Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were both announced at Mobile World Congress last week, but we’ve had little to report about their capabilities and specs.
Now, with the new iPhones slated to arrive in stores this month, we’ve got a look at how they’ll perform in the real world.
In the video above, you’ll see how the iPhone 5 and 5c compare in our battery test.
We’re using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, but this is a real-world, hands-on test, not a theoretical test.
If you’re looking for the full list of specs, head to our iPhone 5 benchmark page.
If you’re a longtime iPhone user, you may have noticed some of the familiar patterns.
For example, the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G both came with a 5-inch Super Retina display, while the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 launched with a larger 8.7-inch screen.
The iPhone 4 also had a large 4:3 aspect ratio.
We’ve all been tempted to swap out the iPhone for a tablet, but the iPhone has a much larger screen and significantly more processing power than any other mobile device out there.
The iPhone 5 is also the first iPhone to include a “new” fingerprint sensor, which allows you to unlock the device by swiping down from the bottom of the display.
We found that it was a bit awkward to use with our fingers when using the screen to swipe up, and the camera has also received a major overhaul.
While the front-facing camera is still a 2x optical zoom lens, the front camera on the 5s has a 5MP sensor that captures a full-resolution image at 240 x 480 pixels.
It also includes a f/2.2 aperture, which produces a wider field of view than the f/1.8 lens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.