While the iPhone 5c has the same internal components as last year’s iPhone 5, the new iPhone 5c comes wrapped in a brightly coloured plastic shell. The 5c operates on iOS 7 which makes it even more colourful and functional.
Reinforced with a steel frame that also acts as an antenna, the 5c feels durable. Apple offers the iPhone 5c in five colours: Blue, Green, Pink, White and Yellow. The bottom of the 5c has one speaker port, along with its Lightning connector and 3.5-mm headphone jack. At 4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches and weighing 4.65 ounces, the iPhone 5c is slightly larger and thicker than the iPhone 5s (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches) and 0.7 ounces heavier.
The 4-inch, 1136 x 640-pixel display on the iPhone 5c is smaller and also comes with a low resolution. With 326 pixels per inch. Still, we found that movies, games and Web pages all rendered well on the iPhone 5c’s display. With a brightness of 505 lux, the iPhone 5c’s display is about 100 lux brighter than the smartphone average
Tt has only one speaker on the bottom, but the phone’s audio sounds just as great as the iPhone 5.
The new look of iOS 7 provides a more basic look. A Control Center gives quick access to settings including the Airplane Mode, music, camera, Wi-Fi, calculator, timer apps and flashlight. But, the u cannot create their own shortcuts here. Home Screen Swipe down opens the Notification Center, which displays missed Facebook, Twitter updates, email, weather and stock updates. Another feature lets one transfer files wirelessly using bluetooth or Wi-Fi between iOS 7 devices.
The 8-MP camera takes excellent photos and captures 1080p HD videos. The HDR mode offered by the camera delivers wonderful results. A second shutter button allows the user to take still shots, recording video simultaneously. The camera app of iOS 7 also features a large shutter button at the bottom that offers four different shooting modes, namely, Photo, Video, Pano and Square. But, one can’t capture slo-mo videos as well as there is no burst mode.
With max of 25.79Mbps and a minimum of 5.38 Mbps, the iPhone 5c can deliver an average speed of 13.6 Mbps downloads, according to speedtest.net. Even the upload speed is great; that’s 3Mbps, with a max of 4.78 Mbps and a minimum of 1.2 Mbps.
Apple has given a lovely minimalist treatment to its home apps including Safari, iTunes Radio and the Compass app in terms of their looks as well as available options. You can now get iMovie, Keynote, Pages, iPhoto and Numbers at no cost.
The Apple iPhone 5c lasts 6 hours and 21 in a battery test, with a screen brightness of 40 percent and Web surfing.
Apart from the five color variants, the iPhone 5c is available with 16GB of storage or 32GB of storage for a higher price. But, this phone’s storage space is not expandable, unlike other Apple phone models.
The iPhone 5c is one of the top smartphones in its price bracket making it an excellent option for customers. Also, the new iPhone wins over most of its counterparts when it comes to the battery life. Overall, the iPhone 5c is a smartphone that combines great looks, slick OS and best-in-class app selection.