- Multi-colored variants
- Speedy performance with the A6 processor
- Clear image shooting with iSight camera
- Colored authentic Apple party cases
- Not much update from the iPhone 5
- Polycarbonate back easily picks up smudges
The Apple iPhone 5C is Apple's attempt at having a phone placed in a marginally affordable price range in the market. The Apple iPhone 5C carries most of the Apple iPhone 5 hardware forward including its A6 processor. However instead of having a glass with aluminium body, the Apple iPhone 5C has been designed and developed with a more cost effective glass with polycarbonate body, so that the pricing of the iPhone 5C can be brought down marginally. Moreover in a first for Apple, the iPhone 5C is of course available in color variants. A more in depth phone feature based review of the Apple iPhone 5C is given in the following sections:
Design And Build:
The Apple iPhone 5C follows a similar design aesthetic as its predecessor, the Apple iPhone 5. The only difference is that it utilizes polycarbonate for the body design instead of Aluminium which makes it cost effective comparatively. The polycarbonate design gives the iPhone 5C a glossy look and feel, which of course goes down well with the multi-color variants that the iPhone 5C is available in. However the glossy back picks up smudges and stains more easily. But that isn't much of a put off because the very smooth back can be easily wiped as well. The design changes and the choice of material for the iPhone 5C gives this phone a distinct tough texture, which alongwith the rounded edges also provides a good grip to the phone.
The camera on the iPhone 5C is similar to the Apple iPhone 5 in terms of the camera module. In fact with respect to the front facing camera it is similar to the iPhone 5S even. The iPhone 5C carries the same configuration of the iSight camera as on the iPhone 5 and thus allows for similarly well illuminated images. The sensitivity in low light as is the case with the iPhone 5 is competitively better. However there is no burst mode with this camera module. As such for taking quick photos, the snapper has to be pressed repeatedly which might seem annoying. But as users who have been with the iPhone 5 will know, the shutter speed is definitely fast with the iSight camera module, implying it is not that difficult to take quick photos even in the absence of the burst mode.
The display of the Apple iPhone 5C reproduces the same effect that the iPhone 5 elicited when it was launched. In a single word: impressive. The display is the same 4 inch, retina display launched by Apple in the last year. The quality of the output in the iPhone 5C is the highest ever with the retina display. The display is amazingly bright and has one of the best color reproduction in the market today. In fact the display is just perfect and the only complaint that could arise to those used to the 5 inch displays of today is the size of the display being only at 4 inches.
When talking about processing speeds with routine tasks as in office and daily utilities, the iPhone 5C manages a commendable performance with the A6 within it. In fact even under moderately demanding game usage, the iPhone 5C manages to work with a flutter. However the flip side is at a slightly higher price the iPhone 5S packs in an A7 with 64 bit which definitely might be a put down for those seeking to go with the iPhone 5C.
Power On It:
The iPhone 5C carries a bigger battery than the iPhone 5 with a 1507 mAh battery which allows for the phone to run on heavy usage for at least a respectable 11 hours in between charges, which is a good value. The battery performance in this case however is still weaker than other devices in this range, which might be as the price range that the iPhone 5C comes in is filled with largely flagship devices from other manufacturers.
In an overall standing, the Apple iPhone 5C is a well built device, which is an worthy option if you were looking to get a discounted iPhone 5 post the iPhone 5S launch. Furthermore even with the discounted placement, the build of the phone isn't sub standard by any measure. The only flip side is that it is actually not as cheap as touted. But it is a good phone, comes in multi-color variants and eventually it's an Apple.