Introduction


This year is different for Apple, seeing that instead of offering one brand new iPhone, the company in fact decided to bring to market TWO new iPhones. Before, the decision was a bit easier, and at times, a no-brainer decision for some. However, that’s all changing now as both the Apple iPhone 5s is going to be doing business with its sibling in the iPhone 5c. Naturally, there are significantly more hardware advantages going with the iPhone 5s, but the cheaper iPhone 5c packs its own snappy punch.

Design


Distinctively iPhones from the front, as they bear many of the iconic design characteristics of iPhones past, but that’s where it ends. Flipping them to the rear, it’s quite noticeable that the iPhone 5s is regarded as the more premium smartphone, as it employs an aluminum casing – whereas the iPhone 5c opts for a polycarbonate plastic casing. If you’re all about quality construction with a premium look, the iPhone 5s is hands down the device for you. However, you can’t quite count out the iPhone 5c, seeing that it stands out from a sea of crowded smartphones thanks to the bright color options available with it. And at the same time, its rounded edges make it more comfortable to hold. Needless to say, the iPhone 5s continues to catch eyes with its luxury appearance, but in all fairness, we find the iPhone 5c to have an even bigger drawing factor – thanks in part to its colorful looks.

Looking around the bodies of both phones, all the ports and buttons are featured in both. However, there are a few differences. First, the volume control buttons are different, as the iPhone 5c switches it up with its narrower set. Secondly, the iPhone 5s incorporates a biometric fingerprint reader into its home button, which enables us to unlock the device and confirm our iTunes password for app purchases with a touch. Thirdly, there are more cutouts for the speaker grill on the iPhone 5s. Although they both size up evenly with their 8-megapixel iSight cameras, the iPhone 5s benefits from newer hardware gear – it has a larger f2.2 aperture lens, dual-LED flash, and larger sized pixels at 1.5µm thanks to 15% bigger image sensor.


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)

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)

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




Display


The iPhone 5s is sporting some killer hardware under the hood, which is fitting seeing that it’s Apple’s flagship phone, however, the iPhone 5c manages to sport the same display as its highly esteemed sibling – a 4-inch Retina Display that features a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. Meticulously looking at the two in various lighting conditions and angles, we realize that there’s no difference between the two, as everything is identical. From their very accurate color reproduction, wide viewing angles, strong brightness output, and superb outdoor visibility, everything is remarkable spot-on with these two.

Apple iPhone 5s 360-Degrees View



Apple iPhone 5c 360-Degrees View



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19 Comments

1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

lol combine the RAM of 5S and 5C Galaxy Note 3 still blows them out of Water

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

They could have compared both of these hansets with its 1st generation iPhone 3 and still it wouldn't have been much different. Both devices are equally ridiculous, overhyped and overpriced.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Nick T should have reviewed the IPhones.

3. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

battle of the expensive garbag :p

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Holy crap I just realized the 5s doesn't have the little square on the home button. Apparently they couldn't get that to work with a fingerprint scanner. Total deal-breaker.

6. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Garbage no.1 and garbage no.2

7. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

O u dogs does your and-roid has a fingerprint scanner

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not on mine, but there is the Atrix. And phones with fingerprint scanner is problematic in many ways. I would rather not have a fingerprint scanner on my phone.

8. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Samsung is a copy cat Now it will copy the 64 bit processor...lol Theirs nothing apple can't do

9. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Except ALL those Truly Useful things they currently refuse to do like: - Wireless Charging - NFC - A Larger/Easier to Read Display - A Display of at Least a 720p - Reasonably Priced Storage Upgrades - Industry Standard Charging Port e.g. MicroUSB - The Ability To Set a Default Browser, Music Player et al of One's Choice. ... and on... and on... The iPhone is a solid enough choice for some, but it's far from being the ideal smartphone, and when it comes to 'copying' there are few who do more copying than Apple e.g Android Notifications, Android Control Center, webOS Tasking Switching, Windows Phone Lock Screen, Nokia Polycarbonate Shell/Color Choices, et. al.

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This article has nothing to do with Samsung. And if they do make the 64-bit processor, it will not be useless, like it is on the Iphone.

13. rbmaestro

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Mobilekicker: Samsung made d 64 bit processor for apple iphone 5s.. and camera sensor by Sony !! 9to5mac.com/2013/09/20/apples-a7-chip-again-made-b​y-samsung-naysayers-were-wrong-again/

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Useful for their phones, not for the iPhones, that's what I meant.

16. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

If they did so they are all slaves of apple

19. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

You're the slave of apple. LOL

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

5s has better low light images rest of pics are looking same.

17. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Finally someone who loves apple Like me

14. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Not worth my money, both of them.

18. rxman1975

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

I will say it again, all the haters on both sides just talk out of their assholes. i am willing to bet none of you has ever made, produced, or even designed anything. You just sit on your lazy boys and bitch. If you are all so smart and know what the american public wants then please design me the perfect cell phone and produce it. Both sides have great features no one is superior to the other, thats why they exist CHOICE.

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