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What Makes iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Different

When the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C hit the market, the same first-day buying craze was expected. But did the people who go out and bought the new iPhone knew what they are about to get? Below is a list of what’s new and what’s hot in the iPhone 5 series, thus making it worth the upgrade.

1. Exciting new colors

When it comes to colors, the iPhone 5 series offers users more vibrant choices. iPhone 5S comes in gray, silver, and gold hues while the iPhone 5C is available in pink, white, blue, green, and yellow. This is a nice improvement from the usual black and white choices that users have for the previous iPhone versions.

2. Better processor chip

Because the iPhone 5S is the better device when compared to the 5C, you can expect that the latter comes equipped with a more advanced chipset. The iPhone 5S is powered by the A7 chip while the iPhone 5C is fitted with an A6 chip. Even so, both are better improvements from the A5 chip that the iPhone 4S comes with. The M7 motion coprocessor, on the other hand, is also present in the iPhone 5S. It’s the one that makes your device more responsive to your touches and gestures.

iPhone 5S

3. Better camera

If you think that the iPhone’s camera can’t get any better, think again. The iPhone 5S was able to improve the 8MP iSight camera that comes equipped with the previous iPhones. It is still an 8MP camera all right, but this time, it has a larger sensor. The result? You’ll enjoy more breathtaking pictures. This feature though, is only available on the iPhone 5S.

4. Fastest LTE wireless connection

If you are interested to know how this sleek new iPhone connects to the internet, you’ll be excited to know that it can tap into the ultra fast LTE wireless connection. So wherever in the world you may be, for as long as there is LTE, you’re connected. Of course, the usual Wi-Fi connection is built-in still.

5. Better operating system

The iPhone 5S and 5C comes installed with the iOS7 system – the latest one available. While all other iPhone and iPad users are struggling with the decision whether or not to upgrade, your device is getting all the access to the newest Apps, upgrades, and perks in the market.

iPhone 5C

6. Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor

Are you afraid about your phone getting lost and all your data going along with it? With the iPhone 5S, this is not going to happen. The phone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor will make sure that there will be no unauthorized access on your iPhone – even if you’re not looking. Have peace of mind that your phone is secured at all times. However, this feature is not available in the iPhone 5C.

7. Bigger in size yet thinner and lighter in weight

The iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C are indeed better as far as weight and dimensions are concerned. If the iPhone 4S measures 4.5 in x 2.31 in x 0.37 in and weighs 4.9 ounces or 140 grams, the iPhone 5C measures 4.9 in x 2.33 in by 0.35 in. Its technically bigger but thinner. Its weight is a mere 4.65 ounces or 132 grams. The iPhone 5S is even better at 4.87 in x 2.31 in x 0.30 in, weighing only 3.95 ounces or 112 grams.

8. Wider display

Since the dimensions of the iPhone 5 are relatively bigger, it follows that its display will also become wider. The iPhone 4S is equipped with a 3.5 Retina display. However, both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were able to top that with a 4-inch Retina display. The new iPhones’ resolution is also better at 1136 x 640 pixels, compared to the 960 x 640 pixel resolution of the iPhone 4S.

9. Slo-mo video recording

Have you ever wished that you can capture video clips in slow motion? Well now, you can. With the iPhone 5S, that’s more than possible. It also has improved video stabilization features, True Tone Flash, and all the video recording features of the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C, on the other hand, has all the features that the iPhone 4S carries, adding the ability to capture still photos while video recording at the same time. It also comes with a 3x zoom capacity.

10. Better FaceTime Camera

If you are almost frustrated by the VGA resolution of the front side camera of mobile phones, you won’t have that dilemma with the iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S at all. The iPhone 5 series had practically thrown away the VGA cameras out the door and came in equipped with 1.2 MP cameras instead. What’s more, the front-side camera or the FaceTime camera is capable of 720-pixel HD video recording. It also comes with a new backside illuminating sensor for better quality pictures.

11. Nano Sim technology

Both the iPhone 5S and 5C use the nano-SIM technology instead of the traditional micro-SIM. This proposes an entirely new experience for mobile users all over the world.

12. Better capacity

The iPhone 5 series has 16, 32, and 64 GB internal memory versions, which is way better than the fixed 8 GB version of iPhone 4S. Users now have better phone options as far as capacity is concerned. However, they would have to pay for these upgrades. Furthermore, the 64 GB capacity is only available with iPhone 5S.

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