iPhone 5C (a.k.a low cost iPhone) is cheaper of the two 2013 Apple iPhone models. It is more or less like the iPhone 5, but comes in a polycarbonate plastic body and at a lower price. Apple iPhone 5C brings colours to the iPhone coming in attractive White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, or Green bodies. The iPhone 8 is the latest iteration of the iPhone.
Where to Buy an iPhone
Looking for a more recent low cost iPhone model? Checkout the iPhone SE
Hardware & Software
The Apple iPhone 5C comes with the same Apple A6 processor as last year’s iPhone 5. It is not clear the amount of loaded RAM, but it is likely to be 1GB like in its predecessor or higher like 1.5GB or 2GB like other top notch smart phones. This means performance should be similar, if not better than the iPhone 5. iPhone 5C ships with the new iOS 7.
The Apple iPhone 5C comes with lots of built-in Apps for email, camera, news, music, weather, browsing, videos, and music. Plus, there are over 900,000 apps at the app store. It also comes with Apple’s Intelligent Digital Assistant, Siri, for giving voice instructions to your phone and voice search.
You may also consider the iPhone 7 Plus.
Display & Camera
Apple iPhone 5C comes with the same display as the iPhone 5. It is the same 4.0-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. The camera is also very similar: an 8 megapixels camera on the back with 1080p HD recording, LED flash, Panorama, and a BSI sensor for better photos in low light.
On the front of the iPhone 5C is a similar 1.2 megapixels camera with 720p HD video recording for FaceTime and video calling. The only remarkable addition to the front camera is the BSI (Backside Illumination) sensor that allows for more light to get through leading to better images in low light.
Internet & Data
Apple iPhone 5C features superfast 4G LTE with up to 100mbps download speed. If 4G LTE is not available, the iPhone 5C also supports HSPA+ (up to 42mbps). Yes if you are on GPRS/EDGE coverage you can still access data services on iPhone 5C. There is also a CDMA model.
It also comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual-band 802.11n capable of delivering up to 150mbps downloads.
Also see iPhone 6S
Price and Availability
Apple iPhone 5C is now available in 10 countries namely United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.
iPhone 5C is currently available in Nigeria at Jumia, Konga, and other reputable online stores. iPhone 5S Price in Nigeria ranges from 95,000 Naira to 125,000 Naira depending on your location and built-in storage.
Apple iPhone 5C Specs:
Here are a few Specs for the Apple iPhone 5C:
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- Operating System: iOS 7
- Processor: Apple A6 Processor
- Display: 4.0-inch Retina Display (1136 x 640 pixels, 326 ppi)
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- Colours: White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green
- Weight: 132 g
- Dimensions: 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm
- Rear Camera: 8 MP iSight Camera with BSI sensor, 1080p HD video, LED Flash
- Front Camera: 1.2 MP FaceTime Camera with BSI sensor, 720p HD video
- Siri Intelligent Digital Assistant
- 1GB or more RAM ?
- Storage: 16GB or 32GB
- 3.5mm jack
- Lightning connector (8-pin all digital connector replaces the 30-pin connector)
- Tri-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GSM Quad-band GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- WCDMA/HSPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- 4G LTE (up to 100Mbps)
- CDMA/EVDO Rev A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz) (CDMA models)
- Apple iMessage messaging service
- Navigation with A-GPS/Wi-Fi/Cellular
- Apple Maps
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI)
- Video player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX)
- WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band with Wi-Fi hotspot
- Photo/Video editor
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML browser
- Battery capacity: N/A
- Talktime: up to 10 hours (3G)
- Internet Use: up to 8 hours (3G), up to 10 hours (4G LTE or Wi-Fi)
- Audio Playback: up to 10 hours
- Video Playback: up to 40 hours
- Standby time: up to 250 hours