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Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone 5c

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The iPhone 5c might not be cheap, but it's a gorgeous handset that brings a breath of fresh air to the iPhone lineup. For many people, it might even be a better choice than the iPhone 5s.

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Pros
  • Gorgeous design
  • Beautiful colors and craftsmanship
  • Global LTE support
  • Most affordable new iPhone yet
Cons
  • Last year's internals
  • Camera stumbles in low light

Reviews

81
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 33

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 23
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
422
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Talk time
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
IOS
422
161
Yes
3G
AT&T

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

90
yorman4
I bought this one in january 2014 and until now it is the best cell phone that...read more
80
Otsek
Great phone to replace old iPhone 4, which became very slow with iOS7 and could...read more
80
ArtofWinning
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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