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Is the iPhone 5c more advanced than the iPhone 5?

My girlfriend got an iPhone 5c at the weekend. Is it technically superior to the bog standard iPhone 5 (which I have)?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jan. 13, 2014 at 19:00

p.s. 64 bit if you're an uber geek.
Like me
The 5c, Mrew.... the 5S is 64-bit.

I forgot to mention the 5c must use some tweak compression magic. I set up a 16 GB 5c from an iPhone 5 back-up. Checked afterwards very thoroughly - EVERYTHING was there; every app, photo, song, message etc etc... Only: the 5c had 1.5GB extra available. And no, that
wasn't app caches or things like that.. Others reported similar improvements with the 5c.

Again: NO single thing makes the 5c a clear winner over the 5 on paper, but in actual use it's
a massive improvement.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 13, 2014 at 09:36

Yes. Much morebso than Apple haters want you to think.
Faster, much better battery performance, better camera, better RAM mapping, and though you can argue about its look, it definitely feels bettter in the hand.
If you can get over the colours, it's the much better device.
Loadsa little improvements add up to a better package.

mrew42  Jan. 13, 2014 at 16:40

p.s. 64 bit if you're an uber geek.
Like me

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 13, 2014 at 19:00

p.s. 64 bit if you're an uber geek.
Like me
The 5c, Mrew.... the 5S is 64-bit.

I forgot to mention the 5c must use some tweak compression magic. I set up a 16 GB 5c from an iPhone 5 back-up. Checked afterwards very thoroughly - EVERYTHING was there; every app, photo, song, message etc etc... Only: the 5c had 1.5GB extra available. And no, that
wasn't app caches or things like that.. Others reported similar improvements with the 5c.

Again: NO single thing makes the 5c a clear winner over the 5 on paper, but in actual use it's
a massive improvement.

mrew42  Jan. 16, 2014 at 19:44

p.s. 64 bit if you're an uber geek.
Like me
The 5c, Mrew.... the 5S is 64-bit.


D'oh. I wasn't paying attention. too many suffix options (i.e. more than one)

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