PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of iPhone 5c vs iPhone 4s


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Apple iPhone 5c 

PhoneRocket recommends the Apple iPhone 5c  based on its performance and graphics.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of iPhone 5c vs 4s

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iPhone 5c
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GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPhone 5c
6.8 fps
iPhone 4s
2.7 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Apple iPhone 5c

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Faster graphics 6.8 fps vs 2.7 fps More than 2.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Better overall performance 671 vs 214 Around 3.2x better geekbench score
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s Around 7x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 0.8 GHz Around 65% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger screen 4" vs 3.5" Around 15% bigger screen
Slightly lighter 132 g vs 140 g More than 5% lighter
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Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

iPhone 5c  vs 4s 

Showing off its worth, videos are brilliant to watch thanks to their sharp details, gradual exposure, consistent capture of 29 frames per second, natural looking colors, and crystal clear audio recording.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


iPhone 5c  vs
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 3.5"
Resolution 1136 x 640 960 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 325 ppi 329 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system iOS 10 iOS 9
Multitasking Yes No
App store Apple App Store Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 825,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

iPhone 5c  vs
Weight 132 g 140 g
Thickness 9 mm 9.3 mm
Size 59.2 x 124.4 x 9 mm 58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm


Clock speed 1.3 GHz 0.8 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.2 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 600 min 480 min
Standby time 15,000 min 11,952 min
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