4 by 59.2 by 8.97 millimeters).

Weight
4.65 ounces (132 grams).

Display
4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels at 326 pixels per inch.

Cameras
Back camera is 8 megapixels, with individual pixels at 1.4 microns and a maximum aperture of f/2.4. Front camera is 1.2 megapixels, with individual pixels at 1.9 microns.

Video recording
high-definition (1080p - comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio. No slow-motion mode.

Battery life
Talk time is up to 10 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 10 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.

Color options
white, pink, yellow, blue or green

Release date
Sept. 20, 2013.

iPhone 5 (discontinued)
Capacity

At launch, 16 gigabyte model for $199, 32 gigabytes for $299 and 64 gigabytes for $399, all with two-year service contract. Without one, it was $649 for 16 gigabytes, $749 for 32 gigabytes and $849 for 64 gigabytes.

Size
Height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (124 by 59 by 7.6 millimeters)

Weight
3.95 ounces (112 grams)

Display
4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels at 326 pixels per inch.

Cameras
Back camera is 8 megapixels, with individual pixels at 1.4 microns and a maximum aperture of f/2.4. Front camera is 1.2 megapixels, with individual pixels at 1.7 microns.

Video recording
High-definition (1080p - comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio

Battery life
Talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.

Color options
Black, white

Release date
Sept. 21, 2012.


iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch in pictures

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Great performance
  • Decent battery backup
  • Good camera (except low-light shots)
  • Bad
  • Same old design that doesn't feel premium
  • Camera is not good at taking low-light shots
  • No FM radio
  • Major portion of internal storage taken up by Samsung apps (read bloat-ware)

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 4.2

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2600mAh
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Solid in all departments
  • iOS ecosystem remains unrivaled
  • Bad
  • Not as future-proof as the 5s
  • Questionable value for money

Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

1.2-megapixel

Resolution

640x1136 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

iOS 7

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

1507mAh

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