x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Apple iPhone 5c vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

phone

Apple iPhone 5c Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel
phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSiOS (7.x)Android (4.4, 4.3) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm)5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm) 
Weight4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body materialPolycarbonate  
Design features Stylus 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control, Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsPink, Yellow, Green, Blue, WhiteBlack, Pink, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches5.7 inches 
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi386 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)  
TouchscreenCapacitiveCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels13 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 31 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3.06" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Picture-taking during video recording, Video lightDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A6Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1300 MHzQuad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 330 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1016 MB RAM3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3 
Built-in storage32 GB64 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time 25.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time 22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)
 
Music playback40.00 hours84.00 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours13.00 hours 
Capacity1507 mAh3200 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
Not user replaceableYes  
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)MP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, AVI, MOVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz 
DataLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
nano-SIMYes  
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, Memo 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBYesUSB 3.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI via microUSB 
Charging connectorProprietarymicroUSB 
OtherTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

20 Sep 201307 Nov 2013 
FCC ID value: BCG-E2694B linkFCC ID value: A3LSMN9005 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head1.19 W/kg0.24 W/kg 
Body1.17 W/kg0.72 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.17 W/kg1.04 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.57 W/kg1.07 W/kg 
EU SAR   
Head 0.29 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced10 Sep 201304 Sep 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation  

Latest stories