iPhone 5c – Unapologetically Beautiful…. and Plastic
I recently purchased the iPhone 5c and my-oh-my it’s a gorgeous device and runs absolutely smoothly. Many would say it’s cheap but it’s not considering what you have to pay to get the device.
I’ve put up a short review of the iPhone 5c below for those you who have been considering getting one. The choice is yours after reading the review but i haven’t been dissapointed using the device.
THE iPhone 5C REVIEW
Apple’s colorful new lower-cost handset slots below the iPhone 5s flagship and ships with iOS 7. This is the first time the company’s launched two new iPhones simultaneously. The 5c replaces the iPhone 5 in the middle of the lineup.
The iPhone 5c is slightly thicker, taller and wider than the iPhone 5 and 5s, measuring in at 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97mm (4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches). And at 132g (4.65 ounces), it weighs a little more as well (the 5 weighed 112g, or 3.95 ounces). As you’ll see, the general shape and layout of the ports, controls and sensors are all identical too, but the chamfered edges have been rounded off, making the 5c especially comfortable to hold. While it’s heavier, it also feels more substantial.
Apples iOS 7 is simply put amazing and fast. It’s beauty and brains put together in a technological matrimony whose union is nothing short of ‘They lived happily ever after’.
With bright and ‘easy on the eyes’ colors, iOS 7 also brings functionality to a whole new level. The OS is easy to navigate and takes away all the clutter normally found in some phones. It sort of reminds me of the clean feel of the Windows Phone platform.
A little something to make you understand how beautiful the OS is…. i have and still use a HTC one running sense 6 UI. I LOVE MY HTC One and it’s UI is freaking amazing, but here’s the catch, out of 20 times, i probably pick my HTC One 4 time and pick my iPhone 5c 16 time that’s how immersing, beautiful and sweet iOS 7 is. Makes me feel like i can eat it.
The iPhone 5c inherits the rear camera from the iPhone 5. It’s the same 8-megapixel BSI sensor, five-element f/2.4 AF lens (with hybrid IR filter), sapphire glass cover and single LED flash as last year. While that’s a solid foundation, iOS 7 brings a bunch of new functionality to the table, including real-time filters, a square format and 3x video zoom — along with a much welcome UI refresh. The 5c also gains the improved 1.2MP front-facing shooter (BSI sensor with 1.9µm pixels) found on the iPhone 5s. Compared to Apple’s flagship, the 5c lacks 120 fps, 720p slow-motion video capture, 10 fps burst mode with real-time analysis, auto-exposure during panoramas, auto image stabilization and the True Tone flash.
The new iOS 7 camera app features a much cleaner and simpler layout. First, the viewfinder finally shows a preview of the entire area (not just a crop with the wrong aspect ratio), so composing shots is a lot easier. Second, there are no more overlays cluttering the viewfinder. When looking at the screen in landscape, the app groups the controls on either side of the viewfinder, with the front / rear camera switch, HDR toggle and flash menu to the left, and the mode selector (pano, square, photo and video), filter button, shutter key and gallery shortcut to the right. The touch-to-focus, pinch-to-zoom and the AE / AF lock functionality remain unchanged, but holding down the shutter key now shoots multiple photos in a row. It’s like a basic version of the burst mode on the iPhone 5s.
PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE
The iPhone 5c shares its internal configurations with the iPhone 5, so they run at par with each other. In short, everything’s smooth and responsive.
|IPHONE 5S||IPHONE 5C||IPHONE 5|
|SunSpider 1.0.1 (ms)||418||754||797|
|GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen (fps)||23||6.5||6.5|
|Basemark X (onscreen / offscreen)||27.7 / 16.7||18 / 7.5||17.7 / 7.1|
|3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited||13,729||N/A||5,442|
|Geekbench 3.0 (multi-thread)||2,562||1,218||1,301|
|SunSpider: lower scores are better. Linpack scores taken on average. iPhones tested on iOS 7.0.|
I use the blue variant of the iPhone 5c, there’s a picture below of it beside my 1TB Toshiba Canvio E Store external Hard drive