Anonymous, 27 Sep 2013If Samsung produces plastic phones, you guys call it CHEAP PLASTIC. But if Apple produces plas... moreGo hold an iPhone 5C and then hold whatever android you want. Then come back here and give me your opinion. It will count. For something. Maybe.
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2013If Samsung produces plastic phones, you guys call it CHEAP PLASTIC. But if Apple produces plas... moreErrrr....yes the Galaxy S4 is fairly cheap plastic. Pull off the back cover and see how much the back cover bends.
As for the 5C, I can clearly tell you've never held one in real life. That's fine as the phone came out only exactly one week ago. Go to your nearest Apple Store and see what it's like to feel premium plastic. While you're there check out the 5S too. The speed of the 5S is stunning. Go and see for yourself.
Thomas, 27 Sep 2013Prsonally i prefer a FM radio as a fair while sees me out of cell range and streaming radio is... moreWhere have you been since June 2007?
If those requirements stop you from getting an iPhone then that means - you've never had an iPhone.
So let me ask you? Do you always buy a phone with stereo speakers? As soon as you buy a phone do you immediately go and buy a spare battery? Do you make sure that battery is fully charged and carry it around with you everyday? Because that in itself sounds inconvenient.
Have you hear of those with 64GB iPhone's complaining that they can't put in a memory card?
Let it go, Thomas. Don't let these non-issues stop yourself from being able to appreciate what is a truly stunning phone.
I held the iPhone 5C in apple store, and for plastic it's feels like metal almost like the 3GS. Great phone, very clean and interesting operating system. I love it. Colours look spectacular in real life.
Gsmarena don't know about your handling gripe, I'm sorry I can't agree. It feels better than any other plastic phone I've ever held. Another testament to apple being the number 1 build and quality phone. Sorry, but cheapest and nicest don't usually go together.
As for people who this phone isn't for them, that's fine. 9 million in a weekend. I guess everyone's dumb- whilst the smart people are buying $300 budget crap with widgets.
Someone, 27 Sep 2013Don't upset yourself. I don't need to tell you, as I'm sure you already know. Apple is... moreI think there's a difference between not being able to afford and iphone and the reality (most people can but just aren't stupid enough to waste their money on overpriced ancient technology with little to no innovation since the iphone 4). Don't belittle other people by try to call them poor. Because in reality, they're just smarter than the isheep like you =)
In my country, selling a good product with high price is good. But if u can sell average product for high price, that's what we call a God business man ^^ don't get me wrong, i luv all those gadgets, they rocks! And gave me easier works and gorgeous lookings ^^
Someone, 27 Sep 2013Dude, it isn't "cheap" plastic. Go to the Apple store and see for yourself. It's sti... moreIf Samsung produces plastic phones, you guys call it CHEAP PLASTIC. But if Apple produces plastic phones, you guys call it PREMIUM PLASTIC. Plastic is plastic so STOP your hypocrisy.
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2013That's exactly what they didn't want to do. They knew that that if they leave iphone 5 which ... moreThat’s an interesting strategy. I must admit I love that gold colored iphone 5s. I do hope Apple makes a bigger iphone someday. I would love to own one since there are some apps from ios ecosystem that’s not available to android.
Don't get it twisted. C definitely DOES stand for CHEAP. There was no reason to release this other than to save production costs over the iphone 5.
It is the same iPhone 5, why are you reviewing same phone over again?
mms, 27 Sep 2013Good product, but way too expensive. Apple should have made this a mid to upper mid price phon... moreThat's exactly what they didn't want to do. They knew that that if they leave iphone 5 which looks exactly as iphone 5s bar for the colours many people would buy the 5, because they care for the look and the image and not at all about speed, and Apple would have made less money. so their strategy world's like a charm. 5c is on the market not to be bought but to drove people to 5s and it fulfils the task perfectly.
Customer walks in Apple store and buys the 5s instead of the 5c thinking its better value for money - Apple wins
Customer walks in and buy the 5c, which is cheaper to make, because the 5 is no longer available - Apple wins
The rest goes online to buy the 4s - Apple wins for getting rid of old stock
Good business strategy, but also complete d**k of a move.
Good product, but way too expensive. Apple should have made this a mid to upper mid price phone or just kept the iphone 5 in the market along with the 5s.
AnonD-92553, 27 Sep 2013"Main disadvantages
Slippery glossy plastics prone to scratches and fingerprints
Thicke... morePrsonally i prefer a FM radio as a fair while sees me out of cell range and streaming radio isn't an option. I prefer stereo speakers too as I'm (along with many others) DO use the speaker option sometimes for music and as for a replacable battery, well try finding a charging outlet in the middle of nowhere or carry an adaptor with you when abroad when you can charge a spare battery and store it rady instead of carrying power supply,adaptor etc.
Expandable memory not an issue either, mmmmmm, well i'd sooner have expandable memory as you never know what the future holds.
But each to their own, if those things don't bother you then i'm fine with that but from my years of owning phones (make that decades) sometimes it feels as if the steps forward in technology are not as big as they once were and indeed sometimes are a step backwards.
Should put a lumia like 720 in that suggestion cause its the phone to beat in 4.3 screen terms of fast, fluid user experience.
If any other companies other than Apple,removes the metalic body and dresses it with colorful plastic and keep the price like a sky scraper,and say " this is our new flagship".will tech media accept it?but now because its apple they say its a premium device .
Some time back I red in gsmarena that Apple recruiting plastic enginieers .polycarbonate phones are not that much scratchy.I hav used one x plus,I haven't seen a scratch barely.but 5c ?thats why apple introduced it with a case on.
What a schame!