Apple iPhone 5C comparison

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Apple iPhone 5C

Apple iPhone 5C
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Apple iPhone 5S

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Samsung Galaxy S4

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HTC One

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Apple iPhone 5

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Price $99 to $469 at 5 stores $149 to $639 at 6 stores $99 to $719 at 3 stores $199 at 1 store $560 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 9 reviews 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews
Release date September 20, 2013 September 20, 2013 March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013 September 21, 2012
The Bottom Line The iPhone 5C is a great $99 phone that basically replicates the well-reviewed iPhone 5 in a more colorful case. The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.18
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable 4.6 oz
5.04 oz
3.95 oz
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Wireless Interface Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Service Provider Info unavailable Info unavailable T-Mobile
AT&T
AT&T
Band / mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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