iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C – Which model best suits your need?

On September 10th, Apple announced two big mobiles in the market – iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c. Later one is much cheaper than the traditional Apple style smartphone. If you are an iPhone geek and wish to upgrade your old device; then you should decide between these two models. Well, this article is never going to suggest which model you should buy, but a comparison between the models are told here. To be frank, we can only hint on what you can choose, as it depends upon your preference – whether you are a power user or someone who loves to use bright colored mobile or just have a dream to own an iPhone with few bucks in the hand. The happy news is, both the device are pretty solid in their own design.

The major difference between the models are : As I told earlier iPhone 5S is costlier ($199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB) and iPhone 5C costs $99 for 16GB, $199 for 32GB. Look wise, both the models are in similar size. Casing of the model and its color plays major difference when we talk about design; iPhone 5C comes with soft silicon rubber, whereas iPhone 5S comes with an anodized aluminium body. iPhone 5C is available in bright colors – blue, pink, green, white and yellow, whereas iPhone 5S comes in standard gray, gold and silver colors.

Difference between iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C
Difference between iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C

Now the power; as expected iPhone 5S, the costlier one sports 64 bit mobile processor, which should provide double the performance of iPhone 5C. If you are a power user who loves to play graphics rich games or apps, then 5S is the better option.

On the security part – iPhone 5S comes with Touch ID, which is actually a fingerprint sensor that replaces the lock screen code. It means, you will never see a login screen when you authenticate via Touch ID. iPhone 5C comes with a major improvements in FaceTime, better support for LTE networks.

Well, here’s the difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

 iPhone 5S  iPhone 5C
Price $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB $99 for 16GB, $199 for 32GB
Processor A7 64-bit chip, M7 motion co-processor A6 32-bit chip
Screen 4 inches 4 inches
Resolution 1,136 x 640 1,136 x 640
OS iOS 7 iOS 7
Storage 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB 16 GB, 32 GB
Weight 3.9 oz 4.6 oz
Camera 8MP, True Tone dual-LED flash, burst mode 10fps, auto image stabilization, 720p HD video at 120fps slow-mo, f/2.2 aperture 8MP, LED flash, 1.2MP photos, 720 HD video recording, backside illumination sensor, f/2.4 aperture
Fingerprint Sensor Touch ID N/A
Battery 1,434 mAh, LTE browsing time 10 hours LTE browsing time 10 hours
Connectors Lightining Lightining
Colors Gray, Silver, Gold Blue, Yellow, Pink, Green and White
Body Anodized aluminium Soft silicon rubber
Network Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 2G, 3G, 4G LTE

Now, tell us in comments – Which model do you prefer?


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