The differences between the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

the iPhone is probably one of the most popular smart phones, and in September 2013 launched two new models, Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, at the same time. What is the difference between them? And what does this mean for users?

iPhone 5s and 5C smart phones

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C


iPhone 5S and 5C are very similar: iPhone 5C are slightly larger and slightly heavier. Here are the dimensions of the iPhone 5S – 123.8 x 7.6 x 58.6 mm, and on the iPhone 5C 124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm. weighs 112 g while iPhone 5S 5C weighs 132 grams.

5C is available in 5 colors (green, blue, yellow, pink and white), while the 5S are available in 3 (“Space Grey”, white/silver, and gold), but you can buy different iPhone 5S covers.

iPhone 5S have a fingerprint reader (Touch ID), while 5C does not have.


Smart phones are almost identical when it comes to the screen. Both have LED-lit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen, 16 m colors, and 640 x 1136 pixels in 2.5 inch. They mean that they also have the same pixel density: approx. 326 dpi (pixels per inch). The only difference here is Corning Gorrila Glass, fat-repellent coating which iPhone 5S have. This means that iPhone 5S are slightly better protected, but it can also be solved by finding an iPhone 5C Gorilla-Glass LCD screen.
The dimensions of the iPhone 5S and 5C

iPhone 5S and 5C (blue) dimensions

Sound and memory

Both iPhone 5S and 5C has the same options when it comes to sound. They have a memory of 16, 32 or 64 GB, and neither 5S or 5C supports memory cards. The internal memory is 1 GB of RAM, but iPhone 5S is supported by a 1 GB RAM DDR3 memory chip, and it means that iPhone 5S is slightly faster.
Main camera

3264 x 2448, with 8 MP, pixels, and auto focus are quite similar. One of the differences is that 5S have dual-LED Flash, a little larger sensor and slightly larger pixel size. Both 5S and 5C supports parallel HD-video and photography, touch focus, geotagging, face detection, HDR panorama and HDR.
Front camera

Both iPhone 5S and 5C bruker same camera, at 1.2 MP, 720 p 30 fps, both smart phones and transadddot supports Face and FaceTime.

iPhone 5S user 1560 mAh battery Li-Po (5.92 Wh), while 5C 1510 mAh Li-Po battery use (9.07 Wh). They should trade right long: up to 250 hours in standby, o ptil 10 hours of talk time, and music playback on o ptil 40 hours. But the tests as GSM Arena completed, showed yet that 5S have a battery life of 54 hours, two hours longer than 5C.
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: our conclusion

Regardless of whether you provide you an iPhone 5S or 5C, you get an excellent smart phones. The difference lies in the nuances, and it is you who determines whether you will pay more for the most satisfying of the two.