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Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Apple iPhone SE

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.0 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

60.82 %
60.82 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A6
Apple A7
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR SGX543MP3
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR GT7600

RAM:

1GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR3
2GB

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1440 mAh
1570 mAh
1624 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

1.2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)
3.99 oz (113.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White
Gold, Silver, Space gray
Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4
M4, T4
M3, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2012
Sep 20, 2013
Mar 21, 2016

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2599A
BCG-E2642A
BCG-E3042A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg
1.18 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg
1.18 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg
1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg
1.20 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 499

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2012
Sep 10, 2013
Mar 21, 2016
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