Call Quality

Overall, we can’t complain about the call quality on these two iPhones, seeing that their earpieces emit power tones that make voices audible in noisy environments – plus, their noise cancellation features kick in very quickly to mute any background disruptions. However, there is only one distracting element that we find on both phones. For the iPhone 5s, voices have a hint of distortion over the speakerphone, while the iPhone 5c’s speakerphone has some crackling to it.


Thankfully, we’re able to get through a solid one-day of normal usage with their batteries fully charged – something that’s viewed as nothing more than average amongst the smartphone realm. Interestingly enough, with heavier usage, the iPhone 5c edges out its sibling by a couple of hours. With it, we’re able to get to the 12 hour mark before requiring a charge – whereas the iPhone 5s churns out 10 hours with heavy usage.


The pricing structure is somewhat interesting with these two iPhones, and in turn, people will gravitate to whatever suits their needs. Obviously, savings is at hand with the iPhone 5c’s lower starting cost of $100 on-contract – whereas it’s $200 for the iPhone 5s. Taking into account the $100 price difference between the two iPhones, it kind of makes sense considering that the iPhone 5s is stuffed with cutting edge gear and some added goodies that aren’t available with the iPhone 5c – like its better camera and neat/novel Touch ID biometric fingerprint sensor. In addition, the inclusion of a 64-bit processor means that the iPhone 5s isn’t messing around, but its true worth isn’t seen right now.

Diving into the platform experience, the iPhone 5c doesn’t see any compromise in this department, as it matches its sibling to the teeth in every aspect. Heck, even its overall performance rivals the iPhone 5s too – and that’s despite not having that snazzy 64-bit processor! And in all honesty, the color variety of the iPhone 5c is a tantalizing element that sprinkles a dash of flavor and style to this new iPhone line. At the end of the day, though, you can’t go wrong siding with either device. Certainly you’re going to get a better overall performance with the iPhone 5s, not to mention a premium looking device too, but the iPhone 5c can’t be forgotten because of its peculiar looks and equally charming performance.



18. rxman1975

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

I will say it again, all the haters on both sides just talk out of their assholes. i am willing to bet none of you has ever made, produced, or even designed anything. You just sit on your lazy boys and bitch. If you are all so smart and know what the american public wants then please design me the perfect cell phone and produce it. Both sides have great features no one is superior to the other, thats why they exist CHOICE.

14. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Not worth my money, both of them.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

5s has better low light images rest of pics are looking same.

17. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Finally someone who loves apple Like me

8. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Samsung is a copy cat Now it will copy the 64 bit Theirs nothing apple can't do

9. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Except ALL those Truly Useful things they currently refuse to do like: - Wireless Charging - NFC - A Larger/Easier to Read Display - A Display of at Least a 720p - Reasonably Priced Storage Upgrades - Industry Standard Charging Port e.g. MicroUSB - The Ability To Set a Default Browser, Music Player et al of One's Choice. ... and on... and on... The iPhone is a solid enough choice for some, but it's far from being the ideal smartphone, and when it comes to 'copying' there are few who do more copying than Apple e.g Android Notifications, Android Control Center, webOS Tasking Switching, Windows Phone Lock Screen, Nokia Polycarbonate Shell/Color Choices, et. al.

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This article has nothing to do with Samsung. And if they do make the 64-bit processor, it will not be useless, like it is on the Iphone.

13. rbmaestro

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Mobilekicker: Samsung made d 64 bit processor for apple iphone 5s.. and camera sensor by Sony !!​y-samsung-naysayers-were-wrong-again/

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Useful for their phones, not for the iPhones, that's what I meant.

16. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

If they did so they are all slaves of apple

19. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

You're the slave of apple. LOL

6. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Garbage no.1 and garbage no.2

7. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

O u dogs does your and-roid has a fingerprint scanner

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not on mine, but there is the Atrix. And phones with fingerprint scanner is problematic in many ways. I would rather not have a fingerprint scanner on my phone.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Holy crap I just realized the 5s doesn't have the little square on the home button. Apparently they couldn't get that to work with a fingerprint scanner. Total deal-breaker.

3. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

battle of the expensive garbag :p

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Nick T should have reviewed the IPhones.

1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

lol combine the RAM of 5S and 5C Galaxy Note 3 still blows them out of Water

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

They could have compared both of these hansets with its 1st generation iPhone 3 and still it wouldn't have been much different. Both devices are equally ridiculous, overhyped and overpriced.

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