Apple iPhone 5c is the first colourful smartphone from the house of Apple. In terms of specs, it's almost identical to the iPhone 5, but what differentiates it is the polycarbonate shell. Priced more affordably than the iPhone 5s, it comes pre-loaded with the latest iOS 7.
Display, Design, Configuration
The Apple iPhone 5c features a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136x640 pixels and density of 326 ppi. The device is made of hard coated polycarbonate with a steel reinforced frame which also acts as antenna. It's the first iPhone to be launched in a variety of colours.
It runs iOS 7 and is powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple A6 processor supported by 1GB of RAM.
Camera and storage
The iPhone 5c features an 8MP iSight camera with Full HD recording capabilities. It also sports a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera for self portraits and video calling.
The phone houses 16GB of inbuilt memory which is not expandable via microSD card.
Connectivity and Battery
On the connectivity front, the iPhone 5c features 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth. The non-removable battery provides 10 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time.
The device comes in Green, White, Blue, Pink, and Yellow colors.
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To start with, this review is probably dangerously close to sounding like a Apple hater review. Truth is, it isn't one and I own an iPad (I'm typing the review on this) so I do love Apple products. nnI'm really not going to talk about specs, screen quality etc. All this you can get from tech sites like CNET, TechRadar etc.nnWhat I will talk about is why this phone doesn't make sense for you. nnFirstly, people who say this phone isn't plastic, it's polycarbonate. nThey both are the same! Phones like the Galaxy S4, the HtC One X are all made out of this. But since then, the world has moved on to metals like steel and Aluminum. nnApple made this with plastic so that they can make it colorful. nActually, if you look at Apple's iPod line, they too come in a range of colors, but are still made out of premium materials. nnThe screen has a ppi of over 300 which is good enough. nWhile it's true that you can't see pixels after a point, the ppi is important. It's effect can be felt while reading books, surfing the net or while trying to read small text. Since the iPhone already has a small screen, this is important. nnAndnnThe hardware is exactly the same as the iPhone 5. Seriously. nThere is absolutely no change to the internals from last year except for a larger battery (but the difference is negligible). Which means no 64 bit processing or anything fancy. nnThis phone makes more sense in the US where it is available on contract for $99 which is much cheaper than the average contract price of around $199 to $399nnI only want an iPhone. nIf you could afford the 5S but you wanted this because of the colours, just please don't. The 5S is superior in everyday imaginable (expect for the screen)nnI can't afford the 5SnBut the iPhone 5 instead! Seriously, with all other hardware being almost the same and with a better build you couldn't really go wrong with it. nnIf all you want is an iOS device for apps and stuff you can try out an iPod or an iPad mini (which is definitely one of the best tablets and better than last year's iPad mini). nnWhat are the other options:nThe Android phone which gives you a experience which is most similar to iOS is the HTC One. It too has a premium build, a simpler interface when compared to Samsung's TouchWiz. They are also improving on their update cycle. The One is getting Android Kitkat from January. nnOther options:nSamsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5&5S, Htc One, Nexus 5, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1, nokia Lumia 1520,925. nnLastly, if you found it helpful, please do mark it as useful! Thanks in advance!
I have bought this phone and it is truly very good. The beauty of it like all other iPhones is it's simplicity. Same specs as iPhone 5 but better because it is a newer model and will in the future support more updated softwares unlike the iPhone 5. And it is not a cheap plastic ... people with stupid arguments please understand. It is polycarbonate that is as hard as a bullet proof glass. Don't believe me... check it out. It is much better to hold as it is curved unlike the 5 and and 5s that are both slippery. And the price is for the quality and the service. I went to the apple service centre with my old iPhone who's camera had got spoilt. They gave me a new phone within 2 days for free. Micromax and other companies have no service at all. And btw for those who say that they don't care... when your phone get's a manufacturing defect, then you will regret it. If you have used an iPhone only then you will know. The camera is excellent (8mp), the phone is extremely fast and the syncing with iTunes is very fast and smooth. The retina display is the best display in the world. They cannot make a better one because our eye cannot support a better resolution. Please get your facts right, test an iPhone and then you will know what an amazing phone it is. Thank you for reading this and hoped that it has helped you.
|Processor||Apple A6 APL0589|
|Rear Camera||8 MP|
|Front Camera||1.2 MP|
|Operating System||iOS v7|
|Chipset||Apple A6 APL0589|
|CPU||Dual core, 1.3 GHz, Swift|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX 543MP3|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen Size||4 inches (10.16 cm)|
|Resolution||640 x 1136 pixels|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||59.75 %|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Colours||Blue, Green, Pink, White, Yellow|
8 MP f/2.4 Primary Camera
|Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||3264 x 2448 Pixels|
|Shooting Modes||High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
Digital image stabilization
Simultaneous HD video and image recording
Touch to focus
|Video Recording||1920x1080 @ 30 fps|
1.2 MP Primary Camera
|Video Recording||1280x720 @ 30 fps|
|TalkTime||Up to 10 Hours(3G)|
|Standby time||Up to 250 Hours(3G)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Single SIM, GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
50 Mbit/s ↑ 100 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 3)
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||USB 2.0, USB charging|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
Higher battery capacity:
1560 mAH vs 1510 mAH
7.6 mm vs 8.97 mm
112 grams vs 132 grams
512 MB vs 1 GB
Higher pixel density:
330 ppi vs 326 ppi
Smaller screen :
3.5 inches vs 4 inches
7.6 mm vs 8.97 mm
112 grams vs 132 grams
Lower battery capacity:
1440 mAH vs 1510 mAH
4.7 inches vs 4 inches
Dual core 1.4 GHz vs Dual core 1.3 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
1810 mAH vs 1510 mAH
4.95 inches vs 4 inches
Quad core 2.26 GHz vs Dual core 1.3 GHz
2 GB vs 1 GB
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