Whats the difference between an iPhone 5, 5S and 5C?

Whats the difference between an iPhone 5, 5S and 5C? I am looking to buy an iPhone 5, 5S or 5C? Whats the difference and what one is better? And are the any other phones better than one of the iPhones? If this helps i am looking to buy a phone on 02.

4 Answers

  • 4 years ago

    The 5 was the original iPhone 5. The 5c was released a year later and is functionally identical with only a change to the external casing which became a polycarbonate shell. The 5s was a big upgrade and in most respects has almost all the features of the original iPhone 6. It has almost the same casing as the original iPhone 5 but the distinctive differences are the rear camera flash which is a two colour LED slot and the fingerprint scanning home button. The 5s also had a much faster processor, a far better rear camera (which was reused on the original iPhone 6) and had a larger storage capacity of up to 64GB.

    If you're going to buy one of the 5 series then the best one is the 64GB iPhone 5s. The 5 and 5c are effectively just larger screened developments of the earlier iPhone 4s with a slightly faster processor.

    Whether there are better phones depends upon your personal preferences and needs; as one example all iPhones are capable of handsfree Bluetooth voice dialling (as are all Windows phones and most BlackBerries). To date, no Android model is capable of that without additional accessories. But Androids are highly user-customisable to a greater degree than other systems and many owners like that.

  • Allan
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    If you like that iPhone size and design, look in to the SE, I'll only compliment the other answer, as he already explained most of it. SE>5s>5>5c.

    The 5c is last in my opinion due to its plastic shell and various hardware related issues I've read like faulty wifi, Bluetooth and even the clock restetting. The 5 is discontinued so it's doubtful if you'll find a new one but if you do it's a very good phone, I had one last year. The 5s is the best of the three, has Touch ID and a 64 bit processor, it's faster and will be supported for longer.

    The SE shares the design of the 5s but under that shell it has an Apple A9 processor, same as the 6s so it'll be really fast, faster than a 6 or 5s, has always on Siri, 4K recording with its 12mpx sensor, Apple Pay. It's almost a 6s mini, but lacks 3D Touch, 2nd gen Touch ID, 1.3mpx front camera in comparison to the 5mpx on the 6s, same screen as the 5s. And the best part is that it's sold for cheaper than a 6, which it beats except in size.

  • earle
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Difference Between 5 And 5c

  • 4 years ago

    5S or C because they're will go longer because the 4S is almost as good as the 5

    • Robsteriark
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      Not quite correct. The 5c is functionally identical to a 5. All that's different visually is the change to a plastic polycarbonate casing. There are also minor unseen revisions to the phone antennae to improve wi-fi performance but they only make a difference in weak wi-fi environments.

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