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iPhone 5C review

It's a cheaper iPhone, not a cheap iPhone

Our Verdict

While it's still an iPhone, it's not much more than 2012's device shoved in a plastic case - although iOS 8 really helps the cause.

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 32 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 8 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 10 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 1136 x 640
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • Colourful options
  • Smooth OS
  • Decent battery life

Against

  • Still high cost
  • Doesn't feel premium
  • Too similar to iPhone 5

Video recording on the iPhone 5C can be accessed by heading to the camera app and swiping your finger from left to right over the shutter key to switch between the ability to capture static and moving images.

The rear 8MP iSight camera is capable of capturing video in full HD, 1080p resolution at 30fps, while the front facing camera has been upgraded to support 720p recording.

iPhone 5C review

As with the camera app you're options here are severely limited, with the option to switch between front and rear cameras and toggle the flash on and off.

If you want to use the flash light while filming you'll need to turn it on before hitting record as there's not option to toggle it once you're running.

iPhone 5C review

When you have pressed record you'll notice an additional shutter button appears in the bottom corner of the screen - pressing this will capture a photo while recording, allowing you to capture special moments in still form as well as in motion.

Video quality is pretty good as long as you keep the iPhone 5C still and don't zoom in, because as soon as you start zooming things get blurry and pixelated.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBNo
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory32 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, HSPA+
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyiPhone 5c
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Phone StyleBar
ColourGreen
Operating SystemiOS
Brand NameApple
Battery Talk Time10 Hour
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution1136 x 640
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)131.8 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerApple
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating System VersioniOS 7
Messaging TypeMMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, iMessage, SMS (Short Message Service)
RealtoneYes
Call FeaturesCall Log
Pixel Density326 ppi
Height124.5 mm
Width59.2 mm
Depth8.9 mm
Radio TunerNo
ManufacturerApple, Inc
Product NameiPhone 5c Smartphone
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Product LineiPhone 5c
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberMF132LL/A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.apple.com/uk
Marketing Information

For the colorful.

Color makes a statement and reveals your personality. And iPhone 5c comes in five unlike-anything-else colors. Add one of the six Apple-designed cases (sold separately), and it quickly goes from colorfully cool to impossible to ignore.

Engineered to the brightest specifications.

A6 chip. 8MP iSight camera. 4-inch Retina display. Ultrafast LTE wireless. iPhone 5c has the things that made iPhone 5 an amazing phone - and more, including iOS 7. As a result, it's as powerful as it is expressive.

Ultrafast LTE wireless.

iPhone 5c supports more LTE bands than ever. Which means you can get ultrafast LTE coverage in more places.

Package Contents
  • iPhone 5c Smartphone
  • EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 5W USB Power Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year