Apple iPhone 5S vs Apple iPhone 5

Top 22 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Apple iPhone 5

anonymous
2744
A bit more battery power
Comment
1570 mAh
vs
1440 mAh
9.03% more battery power
anonymous
330
Has a dual-LED flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dual-led flash has led lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
anonymous
323
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.2
vs
2.4
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
207
Explicitly bigger pixel size
Comment
2.25 µm²
vs
2 µm²
0.25 µm² bigger pixel size. Pixel size is the surface area of each pixel on the camera sensor. Larger pixels can absorb more light. This can result in better image quality and improved low-light performance.
anonymous
192
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
186
Noticeably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
171
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
169
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
708
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
97
Supports 64-bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
anonymous
75
Appreciably faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Comment
3451
vs
2416
42.84% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Nicole Ksiazek
8
It doesn't bend.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPhone 6 Plus bends with little force, damaging the phone permanently.
Alex Clark
7
Pocketfriendly, easy to reach the screen corners
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Auzan El-ghiffari Su'ud
4
Cheaper spares
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The spares are much cheaper
Tricia Ho
2
Not as wide
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 5s fits perfectly in my small hands. The 6 is so huge that I can't use it one handed anymore
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
anonymous
75
Noticeably wider front-end
Comment
6
vs
3
3 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
57
Distinctly bigger L1 cache
Comment
256 KB
vs
64 KB
192 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
220
Measurably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
450 MHz
vs
266 MHz
184 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
88
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
10
vs
9
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
anonymous
66
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3.1
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
anonymous
42
Newer version of OpenGL
Comment
4
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL. OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
56
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
anonymous
44
Considerably more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.

Apple iPhone 5S is better than Apple iPhone 5 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Two Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
437
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
Ádám Szirtes
2
SGH S 5611
Comment
Yes
vs
No
SGH S 7350

Apple iPhone 5 is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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