It's nt d cheaper version of !phone..it's too costly..they hv 2 think abt dis1..
The build quality of the two new Apple iPhones is lower than previous models, according to insurance company SquareTrade.
SquareTrade offers a gadget protection plan so it is jolly interested to know which phones it will have to pay out more to replace. Americans have spent over $6 billion on broken iPhones.
According to Phys.org, while smartphones have tended to improve in durability, the iPhone 5C and 5S are a step backwards and both received worse grades than the iPhone 5.
SquareTrade has put top-selling smartphones through a series of tests like dropping from five feet and submerging in water for 10 seconds.
Eight different factors are used to calculate the phone's durability like materials used for the front and back, weight and size.
The phones are scored from one to ten, with a higher score meaning the phone is more likely to break.
Last year, the iPhone 5 had a score of five, but this year, the iPhone 5S received a score of 5.5 and the iPhone 5C received a score of 6.
The worst phone for durability was the Samsung Galaxy S4, which got a score of 7, while the best scoring phone was the Google Moto X with a score of 4.5.
Ty Shay, chief marketing officer at SquareTrade had expected that at least one of the new iPhone models would up its game, but it was the Moto X that proved most forgiving of accidents.
It had been expected that the 5C would be less durable than the 5S because of its plastic case, but if you want an iPhone to last it is probably better that you hang onto the iPhone 5.
While a seemingly valid concern, even I was similarly concerned, that feeling totally melts away once you've held the 5c. It is so beautifully made, and in my opinion, I can be more relaxed with it as it feels super strong and sturdy, I almost wished iPhone 5s also came in a similar build.
On top of that, instead of just selling the iPhone 5, they made some minor improvements to the iPhone 5c such as increased LTE support and better front camera for example. The Home button is also slightly of better build.
jaypee1991, 24 Sep 2013iPhone 5 is so much better than 5c. 5c is just a painted version of 5 nothing different. They ... moreExactly!!
and the price of Iphone 5c should have been the price of Iphone 5 if Apple didn't replace it with a plastic phone. We could have buy an Iphone's premium feel for a lower price instead of getting stuck in buying Iphone 5s if we want the same classy feel an Iphone can offer.
on the bright side, Apple is planning to use all leftover spare parts of their not so successful Iphone 5 so we might see a different Iphone 6 next year. Probably a bigger screen + some "inovations"
iPhone 5 is so much better than 5c. 5c is just a painted version of 5 nothing different. They stopped selling iPhone 5 now. Replaced it with 5c
I hope everyone enjoys their iPhone 5 in it's new case....Apple just isn't trying anymore.
Anonymous, 23 Sep 2013there is no need to. Iphone 5c is the same Iphone 5 that was discontinued, robbed of its glass... moreThe only reason they removed the aluminium back on this thing is 5S is really isn't that much better except for some more speed that doesn't matter that much to a huge amount of people since it doesn't have a bigger screen to make use of it, and the fingerprint scanner doesn't do much really except unlock the phone and possibly help with purchases because 99% of the time using the phone it won't do anything.
So they knew leaving the aluminium back on would mean there isn't that much point in buying the 5S and people would buy the cheaper 5C instead but won't because the plastic back makes people look cheap and can't afford it like people who buy the Porsche Boxter instead of the 911.
Deepak, 23 Sep 2013Apple is gr8 bt its price is too highnever been gr8 m8
phone fanatic , 23 Sep 2013out of all the iPhone‘s it looks plastic You must have studied observation from Sherlock Holmes himself. It IS plastic my friend lol.
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Anonymous, 22 Sep 2013gsmarena plz give the review of iphone 5c plz No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Anonymous, 22 Sep 2013gsmarena plz give the review of iphone 5c plz there is no need to. Iphone 5c is the same Iphone 5 that was discontinued, robbed of its glass and aluminum parts, then slapped inside a plastic case, relabeled then sold to the market as Iphone 5c
BTW, those glass and aluminum case that was salvaged from Iphone 5 is now used in Iphone 5s
I don't think apple will sell many 5c since 5s is a better buy at $100 more. Too bad they blew the oppty to make a device close to $400 unlocked. An iPhone 4c could have gotten them to that price point. IOS 7 runs well on iPad 2 which uses same chip as iPhone 4s.