Apple iPhone 5c smartphone

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The Apple iPhone 5c is a smartphone that runs on the iOS operating system. It has a 4-inch touch-screen display, an 8-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.

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About - Apple iPhone 5c

The Apple iPhone 5c is a smartphone that runs on the iOS operating system. It has a 4-inch touch-screen display, measures 4.9 by 2.3 by 0.4 inches and weighs 4.6 ounces.

The iPhone 5c has an 8-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

This Apple phone has a standard 3.5mm jack. It has 8, 16, or 32GB of built-in memory.

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Apple's smartphones have gone through years of conservative, incremental updates, but its latest models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, catch up to device offerings from other phone makers in a serious way. The revamping includes a larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen respectively, a better battery life, enhanced messaging capabilities, and smart tweaks to their keyboard interfaces. Their Touch ID fingerprint, which promises a safe transaction while eliminating the need to type in a PIN or perform other cumbersome steps, now support the new Apple Pay-wallet service.

Features & Specs - Apple iPhone 5c
info Other providers Boost Mobile, Consumer Cellular, Credo Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Ting
info Total storage provided (GB) 8, 16, 32
info Camera (megapixels) 8
info Camera recording resolution 1080p
info Touch screen Yes
info QWERTY keyboard Yes
info Document editing No
info Music player Yes
info Voice command Yes
info GPS navigation Yes
info LTE Yes
info Wi-Fi Web, data, voice
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User Reviews - Apple iPhone 5c
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Phone is junk.
Best Uses
I use it for phone calls mostly, occasionally use navigation, browser. I am not 100% sure if my problems are the fault of the phone or the t-mobile service. Almost every call is very garbled on the other end, meaning when it happens i cannot hear the person I'm talking to but they can hear me. Almost every call gets dropped in addition to the garbling. I very frequently cannot even make a call, get the message call failed. Complained to t-mobile and they gave me a wifi cellspot router to install in my house, which if their service and the phone worked, i shouldnt even need. So, i am pretty much an unhappy customer at this point. So i have basically stopped making calls on it. I use my landline for all local and 800 calls and have to take my chances on long distance calls. ALL of my family live in other states, so i dont talk to them much these days. Just want to note that I am equally impressed with my ipad.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Too easily broken!
Color selection
Att Does Not Repair
Broken But Still Paying
New Screen 1 Wk Broke
Repair Put On New Screen
Screen broke very easily
Screen Could Not Be Fixed
Sent To Recommended Repai
Waste Of 500
Best Uses
IPhone 5 C was purchased for a responsible 13 year old girl. Her first phone! 2 months she dropped it less than 2 ft. on bedroom floor. Screen cracked right across the top corner. Took to store but they don't warranty or repair. Recommended repair shop. Took phone and got it fixed. Bought a cover to keep phone in. She put phone in her book bag, took to school. She said she dropped book bag on the floor by her desk about a foot. When she took phone out after school screen was again broken even with cover. I have an IPhone 5 which has never had a problem and has been dropped many times.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Had problem with 5c after AT&T 14th day
Best Uses
Same as any other phone. They never told me at he AT&T store that I would have to deal directly with Apple if I had a problem with the phone. They can't repair the phone have to wait for another phone to arrive. Been without a phone for 3 days. Glad I have a land line at home.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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