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Apple iPhone 5C specs review

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:16

Like it or not, the iPhone 5C is now official and it is exactly the smartphone that rumors have been describing for months – a plastic-made, trimmed down, slightly cheaper version of Apple's iconic handset. Seriously, there was little that we didn't know about the handset weeks ahead of its announcement. But despite the rumor mill spoiling the surprise as usual, it is our obligation to give the iPhone 5C a chance to make a name for itself. And taking it through a specs review is clearly on our "To Do" list...

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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:26 5

1. lorenzattractor (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

From a design perspective, this basically an enlarged Lumia 620. Not to mention, they didn\'t even try with the colors.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:41

6. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

Agree! Although i think they were trying to make it look like the 3GS.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:07 2

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

They kinda failed on that; the 3GS looked cool for its day, this just looks like someone let loose at a Skittles factory and they look like Crap (C = Crap).

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:38 3

14. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:56 5

15. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

They should've countered Android KitKat with iOS Skittles.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:03

16. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


posted on 10 Sep 2013, 21:13

17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

+i1 ..

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:39

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

PAPINYC see you in 5 days. You're fast becoming the new default troll on PA, keep up the good work. Your green thumbs are getting less and less. Hey PAPINYC insult me...oops my bad in 5 days.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 00:40

21. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

In the meantime, I find it hilarious that a color-blind iOS fanboy is raging at Apple from some corner of the world.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:26 5

2. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Lame...looks like they copied the Lumia's or something...And i thought it's supposed to be cheap. but it does have higher specs than other mid-rangers..

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:29

3. Atheneum (Posts: 13; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)

seriously, would you rather get 5C or the 5?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:49 2

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I would go with 5 rather than 5C, 5 looks better. Also for people who wan't to show off, I suggest to buy 5 rather than 5C because then they will be able to pretend that they have an 5S. :D

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:30

4. papss (unregistered)

Wait so this cost as much as the g2 off contract?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:33

5. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

I was hoping that this was \"affordable\" like in rumors . I guess affordable does not exist on apples dictionary.

I don\'t know why they put a premium price tag on a plastic phone and put emphasis on \"C\" as color. It will be more \"reasonable\" to price it like that when they also use the previous material like aluminum, metals like aluminum can be plated with colored materials just like the new itouch right?

Why just use the itouch design and materials for iphone 5c.

Just being honest,,, It really disappoint me..

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:01 5

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Apple and affordable, do not mix...they are mortal enemies.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:08 1

10. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

hahaha true +1

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:28 1

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I believe Apple could\'ve done much better with the design but i\'m not complaining about that.
Where it hurts people most is the price. Now, people getting it on contract don\'t have to worry much...it is us who buys devices off contract. Apple is really fooling around with people\'s hard earned cash. I don\'t give a damn to those who have enough to buy more than 10...but those who dream of getting one (not me) might have already turn their heads away by now.
Each and every year, the prices of Apple\'s very own devices with incremental upgrades has been hitting the roofs and skyscraping higher and higher. I also blame this for the price rise in other devices.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:30

12. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

It\'s almost like apple said, \"You know what, screw what the consumer says, we\'ll do what we want\"...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:32

13. uRiBiTo666 (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)

I think the iPhone 5 crap was just a waste of time. A big and useless rush for Apple to have new stock. If they really wanted to make this iPhone "affordable" (considering u don't work in apple and u don't consider 800$ affordable), the most logical thing would be to make a 3.5 inch (or maybe 4 could be good, but 3.5 in is best for this), using the still good apple A5 chip (but modified, with more processor power). The a5 is still good for many people and I would prefer buying an iPhone 5 or even a 4s if I don't have much money. This is basically an iPhone 5, but bulkier and made of flimsy plastic. Not worth it.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 22:04

18. hellonerds (Posts: 334; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

iPhone Cheeps and iPhone S[][][][][]s

who would like to solve the puzzle ? wheel of fortune...

would be nice if they made the front the same colors as the back/sides

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 23:36

19. marioellobo (Posts: 44; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)

what they said before gimmicks plastic can i say something else get the shoe out your mouth.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 00:29

20. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)

Now where are those iSheeeeps who Bashed Samsung before because of their Polycarbonate phones?? Hahahaha Now Crapppple is putting all of their guts on these Real Cheap Girly Looking Plastic Phones along with the Outdated iPhone 5S. Jeeez!

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 04:56

22. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

C stands for clone.
iphone 5 Clone. its just an iphone 5... clone.

(ignore explanation that clones should look alike)

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 07:59

23. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Isn't this basically an iPod Touch (5th gen) with iPhone 5 hardware? They're only ripping themselves off.

Also, good luck getting dudes to buy a 5C with that colour palette.

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