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Apple iPhone 5s vs Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone 5

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 %
59.93 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

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

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7 (28 nm)
Apple A6
Apple A6 (32 nm)

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Swift
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR SGX543MP3
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
32GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1570 mAh
1507 mAh
1440 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 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)

Weight:

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
4.66 oz (132.0 g)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

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
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
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

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

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
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
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4
M3, T4
M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2642A
BCG-E2694B
BCG-E2599A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg
1.19 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

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

Simultaneous Transmission:

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

Wireless Router:

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

Buyers information

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 10, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 12, 2012
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