New iPhone 5S? iPhone 5 vs 5S — Know the Difference

And its here! Apple iPhone 5S! Apple announced the new models of iPhone via the live Apple Event hosted on September 10. For the past, we were checking out the rumours of the new iPhone and mostly it was correct — except for some features. I am not sure, but I guess Apple might had released the correct rumours as of business techniques to get more sales — I am not sure, but it looks like so. Anyway let’s get back to our points.

Apple iPhone 5S

Well, like others — I was also following the live blog from CNET & Engadget, First of all — Nice commentary from CNET, guys in there had done commenting about the Apple event in a good way. People was eagerly calling to CNET’s live phone to speak about what they feel or the comments said about the new Apple’s devices before Apple launched the event.

Apple iPhone 5S Gold

We shall now see the difference of iPhone 5 vs iPhone 5S


iPhone 5iPhone 5S
Price on contract$199, $299, $399$199, $299, $399
Price off contract$649, $749, $849$649, $749, $849
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
Data SpeedDC-HSDPA 42 Mbps; HSDPA 21 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, LTE 100 MbpsDC-HSDPA 42 Mbps; HSDPA 21 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, LTE 100 Mbps
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Display4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
ProcessorsA6A7 64-bit
Additional AuthenticationNoneFingerprint sensor
Rear Camera8MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture8MP, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Video Recording1080p at 30fps1080p at 30fps, Slo-mo
Front Camera1.2MP photos, 720p video1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTimeOver Wi-Fi or cellularOver Wi-Fi or cellular
Talk Time on 3GUp to 8 hoursUp to 10 hours
Browsing time on LTEUp to 8 hoursUp to 10 hours
Browsing time on 3GUp to 8 hoursUp to 8 hours
Browsing time on Wi-FiUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hours
Standby timeUp to 225 hoursUp to 250 hours
Height4.87 inches (123.8 mm)4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width2.31 inches (58.6 mm)2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth0.30 inch (7.6 mm)0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight3.95 ounces (112 grams)3.95 ounces (112 grams)
SIM cardNano-SIMNano-SIM
ColorsBlack/Slate, White/SilverSilver, Space Gray, Gold

In short, I could say that Apple iPhone 5 has increased its performance to an A7 chip — which is the only mobile platform processor which is 64 bit in architecture. But, Now a days, App developers needs to reprogram their codes using the new updated xcode to give superior performance. As of now, Only games & high demanding processors applications will improve — Well basic apps like Facebook, WhatsApp would be running as 32 bit, but it might be running 64 bit after the developers updates the codes.

If I was a non-geeky person, then I would say — Apple just released a phone with upgraded performance which is useless right now, Improved back camera slightly, Battery life would be the same, finger print scanner is cool for fraud protection and yeah the iOS 7 with its good looks and functions from Android like Control Center. After talking with some people, 80% said they would be buying a Samsung Galaxy S4 or Xperia Z Ultra rather than Apple iPhone 5S

Planning to Upgrade your iPhone? My another article here explains it all. My personal advice is to wait for iPhone 6 — it would be a hit for sure!

September 11, 2013
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