Apple iPhone 5C Review


We knew all too well what to expect from the iPhone 5C, thanks to the endless leaks before the official unveiling. This phone is really powerful no doubt, it has the looks and it certainly has it’s smartphone panache but still there are certain questions that can be asked to Apple as to why polycarbonate when the perfect aluminium did the job on the Apple iPhone 5. iPhone 5C is simply an iPhone 5 encased in polycarbonate and optimized for iOS 7.

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Apple is known for the incredible design, they are actually the pioneers and they set the bar for smartphone built quality and design. Apple iPhone 5C is certainly the greatest polycarbonate phone you will ever hold in your hands. It is a lot better than Lumia and Galaxy range phones. Actually even the polycarbonate is encased on a metallic piece, so that’s what Apple is. The polycarbonate is really strong and the iPhone 5C just feels incredible. About the colour, Nokia seemed flattered that it came out with such colourful phones and were copying them but they obviously do not know something called the iPod range that actually had those colours originally and hence same given to the iPhone 5C series.


We have the same retina display on the iPhone 5C like on the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 5. It is the most beautiful display in the world. The colours do not get any better than on the displays of iPhones. The display size on the iPhone 5C is also the same- 4.0 inch. Consumers have now started to get impatient and are dying for a little larger display but not the monster 5.0 inches. The display has incredible viewing angles. The videos look really wonderful on this iPhone 5C and gaming along with the graphics is an absolute bliss.


Apple iPhone 5C has the same camera of that on iPhone 5. It is still one of the best around. Nothing captures the scenes like no other. The camera captures the true tone of most of it’s subjects whereas the other sensors are known to take oversaturated photographs. Even the video quality is state of the art with the 8MP primary shooter. iPhone 5C’s front camera is an advanced 1.2MP HD FaceTime camera. It has tech of automatic illumination for video calls and self-portraits.


Apple introduced their fresh iOS along with this phone. Apple iPhone 5C has the iOS 7. The OS has a flat design and new features like the control centre from where you can toggle your settings that you need on a regular basis. There is a new notification centre which is redesigned too. It is a really clean new design and makes your phone completely new for the older versions. iOS 7 compliments the iPhone 5C with it’s colours too. It is simply amazing.


The same Apple A6 chips surfaces on the iPhone 5C like the iPhone 5. It is amazingly fast and the heaviest of apps on the App Store work like smooth butter. There is no lag at all. Apple does not have NFC tech but features the Air Drop and Bluetooth for sharing among 3rd party hardware and other Apple products. There is a nano sim slot. It does not have expandable memory. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Also, the iPhone 5C’s battery is moderately good. It will take you through a day of general usage. You will need to charge it everyday.

Final Thoughts

The whole question here is if you want this in polycarbonate. If not you can look for the iPhone 5 which is officially discontinued. Apple iPhone 5C is just as powerful and incredible as the iPhone 5. It is really going to be popular against the teenagers a lot. This phone is flawless.

iPhone 5C comes for Rs. 38000


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Key Features

  • Ultra-fast Wireless
  • iOS 7 New Features such as Smarter Multitasking; AirDrop and Control Centre
  • Apple Apps: iPhoto; iMovie; Keynote; Pages and Numbers
  • 1.2 MP FaceTime HD Secondary Camera
  • 8 MP iSight Primary Camera with Aperture of f/2.4
  • A6-chip for Fast Performance
  • Full HD Recording
  • 16 GB Internal Storage

A premium creation in the world of smartphones, Apple presents the much-awaited iPhone 5C that blends the superfine design that Apple is famous for with peppy colors and functional, versatile technology that surpasses their previous offerings.

iOS 7 Operating System

Beautifully redesigned to include a host of features that makes the 4-inch screen iPhone several shades easier and simpler to use, the iOS 7 is fluid and fits perfectly on the retina display screen. A new Control Centre that pops out from underneath lets you access what you use the most in a jiffy. And the notification centre ensures that all everything you need to know is bundled into one convenient place.

iSight Camera

With an 8 megapixel primary camera and LED flash, pamper the budding photographer in you. The phone makes available several live filters and the option to take photos in square and panorama formats as well. Record videos of your little one’s stunts on the bike in HD and watch it on a large screen or FaceTime with your best friend via the 1.2 megapixel secondary camera that comes with backside illumination sensor that increases the quality of pictures in low light conditions.

A6-Chip Processor

Apple’s very own A6 processor ensures that there is extremely fast processing of apps with great power management ensuring that you perform all tasks that you usually do without draining out your battery too quickly. Play Infinity Blade on high graphics without a single hitch of lag – that is what the chip is capable of.

Apple Apps

Extremely useful apps from Apple like iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand along with Pages, Number and Keynote apart from iBooks and Podcasts are available on the iPhone 5C for free to ensure that you get maximum productivity – you won’t be able to keep your hands off the phone with so much to do.

Connectivity and Storage

With 13 LTE bands which is the most number for any smartphone and AirDrop to share data and media with just a touch and a swipe, the iPhone 5C provides useful connectivity features that look, feel and work great. Browsing the internet is superfast, downloads are even faster with the 5C.

The smartphone also comes with 16 GB of internal storage for all your apps and media without slowing the phone down or causing unnecessary crashes.


Brand Apple
Model ID iPhone 5C
Form Bar
SIM Size Nano SIM
SIM Type Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, TXT, DOC, DOCX
Call Features Loudspeaker
Handset Color White
Operating Freq GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OS iOS 7
Processor A6 Chip
Size 4 Inches
Resolution 1136 x 640 Pixels
Other Display Features Retina Display, Finger Print Resistant, 500 cd / m2 Max Brightness, Contrast Ratio – 800:1, Wide Screen, Oleophobic Coating on Front, Multi-touch
Primary Camera Yes, 8 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 1.2 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps
HD Recording HD, Full HD
Other Camera Features Primary Camera: Backside Illumination Sensor, Five-element Lens, Hybrid IR Filter, Auto Focus, Tap to Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Video Recording: 3x Zoom, Chrome Filter, Self-portrait, f/2.4 ApertureSecondary Camera: HD Video Recording, Backside Illumination Sensor, Image Editor
Size 59.2×124.4×8.97 mm
Weight 132 g
Type Li-Ion
Talk Time 10 hrs (3G)
Standby Time 250 hrs (2G)
Internal 16 GB
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Safari
3G Yes
Wifi Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes
Navigation Technology A-GPS, GLONASS, with Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v4
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Charging Point Charging via USB to Computer System or Power Adapter
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV
Video Player Yes, Supports M4V, MOV, MPEG-4, H.264, MP4, Full HD
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Three-axis Gyro Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor
Additional Features Mobile Network, Multiple Languages and Characters Support, Video Stabilization, Video Geo-tagging, AirPlay Mirroring and Video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd Generation), Video Mirroring and Video Out Support, Reminders, Notes, Game Center, Calculator, Calendar, Voice Memos, Remote, Lightning Connector, Alarm, Reminder, Clock, Lightning Connector, Do Not Disturb Option
Important Apps Weather, Face Time, iTunes Store, Stocks, App Store, Newsstand, iPhoto, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iBooks, iTunes U, iTunes Festival, iMovie, Podcasts, Trailers, News, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, iCloud, Business, Education, Entertainment, Family and Kids, Finance, Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, Lifestyle, Sport, Productivity, Travel, Passbook, Siri



Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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