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IPhone 5c 16GB review: worth buying?

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:09:34, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 17:58:11

What are the strengths of the iPhone 5c 16GB? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the iPhone 5c 16GB is right for you.

IPhone 5c 16GB's features, performance, reviews

IPhone 5c 16GB's size

The iPhone 5c 16GB has a width of 2.3inches (59.2mm), a length of 4.9inches (124.4mm), and a thickness of 0.35inches (9.0mm). It is very compact, and it can be operated easily with one hand. In addition, the weight of the iPhone 5c 16GB is about 4.6oz (132g). Even if you are operating it with one hand it feels almost weightless. However, depending on the person, you may feel tired after using it for a while.

Assessing the overall ease of carrying the iPhone 5c 16GB in terms of size and weight, it will not be a problem for everyday use.

IPhone 5c 16GB's screen

IPhone 5c 16GB has a 4 inch display. It is a regular size, large enough for normal use. However, some users may feel that a bit more space might be helpful.

IPhone 5c 16GB has a fairly high-quality screen, so you will be satisfied with it most of the time. However, note that it may not be good enough for enjoying 4K and other high-resolution content.

IPhone 5c 16GB's CPU specs

With the 1.25GHz×2(Dual core) for processing power, the iPhone 5c 16GB has low performance, and even for net browsing and Twitter usage you will probably feel a little dissatisfied.

The iPhone 5c 16GB has only 1GB of RAM, quite a small amount. Cases of insufficient RAM occur regularly so even when using light apps there will be instability in operation and jerkiness.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the iPhone 5c 16GB, it is a low-end smartphone and even in everyday use feels jumpy and jerky. There will probably be a lot of cases when you feel that it is lacking in performance.

IPhone 5c 16GB's storage size

The data storage capacity of the iPhone 5c 16GB is 16GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

Since the iPhone 5c 16GB does not support SD cards, you need to be careful enough that you have enough capacity.

IPhone 5c 16GB's camera specs

IPhone 5c 16GB has a 8 MP main camera, which can serve you well in most cases. However, you might feel a little dissatisfied with the quality of the images.

Also, iPhone 5c 16GB has an 1.2 MP front camera, which is a very low figure. Unless you do not care about image quality, you should probably choose a higher-grade smartphone.

IPhone 5c 16GB's battery performance

The battery performance of the iPhone 5c 16GB is 1510mAh, which is a relatively small capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the iPhone 5c 16GB is not very good. It is enough to look things up on your phone occasionally, but if you are looking something up for a long time, playing games, or watching videos, you should have a spare mobile battery to be safe.

IPhone 5c 16GB's general rating

The iPhone 5c 16GB is a budget smartphone. As the main smartphone it is somewhat insufficient, and you should consider a slightly higher-end smartphone if possible. It will be enough for people who use only basic functions such as telephone and internet, or people who do not use smartphones.

Advantages and disadvantages of iPhone 5c 16GB

Advantages of iPhone 5c 16GB

  • The design makes it very easy to hold. It can be comfortably used when held in one hand.
  • It is lightweight.

Disadvantages of iPhone 5c 16GB

  • It has a low-grade CPU, so you will experience severe stuttering when using an app.
  • It has a very low-grade front camera, so it should not be considered as a main camera.

IPhone 5c 16GB's specs

iPhone 5c 16GB
ImageiPhone 5c 16GB
MakerApple
BrandiPhone
Release date9/20, 2013
Color/ / / /
OSiOS
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.3inches (59.2mm) x 4.9inches (124.4mm) x 0.35inches (9.0mm)
Weight4.6oz (132g)
Display size4 inch
Display typeRetina
Screen resolution (width x height)640 x 1136
Pixel density325ppi
Battery capacity1510mAh
ChipsetApple A6
CPU specs1.25GHz×2(Dual core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution8 MP
Front-camera resolution1.2 MP

