Interface and Functionality

Consistency has always been a fundamental principle with Apple’s iPhones, so knowing that, it doesn’t really surprise us that both the iPhone 5s and 5c pack the same exact software experiences. Sporting the updated iOS 7 experience, it actually helps to freshen up the iPhone line, seeing that the visual presentation of the platform has been unchanged since the debut of the original iPhone – so it’s refreshing to say the least. From their multi-tasking implementation, to the new Notification and Control Centers in tow, the functionality of the platform doesn’t differ between these two.

Looking through the various organizer apps, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to realize that they share the same functions between each other. Heck, even Siri talks and acts the same. As we mentioned earlier, the iPhone 5s bears a biometric fingerprint scanner dubbed Touch ID. It might be viewed as a novel thing by some, but it provides the phone with an added benefit that enables us to unlock the phone.

Same sized screens, same messaging experience – that’s essentially what we get here folks. Flaunting the same keyboard layouts, combined with their responsiveness and phenomenal auto-correct features, we’re able to speedily type with ease.

Processor and Memory

Now this is where things get interesting. Being the “superior” handset, the iPhone 5s bears a one-of-a-kind dual-core 1.3GHz Apple A7 processor, which is based on 64-bit architecture – something that hasn’t been seen before on a phone. On paper and in objective benchmark tests, it handsomely puts the dual-core 1.3GHz Apple A6 processor in the iPhone 5c to shame. However, when it comes to real performance results, it’s nearly impossible to tell which of the two is faster, and in fact, they both exude the same level of snappiness. As more developers take full advantage of the 64-bit processor in the iPhone 5s and implement it into different things, such as games, we’ll more than likely see the true processing power of the iPhone 5s. At the moment, though, there’s no difference.

When it comes to storage options, the iPhone 5s has more variety, seeing that it’s available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities. Unfortunately, there’s no 64GB option with the iPhone 5c, which means you’ll need to choose from either 16GB or 32GB.

Internet and Connectivity

Considering that their screens are identical, and that their performances are evenly responsive, the web browsing experience with mobile Safari, which also gets a refreshed looked courtesy of iOS 7, is the same on both iPhones. And they’re armed with 4G LTE connectivity, so that pages load super quickly.
Surprisingly enough, there’s not one handset that has the upper hand with its set of connectivity features. In fact, they pack along the same goodies – aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and iOS 7’s new AirDrop connectivity for quick sharing of files and content.

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