Apple iPhone 5C: A Closer Look at Specs and Cameras
Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 5C smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the Apple iPhone 5C phone with 4 inch display, Apple A6 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.
The Apple iPhone 5C series was launched with iOS 7 pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. The 4 inch phone comes with a high resolution IPS display (640 x 1136 px). This screen can reproduce accurate and vibrant colors. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The iPhone 5C also features a 1.2 MP front-facing camera.
Apple iPhone 5C pictures
The specifications below are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Apple iPhone 5C, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
Apple iPhone 5C specifications
|Dimensions||4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inch|
|Colors||blue, green, pink, white, yellow|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
The weight of Apple iPhone 5C is about 4.66 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Apple smartphone are average (4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A Nano SIM is a small (12.3 x 8.8 x 0.67 mm) chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM) for connecting to a cellular network.
|OS version||iOS 7|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX543 MP3|
The Apple iPhone 5C comes with iOS 7 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple and used on its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The iPhone 5C has a Apple A6 CPU. This CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. The iPhone 5C utilizes PowerVR SGX543 MP3 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. PowerVR GPUs are a popular choice for mobile device manufacturers, and are known for their power efficiency and strong performance.
|Screen size||4 inch|
|Resolution||640 x 1136 px|
The 4 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of Apple iPhone 5C is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|Internal storage||8 GB|
|Memory card slot||no|
1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. Having more RAM in a smartphone can provide benefits in terms of performance and multitasking. When you have more RAM, you can keep more apps and processes open in the background without slowing down the device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The iPhone 5C has only 8 GB of internal storage. The memory and the internal storage of the Apple iPhone 5C (1 GB) cannot be expanded.
|Main camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||1.2 MP|
The iPhone 5C offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the iPhone 5C is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of iPhone 5C smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones, particularly for those who frequently use their phones to take photos and videos.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Apple iPhone 5C supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology. 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. It offers peak download speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, depending on the specific network and implementation. The Apple iPhone 5C like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi networks offer several advantages over wired networks, including greater mobility, flexibility, and convenience.
The iPhone 5C smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect and communicate with each other over short distances. The iPhone 5C has a GPS receiver. GPS allows smartphones to determine their precise location and provide accurate navigation and mapping services. This includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, points of interest, and alternative routes.
The iPhone 5C isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features. The iPhone 5C phone doesn't have built-in FM radio receiver. The iPhone 5C smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Po 1510 mAh, non-removable|
The Li-Po 1510 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of iPhone 5C isn't removable without voiding the warranty.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Apple phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The iPhone 5C phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles.
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