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Apple iPhone 5c vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Apple iPhone 5c on Amazon USA
Samsung Galaxy S6 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Apple iPhone 5c on one side and the Samsung Galaxy S6 on the other. The first has a processor with 2 cores, 2 threads, a maximale frequency of 1.3GHz. The second chips has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.1GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 5c Samsung Galaxy S6
Model version(s) A1532, A1456 SC-05G, SM-G9200, SM-G9208,
SM-G9208/SS, SM-G9209, SM-G920A,
SM-G920F, SM-G920FD, SM-G920I,
SM-G920K, SM-G920L, SM-G920S,
Release date Q3 2013 Q1 2015
Dimensions 4,90 x 2,33 x 0,35 in 5,65 x 2,78 x 0,27 in
Weight 4.66 oz 4.87 oz
Body Front glass,
plastic back
Front and back glass,
Aluminum frame
Screen size, colours 4.0 inches, 16M colours 5.1 inches, 16M colours
Screen type IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 16:9
Density 326 ppi 577 ppi
Operating system iOS 7 Android 5.0.2
Processor Apple A6 Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Lithography 32 nm 14 nm LPE
Cores 2 8
Threads 2 8
Energy cores 2x Swift @ 1.3 GHz 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz
High performance cores - 4x ARM Cortex-A57 @ 2.1 GHz
GPU Imagination PowerVR SGX543 MP3 ARM Mali-T760 MP8
GPU execution units 3 8
GPU shading units 12 128
GPU clock rate 266 MHz 772 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 19.2 GFLOPS 210 GFLOPS
Memory 1 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 32 / 128 GB
Photo 8 MP, f/2,4, 33mm 16 MP, f/1,9, 28mm
Video 1080p30 2160p30,
Front photo 1,2 MP 5 MP, f/1,9, 22mm
Front video 720p30 1440p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0 Micro USB 2.0
Battery capacity 1,510 mAh 2,550 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Po Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 10 hours ~ 9 hours and 30 minutes
TDP 3 W 7 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark - 82
AnTuTu 27,500 125,140
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
743 1,249
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
1,209 3,997
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
12 pts / $ 33 pts / $
Note 3.3 / 5 3.5 / 5
Reviews 1,739 3,545
Amazon Apple iPhone 5c Samsung Galaxy S6
New price on Amazon
$100 $120
Used price on Amazon
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eBay Apple iPhone 5c Samsung Galaxy S6
New price on eBay
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Used price on eBay
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We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. The phone Samsung Galaxy S6 has a larger number of cores, the maximum frequency of Samsung Galaxy S6 is larger. The Samsung Galaxy S6 was started more recently.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Samsung Galaxy S6 125,140
Apple iPhone 5c 27,500

The difference is 355%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
Samsung Galaxy S6 1,249
Apple iPhone 5c 743

In single core, the difference is 68%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 231%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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