I’m sure we’ve all wanted an Apple product of some kind at one point or another, but our pockets just don’t seem to go deep enough. A few years back you would never have even heard of the idea of Apple releasing more than one iPhone at a time, and a budget model no less! With the rise of the Samsung Galaxy range (Lead by the almighty Samsung Galaxy S4) Apple has had to rethink this strategy, and has now released the long awaited iPhone 5S, but along with it, its budget orientated counterpart the iPhone 5C.
The iPhone 5C Design.
The iPhone 5C is the first to be made of plastic since the 3GS, this may sound a bit off putting, but make no mistake Apple used only the best materials to make the iPhone 5C feels nothing less than premium.
The unibody shell of the 5C is made of hard-coated, shiny polycarbonate, but at the slightest touch it feels like enamel. Users say that it feels far more durable than the sweaty plastic equivalent used on the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones.
All connectors and buttons are found where you would presume them to be; power button at the top, volume rocker on the left, and lightning port at the bottom along with the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Then there are the colors, iPhone has left its black and white only theme behind when designing the 5C and have introduced a total of 5 candy crush assorted color combinations.
The iPhone 5C Specs.
The iPhone 5C is equipped with an A6 SoC (system on chip) dual-core processor running at 1.3GHz and a triple core POwerVR SGX 543MP3 powering the graphics, now you may not know what any of that means, but all that hardware is exactly what you would find in the iPhone 5 so it can’t be that bad?
That may not sound like much when compared to the quad and octa-cores of the top Android phones, but as we know Apple likes to do things differently and the dual-core processor ran iOS 7 perfectly during the testing.
Connectivity wise the iPhone 5C comes with most of the standard options such as; Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, AirPlay, Wi-Fi etc, but unfortunately no NFC (Near field communication) Apple has still not yet embraced the technology that allows devices to easily pair with each other or read “tags”, but as Apple always strives to be different, this comes as no shock.
At the end of it all, how budget can Apple really be? Granted it is a considerable amount cheaper than the iPhone 5S, but that’s not saying much as that model is already incredibly pricey. The 5C aims to reach more of the younger generation, well that’s what we can deduce from its bright colors and plastic composition, so only time will tell to see if more and more people are found with the 5C in their possession.
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