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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
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

80
Adityan
Its a tad heavier than most phones its size. The screen size could have been...read more
60
ganatra
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
90
TomokazuOkada
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
85
Average user Score
 
80
Adityan
Its a tad heavier than most phones its size. The screen size could have been larger. Everything else about this phone is pure Apple. The best!
 
60
ganatra
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
90
TomokazuOkada
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
emansxt
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
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90
Java959
I finally upgraded from my old personal iPhone 3GS, so in comparison to it, the iPhone 5c (32GB) is awesome. It definitely does NOT feel like plastic. Has a nice feel to it. I also have a work iPhone 4S, and I'm not really fond of the metal case of the 5s. The 5c works fast and camera is perfect for my use. I did get the white version as the other colors were not of my liking. I am having a difficult time trying to find a case for additional protection while still showing off the white body of the phone. I would recommend anyone with the old 3GS through 4S to upgrade to the 5c.
 
90
pattersson
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
Daisuash
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
sumsum41
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
50
KenBeard
I have owned the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, and 5c. The 5c is one of the worst iPhones I have ever owned. It is constantly freezing on me and dropping signal when I need it most. Opening apps and doing other tasks takes three or four tries before it finally opens or does what I want it to do. I loved all of my other iPhones, they were great machines, but the 5c has been nothing but a problem-making-machine for me. I realize that I most likely have a lemon, and I am most likely going to replace the phone, but for now I have had nothing but trouble with this phone since I have had it starting on day 1.

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