iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c specs, features, prices in Philippines

Apple has unveiled Tuesday two new smartphones, the high-end iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5C. Here’s their specs, features and prices.

iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s boasts the Touch ID (a fingerprint identity sensor) to replace passwords, a 64-bit A7 chip (claimed as the first in the world), a much improved iSight camera, iOS 7 mobile operating software, a dual LED flash, and ultrafast LTE internet capability.

It is 7.6 millimeters thin and 112 grams light.

Made from “laser-cut sapphire crystal,” Apple says the surface of the redesigned Home button “directs the image of your finger to a capacitive touch sensor, which reads beneath the outer layers of your skin to get a detailed print.”

This new feature improves security level several notches higher.

“Surrounding the button is a stainless steel ring that detects your finger, wakes the sensor, and improves the signal-to-noise ratio. Software then reads the ridges of your print and finds the match to unlock your phone,” says the tech giant.

Precisely designed for a perfect fit, the iPhone 5s case is made of premium leather with microfiber lining inside.

iPhone 5s specifications:
  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Chips: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture; M7 motion coprocessor
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: Retina display, 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display; 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • iSight (rear) camera: 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
  • Facetime (front) camera: 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960); 720p HD video recording
  • Video: 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • TV: AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Intelligent assistant: Siri
  • Battery: 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 LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi; video playback up to 10 hours; audio playback up to 40 hours
  • SIM card: Nano-SIM (iPhone 5s is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards
  • Colors: Space Gray, Gold, and Silver
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Now we go to the iPhone 5c. This version is cheaper and apparently targetted for release in developing countries and markets where high-end mobile phones are not that popular.

iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c is available in five basic colors—White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green—but there are other colored cases including black, which can be purchased separately. It has a smooth plastic case and a steel-reinforced frame.

Powered by an A6 processor, the iPhone 5c has longer battery life. It also runs on iOS 7 so expect new features.

iPhone 5c specifications:
  • Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
  • Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
  • Display: Retina display; 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen; Multi-Touch display
  • iSight (rear) camera: 8 megapixels with LED flash
  • Facetime (front) camera: 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960); 720p HD video recording
  • Video: 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Intelligent assistant: Siri
»» More iPhone 5c specifications



The iPhone 5s will be sold at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB on a 2-year contract with carriers in the United States.
  • In the Philippines, it will probably be offered for P20,000-22,000 (16GB), P24,000-26,000 (32GB), P30,000-32,000 (64GB).
An iPhone 5c costs $99 for 16GB and $199 for 32GB in the US.
  • It’s estimated at around P10,000-12,000 for 16GB and P16,000-18,000 for the 32GB here.
Both versions will be available in stores in the states starting September 20.