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Apple iPhone 5c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24418 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The price and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the reception and reliability, while there are some mixed comments about the durability.

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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 89/100 = Very good 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 really like the portability and design. The usability and price also get good comments, but the reception and size get negative views.

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reliability, size, reception

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

Sep, 2019

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. People really like the design and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reception. There are some negative views 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.

Sep, 2019

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. People are impressed by the design and battery. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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reliability

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

Sep, 2019

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 : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone 5C review: A great $99 smartphone

 

The iPhone 5C is basically an iPhone 5 with a plastic housing. But for $99 on contract, that's a pretty fantastic deal.

The ; 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, 2014

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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

iPhone 5c Review

 

Could the iPhone 5c be the most misunderstood iPhone so far? From early whispers of a budget model for emerging markets, though chatter of a new entry-level phone, the iPhone 5c in fact slots right in the middle of Apple's range, relegating last year's...

For a long time, we expected the 5c to stand for “cheap”. In actual fact, it’s “cheerful”; the iPhone 5c brings a welcome blast of playfulness to Apple’s line-up, and with the five bright colors on offer (not to mention the affordable cases) we can...

Sep, 2013

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