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

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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129 Comments

1. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

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

35. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

79. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

82. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 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.

86. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 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

91. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 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 :)

107. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

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

81. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

87. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

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

106. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

128. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

so whats the problem then?

125. Gigabinzle

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

just dont reply if u dont like. simple

127. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

u like my comment? lol

2. panjgoori

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 17, 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 ?

16. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Samsung is crap

18. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Hater alert!

22. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 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.

93. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

104. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 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 .

116. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Just like you. :)

20. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

optimization

34. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

66. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

98. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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.

100. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 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

108. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

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

52. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Not a hater of Sony but xperia z display is worst

55. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

56. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Yeah True.

118. SonyCraperiaSucks

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 30, 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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