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Value for money: Apple iPhone 5c pricing stacked up against the competition (not pretty)

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2013, 03:19 posted on

The basic 16 GB iPhone 5c will sell for $99 on a two-year contract, and the whopping $549 unsubsidized. A quick look at both subsidized and unsubsidized prices of current Android and Windows Phone handsets is enough to gauge why Apple's shares slipped more than 5% yesterday. Let's see what handsets you can get at, above, or below the iPhone 5c price tag...

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 03:24 57

1. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Apple is just retarded for those prices. I'll take anyone of those phones over the 5C.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:23 4

35. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


The only real competition for iPhone 5C is HTC One mini and Nokia lumia 925. I have to agree with you about the off contract price but the on contract price is good.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:24 7

79. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


i will take s3 or lumia 925 anytime....if i had money :D

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:39 4

82. FCB-Eto (Posts: 40; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


Really well i would think the xperia zr is better competition for the 5c than the one mini phone arena is just bias the zr is the best mini phone on the market and that's a fact.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:08 1

86. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


agree with you. zr is better than xperia z imo with longer battery life because it's only 720p but still easier to use and waterproof, not only water resistant

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:42

91. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


4.7 inch and it is mini???Xperia M and L should b called mini phones IMO

bt ur rite that zr should b on that list :)

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:24 1

107. AKumar47 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


mini=smaller version whatever size it is as long as it is smaller than the previous...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:30 4

81. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


just think about iphone 5s price............................1000$ up

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:10 2

87. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


just don't buy if u don't like. simple

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:14 3

106. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


what u think i'm talking about to buy.
i don't even want to look and touch that iphone.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 02:37

128. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


so whats the problem then?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 22:46 1

125. Gigabinzle (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


just dont reply if u dont like. simple

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 02:36

127. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


u like my comment? lol

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 03:25 46

2. panjgoori (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


don't know why phonearena hates Samsung and sony so much. In what aspects iPhone 5C is better than Galaxy S3 and Xperia Z ?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:01 10

16. _god_ (banned) (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Samsung is crap

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:12 22

18. sniperdroid (Posts: 146; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Hater alert!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:21 4

22. sniperdroid (Posts: 146; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Wow! Worse is a pretty strong word you should use terms like 'slightly better'. Either way I'd take the S3, the Z and the P6. I'm still not a fan of windows phone but if they get the full windows desktop version to work on the phone I'd definitely get one.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:53 1

93. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hey its Samsung hater legend, what happened to your old screen name LOL

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:51

104. _god_ (banned) (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


I prefer god , so I deleted my account and created a new one . Tried some names like fuxker.sunofabeach and moderators.fuxkoff but my accounts got banned a day after creation

The only Samsung device I like is Galaxy s2 and Galaxy s4 Google edition .

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:15 1

116. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Just like you. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:17

20. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


optimization

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:20 1

34. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Better optimised OS, physical phone looks better and the App Store. You're welcome..

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:55 8

66. tedkord (Posts: 12217; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, those Fisher Price colors sure do look better. Not only are they copying all the features from other operating systems, now they're copying Nokia's shells.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:07 2

98. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3028; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Wow, IOS 7 is not even live and you know it's better optimized. Ever tried IOS 7 beta? I did and it sucks.
And anyone of those phones look better than a 5c.
Appstore is a plus? lol some apps might be better on iphone, but the playstore is catching up quickly. Besides, appstore wont allow wifi sniffers, so that sucks.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:34

100. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


wogh.. calm down boy. let see when ios7 comes out and you just tried beta version
catching up because to many phones running android os and will take more time and more update to optimize it

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:28 1

108. AKumar47 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


apps are all the same, It depends on the gadget how it runs well... =)

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:36 4

52. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Not a hater of Sony but xperia z display is worst

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:51 3

55. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


No one hates Sony. Infact I love Sony for creating xperia Z1 and the Z ultra. But then xperia Z is pathetic.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:55 2

56. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Yeah True.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:29

118. SonyCraperiaSucks (banned) (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


Xperia Z1 and ZU is basically a slightly better version of the Z but still utilises that ugly design and a poor screen...Sony=Bad

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