Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 5s vs Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 5s 16GB

Reasons to consider the iPhone 5s

4G, Apple iOS 7
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs HSPA+ (14.4 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 7x faster)
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1300 MHz vs Apple A5, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 60% faster)
Weight Lighter 112 g vs 140 g 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 8 mm vs 9 mm Around 20% thinner
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.0"" vs 3.5"" More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 640x1,136 vs 960x640 Around 20% higher resolution screen
Standby time Slightly more standby time 10.4 days vs 8.3 days Around 30% more standby time, less frequent charging
Size Slightly smaller 59×124×8 mm vs 59×115×9 mm More than 10% smaller
Apple iPhone 4S

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4S

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Internal storage Much more internal storage 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Talk time Slightly more talk time 14 hours vs 10 hours 40% more talk time per battery charge


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
5s325 PPI
iPhone 4S329 PPI
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
iPhone App Store
Thickness Thin
5s8 mm
iPhone 4S9 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Network Fast data transfer
5sLTE (100 mbps)
iPhone 4SHSPA+ (14.4 mbps)
Size Fairly small
5s59×124×8 mm
iPhone 4S59×115×9 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen type Both have LCD screens, not as bright and vivid as most
LCD screens is generally not as bright or as vivid as OLED
FM Radio Neither have built-in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Standby time Short standby time
5s10.4 days
iPhone 4S8.3 days


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