With the astounding announcement from Apple, releasing two new iPhones at the same time. One is made of largely a plastic body and one is made of largely a aluminium and glass body. The big question that everyone has to ask themselves if they’re up for a new phone, is which one to get. As we look at both, they have their own uniquenesses and differences that will stand out depending on which phone you decide to get.

As with anything you look at online, you look at the specs first. While the specs of a device are important, that’s not the only thing that you should consider. There are a couple key questions, that we ask of you at the end of this article, that you should ask yourself to find which phone you will like better.

Major Specs

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5c

Operating system

iOS 7

iOS 7

Display

4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136×640 pixels, 326 ppi

4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136×640 pixels, 326 ppi

Price

$199, $299, $399

$99, $199, $549 off contract (16GB)

Carrier

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Global

4G LTE

Yes

Yes

Camera

8-megapixel, 1080p front-facing, dual-element flash

8-megapixel, 720p front-facing

Processor

Proprietary A7 CPU (64-bit)

Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit)

Memory

16GB, 32GB, 64GB

16GB, 32GB

Battery

Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded

Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded

NFC

No

No

Fingerprint scanner

Yes

No

Dedicated fitness tracking

Yes

No

Weight and thickness

3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch

4.65 ounces, 0.35 inch

Colors

Gray, gold, silver

Blue, green, pink, yellow, white

 

Who is the iPhone 5c for?

  • Want more color in your life

  • Don’t use your phone for much, light use

  • Don’t need advanced security feature

Who is the iPhone 5s for?

  • Color of your phone doesn’t matter

  • Heavy user, checking it multiple times an hour

  • Want higher security features (fingerprint scanner)

 

Questions you should ask yourself

Is the $100 price difference between the 5c and 5s worth it?

Which phone do you want to carry around for two years?

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