On 9/11/2013 Apple unveiled a cheaper iPhone (in 2 year contract), known as 5c, it is a cheaper version of the iPhone 5. It has a polycarbonate (Plastic) back and is available in 5 colors which is white, green, blue, pink, and yellow. The 16 GB version only costs $99 and the 32 GB costs $199 (with two-year contract) with no 64 GB version.
iPhone 5c – Design and build quality
The iPhone 5c comes with a plastic back. Johny Ive, Apple‘s senior vice president of design, described the iPhone 5C as “beautifully, unapologetically plastic”. Multiple parts have been reduced to a single polycarbonate component whose service is continuous and seamless.” The iPhone 5c has a steel frame under the polycarbonate back and feels very smooth in hand. It weighs 4.65 ounces which is heavier than the iPhone 5 which weighs 3.95-ounce. Along with iOS 7 iPhone 5c is a more colorful and vibrant version.
iPhone 5c – Performance
Performance wise it is a tweaked version of the iPhone 5( which is now discontinued). It has the same A6 chip , an 8 Mp camera with 3x zoom and an improved Facetime HD front facing camera , 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band Wi-Fi and more LTE bands for world coverage, but still no NFC.
iPhone 5c – Battery
Apple Promised a 10 hour talk time, 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi or LTE and a 250 hour on standby.
iPhone 5c – Screen
The iPhone 5c includes 4 inch 326 ppi display which looks smaller compared to the 5 inch android phones. But in terms of quality, the screen is top notch and makes photos look good and on-screen text very easy to read.The iPhone 5C also comes with special wallpaper that matches the chosen color on the back of the device.
iPhone 5c – verdict
The iPhone 5 was a great phone last year and is still one of the best around and the 5c is a tweaked version with a improved camera and better LTE but lacks features such as the fingerprint scanner . only $80 (contract free) dollars more , the iPhone 5s is a better choice when you look at the features and functionality. but, the 5c is definitely going to offer a slick experience.