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iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C – 5S with Forward Thinking Features

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iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C – 5S with Forward Thinking Features

Both the devices are excellent phones, but there are some major differences. The 5S is the flagship model from Apple, so it has special features and specifications when compared to the 5C. But the 5C comes at a lower price and has good color options. The 5S comes in the 16GB; 32GB and 64GB models at a price, beginning at $625, whereas, the 5C comes in the 8GB; 16GB and 32GB models at a price of $500 for the 16GB model.

Hardware Specs and Comparison

The 64-bit processor powers the iPhone 5S and this is the first of the Apple devices to get this dual core processor. It comes with A7 Chip, which is clocked at 1.3 GHz, with a RAM of 1 GB. The A7 processor is capable of offering double the performance in case of graphics and also offers double the CPU performance when compared to the A6 Processor.

The iPhone 5C uses the A6 processor. The iPhone 5S also comes with an M7 motion co-processor. This is not present in the iPhone 5C. This feature accesses the sensors, including the compass, the accelerometer and the gyroscope of the 5S and offers regular measurement of the data in them.

This enables better battery life, as the A7 processor need not be activated for this.

Design and Dimensions

The iPhone 5C is quite different from the other Apple devices and is made primarily from plastic. It is also available in different colors, but not black. The colors available are white; bold yellow; blue; green and pink. The iPhone 5S keeps up with the traditional tone of iPhones and comes in three variants of metallic shades, including a gold tone.

The 5S has dimensions of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm, whereas the 5C measures 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm. The 5S is lighter at 112 g, whereas the 5S is bigger and also heavier at 132g.  However, both the iPhones have a 4 inches screen.


Different Features

One big difference between the iPhone 5S and the 5C, is that, the 5S has the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It makes use of the user’s fingerprint for identification and for offering access to the phone.

The process is simple to set up and the sensor is present beneath the Home button. It offers security and there is no need of using a passcode. You can also use the identification for making purchases from the App store or the iTunes store.

Battery and Camera

Both the devices have a lithium ion battery, which is not swappable and offer a similar amount of power. It can offer about ten hours talk time and 250 hours standby time. As for web surfing, it offers about 10 hours over LTE or Wi Fi.

The two devices have two cameras, with a front camera for Facetime and selfies and a rear camera, called the iSight camera. The iSight camera on the 5C comes with a resolution of 8 MP and an aperture of f/2.4 with LED flash. The 5C also offers support for video recording at 1080p and a rate of 30 fps along with stabilization features. The zoom is 3x and the front camera comes with a resolution of 1.2 MP at a resolution of 1280 x 960MP offering a HD video recording of 720p.


As for the iPhone 5S, the rear camera or the iSight camera has a resolution of 8 MP, but it is a better sensor. The aperture is f/2.2 and it has a true tone flash for improving the lighting effects. As for video recording, the specifications are the same and so are the front camera specs.

The iPhone 5C is primarily a slightly changed version of the iPhone 5, whereas the iPhone 5S is a forward thinking, high end and futuristic model.