Apple iPhone 5S combines extremely sophisticated
looks - aluminium housing and even Sapphire crystal
protecting the camera and on the home button - with high
performance in the shape of the first 64 bit processor
in a smartphone. Available in 3 memory sizes - 16, 32
and 64GB - and three striking colours - Gold, Silver and
Space Grey - the iPhone 5s features a better, faster
camera than previous models, a fingerprint sensor for
added security and the new iOS7 operating system.
The new security feature is called Touch ID and is
simply activated by a fingerprint, so much easier than
entering a passcode every time you use your phone. The
iSight camera on the 5s is 8 megapixel with a long list
of features, the new ones being a 15% larger sensor to
let in more light, Continuous Burst mode, allowing you
to take 10 shots in a second and True Tone flash,
combining white and amber LEDs to get just the right
balance for your subject. There's also an HD FaceTime
camera. Of course the apps available in the iTunes Store
add to the phone immensely and many good ones come
pre-installed or are free to download from the store.
There is a range of cases available for the iPhone 5s in
yellow, beige, blue, brown, black and red.
Apple iPhone 5C is, in Apple's words,
unapologetically plastic - it has a fun, vibrant feel to
it that is backed up by the steel-reinforced case to
give a very solid phone with impressive specifications.
Released at the same time as the iPhone 5s and available
in 2 memory sizes, 16 and 32GB, the iPhone 5c features a
better, faster camera than the previous iPhone 5, the
updated iOS7 operating system and ultra-fast WiFi. What
are the main differences? The 5c doesn't have Touch ID
fingerprint recognition and the processor is A6 rather
than A7 on the 5s - aside from that and a couple of
differences in camera spec the phones are similar.
The iSight camera on the 5c is 8 megapixel with a long
list of features, the new one being a 15% larger sensor
to let in more light. There's also an HD FaceTime camera
with HD video recording and, like the main camera, a
backside illumination sensor. Of course the apps
available in the iTunes Store add to the phone immensely
and many good ones come pre-installed or are free to
download from the store, including Newsstand, Games
Centre, Voice Memos and Passbook. The emphasis is on
bright colours with the 5c - there is no black version,
instead you have the choice of green, blue, yellow, pink
and white - and there is a range of cases available for
the phone in white, pink, yellow, blue, green and black.