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

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

iPhone 5s
10.0
iPhone 5c
6.4
GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from techradar.com, gsmarena.com, phonearena.com, pocket-lint.com and fudzilla.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of iPhone 5s vs 5c

geekbench Processor and memory performance

iPhone 5s
2,523
iPhone 5c
671

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

iPhone 5s
4,910
iPhone 5c
3,183

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPhone 5s
24.7 fps
iPhone 5c
6.8 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much faster graphics 24.7 fps vs 6.8 fps Around 3.8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly better overall performance 2,523 vs 671 More than 3.8x better geekbench score
Lighter 112 g vs 132 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9 mm More than 15% thinner
Back view of Apple iPhone 5c

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Apple iPhone 5c

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Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

iPhone 5s  vs 5c 

9.3
8.2
Without a doubt, it’s a pretty cool and slick feature, especially when the audio also receives the same slow motion treatment as well.
iPhone 5s

10.0
8.0
Apple resisting the urge to get into a megapixel race with Nokia, Samsung and Sony, has opted to stick with an 8-megapixel sensor for the rear camera, but with enhancements to the sensor itself, the flash, and the shooting modes available.
iPhone 5s

Overall

8.7 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

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

hardware

Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats

music

Headphone jack 3.5 mm 3.5 mm
Supports FM radio No No
Transmits music over FM radio No No

software

Operating system iOS 7 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Apple App Store Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 825,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Maximum data rate 300 Mbit/s 300 Mbit/s
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

iPhone 5s  vs
5c 
Weight 112 g 132 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 9 mm
Size 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm 59.2 x 124.4 x 9 mm
Numeric keypad None None
Keyboard None None
Is waterproof No No

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes

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
Video output Micro USB USB

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 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)

battery

Talk time (3G) 600 min 600 min
Standby time 14,976 min 15,000 min
Standby time (3G) 14,976 min 15,000 min
Capacity 1,560 mA·h 1,507 mA·h
Removable No No
Technology Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
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