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Apple iPhone 5s Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile
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Apple iPhone 5c Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
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Apple iPhone 5 Remove phone

Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSiOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x)iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x)iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
Weight3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
MaterialsMain body: aluminumMain body: plasticMain body: aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)  
ColorsBlack, Gray, GoldPink, Yellow, Green, Blue, WhiteBlack, White
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.0 inches4.0 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels640 x 1136 pixels640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi326 ppi326 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio60.82 %59.93 %60.82 %
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)500 cd/m2 (nit)500 cd/m2 (nit)
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2F2.4F2.4
Focal length (35mm equivalent)29 mm33 mm33 mm
Camera sensor size1/3"1/3.2"1/3.2"
Pixel size1.5 μm 1.4 μm
Hardware FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesFace detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFace detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFace detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensationExposure compensationExposure compensation
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilizationTime-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilizationTime-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A7Apple A6Apple A6
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8, 64-bitDual-core, 1300 MHz, SwiftDual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift
Graphics processorPowerVR G6430PowerVR SGX 543MP3PowerVR SGX543MP3
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1.0 GB RAM1.0 GB RAM1.0 GB RAM
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB64 GB
Battery
Capacity1570 mAh1507 mAh1440 mAh
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 16 h (956 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 16 h (956 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 16 h (956 min)
Music playback40.00 hours40.00 hours40.00 hours
Video playback10.00 hours10.00 hours10.00 hours
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Multimedia
MirroringTV-outTV-outTV-out
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
Cellular
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

  800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
Nano SIMYesYesYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBYesYesYes
ConnectorProprietaryProprietaryProprietary
FeaturesUSB chargingUSB chargingUSB charging
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDropTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDropTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recordingfor Noise cancellation, Video recordingfor Noise cancellation, Video recording
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M3, T4M4, T4
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced10 Sep 201310 Sep 201312 Sep 2012
Shopping information
AccessoriesApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, DocumentationApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, DocumentationApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

20 Sep 201320 Sep 201312 Sep 2012
FCC ID value: BCG-E2642A linkFCC ID value: BCG-E2694B linkFCC ID value: BCG-E2599A link
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head1.18 W/kg1.19 W/kg1.18 W/kg
Body1.18 W/kg1.17 W/kg1.18 W/kg
Product Specific Use1.20 W/kg1.17 W/kg1.18 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.58 W/kg1.57 W/kg1.57 W/kg

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