The iPhone 5c was released in September 2013, alongside the iPhone 5s. It was Apple’s first attempt at a more affordable iPhone, with a polycarbonate body instead of the more premium aluminum or stainless steel bodies used on other iPhones.
Design and Build Quality
The iPhone 5c has a colorful plastic body, available in five colors: blue, green, pink, yellow, and white. The plastic body is durable and feels well-built, but it’s not as premium as the metal bodies used on other iPhones.
The iPhone 5c has a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136×640 pixels. The display is sharp and clear, and it’s still good enough for most people, even though it’s much smaller than the displays on modern smartphones.
The iPhone 5c is powered by the A6 chip, which was the same chip that was used in the iPhone 5. The A6 chip is still fast enough for most tasks, but it’s not as fast as the chips that are used in modern smartphones.
The iPhone 5c has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera is capable of taking good photos in most lighting conditions, but it’s not as good as the cameras on modern smartphones. The front-facing camera is good enough for video calls and selfies, but it’s not as good as the front-facing cameras on modern smartphones.
The iPhone 5c has a battery life of around 8-10 hours on a single charge. This is good enough for most people, but it’s not as good as the battery life on modern smartphones.
The iPhone 5c comes with iOS 7, which is the latest version of iOS that is supported on the iPhone 5c. iOS 7 is a great operating system, but it’s missing some of the features that are available on newer versions of iOS.
The iPhone 5c is a good phone for people who are looking for an affordable iPhone. It has a good display, good performance, and good battery life. However, it’s important to note that the iPhone 5c is an older phone, and it doesn’t have all of the features that are available on newer iPhones.
- Durable polycarbonate body
- Good display
- Good performance
- Good battery life
- Access to the iOS app store
- Older phone
- Missing some features of newer iPhones
- Plastic body doesn’t feel as premium as metal bodies
- GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE support.
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions.
- CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1532 (CDMA), A1456.
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1532 (GSM), A1532 (CDMA), A1456.
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – A1507, A1529.
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – A1533 (CDMA), A1453.
- Multiple bands supported for different models.
- HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps.
Announcement and Status:
- Announced in September 2013, released the same month.
- Dimensions: 124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm.
- Weight: 132 g.
- Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame.
- SIM: Nano-SIM.
- Type: IPS LCD.
- Size: 4.0 inches, 44.1 cm2.
- Resolution: 640 x 1136 pixels.
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9.
- Pixel Density: ~326 ppi.
- OS: iOS 7 (upgradable to iOS 10.3.3).
- Chipset: Apple A6 (32 nm).
- CPU: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based).
- GPU: PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics).
- Card Slot: No.
- Internal Storage: Available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB variants with 1GB RAM.
- Single 8 MP, f/2.4, with AF.
- Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR.
- Video Recording: 1080p at 30fps.
- Single 1.2 MP.
- Features: Face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular.
- Video Recording: 720p at 30fps.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes.
- Audio: 16-bit/44.1kHz.
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band.
- Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE.
- GPS and GLONASS for positioning.
- No NFC.
- No radio.
- USB: Lightning, USB 2.0.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
- Type: Li-Po 1510 mAh, non-removable.
- Stand-by Time: Up to 250 hours (3G).
- Talk Time: Up to 10 hours (3G).
- Available in White, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Pink.
- Various models and versions with different identifiers.
SAR (Specific Absorption Rate):
- SAR values for head and body exposure provided.
- Performance: Basemark X score provided.
- Display: Contrast ratio and sunlight visibility information.
- Audio quality and loudspeaker performance details.
- Battery life: Endurance rating mentioned.