PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of S4 vs iPhone 5c

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com and 3 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S4 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S4  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5c

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S4
1,856
iPhone 5c
671

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy S4
3,414
iPhone 5c
3,176

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S4
17.2 fps
iPhone 5c
6.8 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Significantly faster graphics 17.2 fps vs 6.8 fps More than 2.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Better overall performance 1,856 vs 671 More than 2.8x better geekbench score
Has expandable storage microSD vs None Use storage cards to increase your phone's capacity for apps and data
Has a removable battery Yes vs No Somewhat common; Old batteries can be replaced inexpensively
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
Significantly more battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,507 mA·h Around 75% more battery capacity
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 325 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Longer standby time (3G) 22,176 min vs 15,000 min Around 50% longer standby time (3G)
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Apple iPhone 5c

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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

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs iPhone 5c 

9.3
8.2
Alternatively, the standard email app is available as well to handle other email services, but its functionality and interface is similar to Gmail.
Galaxy S4

9.0
8.0
Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is handled by the Adreno 320 GPU, which can still work its magic when it comes to giving smooth, real to life gaming on the go.
Galaxy S4

Overall

8.7 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4  vs
iPhone 5c 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 325 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 5.0 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

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

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
iPhone 5c 
Weight 130 g 132 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 9 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 59.2 x 124.4 x 9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
microSD

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

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) 1,020 min 600 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 15,000 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,507 mA·h
Removable Yes No
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