Apple iPhone 5s vs Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone 12

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.7 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
2532 x 1170 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 457 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

60.82 %
65.34 %
87.24 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
Apple 3-core GPU
Yes

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR4
4GB

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
256GB, not expandable
64GB (NVMe), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1570 mAh
1821 mAh
2815 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W
Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

1.2 MP
7 MP (HDR)
12 MP (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
5.78 oz (164.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Purple

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4
M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 20, 2013
Sep 12, 2017

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2642A
BCG-E3174A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 829

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
USB-C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 10, 2013
Sep 12, 2017
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