iPhone 5c - £440
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Apple iPhone 5C
The Apple iPhone 5C sits just below the 5S in Apple's iPhone range and, although this makes it the cheaper iPhone, it is not a cheap phone. It is a top-end device that runs on Apple's iOS 7. It is essentially an update to the iPhone 5 that boasts an improved camera, longer battery life and better performance that its predecessor. It is also available in a larger array of colours.
The Apple iPhone 5C has a 4-inch Retina LCD touch screen. 'Retina' is a trademark name used by Apple to indicate screens that they believe to be as good as the human eye can comprehend. This phone displays in 326PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
This phone has an 8MP camera, can record in up to 1080p (full HD) and has a 1.2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making Face Time video calls to other iPhones.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 1GB Ram. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 60 out of 100.
The iPhone 5C has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1560mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The iPhone 5C comes with 8, 16 or 32 GB internal storage (depending on the model). It also comes with iCloud installed which gives you an additional 5GB of free cloud storage. The iPhone 5C does not have an expandable memory card slot.
The iPhone 5C comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes and hotels. The 5C is also able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (requires a Lightning to HDMI adapter).
The iPhone 5C has an FM radio, an MP3 player and comes preloaded with Safari, Apple Maps, iBooks, Passbook, Newsstand and Keynote. Other apps, such as iPhoto, iMovie, Find My Phone, Pages, Numbers, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, YouTube and Spotify are available to download from the App Store and you can get the latest music, films, TV shows and games from the iTunes Store. The 5C supports AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV and comes with iCloud and Siri installed as standard. It is also able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps.
Major differences between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S
The 5S has a faster processor
You can unlock the 5S by scanning your fingerprint
The 5S is available in a 64GB model
The 5S has a metal body, the 5C has a plastic body
The 5C is available in a larger range of colours
The iPhone 5C is a colourful addition to the iPhone family that promises good performance and build quality, although without some of the premium appeal of the more expensive 5S. It is an excellent phone and would prove a good upgrade for users or older Apple models such as the 4 or 4S.