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    I have compared the new Apple iPhone 5S with the Apple iPhone 5 and have also compared the Apple iPhone 5C with it. The Apple iPhone 5 tied with the Apple iPhone 5C at 1 point a piece, the Apple iPhone 5S thrashed the Apple iPhone 5 by 3 points to 0. The only thing left to do now is compare the Apple iPhone 5S with the Apple iPhone 5C. It is obvious that the Apple iPhone 5S is a better smart phone than the Apple iPhone 5C. But what Iím going to try and understand here is how much better the Apple iPhone 5S than the Apple iPhone 5C. At least there are going to be a lot more differences between both smart phones. Read on...

    Phone Apple iPhone 5S Apple iPhone 5C
    Image The Apple iPhone 5S vs the Apple iPhone 5C-iphone-5s.jpg The Apple iPhone 5S vs the Apple iPhone 5C-iphone-5c.jpg
    Operating System iOS 7 iOS 7
    Processor Dual Core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone Dual Core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift
    System Chip Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture Apple A6
    System Memory 1 GB 1 GB
    Graphics Processor PowerVR G6430 PowerVR SGX543MP3
    Display 4.0Ē IPS LCD 4.0Ē IPS LCD
    Screen Resolution 1,136 x 640 1,136 x 640
    Pixel Density 326 ppi 326 ppi
    Storage 16 / 32 / 64 GB Internal memory 16 / 32 GB Internal memory
    Primary Camera 8 MP 8 MP
    Flash Dual LED LED
    Secondary Camera 1.2 MP 1.2 MP
    WiFi WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / n 5GHz WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / n 5GHz
    Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
    Battery 1,570 mAh 1,510 mAh
    Weight 112 g 132 g
    Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.60 mm 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm
    Announced 10th September 2013 10th September 2013


    Size and weight

    When it comes to size, the iPhone 5S measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm while the iPhone 5C measures 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm. And when it comes to weight, the iPhone 5S weighs 112 g while the iPhone 5C weighs 132 g. I have said this earlier and Iíll say it again there is definitely something wrong with the iPhone 5C. It doesnít have a bigger display, but is heavier and bigger. I honestly canít understand how this has come about.

    A good start to this comparison for the iPhone 5S. It picks up this point.

    (Apple iPhone 5S - One / Apple iPhone 5C - Zero)


    Display

    In terms of display, it seems like Apple wants all of their users to have their same experience. Both these smart phones come with a 4.0Ē IPS LCD touch screen. Both smart phones also have a pixel density of 326 ppi. And both smart phones have a maximum resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels. I guess what Apple is trying to say is that it doesnít matter which of their smart phones you buy, the display technology is going to be exactly the same. Iím not sure too many people would appreciate this though.

    Both smart phones are exactly the same. This point is a draw.

    (Apple iPhone 5S - One / Apple iPhone 5C - Zero)


    Memory & Storage

    You would expect the iPhone 5S to be significantly better than the iPhone 5C at least where memory is concerned but that isnít the case. Both smart phones come with 1 GB of RAM which, in my opinion, is extremely low for a top end smart phone. In fact, itís low even in a mid level smart phone today. The iPhone 5S is available in 16, 32 and 64 GB versions while the iPhone 5C is available in only 16 and 32 GB versions. Unfortunately, neither smart phone supports expandable storage. Letís just say that neither smart phone meets expectations.

    This point is another draw.

    (Apple iPhone 5S - One / Apple iPhone 5C - Zero)


    Camera

    At first glance, it would appear that both smart phones have the same 8 MP camera on the back, but you could never be more wrong. The first difference is in the flash. While the iPhone 5S has a Dual LED flash, the iPhone 5C comes with a LED flash. The iPhone 5C also supports slow motion video recording and burst mode which is new to the iPhone series. And if that wasnít enough, the iPhone 5S comes with an industry first 720p video recording capability at 120 frames per second. Now that is amazing.

    This point was always going to the iPhone 5S.

    (Apple iPhone 5S - Two / Apple iPhone 5C - Zero)


    OS & Performance

    There is nothing between both these smart phones in terms of operating system. Both come with the latest iOS 7. But when it comes to performance, the iPhone 5S is miles ahead of the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C comes with the Apple A6 chip and dual core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift processor while the iPhone 5S comes with the new Apple A7 chip and dual core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone processor which performs much better than the older technology. Even the graphics in the iPhone 5S are far better, it comes with a PowerVR G6430 processor while the iPhone 5C has the older PowerVR SGX543MP3.

    I donít even need to justify awarding this point to the iPhone 5S.

    (Apple iPhone 5S - Three / Apple iPhone 5C - Zero)


    Battery

    Both these smart phones have larger batteries than the older iPhone 5. The iPhone 5S comes with a 1,570 mAh battery while the iPhone 5C comes with a 1,507 mAh battery. But in terms of standby time, both smart phones offer just 10.4 days which is extremely low for a high end smart phone. I guess Apple users must be used to charging their smart phones all the time and Apple wants them to continue doing so. This is a really disappointing point and even though the iPhone 5S has a larger battery, it offers the same standby time as the iPhone 5C.

    Therefore, this point is a draw.

    (Apple iPhone 5S - Three / Apple iPhone 5C - Zero)


    Price

    Where you can pick up the 16 GB iPhone 5C (free of contract) for $ 550 you will have to spend $ 650 if you want to buy the 16 GB iPhone 5S (free of contract). In my opinion, both these smart phones have been priced quite well. They both are well worth their money but I only have one unanswered question which I would love answered. Where does this leave the $ 650 priced iPhone 5? Why would anyone buy the iPhone 5 anymore? Shouldnít they just discontinue it? Or maybe drop the price by around $ 50?

    Both smart phones offer equal value for money and thatís why this point is a draw as well.

    (Apple iPhone 5S - Three / Apple iPhone 5C - Zero)


    Conclusion

    So, the final score reads 3 points to 0 in favor of the Apple iPhone 5S. Not much different from the comparison with the Apple iPhone 5. I think both these smart phones have been released at the right price and with the right technology differences to tackle two separate markets. The only problem though is that the Apple iPhone 5C seems to be priced a little too high to stand a chance in the mid level smart phone segment. What are your views on both these smart phones?


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    Re: The Apple iPhone 5S vs the Apple iPhone 5C

    I would like to buy the iPhone 5C.



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