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Apple iPhone 5C

Apple iPhone 5C
alaScore 93

5251 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5133 reviews of Apple iPhone 5C. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good comments.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPhone 5C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5C from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reception and size.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPhone 5C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2429 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5C from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Review Apple iPhone 5c Smartphone


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...

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

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

That Apple creates a smartphone that is caught between two stools, neither being a lot cheaper than the iPhone 5s (apart from the apparent price difference when carrier subsidies are taken into account) nor being decidedly more powerful than current...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (

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: GSMArena team (

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-based giant had color on its mind instead.

Quad-band GSM and 3G support with 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; LTE support where carriers support it and CDMA support when sold by CDMA carriers ; 4" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution ; 1.3 GHz...

Slippery glossy plastics prone to scratches and fingerprints ; Thicker and heavier than the iPhone 5 ; Proprietary connector ; No FM radio ; No stereo speakers, feeble loudspeaker ; No expandable storage ; Stuck with iTunes for loading content ; Mono...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Apple iPhone 5c review: A colourful iPhone 5 with better battery life


If you're an existing iPhone user and weren't tempted by the iPhone 5, then the colourful 5c is worth considering as an upgrade. However, iPhone 5 owners should think carefully: there's very little difference between the core specifications of the two...

Excellent 4-inch Retina display ; Solid build quality ; Available in a range of colours ; Good battery life

Relatively expensive for a mid-range smartphone ; Similar specifications to the iPhone 5

The iPhone 5c's colourful appearance puts it firmly in the consumer camp, although the relatively sober white version is certainly an option for business users. If you're an existing iPhone user and weren't tempted by the iPhone 5, then the 5c is worth...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (

Apple iPhone 5c (Verizon)


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

The $99 iPhone 5c represents a shift in strategy for Apple. Before now, the company released just one new phone a year. Now, you can choose from the higher-end iPhone 5s, which costs $100 more up front, but features a much faster processor and better...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (

Apple iPhone 5C review


Silence isn't very effective.

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

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

New enough is new again

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

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

If you think you know the new Apple iPhone 5c ($99 for 16GB/$199 for 32GB with contract), you do. It's the guts of the iPhone 5 wrapped in a colorful enclosure, with a new front-facing camera and battery. That's basically it. Still, the iPhone 5c marks...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (

Apple iPhone 5C Review


There is a lot less pressure on the iPhone 5C than there was on the iPhone 5, and the massive hopes and dreams for innovation are on the 5S this year. The 5C is new version of last year's iPhone 5. It's sold for $100 less than the 5S and is for those...

More comfortable to hold than iPhone 5S/5 ; Bigger battery ; Colors look great and plastic doesn't feel cheap ; iOS 7 looks fantastic

iOS 7 still has a few nagging issues ; Poor Google services integration

The iPhone 5C is the iPhone 5 in plastic for $100 less, and that's not a bad thing. The polycarbonate colored cases look and feel a lot better than you’d guess.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Myriam Joire (

iPhone 5c review


After weeks of leaks and speculation, the iPhone 5c is finally here. Apple's colorful new lower-cost handset slots below the iPhone 5s flagship and ships

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

Last year's internals ; Camera stumbles in low light

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.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Apple iPhone 5c ( 32GB Green)


Editors' note (September 19, 2014): The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now the flagship phones in Apple's 2014-2015 product line. However, in addition to the iPhone 5S , Apple is also still selling the iPhone 5C -- but only in a single 8GB capacity,...

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

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:A6 APPLE


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:3.XCDMA+3.X W-C / 4.X LTE / 4.X TD-LTE+4.X LTE+3.X TD-SCDMA+3.X W-CDMA / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:Retina
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Apple iOS
Operating System Version:IOS 7
Operator:3 / A1 TELEKOM / EE / MVNO / Not Applicable / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:A6 APPLE
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes


Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:A6 APPLE