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general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

iPhone 5c 16GB

44.6-Color:/ / / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.3inches (59.2mm) x 4.9inches (124.4mm) x 0.35inches (9.0mm), Weight:4.6oz (132g), Display type:Retina, Screen resolution (width x height):640 x 1136, Pixel density:325ppi, Display size:4 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A6, CPU specs:1.25GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:1510mAh, Rear-camera resolution:8 MP, Front-camera resolution:1.2 MP

iPhone 5s 16GB

45.8Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.3inches (58.6mm) x 4.9inches (123.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.6mm), Weight:3.9oz (112g), Display type:Retina, Screen resolution (width x height):640 x 1136, Pixel density:325ppi, Display size:4 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A7, CPU specs:1.3GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:1560mAh, Rear-camera resolution:8 MP, Front-camera resolution:1.2 MP

iPhone XS 512GB

71.5Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:6.2oz (177g), Display type:True Tone HDR Super Retina HD, Screen resolution (width x height):1125 x 2436, Pixel density:462ppi, Display size:5.8 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A12, CPU specs:2.49GHz+2.49GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:512GB, Battery capacity:2800mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:7 MP

iPhone XS Max 512GB

71.1Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0472inches (77.4mm) x 6.2inches (157.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:7.3oz (208g), Display type:True Tone HDR Super Retina HD, Screen resolution (width x height):1242 x 2688, Pixel density:455ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A12, CPU specs:2.49GHz+2.49GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:512GB, Battery capacity:2800mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:7 MP

iPhone 11 Pro

75.6Color:Space Gray/Silver/Gold/Midnight Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71.4mm) x 5.7inches (144mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm), Weight:6.6oz (188g), Display type:Super Retina XDR OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1125 x 2436, Pixel density:462ppi, Display size:5.8 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A13 Bionic, CPU specs:2.65GHz+1.8GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:512GB, Battery capacity:3046mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone 11 Pro Max

76.1Color:Space Gray/Silver/Gold/Midnight Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.063inches (77.8mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm), Weight:8.0oz (226g), Display type:Super Retina XDR OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1242 x 2688, Pixel density:455ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A13 Bionic, CPU specs:2.65GHz+1.8GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:512GB, Battery capacity:3969mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone 11

72.5Color:Black/Green/Yellow/Purple/Red/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 5.9inches (150.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm), Weight:6.8oz (194g), Display type:Liquid Retina IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):828 x 1792, Pixel density:323ppi, Display size:6.1 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A13 Bionic, CPU specs:2.65GHz+1.8GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:256GB, Battery capacity:3110mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone 12

67.7Color:Black/White/Red/Green/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71.5mm) x 5.8inches (146.7mm) x 0.29inches (7.4mm), Weight:5.8oz (164g), Display type:Super Retina XDR OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1170 x 2532, Pixel density:457ppi, Display size:6.1 inch, OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A14 Bionic, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:12 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

iPhone 5c 16GB

78.5-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.3inches (59.2mm) x 4.9inches (124.4mm) x 0.35inches (9.0mm)

iPhone 5s 16GB

80.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.3inches (58.6mm) x 4.9inches (123.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.6mm)

iPhone X 64GB

59.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

iPhone XS 512GB

59.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

iPhone XS Max 512GB

50.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0472inches (77.4mm) x 6.2inches (157.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

52.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 5.9inches (150.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm)

iPhone XR

52.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 5.9inches (150.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm)

iPhone XS

59.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

iPhone 5c 16GB

77.5-Weight:4.6oz (132g)

iPhone 5s 16GB

85.5Weight:3.9oz (112g)

iPhone X 64GB

60.8Weight:6.1oz (174g)

iPhone XS 512GB

59.6Weight:6.2oz (177g)

iPhone XS Max 512GB

48.8Weight:7.3oz (208g)

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

52.8Weight:6.8oz (194g)

iPhone XR

52.8Weight:6.8oz (194g)

