Apple's new iPhone 5S boasts plenty of fresh hardware, features, software, and speed. The company's step-down model, the iPhone 5C is no slouch, either, and comes in a stylish polycarbonate and colorful chassis. Indeed, despite its budget price, the iPhone 5C will replace the iPhone 5 completely. Find out just how these new iPhone models fair when pitted head-to-head against Apple's venerable handset from last year.
Confirming much of the leaked information, Apple's new top-of-the-line device the iPhone 5S brings a new 64-bit A7 processor to the table. Indeed Apple claims that this new silicon makes the 5S twice as fast compared with the A6-powered iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.
The iPhone 5S doesn't just boast a Apple's latest mobile-processing solution, it comes with a fingerprint scanner, too, which the company says will make security both tighter and less frustrating. Many of the other components are the same as on the tried-and-true iPhone 5, such as the screen size and resolution. That's sure to be a letdown for those eying the larger displays of competing Android phones.
Another area where Apple didn't shake up the cart too much is the camera. While there was talk about the larger pixel size of the phone's image sensor, the sensor in both new models will remain fixed at 8 megapixels. Of course the iPhone 5S does now have a fancy dual-element flash that's able to adjust its color temperature based on ambient lighting.
Want to see how everything stacks up by the numbers? Take a look at the chart below for a deep dive into the details.
|iPhone 5S||iPhone 5C||iPhone 5|
|Operating system||iOS 7||iOS 7||iOS 6|
|Display||4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi||4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi||4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi|
|Price||$199, $299, $399||$99, $199, $549 off contract (16GB)||No longer sold|
|Carrier||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Global||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon|
|Camera||8-megapixel, 1080p front-facing, dual-element flash||8-megapixel, 720p front-facing||8-megapixel, 720p front-facing|
|Processor||Proprietary A7 CPU (64-bit)||Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit)||Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit)|
|Memory||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|Battery||Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded||Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded||Talk time up to 8 hours on 3G; embedded|
|Dedicated fitness tracking||Yes||No||No|
|Weight and thickness||3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch||4.65 ounces, 0.35 inch||3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch|
|Colors||Gray, gold, silver||Blue, green, pink, yellow, white||Black, white|