Blue iPhone 5c unboxed, fiddled with and powered on in a Chinese video

Blue iPhone 5c unboxed, fiddled with and powered on in a Chinese video

A 3 minute video of a Chinese person unboxing and powering a blue iPhone 5c is now trending on Weibo, China's Twitter equivalent. The appearance of what is probably a first from many to more videos to come isn't particularly shocking, despite the fact that China has just entered the pre-order phase for the 'budget' Apple phone today – they're manufactured in China, after all.



Our very first impression from the video was the kind of underwhelming packaging the iPhone 5c ships in, especially considering the gains Apple is sure to reap from the switch to a plastic body. That being said, we kind of like the way the iPhone 5c looks, though we're definitely not fans of the backplate, which, again, looks cheap. Of course, don't jump to any conclusions just yet --  you'll hear our final verdict only once we've had the chance to fiddle with the 5c on our own. Looks, after all, can be quite deceiving.



Speaking of fiddling, some of you will be inevitably annoyed by the rather poor viewing experience, but it is what it is, and it provides about as good a look at the iPhone 5c as you can hope for at this stage. Having said that, the video may nevertheless prove helpful for those of you eying Apple's cheaper iPhone.




source: Weibo

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iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

1. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Iphone 5, iPhone 5C...is the same but now in a plastic body. So why bother about unboxing?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you buy one, you gotta open it at some point rite?

17. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Rite!

29. Brewski

Posts: 660; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Is that a Micro USB to Lightning converter? It would behoove Android manufacturers to do the same in reverse.

31. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

way to go darkkjedii \m/

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Looks cheap.

13. HansGoneInsane unregistered

No, not at all. You can see that the device is extraordinary beautiful and of evenly high quality. If Apple brought the 5C with 5S specs, I would definitely consider buying such a device.

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"You can see that the device is extraordinary beautiful and of evenly high quality." No, I don't see that. iPhone 5 or 5S looks better.

23. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The 5 and 5s look better and more premium than every device on the market not made by Vertu, so your comparison is a bit myopic. There needs to be clear delineation between top and middle.

32. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I never mentioned the word premium in my comment. I just said that it looks beautiful and is of equally high quality. Which device looks better is highly subjective. The only that can be excluded is that the device looks cheap.

26. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

better than any samsung !!

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't think so.

33. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I agree. But wait until next year. Then Samsung will probably bring the Galaxy Max Ultra Note Color (in short: the Galaxy MONC).

3. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

THE VERDICT: IPhone 5C is BEAUTIFUL on its own, nothing to argue, apple have pushed so much with the design.,,but the inside of the phone is PATHETIC... if you are a fashonista who value design go for it..but if you aren't stay from it..

5. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Really? I personally think it just looks like Apple didn't care and put the iPhone 5 in a cheap case to make profits.

21. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

take it from we have it already in our office the phone is very attractive.. but the inside is a sh$$

24. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

What do you mean by the inside? Hardware or software?

7. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I don't see this being a fad for people. If you want classy phone, iPhone 5S is your man. Carrying a iC (Cheap and very pathetic), its like you're iPhone is a china copy android phone.. :)

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The Chinese copiers at least have the decency to put some better quality plastic on it.

19. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I highly doubt that. The manufacturing process alone looks like it is closer to the Lumia range than the Galaxy range, which only features seams and painted plastic.

22. Sauce unregistered

Which is the same exact reason I changed my mind on buying a horrid looking tier end feature phone from Samsung last year. Cough cough.

16. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Agreed. The design rocks. The specs are outdated for the price it costs. If it only had the specs of the 5S.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i thought this guy got it in a cereal box.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No you didn't

30. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

are you stupid or something ??? grow up man !!!

6. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Hey, if it works great for variety then i think the dudes shouting droid should be able to relate to variety if nothing else. It's the price man...they could have priced it better.

8. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

550$ for this crap ?! really ?! ty i'll buy a 200$ lumia 520 instead !

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

$250 Nexus 4 > All similar priced phones Nexus 5 will be the best bang/buck phone again (in the US)

9. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Why so much hype for an expensive, recycled phone? The hardware is outdated, brings nothing. Talk about the 5S, please...

10. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I could see the iPhone 5C being popular amongst young teenagers or even hipsters. I definitely wouldn't go near it lul

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