Apple iPhone 5c (A1507) Review & Specs

Apple iPhone 5c is a complete iOS phone released back in the year 2013, with a good 1300 megahertz Dual-Core CPU, a medium 4 inches multi-touch screen, an 8 MP back side camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. We will get a better idea about this phone’s wonders when we get into more details.

Apple decided to sell this phone with a Apple A6 chip, backed up by a good 1300 megahertz Dual-Core CPU and 1016 MB RAM memory. A great feature of this cellphone is its inmense 32 GB internal storage and even though it doesn’t include a slot for external memory cards, it is still enough to install lots of applications, games, songs, pictures and videos without thinking about running out of space.

Apple offers this cellphone in many different color options, pink, yellow, green, blue and white. This time, it seems like Apple decided not to care so much about the weight in this 4.66 oz phone. Talking about its design, the Apple iPhone 5c is made of Polycarbonate. This cellphone is very thin and stilized, being just 0.35 inches thick.

This cellphone has two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back side camera and a 1.2 mega-pixels front camera. It is also able to shoot Full HD 1920×1080 videos at 30 fps. Additionally, the camera counts with many great features: auto-focus, flash, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, time lapse video and geo tagging.

The iPhone 5c has a completely amazing 4-inches display with a 1136 x 640 resolution, which makes all images and videos look amazing. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with an incredible 500 cd/m2 brightness and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

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This cellphone uses a 1507 mAh medium capacity Li-Ion non-removable battery providing this cellphone with a quite long battery life. Apple informs a 10 hs talk time and a 250 hours stand by time for this phone. A key issue to take into account is that this cellphone’s battery is non-replaceable so you can’t change it when it starts to live shorter, having to buy a new device to “solve it” or hopefully take the phone to someone who can open it and change its battery.

This cellphone provides WiFi connectivity (which can be provided to other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) fast internet connection and also HSPA+ data connection, that is a lower speed 4G network or the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The iPhone 5c uses a Nano SIM card to use GSM services and it can use both CDMA and GSM.

This cellphone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other bluetooth devices, computers, and accessories), GPS and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

No matter if you will use this phone for work, will use it as a gamer phone, you love taking pictures or will use it majorly for social networks and internet browsing, you will probably love this cellphone. When you buy this phone you will also receive Lightning to USB Cable, Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Documentation and USB Power Adapter.

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  • Includes New Generic Charger, Cable and the handsfree. Sim card is provided by your service provider and is not included with the phone.
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  • Locked to the GSM network and only compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Metro. Will not work with Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular or Cricket.
  • The device does not come with headphones or a SIM card. It does include a charger and charging cable that may be generic, in which case it will be UL or Mfi (Made for iPhone) Certified.
  • Inspected and guaranteed to have minimal cosmetic damage, which is not noticeable when the device is held at arms length.
  • Successfully passed a full diagnostic test which ensures like-new functionality and removal of any prior-user personal information.
  • Tested for battery health and guaranteed to have a minimum battery capacity of 80%.

Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Apple
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x, 7.x
Variant:A1507
Also Known As:Apple iPhone Light, Apple Low-cost iPhone, Apple iPhone Lite
Dimensions:4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches
Weight:4.66 ounces
Colors:Blue, Green, Pink, White and Yellow
Materials:Polycarbonate
Accessories:Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Documentation, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2013-09-10

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:4 inches
Resolution:640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density:326 pixels per inch
Brightness:500 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Apple A6
Processor:Swift (Dual-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1016 MB (1066 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX 543MP3
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:No
Capacity:1507 mAh
Stand-by Time:250 hours
Talk Time:10 hours

Camera

Back camera:8 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.40
    Focal length:33mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.31 inches (1/3.2″)
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Time Lapse Video

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1700/2100, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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Andy Mathews
Andy Mathews

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