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Apple iPhone 5S (16GB) vs Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 5S vs Apple iPhone 7 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 7 XApple iPhone 5S (16GB)02Points
Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

8
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1560
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
4.7"
IPS

750x1334

12
MP

7.1mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

1960
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 5S (16GB)2 Advantages Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)vsiPhone 7 (32GB)22 Advantages Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
+112 grams (3.92 ounces)23%
Lighter
vs138 grams (4.83 ounces)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
1.5Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2.34Ghz 64bit Quad-Core72%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+2GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (13GB available)vs+32GB (25GB available)92%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMCvs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs+7.1 millimeters (0.28 inches)7%
Thinner
640x1136 pixelsvs+750x1334 pixels38%
Higher resolution screen
4"vs+4.7"18%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 12MP49%
Higher resolution main camera
Dual-LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 7.1MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
iOS 12vs+iOS 14Advantage
iOS 14 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1560 mAhvs+1960 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
326 PPI
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
ModeliPhone 5S (16GB)iPhone 7 (32GB)
Other model namesApple iPhone 5S A1453, iPhone A1457, A1530, A1533iPhone 7 A1660 CDMA, iPhone 7 A1778
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateSeptember, 2013September, 2016
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.1 millimeters (0.28 inches)
Size (width x height)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)67.1 x 138.3 millimeters (2.64 x 5.44 in)
Weight112 grams (3.92 ounces)138 grams (4.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Apple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Operating systemiOS 7.0iOS 10
Firmware updateiOS 12iOS 14
HardwareApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL069864bit - Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.34Ghz Dual-Core Hurricane
2Ghz Dual-Core Zephyr
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 quad-corePowerVR Series7XT Plus MP6
RAM memory1GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (13GB available)
eMMC
32GB (25GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size4" inches4.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution640x1136 pixels (16:9)750x1334 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)326 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassSapphire Glass
Display features60Hz60Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1700/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1660)
Primary 3G networkA1453/A1533 GSM model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1453/A1533 CDMA model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

A1457/A1530 model:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
A1660 model:
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1778 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3

A1453 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,18,19,20,25,26)

A1533 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,19,20,25)

A1457 model:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)

A1530 model:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2600 (Bands 38,39,40)
LTE Cat9 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.5µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.264, MOVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivityApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- Touch ID
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC Apple Pay only
- New stereo dual-speaker system
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity1560 mAh1960 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standby15000 minutes | 250 hours | 10.4 days14400 minutes | 240 hours | 10 days
Radiation rateApple iPhone 5S (16GB)Apple iPhone 7 (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.12W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1W/kg (head) | 0.8W/kg (body)feature not registered
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