Released in a veritable rainbow of colour options, the iPhone 5C was Apple’s run at an ‘affordable’ smartphone. Back in 2014, Apple wowed its fans with not one, but two new smartphones. The iPhone 5S was designed for the higher-end market, with its aluminium body and fancy features, while the candy-coloured iPhone 5C was its more affordable option. Sure, it still offered iPhone performance, just not to the same standard as the iPhone 5S. In fact, it was closely compared to the previous year’s iPhone 5, just dressed up in coloured plastic. Nonetheless, the iPhone 5C did allow users to invest in a new iPhone, while saving them some money.
So, what did the iPhone 5C offer? One thing many users appreciated with the iPhone 5C was its sturdy build. There is perhaps nothing that could make a new smartphone owner cry more than a dropped phone and a shattered screen. But, the iPhone 5C, with its plastic outer and reinforced steel chassis directly underneath, was incredibly sturdy, holding up well against the wear and tear of everyday life. While it was similar in performance to the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5C did offer a few noticeable upgrades on its predecessor. One of the most important of which, was its upgraded front-facing camera – a must for all selfie-addicts. The 5C also offered a slightly bigger battery, and an upgraded long-term evolution chip for better worldwide performance.
Buying the iPhone 5C
No, the iPhone 5C was not a game-changer. But, it did offer iPhone performance for a slightly lower price. Sturdy and colourful, this was more of a design change than an upgrade by Apple. Interested in buying the iPhone 5C? Check out eBay’s fantastic range of mobile phones to find the various iPhone 5C options on offer. Compare features and colours, and be sure to look at compatible mobile phone accessories and tech, in eBay’s awesome range of smart watches.