Apple iPhone 5S, 5C size comparison: David against the Android Goliath

Apple iPhone 5S, 5C size comparison: David against the Android Goliath
Apple has just unveiled not one but two new iPhones - the ‘forward thinking’ iPhone 5S with top-shelf specs like a new 64-bit Apple A7 chip, better camera and fingerprint sensor, and the colorful iPhone 5C. And guess what? Yup, both devices feature a 4-inch screen. Great for single handed use, but not so great if you ask all Android fans buying 5-inch and larger devices.

Apple however does not seem worried that it has to combat larger devices with sharper displays. But are the iPhone 5S and 5C smaller? The two devices have nearly identical sizes, but put them side to side with their Android rivals, and the picture starts to look like the Biblical fight between David and Goliath. No need to say who’s David in this case, right?

To better illustrate our words, and help you visualize just how big the new iPhones are and how they compare against larger Android phones, take a look right below.

New iPhones against Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone 5c

Dimensions

4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches

124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone 5c

Dimensions

4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches

124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



The Apple iPhone 5S against new 2013 Android flagships

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

LG G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

LG G2

LG G2

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



The iPhone 5S against the biggest, phablets: David against Goliath

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Dimensions

6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm

Weight

7.02 oz (199 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Dimensions

6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm

Weight

7.02 oz (199 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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43 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Comparing the size of the iPhone 5S to the Z Ultra is hilarious lol.

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

It would be like showing a Candle to Sun lolz

30. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You know ... now that is a really dumb analogy.

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

nop, its like showing a http://i.imgur.com/Hox2f.jpg

27. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

i love samsung and motorola!

40. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

But in the end David destroyed Goliath.

2. pokedude750

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

This is just getting stupid. A COMPARISON EVERY 5 MINS.... In which the iPA Spec Sheet makes iPhone 5S and 5C look better than it is.

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If you don't want to see Apple news, then why the hell did you go onto a mobile tech website on the day of a major Apple event? Get out of here. Nobody is making you click on these articles, stop complaining.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The more articles they publish today, the more money they'll earn due to web traffic and advertisements. They're flooding 10+ articles an hour to make more money.

17. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

And they shouldn't make money because?

31. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You explained the existing for phonearena.com. So why are you here?

36. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

or go to sneakernews.com instead

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol the whole point of iphones are so that they fit in your pocket, and are single hand operation friendly unlike the z ultra barely fitting in your backpack and having to grasp it like my nexus 7

4. GeekMovement unregistered

iphone 5s smaller than xperia z ultra\'s screen size :D

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It\'s smaller than the iPad\'s screen size too

5. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Two portrait iphone screens with another horizontal one on top is the same size as the screen on the Z Ultra. Wow.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

the Iphone 5s(Same). the size is underwhelming compare to the other handsets.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Less known fact about David: he turned out to be an utter asshole as soon as he got into power. Just like Apple. Also, I don't think it was ever made clear what was so evil about Goliath.

39. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

In the end David destroyed Goliath.

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

In Apple's case Goliath would be Microsoft, as the two were at it long before Android and Apple. Most of the story of David is what happens after Goliath, in which, again, David ends up being a pretty big asshole.

10. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

IPhone 5S 64 bit, Android phones/ phablet 32 bit nuff said.

11. av911 unregistered

Having 64-bit doesn't mean it has more useful features than other OS's. What features do they offer that no one out there has or had?

13. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

It means it has potential to run more advanced extensive apps. Regardless, by the time developers start developing apps requiring 64 bit processors you can bet nearly all Android phones will be equipped with it as well. Developers are not going to waste the resources to make apps that will be limited to only current gen iPhone users. Gotta give Apple some credit for being first to some sort of hardware improvement instead of gimmick after gimmick, even if the rest of the phone will be outdated before ever being able to take advantage of it.

24. av911 unregistered

" Gotta give Apple some credit for being first to some sort of hardware improvement instead of gimmick after gimmick," - 8 cores isn't a hardware improvement? - 4.7-5 inch phones with over 400ppi isn't a hardware improvement? - 41 megapixel on a phone isn't a hardware improvement? - 802.11ac isn't a hardware improvement? - LTE-A isn't a hardware improvment? I can go on. I'd rather have "gimmicks" than a stagnant OS.

32. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

So why did it take Apple to invent the modern day smartphone. So why did it take Apple to introduce multi-touch on smartphones (that used to be dominated by using a stylus). So why did it take Apple to introduce gorilla glass to the consumer electronics world. So why did it take Apple to introduce retina display. So why did it take Apple to emphasize aesthetics in consumer electronics world. So why did it take Apple to emphasize simplicity and harmony in consumer electronics products. Android OEMs are made up of a sh*tload of firms. Apple is just one company.

42. av911 unregistered

Not suprising, you and Apple are still living in 2007.

34. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

I was referring to Apple's recent history of gimmick after gimmick.

37. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

What useful feature you talking about it! you mean gimmick feature i shift Nexus devices cause of these gimmick features.

43. av911 unregistered

Nice grammar, did Siri help you out with that?

14. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Android phone octacore iPhone 5s dual core. Nuff said.

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