iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C was announced on Sept 10. The two new iPhones are going to arrive in few days for sale. Finally, the rumors surrounding the predecessor model for iPhone 5 has stopped. Apple does not plan to manufacture iPhone 5 from on. The iPhone 5C will replace the iPhone 5 and also the handset slots itself as a mid-range device. Here we are going to compare the premium iPhone 5S with iPhone 5C and the discontinued iPhone 5
iPhone 5S comes with a 4inch display with Retina Display technology. It produces a display resolution of 640 x 1136pixels with a pixel density of 326ppi. Well, the iPhone 5C and the discontinued iPhone 5 has got the same display specification.
The Apple iPhone 5S is powered with a brand new 64bit A7 dual-core CPU which is capable of producing 1.5GHz of clocking speed. However, the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5C are running on A6 processor. It is believed that the new A7 processor is twice faster than the older A6. Also, the iPhone 5S has got a dedicated M7 motion co-processor that makes the handset to sense user actions like walking and running. This feature is not available on iPhone 5C and the older iPhone 5.
Apple has added a much improved camera on the iPhone 5S. It has got an 8MP camera onboard with a sensor that is 15 percent larger than the one present on iPhone 5. The aperture of the lens is f/2.2. The lens aperture on iPhone 5C and iPhone 5 is f/2.4. So, the iPhone 5S is much better for taking shots in low lighting conditions. Another new feature on the iPhone 5S is that the camera is coupled with a True Tone dual-LED flash. The new LED flash is able to enhance the color balancing of the photographs. This kind of dual LED flash is not available on the mid-range iPhone 5C and iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5S is blessed with a special feature called Touch ID fingerprint sensor which is absent on iPhone 5C and iPhone 5. The fingerprint scanner is kept hidden under the home button which sits below the displays screen at the front. The button is decked with sapphire crystal.
Apart from the looks, what is so cool about this button is that for authentication purpose on iTunes Store or App Store, users are not required to type in their login credentials anymore. Through the fingerprint of the user, authentication can be done. So, this is how Apple is upgraded security on the new iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 do not have the fingerprint sensor.
The iPhone 5S is available in three colors like gold, silver and grey. The iPhone 5C is available in white, pink, blue, yellow, and green. The older iPhone 5 was available only in white and black editions.
The iPhone 5S is available in storage variants like 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The much expected 128GB storage variant is missing. The iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 are both available in storage variants like 16GB and 32GB.
Both the newly released iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C are running on the iOS7 which is yet to release officially. The older iPhone 5 was powered with iOS6.
iPhone 5S price is available on contract for $199, $299, and $399 for 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants respectively. Without contract, the iPhone 5S available for $649, $749, and $849. The iPhone 5C is available on contract for $99 and $199 for 16GB and 32GB variants respectively. Without contract, you can get the iPhone 5C for $549 and $649. The iPhone 5 has been discontinued.
If you are looking for an iPhone that is much improved than before with a premium appeal, you should go for iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C is suitable for someone who is not able to afford high-end phones. By the way, the specs of the iPhone 5C and the discontinued iPhone 5 are quite same. If you are using an iPhone 5, carefully go through the specs of iPhone 5C and then only think of upgrading to iPhone 5C. Otherwise, it would be better to go for iPhone 5S.