Apple iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S & iPhone 4S Specs Comparison Table 11 Sep 2013 UPDATED 20 Sep 2013

iPhone 5C Colours
iPhone 5C Colours

Apple has just announced two new iPhones today – the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5. Pre-orders are expected to open at www.apple.com/sg soon.

Do note that the Apple iPhone 5 will no longer be offered.

UPDATE 13 Sep: iPhone 5C no-contract pre-orders are now open. More info here.
UPDATE 19 Sep: Singtel has released the contract prices for the smartphones here. M1 and Starhub have also released their price plans

Find out the differences between the new models in the tables below

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5CApple iPhone 4S
PhoneAvailable in silver, gold and space grey, iPhone 5s features an A7 chip, a Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor, ultrafast 4G LTE wireless, an iSight camera with a larger 8-megapixel sensor and iOS 7. Learn moreAvailable in green, blue, yellow, pink and white, iPhone 5c features an A6 chip, ultrafast 4G LTE wireless, an 8-megapixel iSight camera and iOS 7.Available in black and white, iPhone 4s features an A5 chip and an 8-megapixel iSight camera.
Capacity & Price
  • 16GB $988
  • 32GB $1,148
  • 64GB $1,288
  • 16GB $848
  • 32GB $988
  • 8GB $588
Colour
  • Silver
  • Space Grey
  • Gold
  • White
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Black
  • White
Dimensions & Weight
  • Height: 123.8 mm (4.87 inches)
  • Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
  • Depth: 7.6 mm (0.30 inch)
  • Weight: 112 g (3.95 ounces)
  • Height: 124.4 mm (4.90 inches)
  • Width: 59.2 mm (2.33 inches)
  • Depth: 8.97 mm (0.35 inch)
  • Weight: 132 g (4.65 ounces)
  • Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches)
  • Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
  • Depth: 9.3 mm (0.37 inch)
  • Weight: 140 g (4.9 ounces)
ChipsA7 chip with 64-bit architecture M7 motion coprocessorA6 chipA5 chip
Network
  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • 4G LTE3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • 4G LTE3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A4
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
Touch IDFingerprint identity sensor
Display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 960-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
Camera
  • 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • True Tone flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • 8 megapixels
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Photo geotagging
  • 8 megapixels
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Photo geotagging
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • True Tone flash
  • Slow-motion video
  • Improved video stabilisation
  • Take still photos while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Tap to focus
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • LED flash
  • Video stabilisation
  • Take still photos while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Tap to focus
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • LED flash
  • Video stabilisation
  • Face detection
  • Video geotagging
  • Tap to focus
FaceTime Camera
  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • New backside illumination sensor
  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • New backside illumination sensor
  • VGA-resolution photos
  • VGA-resolution video recording
Video Calling
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Initiate video calls over 4G LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G and 2G
  • HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Initiate video calls over 4G LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G and 2G
  • HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 4s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Initiate video calls over HSPA, 3G and 2G
  • HVGA-resolution (480 by 320) calls over Wi-Fi
Audio Calling
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 4s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
Power & Battery
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on 4G LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on 4G LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Headphones
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Storage and travel case
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Storage and travel case
  • Apple Headphones with Remote and Mic
Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint identity sensor
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
SIM size
  • Nano-SIM
  • Nano-SIM
  • Micro-SIM
ConnectorLightningLightning30-pin

For comparison, the previous 3 generations of iPhones specifications are also listed below

iPhone 5iPhone 4SiPhone 4
ChipA6 chipA5 chipA4 chip
Colour
  • Black & Slate
  • White & Silver
  • Black
  • White
  • Black
  • White
Dimensions & Weight
  • Height: 123.8 mm (4.87 inches)
  • Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
  • Depth: 7.6 mm (0.30 inches)
  • Weight: 112 grams (3.95 ounces)
  • Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches)
  • Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
  • Depth: 9.3 mm (0.37 inches)
  • Weight: 140 grams (4.9 ounces)
  • Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches)
  • Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
  • Depth: 9.3 mm (0.37 inches)
  • Weight: 137 grams (4.8 ounces)
Display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 960-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 960-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
Network
  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • LTE3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on
    2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A2
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n; 802.11n on
    2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n; 802.11n on
    2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • GPS
SIMNano-SIM
iPhone 5 is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
Micro-SIMMicro-SIM
iSight Camera

8 megapixel

  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Face detection
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Panorama

8 megapixel

  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Face detection
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Panorama

5 megapixel

  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Four-element lens
  • ƒ/2.8 aperture
Facetime1.2MP photos
720p HD video
Backside illumination sensor
VGA-resolution photos
VGA-resolution video
VGA-resolution photos
VGA-resolution video
Video Calling

FaceTime

  • iPhone 5 to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

FaceTime

  • iPhone 4S to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

FaceTime

  • iPhone 4 to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi
Video Recording

1080p HD video recording

  • 30 fps
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • LED light
  • Improved video stabilisation
  • Take still photos while recording video
  • Face detection

1080p HD video recording

  • 30 fps
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • LED light
  • Video stabilisation

720p HD video recording

  • 30 fps
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • LED light
HeadphonesApple EarPods with
Remote and Mic
Storage and travel case
Apple Earphones with Remote and MicApple Earphones with Remote and Mic
ConnectorLightning30-pin30-pin
Power & BatteryTalk time:
Up to 8 hours on 3G
Browsing time:
Up to 8 hours on LTE
Up to 8 hours on 3G
Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Standby time:
Up to 225 hours
Talk time:
Up to 8 hours on 3G
Browsing time:
Up to 6 hours on 3G
Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
Standby time:
Up to 200 hours
Talk time:
Up to 7 hours on 3G
Browsing time:
Up to 6 hours on 3G
Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Standby time:
Up to 300 hours

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