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iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5: what's changed?

Joe Pollicino
September 10, 2013
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The iPhone 5s has finally been unveiled. Following an intense buildup of pre-announcement hype and leaks, Apple describes its latest flagship iOS device as the "most forwarding-thinking iPhone yet." Wondering how the specs compare to the regular 'ol 5, though? We're glad you asked because we've laid it all out just past the break.

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iPhone 5s iPhone 5
Price
(on contract)
$199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB $199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB
Processor Apple A7 (64-bit) Apple A6
Memory TBD 1GB
Display 4-inch IPS 1,136 x 640 4-inch IPS 1,136 x 640
Pixel Density 326 ppi 326 ppi
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Primary camera 8 megapixel AF with True Tone dual-LED flash and f/2.2 aperture, 15-percent larger sensor with 1.5µm pixels, 10fps burst 8 megapixel AF with single LED flash and f/2.4 aperture
Secondary camera 1.2MP photos, 720p video at 30fps, BSI 1.2MP photos, 30fps video
Video recording 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 120fps (slow-mo), image stabilization 1080p at 30fps
Cellular CDMA Model A1533: CDMA / LTE
CDMA Model A1453: CDMA / LTE
GSM Model A1457: GSM / LTE
GSM Model A1530: GSM / LTE


GSM Model A1428: GSM / LTE
CDMA Model A1429: CDMA / LTE
GSM Model A1429: GSM / LTE

WiFi Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
Orientation Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, M7 motion co-processor Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope
Navigation A-GPS, GLONASS A-GPS, GLONASS
FaceTime

WiFi and Cellular

WiFi and Cellular
Security TouchID fingerprint sensor
SIM standard nano-SIM nano-SIM
Battery life Up to 10 hours talk time on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on 3G
Up to 10 hours data on LTE
Up to 10 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 250 hours on standby





Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on LTE
Up to 10 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 225 hours on standby





Weight 112 grams / 3.95 oz 112 grams / 3.9 oz
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm

Colors

Space Gray, Silver, Gold Black and Slate / White and Silver
Details accurate as of launch.

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