The iPhone 5s and 5c are both extremely popular Apple smartphones that were released to the public in September of 2013. The 5s and 5c may both be iPhones running on iOS 7, but have differences and on a physical and mechanical level.
Colors and Prices
The iPhone 5s is available in the colors gold, silver, and space gray with a glass screen. The 5c is available in green, yellow, pink, white, and blue, with a hard plastic screen. The 5s is available for $199 with a two year contract, with the 5c is available for $99 with a two year contract.
Weight, Dimensions, and Chips
The weight and dimensions for both phones are slightly different. The iPhone 5s dimensions are 4.87 x 2.31 inches, .3 inches thick, and weighs 3.95 ounces. The iPhone 5c dimensions are 4.90 x 2.33 inches, .35 inches thick, and weighs 4.65 ounces. Both of these phones contain different processor chips, effecting different aspects of the phone. The 5s contains an A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and a M7 coprocessor chip. The iPhone 5c contains an A6 chip.
The iPhone 5s contains a unique finger print identity sensor which has never been featured on an iPhone before. This feature allows you to unlock your phone with the scan of your fingerprint. You can also purchase apps and sign into your Apple account with the simple scan of your own fingerprint. The 5s also contains a new true tone flash for its camera. This allows the amount of light in a photo to be measured while using flash, so photos do not have glare. The iPhone 5c, like all previous iPhone models, contains a standard LED flash.
While there are some unique features, they both share a number of features. For example, with the Cydia App, iPhone users can jailbreak and then find software packages for their devices, is available on both phones.
Which is more popular?
Due to the clean and bold new colors of the iPhone 5s matched with the sleek glass screen, upgraded processor chips, fingerprint ID, and other new features, the public stormed to their local Apple store in a frenzy. The iPhone 5c has had noticeably less demand, seemingly left in the shadow of the iPhone 5S. The 5c, because of it’s plastic screen, is attractive to the clumsy smartphone customers that have been cursed with cracked glass screens in their past. The 5c also appealed to those in search of a lower cost, affordable smartphone still running off the iOS 7 operating system. Both smartphones have their strong points, which appeals to different people.