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Difference Between iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Main Difference

Apple iPhone 5s and 5c, both have lot of differences. The main difference between iPhone 5s and 5c is that iPhone 5s has Apple A7 and Apple M7 motion coprocessor on chip while iPhone 5c has an Apple A6 system on chip. Moreover, iPhone 5s has the feature of Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor that is not available in iPhone 5c.

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What is iPhone 5s?

Apple iPhone 5s is the 7th generation touchscreen smartphone of Apple that was released in September 10, 2013. It is the successor of iPhone 5. Apple iPhone 5s contains A7 and M7 chips. the 64-bit A7chip delivers fast CPU and graphics performance. And the M7 motion coprocessor handles specific tasks to make iPhone 5s power efficient. iPhone 5s supports fast LTE bands around the world. Many features were included by Apple in iPhone 5s that were lacking in iPhone 5. One of the main distinct feature that was integrated in iPhone 5s was Touch ID fingerprint identify sensor. This Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor enables the iPhone 5s users to place their finger on the ‘Home Button’ and just like that iPhone unlocks. Fingerprint of user can also be used as approval for purchases form iTunes or App Store. It is compatible with various networks includes GSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, and LTE. Originally it was launched with iOS 7.0 and now it is can also support the latest iOS 8.3 that was released on April 8, 2015.

What is iPhone 5c?

Apple iPhone 5c is a 7th generation touchscreen smartphone of Apple that was released in September 20, 2013. It is the successor of iPhone 5s. Most of the technology and features used in iPhone 5c are like iPhone 5s. However, battery life, and software & hardware applications and color are slightly different from iPhone 5s. Apple iPhone 5c contains Apple A6 on chip. The main feature that is still lacking in iPhone 5c is Touch ID fingerprint identify sensor. This Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor enables the iPhone 5s users to place their finger ‘Home Button’ and just like that iPhone unlocks. . It is compatible with various networks includes GSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, and LTE. Originally it was launched with iOS 7.0 and now it is can also support the latest iOS 8.3 that was released on April 8, 2015. Weight and dimensions of iPhone 5c are slightly more than iPhone 5s.

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Key Differences

  1. Apple iPhone 5s has Apple A7, and Apple M7 motion coprocessor on chip while Apple iPhone 5c has Apple A6 on chip.
  2. iPhone 5s has 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone CPU while iPhone 5c has 1.3 GHz dual-core CPU.
  3. iPhone 5c weight and dimensions are higher than iPhone 5s. Height: iPhone 5c (4.90 inches) iPhone 5s (4.87 inches); Width: iPhone 5c (2.33 inches) iPhone 5s (2.31 inches); Depth: iPhone 5c (0.35 inch) iPhone 5s (0.30 inch); and Weight: iPhone 5c (4.65 ounces) iPhone 5s (3.95 ounces).
  4. iPhone 5s is available in space gray, gold, and silver color. iPhone 5c is available in white, pink, yellow, blue and green color.
  5. iPhone 5s has the feature of touch ID fingerprint identity sensor while this option is not available in iPhone 5c.
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