Apple iPhone 5c Review and Specs

Apple iPhone 5c (USA version)

SCORE:
63
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Highlights

  • 4.0" 640 x 1136 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.4 main camera
  • 1510 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

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In The Box

  • Device
  • Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

Overview

Apple iPhone 5c was released in 2013. It weighs 4.65 oz (132 g) and has 4.0" IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 resolution. The current model has 1GB RAM and 8GB [a] type internal storage, Apple A6 chipset, Dual-core CPU, PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU, and runs on iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3. The phone is equipped with 1510 mAh non-removable li-po battery.

Based on the features and specifications we have given Apple iPhone 5c an overall score of 63 out of 100, as well as individual scores for the features listed below.

BODY
64
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
57
MEMORY
20
CAMERA
58
FEATURES
70
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
77
SENSORS
70
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
43
OVERALL
63

Pros and Cons

PROS
👍   4G Bands
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   3.5mm Audio Jack
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Low Screen Resolution: 640 x 1136
👎   Low Screen Pixel Density: 326ppi
👎   Low Screen To Body Ratio: 59.9%
👎   No HDR display
👎   Small RAM: 1GB
👎   Small Internal Storage: 8GB
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   1 Rear Camera
👎   8MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Telephoto Camera
👎   No Front Flash
👎   No Rear Camera HDR
👎   No Front Camera Face Detection
👎   No Infrared
👎   No NFC
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No Barometer
👎   No Fingerprint Sensor
👎   Low Capacity Battery: 1510 mAh
👎   No Fast Wired Charging
👎   No Wireless Charging

Specifications

In this section we present all available features and specifications for Apple iPhone 5c.

BASICS
BrandApple
ModeliPhone 5c
Version1GB/8GB
Version2A1532
CountryUSA
ColorsWhite, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink
Annouce date2013, September 10
Release Date2013, September 20
BODY
BuildGlass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Weight4.65 oz (132 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)4.90" x 2.33" x 0.35"
124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm
NETWORK
Number of SIMSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1700, 1900, 2100
3G BandsHSDPA 850 , 900, 1700, 1900, 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 8 / 13 / 17 / 19 / 20 / 25
5G Bands
SCREEN
ScreenSize4.0"/101.6 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeIPS LCD
Screen Resolution640 x 1136
Screen Pixel Density326ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9
Screen To Body Ratio59.9%
Screen Brightness500 (typical)
Contrast Ratio800∶1
HDR display
MEMORY
RAM1GB
Internal Storage8GB
Memory Card Slot
Card Type
CAMERA
Rear CamerasWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraiSight Camera
Resolution: 8MP
Focal Length: 33mm
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.2"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
Telephoto Camera
Second Telephoto Camera
Front CamerasFaceTime HD camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 1.2MP
Front UltraWide Camera
Rear Depth Camera
Front Depth Camera
Macro Camera
Front Flash
Rear Flash
LED flash
FEATURES
Video Playback Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fps
Digital ZoomFor video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recording
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording
Rear Camera HDR
Rear Camera Panorama
Rear Camera Face Detection
Front Camera HDR
Front Camera Panorama
Front Camera Face Detection
HDR10 playback
HDR10+ playback
Dolby Vision playback
Hyperscale 1080p Video Support
LOCATION
GPS
A-GPS
GALILEO
GLONASS
BDS
QZSS
NavIC
LTEPP
CONNECTIVITY
USBUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightning
Infrared
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth versionv4.0
NFC
ANT+
FM radio
PLATFORM
OSiOS 7, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3
ChipsetApple A6
CPU TypeDual-core
CPU Speed1.3 GHz
GPUPowerVR SGX 543MP3
SENSORS
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Barometer
Ambient light sensor
Face Recognition
LiDAR Scanner
Gravity Sensor
SAR
Compass
Hall Effect
Camera laser focusing
Color Temperature
Gesture
Color Spectrum
Distance Sensor
IR Blaster
IR remote control
HR Sensor
Iris Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
Infrared Thermometry
Hearing Aid Compatibility
AUDIO
Loudspeaker ConfigurationMono
Audio Playing FormatAAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+), Apple Losseless, AIFF, WAV
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm Audio Jack
Audio Specifications16-bit/44.1kHz
BATTERY
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity1510 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging
Wireless Charging
Talk TimeUp to 10 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 10 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 10 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 40 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
SupportLanguage support, Keyboard support, Dictionary support (enables predictive text and autocorrect), Siri languages

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