Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Which iPhone Model is Right for You and Your Budget?
Apple has introduced on September 10 its latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S. On September 20 it was officially shipped to your nearest apple store. In a nutshell, the iPhone 5S comes with the new iOS 7 operating system, as well as the new Apple A7 system chipset. It also features the new Apple M7 motion co-processor and the new Touch ID fingerprint reader. It has a 4-inch screen with Retina display. It has 1 GB LPDDR3 memory with an optional 16, 32, or 64 GB storage capacity. This phone has an 8 megapixel rear camera sensor, alongside a 1.2 megapixel front camera with HD video at 720p resolution. The phone’s rear camera has a dual LED flash, with stills only facial recognition, image stabilization, 10 fps burst mode and slow motion video at 120 fps. It has a multi-touch touchscreen display and a triple microphone configuration. It has a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer. The iPhone 5S also has a digital compass, a proximity sensor and ambient light sensor which are pretty typical features of any smartphones out in the market today. As far as connectivity, all versions of this iPhone model has 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n: 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS. The iPhone 5S also feature Apple Maps, Passbook, and iTunes Radio, a free, ad-supported service available to all iTunes users which feature Siri integration on iOS. The iPhone 5S maintains a similar design to the iPhone 5 although its Home button has been updated with a new flat design using a laser-cut sapphire cover surrounded by a metallic ring. The iPhone 5S is available in three color body finishes: space grey, white with silver trim, and white with gold trim. The iPhone 5S can play music, movies, television shows, ebooks, audiobooks, and podcasts and can sort its media library by songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists, genres, composers, podcasts, audiobooks, and compilations. The 5S includes Siri, an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator app which uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make helpful recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. The iPhone 5S 16 GB sells for $199, 32 GB for $299, and 64 GB for $399, each one with a two-year contract.
Meanwhile, Apple has also introduced the iPhone 5C on the same date as the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C was also released on September 20. In a nutshell, the 5C is a low-end smartphone compared to the 5S. This phone uses a polycarbonate casing instead of the metal used by the 5S. Its body casing comes in white, yellow, pink, green, and blue. This phone also uses the new iOS 7 operating system but it uses the Apple A6 chipset. It comes with a choice of a 16 or 32 GB storage. This iPhone model share the same data inputs found on the 5S. It has a 4-inch multi-touch display with 640 x 1,136 pixels resolution at 326 ppi. It has an 8 megapixel iSight camera and 1.2 megapixel FaceTime camera. The 5C can pretty much do the same thing the 5S can do in terms of playing movies, music, and TV shows. It also feature Apple Maps and Passbook. The 5C also has Siri just like the high-end 5S. A dock was also released by Apple for use on the 5C. In the U.S. the 16 GB version sells for $99 and the 32 GB sells for $199, each one with a two-year contract. So which iPhone model is right for you and your budget? In my opinion, both iPhones are okay and your choice would just depend on your own personal tastes and your mobile preference.