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Apple iPhone 5c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22271 reviews of Apple iPhone 5c. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas reviews about the durability and size are mixed. There are some negative comments about the reception and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 5c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 5c

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 669 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5c from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and design are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but there are some critical opinions about the reception and size.

price, performance, usability, design, portability

reliability, size, reception

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 5c 16GB White SIM-Free Smartphone (discontinued by manufacturer)Apple iPhone 5c 16GB White SIM-Free Smartphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 5c

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3214 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5c from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Views are divided on the reception, and there are some less positive comments about the connectivity and reliability.

price, performance, usability, portability, design

reliability, connectivity

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 5c 16GB (White) - UnlockedApple iPhone 5c 16GB (White) - Unlocked

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 5c

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5c from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the design and battery. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 5C Green 16GB Unlocked GSM Smartphone (Certified Refurbished)Apple iPhone 5C Green 16GB Unlocked GSM Smartphone (Certified Refurbished)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

iPhone 5C review

 

It's a cheaper iPhone, not a cheap iPhone

Colourful options ; Smooth OS ; Decent battery life

Still high cost ; Doesn't feel premium ; Too similar to iPhone 5

While it's still an iPhone, it's not much more than 2012's device shoved in a plastic case - although iOS 8 really helps the cause.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone 5C review - Pocket-lint

 

As an upgrade to the iPhone 4S, the 5C is a perfect consideration, as it's an iPhone 5 refresh that makes it more fresh and fun than the original 5 ever

Colourful, solid, iOS 7 on board, good camera

Virtually same as iPhone 5, still as expensive as iPhone 5 was, cases don't look considered

The iPhone 5C is a lovely phone that is solid in its performance and playful it its approach. The combination of the colourful exterior sits beautifully against the latest iOS 7 operating system and it's good to see Apple ditching the ode to faux...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Luke Peters (t3.com)

iPhone 5c review

 

Is the Apple iPhone 5c the budget phone we thought it would be?

Colourful chassis ; iOS 7 looks incredible ; Improved battery life

Price-tag compared to rivals ; Smaller screen than rivals

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

iPhone 5C pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Apple's iPhone 5C is official and we've grabbed one to have a quick play with, just to see how colourful it really is. The new phone which will replace

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 5C review - Discontinued but a bit of a bargain

 

Now discontinued but a refurbished iPhone 5C for £170 is a great budget alternative to upgrading

There's no doubting that the iPhone 5C is a decent smartphone. It's well-built, feels tough and has a great screen even by modern standards. It's also smaller than most modern handsets, which many will prefer. It's internal specification is now three...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 5C review

 

Fast and responsive with a great operating system, but the iPhone 5S is better value and faster

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 5C review: One year on

 

The iPhone 5C is essentially the iPhone 5 but with a colourful new coat. The five colour options match the theme of iOS 8 and are certainly bright. We like the white and blue models but we're not so keen on the pink, yellow and green.

The iPhone 5C is a nice smartphone. However, we just can't see the need for it in the first place, unless it was cheaper. It's too expensive for what is effectively an iPhone 5 in a plastic shell with minor changes in hardware. There are better and...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 5c vs HTC One smartphone comparison review

 

The iPhone 5C is the cheaper of Apple's current smartphones, but it's not cheap. A 16GB model will set you back £469 inc VAT, and you have to shell out a further £100 for the 32GB model. So you'd have to be convinced that the iPhone was the better bet...

Evenly matched on price, cameras and performance, the HTC One wins on storage and display, whilst the iPhone 5c may just edge it on battery life. Build quality and software are of a similar quality but different. But if you have no strong feelings on...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Moto X vs iPhone 5C smartphone comparison review

 

Here's why we are making this comparison: the Moto X is Motorola's current flagship smartphone, but it has a mid-range £350 inc VAT price tag for the 16GB model. The iPhone 5C is the cheaper of Apple's current smartphones, but it's not cheap.

These two handsets are both great, evenly matched for storage, camera and battery life. We expect that no-one would be disappointed with the purchase of either. The Moto X is bigger and bulkier but has a bigger screen. It also has better specs although...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone 5C

 

The most colourful iPhone ever, but is it any good? Our final verdict is in...

Excellent screen quality, Smooth, swish OS, Snappy camera

Quite expensive, Not a huge upgrade over an iPhone 5

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:8
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (3G):250
Talk time (3G):10

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 960 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1 / 1.12 / 1.18 / 1.19
Head SAR (EU):0.96 / 1.18 / 1.19

Design

Colour of product:Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, Pink / Black, White / Blue / Green / Pink / White / Yellow
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:1136 x 640
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:326
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, WAV, AAX, AAX+, MP3, HE-AAC / AAC, AIFF, WAV, AAX, AAX+, MP3, HE-AAC, M4A
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / HTML, RTF, PDF, KEY, TXT, VCF, DOC, XLS, DOCX, PPT, XLSX, HTM
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / IMG, JPG, TIF / JPG, GIF, TIF / JPG, TIF / PNG, GIF, TIF
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / M-JPEG, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4 / M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,1800,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSPA+, UMTS / CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, UMTS / DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS / EVDO, HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA, UMTS / HSDPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Epson FX, PCL 5e, PostScript 3 / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:7 / 8
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes
Personalization:Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LPD, PPPoE, PPTP / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector: Yes
USB port: No

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:A6

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:7
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.97
Height :12.4 / 124.4
Weight:132
Width:5.92 / 59.2