Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone 5s

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone Smartphone Smartphone
  • Model
    iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s
  • Announced
    01 September 2012 01 September 2013 01 September 2013
  • Released
    01 September 2012 01 September 2013 01 September 2013
  • Status
    Available Available Available
  • Price
    $430 INR 24,500 ($444.99) INR 37,500 ($574.99)

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar Bar
  • Dimensions
    123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in) 124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm (4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 in) 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight
    112 g (3.95 oz) 132 g (4.66 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz)
  • Protection
    500 dpi pixel density fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428
    CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
    CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1532 (CDMA), A1456
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models
    CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (CDMA), A1453
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1532 (GSM), A1532 (CDMA), A1456
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1507, A1529
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA), A1453
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (GSM), A1453
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA), A1453
  • 4G Network
    LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428
    LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429
    LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429
    LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
    (1/2/3/4/5/8/13/17/19/20/25) - A1532 (GSM), A1532 (CDMA)
    LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
    (1/2/3/4/5/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26) - A1456
    LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
    (1/2/3/5/7/8/20) - A1507
    LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600
    TD-LTE 1900/2300/2600
    (1/2/3/5/7/8/20/38/39/40) - A1529
    LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
    (1/2/3/4/5/8/13/17/19/20/25) - A1533 (GSM), A1533 (CDMA)
    LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
    (1/2/3/4/5/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26) - A1453
    LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
    (1/2/3/5/7/8/20) - A1457
    LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600
    TD-LTE 1900/2300/2600
    (1/2/3/5/7/8/20/38/39/40) - A1530
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Standard SIM Standard SIM Standard SIM

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    4.0 inches 4.0 inches 4.0 inches
  • Resolution
    640 x 1136 pixels 640 x 1136 pixels 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16 M colors 16 M colors 16 M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~326 ppi ~326 ppi ~326 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Multi-touch Multi-touch Multi-touch
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Apple A6 Apple A6 Apple A7
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based) Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based) Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics) PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics) PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    1 GB RAM DDR2 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM DDR3
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16/32/64 GB 8/16/32 GB 16/32/64 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    No No No
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2 & iOS 8.1 iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2 & iOS 8.1 iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2 & iOS 8.1
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No No No

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    8 MP 8 MP 8 MP
  • Image
    3264 x 2448 pixels 3264 x 2448 pixels 3264 x 2448 pixels
  • Video
    1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
  • Camera Features
    1/3.2'' sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR photo 1/3.2'' sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) 1/3.2'' sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED, autofocus LED, autofocus dual LED, autofocus
  • Secondary
    1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Media

  • Alert Types
    Vibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Handsfree
    3.5 mm 3.5 mm 3.5 mm
  • Audio Playback
    Audio/video player/editor Audio/video player/editor Audio/video player/editor
  • Video Out
    Tv-out Tv-out Tv-out

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.0, A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, LE
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    v2.0 v2.0 v2.0, reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Data

  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    HTML5 (Safari) HTML5 (Safari) HTML5 (Safari)

Messaging

  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
    Email, Push Email Email, Push Email Email, Push Email
  • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    1440 mAh 1510 mAh 1560 mAh
  • Placement
    Fixed Fixed Fixed
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    Up to 225 h (2G) / Up to 225 h (3G) Up to 250 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G) Up to 250 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G) Up to 10 h (3G) Up to 10 h (3G) /Up to 10 h (2G)
  • Music Play
    Up to 40 h Up to 40 h Up to 40 h