Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone XR

SCORE:
63
SCORE:
78

Highlights

  • 4.0" 640 x 1136 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.4 main camera
  • 1510 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

Highlights

  • 6.1" 828 x 1792 Liquid Retina IPS LCD screen
  • 2 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • 2942 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone 5c to Apple iPhone XR to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Apple iPhone XR gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone XR

BODY
64
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
57
MEMORY
20
CAMERA
58
FEATURES
70
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
77
SENSORS
70
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
43
OVERALL
63
BODY
73
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
69
MEMORY
51
CAMERA
76
FEATURES
86
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
87
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
77
OVERALL
78

Advantage of Apple iPhone 5c

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone 5c over Apple iPhone XR.

Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Lighter 4.65 oz (132 g) vs 6.84 oz (194 g)
3.5mm Audio Jack vs

Advantage of Apple iPhone XR

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone XR over Apple iPhone 5c.

Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Thinner 4.90" x 2.33" x 0.35"
124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm
vs 5.94" x 2.98" x 0.33"
150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
Screen Type IPS LCD vs Liquid Retina IPS LCD
Higher Screen Resolution 640 x 1136 vs 828 x 1792
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 59.9% vs 79.0%
Hgiher Screen Brightness 500 (typical) vs 625 (typical)
Higher Contrast Ratio 800∶1 vs 1400∶1
More RAM 1GB vs 3GB
More Internal Storage 8GB vs 64GB
More Rear Cameras Wide vs Wide + Depth
Higher Main Camera Resolution 8MP vs 12MP
Wider Main Camera Aperture f/2.4 vs f/1.8
Wider Main Camera 33mm vs 26mm
Larger Sensor on Main Camera 1/3.2" vs 1/2.55"
Higher Front Camera Resolution 1.2MP vs 7MP
Front Depth Camera vs 3D Depth Sensing
Front Flash vs Retina Flash
Higher Video Playback Resolution/FPS 1080p at 30fps vs 4K UHD at 30fps
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 720p at 30fps vs 1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 1080p at 30fps vs 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera HDR vs
Front Camera Face Detection vs
HDR10 playback vs
Dolby Vision playback vs
GALILEO vs
QZSS vs
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 b/g/n vs 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth version v4.0 vs v5.0
NFC vs
CPU Type Dual-core vs Hexa-core
CPU Speed 1.3 GHz vs 2.25 GHz, 1.36 GHz
Barometer vs
Loudspeaker Configuration Mono vs Stereo
Dolby Atmos vs
Higher Battery Capacity 1510 mAh (typical) vs 2942 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging vs
Wireless Charging vs Qi2.0
Longer Internet Usage Time LTE Up to 10 hours vs Up to 15 hours
Longer Internet Usage Time Wi-Fi Up to 10 hours vs Up to 15 hours
Longer Audio Playback Time Up to 40 hours vs Up to 65 hours

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   4G Bands
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Low Screen Resolution: 640 x 1136 and 828 x 1792
👎   Low Screen Pixel Density: 326ppi and 326ppi
👎   No HDR display
👎   Small RAM: 1GB and 3GB
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   8MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Telephoto Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No Fingerprint Sensor

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone 5c and here - Apple iPhone XR.

BASICS Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
BrandApplevsApple
ModeliPhone 5cvsiPhone XR
Version1GB/8GBvs3GB/64GB
Version2A1532vsA1984
CountryUSAvsUSA
ColorsWhite, Blue, Green, Yellow, PinkvsBlack, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, White
Annouce date2013, September 10vs2018, September 12
Release Date2013, September 20vs2018, October 26
BODY Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
BuildGlass front, plastic back, plastic framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame (7000 series)
Weight4.65 oz (132 g)vs6.84 oz (194 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)4.90" x 2.33" x 0.35"
124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm
vs5.94" x 2.98" x 0.33"
150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIMvsNano-SIM or eSIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTEvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1700, 1900, 2100
vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850 , 900, 1700, 1900, 2100vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 8 / 13 / 17 / 19 / 20 / 25vsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 32 / 66 / 71
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
5G Bandsvs
SCREEN Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
ScreenSize4.0"/101.6 mm (full rectangle)vs6.1"/154.9 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeIPS LCDvsLiquid Retina IPS LCD
Screen Resolution640 x 1136vs828 x 1792
Screen Pixel Density326ppivs326ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9vs19.5∶9
Screen To Body Ratio59.9%vs79.0%
Screen Brightness500 (typical)vs625 (typical)
Contrast Ratio800∶1vs1400∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
RAM1GBvs3GB
Internal Storage8GBvs64GB
Memory Card Slotvs
Card Typevs
CAMERA Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Rear CamerasWidevsWide + Depth
Main Wide-Angle CameraiSight Camera
Resolution: 8MP
Focal Length: 33mm
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.2"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/2.55"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs
Telephoto Cameravs
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasFaceTime HD cameravsTrueDepth camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 1.2MPvsResolution: 7MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Cameravs 3D Depth Sensing
Macro Cameravs
Front Flashvs Retina Flash
Rear Flash LED flashvs LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
FEATURES Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Video Playback Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 30fps
Digital ZoomFor video: 3xvsFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS720p at 30fpsvs1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
Front Camera Panoramavs
Front Camera Face Detectionvs
HDR10 playbackvs
HDR10+ playbackvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightningvsLightning
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 b/g/nvs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv4.0vsv5.0
NFCvs
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
OSiOS 7, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3vsiOS 12, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A6vsApple A12 Bionic
CPU TypeDual-corevsHexa-core
CPU Speed1.3 GHzvs2.25 GHz, 1.36 GHz
GPUPowerVR SGX 543MP3vsApple GPU
SENSORS Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Loudspeaker ConfigurationMonovsStereo
Audio Playing FormatAAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+), Apple Losseless, AIFF, WAVvsAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-PovsNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity1510 mAh (typical)vs2942 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Chargingvs Qi2.0
Talk TimeUp to 10 hours (3G)vsUp to 25 hours
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 10 hoursvsUp to 15 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 10 hoursvsUp to 15 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 40 hoursvsUp to 65 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)vs32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)vs-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensingvs5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)vstested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER Apple iPhone 5c vs Apple iPhone XR
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4vsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .icsvs.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)
SupportLanguage support, Keyboard support, Dictionary support (enables predictive text and autocorrect), Siri languagesvsLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Thesaurus, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell check

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