iPhone 5S vs. 5C: Which should you buy? (infographic)

Compare the features, specs, and benefits of the iPhone 5C and 5S to determine which one's right for you.

Casting a wider net than ever, Apple launched two iPhones this year, the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. For some, choosing a device is as easy as picking a color, but with $100 separating the two prices, making that decision might be a little more difficult than expected.

As you consider your choices, use this infographic to see how similar -- and how different -- these two products are, and find out which features are worth the extra hundred bucks.

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Sharon Vaknin is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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