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Which phone is faster iPhones 5S or iPhone 6 with new battery?

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Sr. Member
Nov 10, 2013
955 posts
Toronto, ON

Which phone is faster iPhones 5S or iPhone 6 with new battery?

Hey folks. I know the title is bit strange, as those are some old phones to compare. I am looking for snappiest phone of the two. I have heard many times that iPhone 5S always was bit quicker than it’s successor iPhone 6 due to the fact that when Apple did the CPU throttling thing, iPhone 5S was excluded from it. However now that CPU throttling is gone, and Apple now actually offers to replace the battery for very small price, and iOS 12 brining older decides to life, is there any advantage going with 6 instead of 5S?
Don’t care for screen size or camera quality as they are both way behind by today’s standards.
Thank you in advance.

P.S. just need something to last me half a year or so.
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Dec 28, 2007
6163 posts
I'm still using a 5S as my work phone and also have an SE. The SE is a lot faster than the 5S. Both have the same iOS and are 32 GB. The SE has the same A9 processor as the 6S.
Sr. Member
Dec 18, 2017
519 posts
London, On
I recall noticing a big improvement when I went from 5S to 6 whenever it was that the 6 came out. How either operates nowadays, I have no idea.