Earlier today, Apple announced two new phones – the iPhone 5S and 5C. The iPhone 5C is aimed at the “budget” minded crowd and features flirty colors for the phone itself. Budget is very subjective over at Apple HQ since the 16GB variant clocks in at $549 for off-contract pricing. Compared to the Lumia 520 which you can get for under $100 off-contract you have no competition.
But what about the new flagship device at Apple? How does the iPhone 5S compare to the Nokia Lumia 1020, the flagship Windows Phone device? We don’t have an iPhone 5S in our hands, but we can compare the numbers after the break.
Didn’t really care to follow the Apple news this morning? Here’s what’s the short version of what’s new with the iPhone 5S. The chassis is similar to that found on the iPhone 5. You’re going to be getting the same 4-inch display with 640 x 1136 pixels. What’s new is really on the inside. The chip powering the iPhone 5S is a new 64-bit A7 processor. Apple also put a new M7 motion processor in the iPhone 5S. This is a chip can continuously monitor and capture data from the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope without using the main processor.
There’s a new camera for iFans that features an f/2.2 lens with a sensor that is 15% larger than last generations iPhone 5. The pixels are larger since Apple didn’t increase the megapixel count in the camera. It also captures video in slo-mo with a 120 frames-per-second mode.
And finally, Apple has added a fingerprint reader to the home button on the iPhone 5S. They’re calling the technology TouchID and it will serve as an easy way to quickly unlock your phone. (Completely off topic, but the funniest tweet I saw today about the iPhone and the fingerprint sensor was this one.) The tech it cool and it’ll be interesting to see how it plays over the next few months.
So how does Apple’s flagship device stack up against ours?
Now obviously numbers don’t tell the complete picture and are only one part of device. But they do lead to some interesting discussions when comparing two devices.
What do you guys think of the new iPhone 5S? Sound off below.
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