Apple iPhone 5C vs Apple iPhone 5S

2.33 mm
4.9 mm
Apple iPhone 5C
vs
2.31 mm
4.87 mm
Apple iPhone 5S

Full Comparison

Hardware

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Operating System
Apple iOS 8
Apple iOS 11
Cpu Speed
1.2 GHz
1.3 GHz
CPU Cores
Dual Core
Dual Core
CPU Model
Apple A6 APL0598
Apple A7 APL0698
GPU
yesYes
yesYes
GPU Model
PowerVR SGX543
PowerVR G6430
Ram memory
1GB
1GB

Display

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Touchscreen
yesYes
yesYes
Panel type
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
Screen size
4.00 in
4.00 in
Resolution
1136, 640
1136, 640
Technology
IPS (TFT), IPS LCD
IPS (TFT), IPS LCD
Pixel Density
326 ppi
326 ppi
Dual screen support
yesYes
yesYes
Scratch resistant display
yesYes
yesYes
HDR
noNo
noNo
Ambient light sensor
yesYes
yesYes
Multi touch
yesYes
yesYes

Camera

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Number of cameras
2
2
Front Resolution
1.2 Mpx
1.2 Mpx
Primary rear resolution
8 Mpx
8 Mpx
Video recording
yesYes
yesYes
Highest video resolution
1920, 1080
1920, 1080
Maximum FPS at the highest resolution
30 fps
30 fps
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)
30 fps
120 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920, 1080
1280, 720
Autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Image Stabilization
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Zoom
yesYes
yesYes
Geo-tagging
yesYes
yesYes
HDR Capture
yesYes
yesYes
LED Flash
yesYes
yesYes
Panorama
yesYes
yesYes
Touch Focus
yesYes
yesYes

Storage

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Memory card reader
noNo
noNo
Types of memory card supported
No memory slot
No memory slot

Dimensions

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Material
Plastic
Aluminium, Glass, Magnesium, Plastic
Height
4.90 in
4.87 in
Width
2.33 in
2.31 in
Depth
0.35 in
0.30 in
Weight
0.29 lb
0.25 lb
Physical keyboard/numpad
noNo
noNo
Water resistant
noNo
noNo
Shock resistant
noNo
noNo

Sensors

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Accelerometer
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Compass
yesYes
yesYes
Gyroscope
yesYes
yesYes
Proximity
yesYes
yesYes

Navigation

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Built-in navigation system
yesYes
yesYes
GPS
yesYes
yesYes
A-GPS
yesYes
yesYes
GLONASS
yesYes
yesYes

Connectivity

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Dual sim support
noNo
noNo
Sim Card Size
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM
DLNA certified
noNo
yesYes
Bluetooth
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth Version
4.0
4.0
Bluetooth profile
A2DP
A2DP, AVRCP
NFC
noNo
noNo
Connector type
Lightning, Lightning, HDMI
Lightning
Headphone Connection
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Video output
Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer specific

Networks

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2G GSM
yesYes
yesYes
GSM Frequencies
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS
yesYes
yesYes
HSPA
yesYes
yesYes
HSPA+
yesYes
yesYes
DC-HSPA
yesYes
yesYes
HSDPA speed
42 Mbps
42 Mbps
HSUPA speed
5.76 Mbps
5.76 Mbps
LTE Frequencies
700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
4G Speed (download/upload)
100/50
100/50
Mobile hotspot function
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless networking standard
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Battery

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Exchangeable battery
noNo
noNo
Battery Type
Lithium Polymer
Lithium Polymer
Battery Capacity
1510 mAh
1560 mAh
Standby Time 2G
250 h
250 h
Talk Time 2G
10 h
10 h
Standby Time 3G
250 h
250 h
Talk Time 3G
10 h
10 h
Supports fast charging
noNo
noNo
Supports wireless charging
noNo
noNo

Voice

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Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)
yesYes
yesYes