Gretel S55 vs iPhone 5S: Specs & Price Comparison


Apple’s iPhone 5S is still doing well after almost four years from official launch. The smartphone is one of the cheapest alternatives you can get from Apple at the moment as the iPhone 6 is still somewhat expensive. A Chinese device that is similar in some specs, such as amount of RAM and storage is the Gretel S55, so let’s go ahead with this quick comparison.

The main difference between the two devices is obviously the price, you can get the Gretel S55 for just $59.99 versus the $213.99 you have to spend for a 4 years old iPhone. On the specs side, the iPhone 5S supports 4G, 3G and 2G networks, while the Gretel phone only works on 3G and 2G. The S55 is packed with other features though, such as FM radio, bigger battery, bigger screen, two rear cameras with LED flash, dual SIM and expandable memory.

Let’s begin with the spec sheet, which you can check down below:

Category

iPhone 5S

Gretel S55

Operating System

iOS 9.3

Android 7 Nougat

Display

4.0-inch 1136×640

5.5-inch 1280×720

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Dragontrail glass

Processor

Apple A7 Dual-Core

MediaTek MT6580 Quad-core

Storage

16GB

16GB

Expandable

No

TF card up to 128GB

RAM

1GB

1GB

Rear Camera

8MP, f/2.2

Dual-camera,8MP+0.3MP f/2.0 ,Bokeh Mode, LED Flash

Front Camera

1.2MP selfie

2MP selfie

Connectivity

4G,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0

3G

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0

Apple Pay/NFC

No

No

FM Radio

No

Yes

Battery

1,560mAh
Non-removable

2,600mAh
Removable

Security

Front Fingerprint sensor

Back Fingerprint sensor

Standby

Single SIM

Dual SIM Dual Standby

Dimensions

123.8×58.6x 7.6mm

153.6 x 77.2 x 8.7mm

Weight

112 g

174g

Colors

Gray, Gold, Silver

Black, Blue, Red,Gold

Price

$213.99

$59.99

Then there’s the more subjective fingerprint scanner position, which is on the front on the iPhone 5S and on the back for the Gretel S55.

The Gretel is currently on sale for $54.99 but through a special promotion on Gearbest you can potentially get it for $34.99. The flash sale is every day from August 21st to August 27th at 09:00 UTC (limited to 10 units each day).

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