Apple iPhone 5C

The Good Attractive, colourful design; Easy to use iOS 7 software; Enough power for most tasks; Decent battery life.

The Bad Top-end 5S is not much more expensive; Same size and resolution as previous models; Camera struggles in low light.

The Bottom Line Its colourful, pocket-friendly body and easy to use software makes the iPhone 5C a good choice for smart phone novices, but with only a small price gap between this and the considerably more powerful 5S, the 5C isn't the budget iPhone we hoped it would be.

Editors' Rating
7.5 Overall

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Review

Apple iPhone 5C

Too long have Apple's iPhones been living in a black and white world. The iPhone 5C is the first iPhone to be available in a host of different colours -- Apple has replaced the metal, one-piece body of the iPhone 5 with a curved plastic case.

Rumours suggested that the plastic iPhone would be the first budget model from Apple. With a starting price of £469 however, it turns out those rumours weren't exactly accurate. That price will snag you the 16GB model, or you can splash out £549 for 32GB of storage.

The iPhone 5C, and its pricier sibling, the 5S, are available now SIM-free from Apple or you can get the 5C free from £29 per month on a two-year contract. My review model was supplied by Vodafone who has the 5C free on 4G contracts starting from £42 per month.

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