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Ever imagined using an Apple iPhone that carries colourful and attractive cases? If yes, then we would say you have good intuition because Apple, in the year 2013, released two new smartphones back to back. One of them rolled out with cases that sport vivid colours. Dubbed the iPhone 5c, the all new smartphone from the Cupertino-based company is the first class of smartphone that does not arrive as a sequel to an already existing iteration. Alongside the 5c, Apple released another smartphone titled the iPhone 5S. It is the successor to the iPhone 5 and carries beefed up specifications and features. It also sports a new technology that allows users to defend their phone against unauthorized access.
However, the iPhone 5c does not carry any specification upgrades or any new features; but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the phone delivers high quality performance. The new iteration of the smartphone is a less expensive and colourful alternate for people who find the iPhone 5 or the 5S to be too expensive. As a round-up, here are the features and specifications of the iPhone 5c Blue 8 GB.
A lot of device manufacturers have now begun using plastic for their cases, but it it fair to say that Apple infuses plastic into its device in a very distinguished manner. When held for the first time, it does not seem like the device actually has a plastic casing. It is hard, durable and strong. The reason for this sturdy look is that the device has a frame made of steel-reinforced material, over which the plastic layer has been added. The quality of the plastic is amazing, and sources claim that the plastic, before being infused into the device, goes through an engineering process that allows it to get a solid look. A high gloss finish is given to the casing, which makes the colours appear more vibrant. The phone retains the legacy of the ‘premium feel’, and allows users to feel good when they hold the phone in their hands. It is available in a range of colours such lime green, yellow, blue, white and pink.
Design-wise, nothing much has changed in the iPhone 5c. The screen measures the same 4 inches. Also, the locations where buttons, charging port, headphone jacks are placed has not changed at all, and are same as on the iPhone 5. However, it is 9mm thick and weighs in at 132g, making it heavier and thicker than previous models.
The iPhone 5c is solid in terms of its performance. Though it sports the same processor as the iPhone 5 – with comparatively the same specifications – the phone manages to deliver optimum performance regardless of the tasks being run. The device is powered by a 32-bit A6 processor functioning at a clock speed of 1.3GHz and 1 GB of RAM at 266MHz. Apart from the 8 GB model, the device is also available in different storage capacity variants. Gaming in this smartphone is commendable, as the processors and display work together to deliver stunning gaming experiences to users. High-end games work fine, and the phone also handles multitasking and process handling with ease.
The iPhone 5c sports two cameras, like all predecessor models of the iPhone. The front iSight camera supports a maximum resolution of 8MP, and Facetime gets a 1.2MP camera. Both the cameras have undergone minor upgrades in terms of their sensitivity. This means the camera will function better under low-lit environments, and the photographed images will appear more natural and colourful.
One of the major inclusions in this smartphone is that it is powered by the company’s latest version of the operating system – the iOS 7. The operating system works well on this phone and delivers seamless performance. Regardless of whether you use the phone to access the internet, play games, use several applications at once or work on heavy applications, the phone manages all the tasks with ease and with no glitches. The iOS 7 also has a few additional features: it has a file-share feature that acts as an ad-hoc wireless connectivity solution. Known as AirDrop, the technology allows users to share files with some of the other Apple products, such as the fourth generation iPad, fifth generation iPod Touch and the iPhone 5. Another notable change is that Siri has received two new voices – a male and a female voice. It is now more personalized depending on the usage, and works better in term of integrating with social networking websites.
The iPhone 5c is a great device from Apple. It creates a new genre for Apple, considering the models of iPhones it has been releasing over the years. This device looks appealing, is less expensive than the other iPhones and functions well. With such features and functioning capabilities, the smartphone is sure to become one of the most preferred smartphones of the year.
|Dimensions||124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm (4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||132 g (4.66 oz)|
|Screen type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Screen size||640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Internal storage / memory||16/32 GB, 1 GB RAM|
|Speed||DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE|
|Main camera||8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||1/3.2'' sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR panorama, HDR photo|
|Video||Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, check quality|
|Front facing camera||Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular|
|OS||iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.0.4|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Colours||White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink|
|Additional features||- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- AirDrop file sharing|
|- Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|- iCloud cloud service|
|- Twitter and Facebook integration|
|- iBooks PDF reader|
|- Audio/video player/editor|
|- Document viewer/editor ((Word, Excel, PowerPoint)|
|- Image viewer/editor|
|- Voice memo/dial/command|
|- Predictive text input|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 1510 mAh battery (5.73 Wh)|
|Stand-by time||Up to 250 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)|
|Talk time||(2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 40 h|
The newest addition to iPhone family, the iPhone 5c 8GB model is said to be the cheapest modern iPhone. The phone runs on A6 Chip. It has an 8 megapixel camera called “iSight”. The screen size is 4 inch retina display and as you’d expect it performs well. iOS 7 is good to use and despite using plastic the build quality of the 5c is impressive.
Overall this is a pleasant diversification by Apple and the 5c comes in a range of vibrant and standout colours. It is good to see that Apple are finally letting go of their ego of making “classy” phones only.
Negatives? It’s still quite pricey when compared with equivalent smartphones on the market.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
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