Summary: The iPhone 5c is not a wholly new product, but a successful reworking of a still-excellent smartphone. Apple will find success with the product by marketing the 5c to colour-conscious youth and those who don’t need the top of the line features or specs. With the best mobile ecosystem out there, including apps, movies, books and music, and one of the most consistently high-quality cameras on a smartphone, the iPhone 5c is worth considering.
Pros: This is very much an iPhone 5 in a new suit. Being available in five colours — white, pink, blue, green and yellow — is the first clue that the iPhone 5c is the new iPod touch. That it is “unapologetically plastic” doesn’t tell the whole story, though, because like Motorola and Nokia, Apple has managed to turn the material into something versatile and desirable. While glossy, the iPhone 5c feels compact and comfortable in the hand, and does not slip or attract fingerp...
Cons: Let’s talk price for a second. The iPhone 5c is not a cheap iPhone, nor is it an inexpensive smartphone in general. You’re still going to pay over $200 for the 32GB model — in my opinion the only one worth considering — which is currently $30 more than the LG G2, and $100 more than the HTC One. Let’s also talk about whether the iPhone 5c is a better phone than a discounted iPhone 5 at the same price. The plastic build is good, no doubt, but it’s not an improvement ove...
Summary: Colorful new world. The iPhone 5c has arrived - it is 100 Euros (~$135) cheaper than the new iPhone 5s, comes with a plastic case and is available in a variety of different colors. The innards are basically those of an iPhone 5. So it's neither a true bargain, nor a truly innovative device - but can Apple's new "inexpensive" smartphone still make a compelling case for itself? And what about the new operating system, iOS 7?
Pros: Great build quality, Wide selection of well attuned accessories, Intuitive, beautiful operating system, Decent camera, Impressively precise GPS module, Low emissions and low power consumption, Still fast enough for all current apps, Great Retina display..., Apple's build quality is just as great as always, despite of the iPhone 5c's lower price tag.
Cons: ... but with a low non-HD resolution, Barely any cheaper than the iPhone 5s, Small phone with a tiny screen size (compared to the competitors), No 64-bit support, Performance levels not quite high-end, A slightly higher-resolution display (at least 720p) would be nice by now. In the future, some users might not be too fond about the missing 64-bit support.
Excerpt: The Good Good "hand feel" - Tried and true iPhone 5 hardware - Slightly boosted battery over predecessor The Bad No significant improvements over iPhone 5 - $199 32GB version? Get the iPhone 5s instead For the last several years, with the introduction of a new iPhone, the replaced model or models shift down to fill lower spots on the ecosystem. This year, Cook and company out of Cupertino tried something different.
Pros: Good "hand feel" - Tried and true iPhone 5 hardware - Slightly boosted battery over predecessor
Cons: No significant improvements over iPhone 5 - $199 32GB version? Get the iPhone 5s instead
Conclusion: You could spend $200 to pick up that powerhouse in the Apple iPhone 5s (on contract), but if you’re content about using a GOOD performing smartphone that rivals some of the other flagship devices out there, while paying half as much out of your pocket, the iPhone 5c is undoubtedly an option that should be firmly be in contention in your mind.
Pros: Color variety with its design, Solid build quality for a plastic phone, Snappy performance
Summary: With the iPhone 5c, Apple's crafted something that's more than just the sum of its parts. It's easy to be cynical and dismiss this handset as just an iPhone 5 in a colorful plastic shell, but that's missing the point. There's no doubt that the 5c looks gorgeous and feels wonderful in hand. It inherits tried-and-true features from the iPhone 5 and also gains a few new ones, like that improved 1.2MP front-facing camera. Still, that's only half the story.
Pros: Gorgeous design, Beautiful colors and craftsmanship, Global LTE support, Most affordable new iPhone yet
Cons: Last year's internals, Camera stumbles in low light
Excerpt: The iPhone 5c is Apple's mid-range iPhone . It's colourful, slightly cheaper than the iPhone 5s , and 'unashamedly plastic,' according to Apple. But, as the iPhone 5c nears its first birthday, should you buy it? We revisit our iPhone 5c review to determine whether it's worth buying.
This iPhone feels great to hold, There's great choice of colours to suit any personality, Cheaper than iPhone 5S
Colours won't be to everyone's taste, Not as cheap as expected, No Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Almost one year old
Excerpt: Apple har med denne spektakulære iPhone prøvet at få udvidet målgruppen. Med det robuste design, de skrigende farver og ikke mindst en billigere pris, kan man vist godt se hvilken retning Apple styrer mod, med denne iPhone! En telefon med de kvaliteter som en iPhone længe har været kendt for – i en mere holdbar telefon.
Excerpt: Nu skal der lidt mere farve på mobilejernes tilværelser. I hvert fald hvis man spørger Apple. Virksomheden har netop frigivet iPhone 5c, som udgør Apples første forsøg på at erobre markedet for billigere smartphones.
Excerpt: Um novo mundo colorido. O iPhone 5c chegou - é 100 Euros (~$135) mais barato que o novo iPhone 5s, vem com um case plástico e está disponível em uma variedade de cores diferentes. Os interiores são basicamente aqueles de um iPhone 5. Portanto, não é uma verdadeira barganha, nem um dispositivo realmente inovador – mas será que o novo smartphone “econômico” da Apple ainda consegue ser atrativo? E o que há sobre o novo sistema operacional, iOS 7?