29points

Apple iPhone 5C

62points

Apple iPhone 8

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111 facts in comparison

Apple iPhone 5C vs Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8

Why is Apple iPhone 5C better than Apple iPhone 8?

  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • 16g lighter
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    132gvs148g
  • 8.1mm narrower
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    59.2mmvs67.3mm
  • 14mm shorter
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    124.4mmvs138.4mm

Why is Apple iPhone 8 better than Apple iPhone 5C?

  • 20.6% more battery power
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    1821mAhvs1510mAh
  • 4.13x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2.53GHz & 4 x 1.42GHzvs2 x 1.3GHz
  • 1GB more RAM memory
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    2GBvs1GB
  • 37.61% higher resolution
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    750 x 1334pxvs640 x 1136px
  • 1.5x more megapixels (main camera)
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    12MPvs8MP
  • 17.5% bigger screen size
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    4.7"vs4"
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • 5.83x more megapixels (front camera)
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    7MPvs1.2MP

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 5C

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 5C AmazonSKY Devices 5.5Q - Silver (Discontinued)...SKY Devices 5.5Q - Silver (Discontinued)
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$79.99

Apple iPhone 8

Buy used:

$229.99

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlo...Apple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$234.95
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - ...Apple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - Gold (Renewed)
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$239.00
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - ...Apple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$295.00
Apple iPhone 8 aliexpressUnlocked New Original Apple iPhone 8/8 P...Unlocked New Original Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus TouchID 4G LTE iOS 12MP Camera 4.7/5.5" Retina HD Display Wireless Smart Phone
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$509.00

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

132g

148g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

8.97mm

7.3mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

59.2mm

67.3mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

124.4mm

138.4mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.has a physical QWERTY keyboard
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

Display

1.pixel density

326ppi

326ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

640 x 1136px

750 x 1334px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.has a touch screen
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
7.Has Force Touch/3D Touch
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Devices using Force Touch or 3D Touch technology respond to the user's taps and presses with haptic feedback, and allow users to perform various actions depending on the force of the input.
8.displays 3D
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image's depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.3GHz (Apple A6)

2 x 2.53GHz & 4 x 1.42GHz (Apple A11 Bionic)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

1GB

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8 (Apple A11 Bionic)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
7.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8 (Apple A11 Bionic)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
8.Has integrated graphics
Apple iPhone 5C (Apple A6)
Apple iPhone 8 (Apple A11 Bionic)
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
9.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8 (Apple A11 Bionic)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
7.has a BSI sensor
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
8.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
9.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1510mAh

1821mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
3.Supports fast charging
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8 (iOS 11)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

100MBits/s

600MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.upload speed

50MBits/s

150MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
8.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPhone 5C (iOS 7.0)
Apple iPhone 8 (iOS 11)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
9.has a gyroscope
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.
2.supports AVCHD format
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
3.is a system camera
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
4.has or is a prime lens
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
5.has a dedicated Facebook key
Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 8
Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 5C

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 5C AmazonSKY Devices 5.5Q - Silver (Discontinued)...SKY Devices 5.5Q - Silver (Discontinued)
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$79.99

Apple iPhone 8

Buy used:

$229.99

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlo...Apple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$234.95
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - ...Apple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - Gold (Renewed)
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$239.00
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - ...Apple iPhone 8, Fully Unlocked, 256GB - Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$295.00
Apple iPhone 8 aliexpressUnlocked New Original Apple iPhone 8/8 P...Unlocked New Original Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus TouchID 4G LTE iOS 12MP Camera 4.7/5.5" Retina HD Display Wireless Smart Phone
aliexpress logo
$509.00

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