iPhone XS

59.6Weight:6.2oz (177g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

iPhone 5c 16GB

58.0-Display size:4 inch

iPhone 5s 16GB

58.0Display size:4 inch

iPhone X 64GB

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

iPhone XS 512GB

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

iPhone XS Max 512GB

90.8Display size:6.5 inch

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

90.2Display size:6.1 inch

iPhone XR

90.2Display size:6.1 inch

iPhone XS

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

iPhone 5c 16GB

33.8-

iPhone 5s 16GB

33.8

iPhone X 64GB

78.0

iPhone XS 512GB

78.0

iPhone XS Max 512GB

84.6

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

57.6

iPhone XR

57.6

iPhone XS

78.0

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

iPhone 5c 16GB

20.0-RAM size:1GB

iPhone 5s 16GB

20.0RAM size:1GB

iPhone X 64GB

60.0RAM size:3GB

iPhone XS 512GB

70.0RAM size:4GB

iPhone XS Max 512GB

70.0RAM size:4GB

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

60.0RAM size:3GB

iPhone XR

60.0RAM size:3GB

iPhone XS

70.0RAM size:4GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

iPhone 5c 16GB

50.0-Storage size:16GB

iPhone 5s 16GB

50.0Storage size:16GB

iPhone X 64GB

67.0Storage size:64GB

iPhone XS 512GB

95.0Storage size:512GB

iPhone XS Max 512GB

95.0Storage size:512GB

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

91.5Storage size:256GB

iPhone XR

91.5Storage size:256GB

iPhone XS

95.0Storage size:512GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

iPhone 5c 16GB

35.3-Battery capacity:1510mAh

iPhone 5s 16GB

36.8Battery capacity:1560mAh

iPhone X 64GB

60.7Battery capacity:2716mAh

iPhone XS 512GB

62.0Battery capacity:2800mAh

iPhone XS Max 512GB

62.0Battery capacity:2800mAh

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

62.0Battery capacity:2800mAh

iPhone XR

64.1Battery capacity:2942mAh

iPhone XS

59.9Battery capacity:2658mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

iPhone 5c 16GB

50.0-Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

iPhone 5s 16GB

50.0Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

iPhone X 64GB

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone XS 512GB

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone XS Max 512GB

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone XR

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

iPhone XS

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

iPhone 5c 16GB

6.7-Front-camera resolution:1.2 MP

iPhone 5s 16GB

6.7Front-camera resolution:1.2 MP

iPhone X 64GB

55.4Front-camera resolution:7 MP

iPhone XS 512GB

55.4Front-camera resolution:7 MP

iPhone XS Max 512GB

55.4Front-camera resolution:7 MP

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

55.4Front-camera resolution:7 MP

iPhone XR

55.4Front-camera resolution:7 MP

iPhone XS

55.4Front-camera resolution:7 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

iPhone 5c 16GB

78.0-Color:/ / / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.3inches (59.2mm) x 4.9inches (124.4mm) x 0.35inches (9.0mm), Weight:4.6oz (132g)

iPhone 5s 16GB

83.0Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.3inches (58.6mm) x 4.9inches (123.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.6mm), Weight:3.9oz (112g)

iPhone X 64GB

60.1Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:6.1oz (174g)

iPhone XS 512GB

59.5Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:6.2oz (177g)

iPhone XS Max 512GB

49.7Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0472inches (77.4mm) x 6.2inches (157.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:7.3oz (208g)

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

52.9Color:/ / / / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 5.9inches (150.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm), Weight:6.8oz (194g)

iPhone XR

52.9Color:Black/Red/Yellow/Blue/Coral/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 5.9inches (150.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm), Weight:6.8oz (194g)

iPhone XS

59.5Color:Space Gray/Silver/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:6.2oz (177g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

iPhone 5c 16GB

67.4-Display type:Retina, Screen resolution (width x height):640 x 1136, Pixel density:325ppi

iPhone 5s 16GB

67.4Display type:Retina, Screen resolution (width x height):640 x 1136, Pixel density:325ppi

iPhone X 64GB

86.5Display type:True Tone HDR Super Retina HD, Screen resolution (width x height):1125 x 2436, Pixel density:462ppi

iPhone XS 512GB

86.5Display type:True Tone HDR Super Retina HD, Screen resolution (width x height):1125 x 2436, Pixel density:462ppi

iPhone XS Max 512GB

86.4Display type:True Tone HDR Super Retina HD, Screen resolution (width x height):1242 x 2688, Pixel density:455ppi

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

66.9Display type:True Tone Liquid Retina HD, Screen resolution (width x height):828 x 1792, Pixel density:323ppi

iPhone XR

66.9Display type:Liquid Retina IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):828 x 1792, Pixel density:323ppi

iPhone XS

86.5Display type:Super Retina OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1125 x 2436, Pixel density:462ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

iPhone 5c 16GB

5.0-OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A6, CPU specs:1.25GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

iPhone 5s 16GB

6.4OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A7, CPU specs:1.3GHz×2(Dual core), RAM size:1GB

iPhone X 64GB

72.5OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A11, CPU specs:2.39GHz+2.39GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:3GB

iPhone XS 512GB

84.2OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A12, CPU specs:2.49GHz+2.49GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB

iPhone XS Max 512GB

84.2OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A12, CPU specs:2.49GHz+2.49GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB

iPhone XR 256GB docomo

76.3OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A12, CPU specs:2.49GHz+2.49GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:3GB

iPhone XR

70.6OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A12 Bionic, CPU specs:2.5GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:3GB

iPhone XS

77.4OS:IOS, Chipset:Apple A12 Bionic, CPU specs:2.5GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:4GB

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