Everytime Apple release a new iPhone, I seriously start looking into my bank account, as being an Apple fan boy, I always want to hold the latest gadget from Apple. But in recent time, Apple has started disappointing me, by launching new series of iPhone with same design and few additional features. For a person like me, design of the phone matters a lot, and if you can’t differentiate between two models, it doesn’t feel worth the money. Recently Apple launched iPhone5S and iPhone 5C, and according to new reports, Apple have already reduced the production of 5C. Anyways, if you are an iPhone5 user, I’m sure you must be wondering if you should sale your iPhone5 for 5S model?
Let me help with some of the key differences between iPhone5 Vs. iPhone5S, which will help you to make a buying decision. I will also share my opinion at the end of this comparison post.
iPhone5 Vs. iPhone 5S: Know the difference
Seen at first glance, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S look very much alike. However, it’s what’s inside that should matter if you’re looking to upgrade your handset. The iPhone 5S has a few major changes and some other incremental improvements, but are these changes enough to replace your iPhone 5?
Physically, there are minute differences between the two phones. The most noticeable difference in front is the new home button. The iconic rounded square has been replaced with a sapphire crystal button that now houses a new fingerprint sensor. The back of the new iPhone 5S also has a new oblong-shaped dual flash to the right of the camera lens, while the “iPhone” logo sports the new font to match iOS 7’s Helvetica Neue Ultra Light typeface.
Another major difference is the color. While the iPhone 5 was limited to either black or white, the iPhone 5S has added a snazzy new champagne gold color and replaced plain old black with a muted space gray.
The processor has gone a notch up from the A6 chip on the iPhone 5 to the Apple A7 chip on the iPhone 5S. The new chip boasts of twice the processing and graphics performance on the iPhone 5S. This means that the iPhone 5S launches apps much faster, andplays graphic-intensive games, all while delivering amazing uptime.
In addition to the A7 chip, the iPhone 5S also runs on the new M7 motion co-processor that handles the load from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. It handles some of the low-level background tasks that would otherwise tax the main processor, ensuring improved power efficiency and longer battery life.
Another significant improvement was made to the iPhone 5S camera. The iPhone 5S is still equipped with the same 8-megapixel iSight camera as the iPhone 5, but it now has a new five-element lens with larger f/2.2 aperture.The new sensor has also improved, with a 15% in active sensor area. Both of these improvements mean that the iPhone 5S delivers better low-light performance than its predecessor.
The iPhone 5S has replaced iPhone 5’s single LED flash with a new dual-LED Two Tone Flash. One bulb is cool and white, while the other is warm and amber. These and the new camera feature means that the iPhone 5S mixes the two tones to get the right color balance for every shot.
The iPhone 5S has a larger capacity battery rated at 1,540 mAh over the iPhone 5’s 1,440 mAh. However, the iPhone 5S also has a faster processor and other new enhancements that eat up battery life, making battery uptime about the same for both phones.
The new home button houses the newest feature of the iPhone 5S, the fingerprint sensor called Touch ID. This new sensor is tied to the phone’s security and authentication feature. The sapphire crystal capacitive touch sensor is used to record your fingerprint, which can be used to unlock the phone or authorize purchases from the iTunes store, app store or Bookstore instead of having to enter your Apple ID password.
Should you upgrade to iPhone5S?
With all these new features, the question remains: should you upgrade?
Consider if all the internal upgrades are worth the extra cash to upgrade to a phone that looks almost exactly the same as your current one. There are also rumors that the upcoming iPhone 6 may have bigger changes like a revamped design and even bigger improvements. For me, I will currently stick to my iPhone5, and will wait for Apple to launch iPhone6 with a brilliant futuristic design. However, if you are a loyal Apple fan, I would like to hear your opinion and suggestion for current iPhone 5 users. Do you think iPhone5 users should sell their iPhone for iPhons5S model?