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Apple iPhone 5C (16GB) vs Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 5C vs Apple iPhone 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 5 XApple iPhone 5C (16GB)02Points
Apple iPhone 5C (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

8
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1510
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

8
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1440
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 5C (16GB)2 Advantages Apple iPhone 5C (16GB)vsiPhone 5 (16GB)4 Advantages Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
+1GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs1GB LPDDR2
+1510 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1440 mAh
132 grams (4.62 ounces)vs+112 grams (3.92 ounces)18%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)18%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+Gorilla GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

43 Common items in both devices
1.3Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
16GB (13GB available)
Flash (EEPROM)
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
640x1136 pixels
+36 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
ModeliPhone 5C (16GB)iPhone 5 (16GB)
Other model namesApple iPhone 5C A1507, iPhone A1456, A1529, A1532Apple iPhone 5 A1428 (GSM), iPhone A1429 (CDMA)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateSeptember, 2013September, 2012
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)59.2 x 124.4 millimeters (2.33 x 4.9 in)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)
Weight132 grams (4.62 ounces)112 grams (3.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
Operating systemiOS 7.0iOS 6.0
Firmware updateiOS 10iOS 10
HardwareApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
Chipset32bit - Apple A6 APL059832bit - Apple A6 APL0598
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core Swift ARM v71.3Ghz Dual-Core Swift ARM v7
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543 MP3PowerVR SGX543 MP3
RAM memory1GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR2
Internal storage16GB (13GB available)
Flash (EEPROM)
16GB (13GB available)
Flash (EEPROM)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size4" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~59.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution640x1136 pixels (16:9)640x1136 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)326 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1700/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (A1428), CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1429)
Primary 3G networkA1532 GSM/A1532 CDMA/A1456 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1507/A1529 model:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

A1533 CDMA/A1453 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
A1428 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1429 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3

A1532 GSM/A1532 CDMA model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,19,20,25)

A1456 model:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,8,13,17,18,19,20,25,26)

A1507 model:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)

A1529 model
LTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2600 (38,39,40)
LTE Cat3

A1428 model:
LTE 700/1700 (Bands 4,17)

A1429 CDMA model:
LTE 700/850/1800/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,3,5,17)

A1429 GSM model:
LTE 850/1800/2100 (Bands 1,3,5)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered33mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered35mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.264, MOVMPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4AMP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A
ConnectivityApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized with tutorial
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: White, Black
- Dual-mode CDMA/GSM phone
- HD voice
- Video stabilization
- Dock connector port
- Panorama photo
- Siri Voice Control
- FaceTime
- HAC (M3/T4)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity1510 mAh1440 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day480 minutes | 8 hours | 0.3 day
Standby15000 minutes | 250 hours | 10.4 days13500 minutes | 225 hours | 9.4 days
Radiation rateApple iPhone 5C (16GB)Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.15W/kg (head) | 1.17W/kg (body)1.18W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1W/kg (head) | 0.96W/kg (body)0.95W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)
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