PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Apple iPhone 5 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of iPhone 5c vs 5

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passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

iPhone 5c
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GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPhone 5c
6.8 fps
iPhone 5
6.7 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Apple iPhone 5c

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPhone 5c

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Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
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Reasons to consider the
Apple iPhone 5

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Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 112 g vs 132 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

iPhone 5c  vs

Armed with an 8-megapixel iSight camera, it doesn’t improve upon the megapixel count of its processor, but nevertheless, the addition of an improved backside illuminated sensor combined with a retooled lens coughs up even better visuals with the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5

Apple has done away with layers of technology below the screen to bring the display as close to the glass as possible, something it says will bring increased brightness and sharpness to the user's eye.
iPhone 5


7.9 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system iOS 10 iOS 10
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 112 g
Thickness 9 mm 7.6 mm
Size 59.2 x 124.4 x 9 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
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 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 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 13,536 min
Capacity 1,507 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
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