iPhone 4, 5C, 5S : all you need to know, the numbers compared

 

 

 

 

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So the Apple rumours were true and they did announce 2 new iPhones at yesterday’s Apple event and a new iPhone 4, it seams the iPhone 5 will be discontinued, let’s have a look at how the new models stack up against each other.

Overview

iPhone 5S  Available in 3 colours, iPhone 5s features an A7 chip, a Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor, ultra-fast wireless, an iSight camera with a larger 8MP sensor and iOS 7.
iPhone 5C – Available in 5 colours, iPhone 5c features an A6 chip, ultra-fast wireless, an 8MP iSight camera and iOS 7.
iPhone 4S – Available in black and white, iPhone 4s features an A5 chip, an 8MP iSight camera and Siri, the intelligent assistant you control with your voice.

Storage Capacity

iPhone 5S – 16GB, 32GB or 64GB
iPhone 5C – 16GB or 32GB
iPhone 4S – 8GB

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Colour

iPhone 5S – silver, gold, space grey
iPhone 5C – white, pink, yellow, blue, green
iPhone 4S – black, white

Weight and dimensions

iPhone 5S – Height: 123.8 mm (4.87 inches), Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches), Depth: 7.6 mm (0.30 inches), Weight: 112 grams (3.95 ounces)

iPhone 5C – Height: 124.4 mm (4.90 inches), Width: 59.2 mm (2.33 inches), Depth: 8.97 mm (0.35 inch), Weight: 132 grams (4.65 ounces)
iPhone 4S – Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches), Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches), Depth: 9.3 mm (0.37 inch), Weight: 140 grams (4.9 ounces)

Chips

iPhone 5S – A7 chip with 64-bit architecture + M7 motion co-processor (check my separate post about the M7 chip)
iPhone 5C – A6 chip
iPhone 4S – A5 chip

Connectivity

iPhone 5S – GSM model: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B, LTE, WiFi(802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS

iPhone 5C – GSM model: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B, LTE, WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS
iPhone 4S – GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A, WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS

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Fingerprint sensor

iPhone 5S – Yes
iPhone 5C – No
iPhone 4S – No

Display

iPhone 5S – 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display, 1136×640 resolution, 326 ppi
iPhone 5C – 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display, 1136×640 resolution, 326 ppi
iPhone 4S – 3.5-inch (diagonal) Retina display, 960×640 resolution, 326 ppi

iSight Camera

iPhone 5S – 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels, /2.2 aperture, Sapphire crystal lens cover, True Tone flash, Backside illumination sensor, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus, Tap to focus, Face detection, Panorama, Burst mode, Photo geotagging
iPhone 5C – 8 megapixels, /2.4 aperture, Sapphire crystal lens cover, LED flash, Backside illumination sensor, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus, Tap to focus, Face detection, Panorama, Photo geotagging
iPhone 4S – 8 megapixels, /2.4 aperture, LED flash, Backside illumination sensor, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus, Tap to focus, Face detection, Panorama, Photo geotagging

Video recording

iPhone 5S – 1080p HD video recording, 30 fps, True Tone flash, Slo-mo video, Improved video stabilisation, Take still photos while recording videos, Face detection, 3x zoom, Video geotagging, Tap to focus
iPhone 5C – 1080p HD video recording, 30 fps, LED flash, Video stabilisation, Take still photos while recording videos, Face detection, 3x zoom, Video geotagging, Tap to focus
iPhone 4S – 1080p HD video recording, 30 fps, LED flash, Video stabilisation, Face detection, Video geotagging, Tap to focus

FaceTime Camera

iPhone 5S – 1.2MP photos (1280×960), 720p HD video recording, New backside illumination sensor
iPhone 5C – 1.2MP photos (1280×960), 720p HD video recording, New backside illumination sensor
iPhone 4S – VGA-resolution photos, VGA-resolution video recording

Video calling

iPhone 5S – FaceTime, iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or a mobile network, Initiate video calls over LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G and 2G, HVGA-resolution (480×368) calls over WiFi
iPhone 5C – FaceTime, iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over W‑Fi or a mobile network, Initiate video calls over LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G and 2G, HVGA-resolution (480×368) calls over WiFi
iPhone 4S – FaceTime, iPhone 4s to any FaceTime-enabled device over WiFi or a mobile network, Initiate video calls over HSPA, 3G and 2G, HVGA-resolution (480×368) calls over WiFi

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Siri intelligent assistant

iPhone 5S – Yes
iPhone 5C – Yes
iPhone 4S – Yes

Power and Battery

iPhone 5S – Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter, Talk time: up to 10 hours on 3G, Standby time: up to 250 hours, Internet use: up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on WiFi, Video playback: up to 10 hours, Audio playback: up to 40 hours
iPhone 5C – Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter, Talk time: up to 10 hours on 3G, Standby time: up to 250 hours, Internet use: up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on WiFi, Video playback: up to 10 hours, Audio playback: up to 40 hours
iPhone 4S – Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter, Talk time: up to 8 hours on 3G, Standby time: up to 200 hours, Internet use: up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on WiFi, Video playback: up to 10 hours, Audio playback: up to 40 hours

Headphones

iPhone 5S – Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Storage and travel case
iPhone 5C – Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Storage and travel case
iPhone 4S – Apple Headphones with Remote and Mic

Sensors

iPhone 5S – Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint identity sensor
iPhone 5C – Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
iPhone 4S – Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

SIM card

iPhone 5S – Nano-SIM
iPhone 5C – Nano-SIM
iPhone 4S – Micro-SIM

Connector

iPhone 5S – Lightning
iPhone 5C – Lightning
iPhone 4S – 30-pin

UK price

iPhone 5S – £549 (16GB model), £629 (32GB model), £709 (64GB model)
iPhone 5C – £469 (16GB model), £549 (32GB model)
iPhone 4S – £349

Stats acquired from The Telegraph

How do the stats compare against the iPhone 5 in your opinion? Are you tempted to get one? check my blog for more on how i feel about the new iPhone models and a little look into how the M7 Motion sensor chip could play a part in the upcoming iWatch that we’re all expecting.

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