With the emergence of the iPhone 5s in the market by Apple, it kept many asking whether it has been a worthy jump from its original model of iPhone 5. Similar to how they successfully announced the tech leap of iPhone 4 to iPhone 4s. But this time, the question lies on which is actually better, the original iPhone 5 or the 5s? Will you still wait for the iPhone 6 or just upgrade now to iPhone 5s?
Reuters A woman tries the silver colored version of the new iPhone 5S after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Here is a detailed look on the differences of each Apple smartphone:
Both come with a Retina display measuring 4 inches with a pixel resolution of 640 x 1136. Their panels are good for playing games and even watching videos.
Both also have 8MP on its rear with 1.2MP on the front. However, Apple has made advancements with the iPhone 5s since it comes with dual LED True Tone flash so as to lessen the light intensity to allow you to take much better photos. The tech giant also has made better its image sensor with improved aperture too at f/2.2. The 5s can also take better videos at 1080p plus the slow motion feature of its video record and stabilisation.
The 5s can support more LTE bands which makes this the only difference when compared to the iPhone 5 connectivity. The NFC is probably being saved by Apple for the upcoming iPhone 6.
The famous processor for the iPhone 5s is the A7 chip, while the iPhone 5 only has the A6. This makes the 5s twice as fast and powerful as the original one.
Software, Storage, Battery Life
Even if the iPhone 5s comes with pre-installed iOS 7, the good news is that the iPhone 5 can easily upgrade to it too. Both offer the same storage options from 16GB, 32GB and up to 64GB. With battery life, the talk time for 3G is 10 hours for the 5s, while the original can only handle 8 hours.
As final verdict? The iPhone 5s is a considerably good upgrade if you need a new Apple smartphone. Besides, you do not have the choice anymore to get the original iPhone 5 if you did not own one then since the Apple Store already took it out from the market. Just note that the iPhone 5s can be a bit costly with the 16GB at $199, the 32Gb at $299 and the 64Gb at $399.