Apple iPhone 5C 16GB

price N/A | launch Nov, 2013

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 11 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Good build quality (though, not quite as premium as the iPhone 5S)
  • Compact in-the-hand feel
  • Beautiful display with incredibly accurate colors, excellent brightness output, and great viewing angles
  • iOS 7 is a nice evolution from the previous version, and is as simple, and intuitive as ever
  • Snappy, fluid performance
  • Great on-screen keyboard
  • Excellent web browser
  • Very good camera
  • Excellent call quality
  • Many color options
  • iOS app ecosystem still remains unparalleled

What We Didn't

  • Small screen size compared to other flagship phones, means that the video/photo viewing experience is not quite as immersive
  • Not as future-proof as the 5s

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Operating System
Smartphone OSApple iOS 7.1, Upgradeable to 10.3
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution640x1135 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Retina Display
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
Processor1.3 GHz, Dual Core, A6 Chip
GPUPowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)
Internal Memory16 GB
Battery Standby250 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Web Browsing Time (3G): 8 hrs
  • Web Browsing Time (4G): 10 hrs
  • Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 10 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 10 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: 40 hrs
Weight132 gm
Thickness8.97 mm
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama Shot
  • Auto HDR
  • Video Stabilization
  • Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover
  • BSI Sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Square Mode Shoot
  • Exposure control
  • Photo Geo-tagging
  • Timer mode
  • Time-lapse video
  • 3x zoom
  • Video Geo-tagging
Secondary Camera1.2 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.4 aperture
  • Face Detection
  • HD Video Recording
  • BSI Sensor
  • Exposure control
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
TV OutYes
App StoreApple App Store
Noise FiltrationYes
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on screen
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • AirDrop file sharing
  • iCloud Wireless Sync and Backup
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • AirPlay
  • AirPlay
  • Passbook
  • Notes
  • Weather
  • Stocks
  • Game Center
  • Voice Memo
  • Newsstand
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