iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S : The Apple Competition

With both iPhone 5C and 5S released on the same day in September 2013, there is bound to be a comparison between the two.


iPhone 5C : iOS 7x, 4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches, 132 g, body type polycarbonate.
iPhone 5S : iOS 7x,4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches, 112 g, aluminum

iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S Smartphone come with multi-touch IPS LED and are made from glass. iPhone 5C comes compatible for iOS 7x and weighs 112g, slightly more than iPhone 5S which is also compatible with iOS 7x. iPhone 5C has a polycarbonate body type with five color options such as pink, white, yellow, green and blue. While iPhone 5S comes with white glass in front and black aluminum option for its black counterpart. The color shades available are Space Grey, White, Black and Gold.


iPhone 5C : 4.0 inch
iPhone 5S : 4.0 inch

Both the devices come with the identical screen size of 4.0 inches and 640 x 1136 resolutions but have significant variations. iPhone 5C has a 326 ppi, while iPhone 5S has a 325 ppi. Both the devices are designed with IPS LCD and feature Proximity Sensor, Oleophobic coating and includes the Light Sensor.


iPhone 5C: 8 MP
iPhone 5S: 8 MP

Both the devices are equipped with 8 MP cameras; though iPhone 5C has better quality aperture and focal length than iPhone 5S. These smartphones have a front camera of 1.2 MP and show identical forward facing sensors. iPhone 5S camera is critically reviewed as better quality, owing to its optical image stabilization characteristic which helps to capture qualitative images in low light conditions.


iPhone 5C : 1 GB RAM, 8, 16 and 32 GB storage.
iPhone 5S : 1 GB RAM, 16, 32 and 64 GB storage.

iPhone 5C has a memory of 1 GB RAM with a storage of 16 GB and so is iPhone 5S.


iPhone 5C : Chip : Apple A6.
iPhone 5S : Apple A7 64 bit architecture.

iPhone 5S claims its processor as the Apple A7 64 bit and M7 coprocessor. This is a derivative of Apple Dual core feature titled Swift and Cyclone and runs at 1.3 GHZ. This device can be configured with 16 GB, 32 GB or even 64 GB. iPhone 5C is an Apple A6 processor with 1.3 GHz and 1 GB of RAM and has the storage capacity of 16 GB or 32 GB.


iPhone 5C Capacity: 1510 mAh, 10 Hours.
iPhone 5S Capacity: 1560 mAh , 10 hours talk time.

Apple claims that iPhone 5C has a capacity of 1507 mAh and stays on a standby battery time of 250 Hours which is shared by iPhone 5S as well. Although iPhone 5S has a 1570 mAh, evidently more than the former, both display the same battery longevity.


iPhone 5C : Bluetooth 4.0
iPhone 5S : Bluetooth 4.0

Connectivity options of both the devices are same.


iPhone 5C: $99 (with contract) to $649 (without contract)
iPhone 5S: $199 (with contract) to $849 (without contract)

iPhone 5S also has the bio-metric option of touch ID mechanism that is not supported by iPhone 5C.

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