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Apple iPhone 5c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24477 reviews of Apple iPhone 5c. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, size

battery, reliability, reception

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 (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 670 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. People are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas the reception and size get less positive reviews.

performance, price, 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)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (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. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability. There are some mixed views about the reception.

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

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (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. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, battery, design

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)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPhone 5c review: The color of magic

 

The Apple iPhone 5 is gone for good, abandoned and replaced by the fresh iPhone 5c. Initial rumors erroneously suggested that the lowercase letter stands for cheap, but it turned out that the Cupertino...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by (engadget.com)

iPhone 5c review

 

The iPhone 5c might not be cheap, but it's a gorgeous handset that brings a breath of fresh air to the iPhone lineup. For many people, it might even be a better choice than the iPhone 5s.

Gorgeous design ; Beautiful colors and craftsmanship ; Global LTE support ; Most affordable new iPhone yet

Last year's internals ; Camera stumbles in low light

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...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

She’s a Rainbow

 

Some people will look at the iPhone 5c and just see an iPhone 5 with a colorful plastic case and a price drop. It's not a device that's going to wow your friends like the iPhone 5s, with its fingerprint scanner and a new camera. And it's true that the...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Apple iPhone 5C review

 

Silence isn't very effective. That, more than anything, is the message of the iPhone 5C. In previous years, the arrival of a new iPhone was accompanied by the low-key repositioning of the...

Look at all the colors! ; iPhone 5 internals still solid ; Great camera

Not as nice as the iPhone 5 ; iOS 7 still needs polish

Wrapping the iPhone 5 in a new case still makes for a pretty good phone

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 5c (Verizon Wireless)

 

The colorful, plastic iPhone 5c is a welcome upgrade for existing iPhone 4 and 4S owners, and a great introduction to Apple's awesome app platform at a nice price. It's the best $99 phone you'll find on Verizon Wireless, but otherwise, there's not much...

Bright and cheerful new colors. Solid value. iPhone 5 internals are still solid. Stronger RF reception than iPhone 5. iOS 7 is a dramatic upgrade.

That 4-inch screen is starting to feel small. No significant new hardware features.

In our office building's basement, we made test calls and ran data speed tests with the iPhone 5c, 5s, 5, the LG G2, and the Samsung Galaxy S4. The LG G2 had the most trouble connecting calls, and the Galaxy S4 the least, and the newer iPhones leading...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple iPhone 5C review

 

The iPhone 5C is kinda, sorta, technically a new product -- colorful, cute, with a variety of interchangeable color cases much like the recently released Motorola Moto X -- but under the hood it's really an iPhone 5 with a new paint job, and a cheaper...

The iPhone 5C is available for $99 or less on contract, and in five bright colors. Compared with the 2012 iPhone 5, it’s got more widely compatible global LTE coverage, an upgraded front-facing camera, and slightly better battery life.

This phone is 2012 tech dressed up in a brighter package for 2013; the four-inch Retina Display feels small compared with most Android phones.

The iPhone 5C is a great $99 phone that basically replicates the well-reviewed iPhone 5 in a more colorful case.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Apple iPhone 5C

 

The Apple iPhone 5c is a very easy to use smartphone with a great iOS 7 interface, and this device's built-in iSight 8MP camera is extremely easy to use as well. The iPhone 5c's camera doesn't provide much in the way of manual control over your...

Main iSight camera in iPhone 5c is very easy to use ; 8MP of resolution is a nice amount in a smartphone camera ; Panorama mode is extremely strong with the 5c ; Image quality is good with this device's camera versus other smartphones ; Apple iOS 7...

Not enough options for controlling 5c's camera manually ; Exposure accuracy could be better in photos ; Low light photography results tend to have some noise and could be of a better quality ; Touchscreen could have more resolution and could be larger...

The Apple iPhone 5c is a very easy to use smartphone with a great iOS 7 interface, and this device's built-in iSight 8MP camera is extremely easy to use as well. The iPhone 5c's camera doesn't provide much in the way of manual control over your...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

iPhone 5c (Verizon)

 

Apple's iPhone just got a splash of color. While it has the same internal components as last year's iPhone 5, the new iPhone 5c comes wrapped in a brightly colored plastic shell. Available for $99 in one of five bold hues, the 5c also runs iOS 7,...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

iPhone 5c (Verizon) Review

 

Apple's iPhone 5c features a colorful case and operating system, along with a solid camera, making it a compelling sub-$100 smartphone.

Colorful, plastic design feels sturdy; Bright display; Excellent camera; Well-designed OS with timesaving features

Storage not expandable; Small screen

Apple's iPhone 5c features a colorful case and operating system, along with a solid camera, making it a compelling sub-$100 smartphone.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

The iPhone 5c Review

 

For years now Apple has followed a rather intelligent waterfall of its products down the pricing stack. With the arrival of every new iPhone, the previous generation gets a $100 discount from its on-contract price, and the generation before that one is...

Apple throwing its hat into the multi-device race marks a very important change for the company. I’ve always believed that the smartphone space would end up looking a lot like the PC industry, or in Apple’s case, the Mac business. Apple presently...

Sep, 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:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

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

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, Pink / Black, White / Blue / Green / Pink / White / Yellow
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:4
Display Resolution:1136 x 640
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / 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 / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
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, PNG / GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF / IMG, JPG, TIF / JPG, GIF, TIF / JPG, TIF / PNG, GIF, TIF
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format: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 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4 / M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4 / M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4 / M-JPEG, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / AVI,M4V,MOV / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4 / M-JPEG,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / 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, GSM / EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / 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:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Bundled software:Maps, Messages, Passbook, Camera, Reminders, Notes, Phone, Videos, Weather, FaceTime, iTunes Store, Stocks, Music, Game Center, Calculator, Safari, Calendar, Voice Memos, App Store, Contacts, Mail, Newsstand
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Headset included:Y / Yes
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:640 x 480,1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,2304 x 1536,3072 x 2304,4608 x 2592 / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:7 / 8
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Menu / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Refurbished:Y
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:-60 - 10000 / 13 x 1.77 x 3.15 / LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit/64-bit WEP, AES / SECAM, NTSC, PAL, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL 60 / 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 Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor:A6 / A7
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 / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:10 / 7 / 8
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.299 / 0.353
Height:4.87 / 4.88 / 4.9
Weight:3.95 / 4.66
Width:2.31 / 2.33