The iPhone 5C is Apple’s latest form of innovation among their mobile phone product line, a new model that has been produced to tap markets looking for more affordability. While affordable is subjective in itself, many still see this model as a premium device at a premium cost. In reality, it is simply slightly cheaper than their other models on offer, such as their iPhone 5S, with less features. In comparison to its closest competitors offered by other firms, the features it holds lack in quality, with little real innovation proven over the years Apple has had.
The usual glass and aluminium we see with Apple’s iPhones is switched with polycarbonate as seen last with the iPhone 3GS. This appeals to some; disgusts others. Allowing a range of colours to be created using such materials, there is certainly a model for someone. But the device simply cannot be compared with the iPhone 5 and 5S, both on another level of sleekness. It wouldn’t be ridiculous to associate the 5C with child electronic devices. But then again, there’s another market there. Being able to throw around such a precious device like toys could be seen as a huge positive, offering more durability in comparison to those previous handheld computers made from glass.
Our advantages: the range of colours allows higher personalisation, the operating system is, as expected, totally smooth with no lagging or crashing, and the battery life that has slowly deteriorated as these devices become more powerful is back again with this model. No more having to charge at lunchtime simply because your phone decides it needs to run more than 10 applications at once when it really does not need to. Oh, and the camera has improved significantly, it is far more «snappy» and responsive.
Our disadvantages: Apple market this model as though its affordable, but at the end of the day it’s still premium priced, delicate, and doesn’t match up to competitor products at the same price. Thus, it is not premium quality. Yet we know how easy it is to stay loyal with this giant. Despite taking their usual long time over releasing this, in comparison to the iPhone 5 which came out years ago, not much has changed, it seems like all that’s occurred is a design revamp and a new marketing campaign to push that and that only.
Key Specifications include Apple’s dual-core 1.3GHz A6 processor, several storage capacities, iOS 7, a 4-inch IPS screen, and an 8 mega-pixel camera with LED flash.
It’s easy to fall in love with this device. It fits in the hand perfectly, it’s standard overall size is great for those who previously stick with Apple, and it runs perfectly. But digging deeper only reveals it lacks what others on the market don’t. If you’re more focused on processor size, power, capacity, screen resolution and other technical details, then you might be better off sticking with a previous model, or consider alternative manufacturers.