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Topic # 171923 5-May-2015 16:59
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Hi Fellow Geeks.

So it's time to upgrade my SO's iPhone. Has anyone used or know of any issues with the 5C (32GB). Thanks for your help.

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  Reply # 1298523 5-May-2015 17:07
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No issues, I think they are good phones if you can get it a good price.

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  Reply # 1298542 5-May-2015 17:46

I have a 5C for work.
First smart phone, so still trying to find out how it all works. Didn't come with a manual, so have to use Google, or ask kids.
Takes great photos and torch is pretty good too!

Have download an app that uses GPS to show vehicle speed. Car speedo reads 6kph low at 100kph. Now know why traffic was building up behind me.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1298543 5-May-2015 17:48
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They are fine, my personal belief is if you hang on to an iPhone for a few years then get the newest you can afford so you get the iOS updates for a few years longer. 

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  Reply # 1298578 5-May-2015 19:19
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They're essentially the same on the inside as an iPhone 5, if that helps. I'm still very happy with my 5 and probably won't be upgrading for another generation or two. But I'd agree with lxsw20, might punch a bit but if you fork out a bit more for the latest model and it'll last you longer into the future, as well as giving you a better resale value if/when you do decide to upgrade. The 5C and 5 run fine on iOS8, but a couple of generations of iOS into the future and this may not be the case.

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  Reply # 1298587 5-May-2015 19:47
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SWMBO and son have been running 5C's for about a year or so. They are just a 5 inside. Plastic case seems pretty rigid and still has a pretty solid feel about it. No complaints.




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  Reply # 1298632 5-May-2015 20:55
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5c has slightly better battery life, with specs claiming an extra 2 hours talk time but it's also slightly heavier and very slightly larger. not all iPhone 5 cases will fit the 5c but some do. nothing wrong with it at all

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  Reply # 1298659 5-May-2015 21:34
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MadEngineer: 5c has slightly better battery life, with specs claiming an extra 2 hours talk time but it's also slightly heavier and very slightly larger. not all iPhone 5 cases will fit the 5c but some do. nothing wrong with it at all


They do make cases specifically for the 5C.  Available from the usual places, or you can by the genuine Apple one for the usual premium price.   




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  Reply # 1298662 5-May-2015 21:38
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We have them in our fleet at work and people seem happy with them, but only buy one if you're getting it much cheaper than a 5S or a 6.

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  Reply # 1298719 5-May-2015 23:10
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scuwp:
MadEngineer: 5c has slightly better battery life, with specs claiming an extra 2 hours talk time but it's also slightly heavier and very slightly larger. not all iPhone 5 cases will fit the 5c but some do. nothing wrong with it at all


They do make cases specifically for the 5C.  Available from the usual places, or you can by the genuine Apple one for the usual premium price.   
yeah I got mine freight free from either eBay or Amazon, I forget which.

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  Reply # 1298874 6-May-2015 10:20
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My wife still uses my old (now 2 years) iPhone 5 and a 5C is essentially that.

Camera is good, iOS is the latest version, not laggy at all.

I'd say that they will drop off the supported list with not the next iOS update but the one after that, so it may become outdated in around 18 months or so, which is not a killer.






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  Reply # 1300307 7-May-2015 23:48
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Used to have the iPhone 5, which has mostly the same specs as the 5C. iOS-experience-wise everything runs just as fast as the latest iPhones. Obviously certain apps would be slower.
Very good one-handed use compared to the iPhone 6 (which I've upgraded to, still slightly miss it to be honest).

I've heard/read from reviewer websites that the polycarbonate backing is pretty inert and doesn't attract marks/leave any.

Rumour has it iOS9 may be dropping 32 bit devices in the name of stability for future updates (everything under the 5S), but that's yet to be substantiated/corroborated since it's not until near-end-of-year when another iPhone is released (plus iOS 8.4 to be released as well within the near future for anything iOS8-compatible)

All in all a good smartphone to use at the moment, especially for anyone with average/smaller hands who prefer using their phones one-handed. Only thing to watch out for is if Apple drops the latest iOS compatability on it at the end of the year.

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