It was expected by everyone when Apple Inc. had released its latest iPhone and called it the iPhone 5S. What people did not expect was another phone released alongside the 5S, the 5C. So I decided to check out exactly what Apple had created. I was actually curious to see the features of a phone Apple had declared to be a budget phone. I was not entirely sure what to expect when I walked into the store from where I usually purchase my mobile phones. My first thought was that this phone should be quite cheap. Well, when I actually gripped it in my hand I realized that it was indeed a good phone. I turned it on and immediately started to browse some basic functions and I was pleased that it did not lag as much as I had come to expect. So then I decided to ask the shopkeeper for the price of the phone and I just have to say that Apple has redefined the term “budget phone”. I came there expecting perhaps $80 at most since it was said that Apple was aiming to make this phone available to everyone but I got a response from the shopkeeper saying the phone was for $220.
There are many rumors and reasons for Apple launching two phones together. One of which is that Apple wanted to expand its market all the way to China. The iPhone 5C was built with a plastic casing, allowing it to be cheaper for the Chinese market at only $99. $199 if it’s the 32GB phone.
Just because it is cheaper, Apple Inc. did not hold back on giving it the same features as it would to its other phones. The iPhone 5C comes in six different colours. Namely: White, Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green. In my own experience games were able to run smoothly without much lag or any glitches. Heavy games like Infinity Blade took some time to load and run but after two or three times of starting the game all hints of lagging disappeared and so I was quite pleased with the overall performance of the phone. I especially liked the fact that it was cheap and powerful combined together.
At 4.9 inches, the phone provides a smooth and strong feel in the hands of a user. It has been awarded an A6 processor chip, ensuring fast and uninterrupted speed. The phone also has the latest technology Apple has revealed to the world in a phone, retina display. It has an 8 Mega Pixel camera at the back and a 1.3 Mega Pixel camera at its front.
The iPhone 5C has also been given Apple’s latest operating system, the iOS7. Smooth and efficient, the phone promises to be a success. It was also announced that the iPhone 5C would require a NANO-SIM as it is not compatible with the previous micro-SIM cards. The phone will contain a range of languages and an improved on-screen keyboard to help texting and typing quickly and efficiently.
Many people have already lined up and begun pre-ordering the latest phone. The iPhone 5C was meant originally to be a budget phone, but reviews have said that it is not as cheap as they were expecting. Nevertheless Apple Inc. hopes to counter their criticism once the phone is in their hands or when they get a taste of the A7 processor as well as the finger-print-reading technology Apple has put into their iPhone 5S. It is not much of a contest between the iPhone 5S and 5C but budget wise, the iPhone 5C has proved to be the better.