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.
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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