1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Since you bought your 5C and knowing that it was built completely different in terms of materials compared to the 5S and what the 5C has or does not have again compared to the 5S, Are you completely satisfied with it or regret your purchase?
    11-11-2013 04:25 PM
  2. fluppyboy's Avatar
    I've had a 5C since the Monday after release, and have been nothing but happy with it! I actually chose the 5C over the 5S (liked the way it felt in my hand better), and have never regretted my decision.

    I could have bought a 5S - they had stock of the silver and white in the size that I wanted (32 GB), but the 5C was my choice. It just felt better!


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    11-11-2013 06:14 PM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I agree with fluopyboy. I knew I was going to be upgrading at some point after the 5C & 5S released. My first thought was I figured I probably would've went for the 5S, but after actually being in a store to examine both devices I really liked the way the 5C felt overall and the fact that bold colors were available was an added plus for me. Even if the 5C only came in white and black, I still would've gotten it over the 5S, and I wasn't overly worried about having the most latest tech features that the 5S has over the 5C. (ie. the A7 chip opposed to the A6, fingerprint scanner, etc) Coming from a 4S, I'm really enjoying having the 5C, especially just that extra bit of a larger screen but still able to handle it one handed works for me !!
    11-11-2013 07:22 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    I agree with fluopyboy. I knew I was going to be upgrading at some point after the 5C & 5S released. My first thought was I figured I probably would've went for the 5S, but after actually being in a store to examine both devices I really liked the way the 5C felt overall and the fact that bold colors were available was an added plus for me. Even if the 5C only came in white and black, I still would've gotten it over the 5S, and I wasn't overly worried about having the most latest tech features that the 5S has over the 5C. (ie. the A7 chip opposed to the A6, fingerprint scanner, etc) Coming from a 4S, I'm really enjoying having the 5C, especially just that extra bit of a larger screen but still able to handle it one handed works for me !!
    Congrats Pink!! Glad you're enjoying your new 5C!
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    11-11-2013 08:08 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I agree with fluopyboy. I knew I was going to be upgrading at some point after the 5C & 5S released. My first thought was I figured I probably would've went for the 5S, but after actually being in a store to examine both devices I really liked the way the 5C felt overall and the fact that bold colors were available was an added plus for me. Even if the 5C only came in white and black, I still would've gotten it over the 5S, and I wasn't overly worried about having the most latest tech features that the 5S has over the 5C. (ie. the A7 chip opposed to the A6, fingerprint scanner, etc) Coming from a 4S, I'm really enjoying having the 5C, especially just that extra bit of a larger screen but still able to handle it one handed works for me !!
    Thank you for the answer Pink and congrats on your new phone. I am happy for you!
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    11-11-2013 08:34 PM
  6. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Congrats Pink!! Glad you're enjoying your new 5C!
    Thank you for the answer Pink and congrats on your new phone. I am happy for you!
    thank you pr1nce and Jags !!
    11-11-2013 08:40 PM
  7. zerog46's Avatar
    I got the 5C and love it. No regrets. I have always liked the look and feel if the 3G so this makes sense for me. As above I picked this over the 5S. I really just like the feel if it in my hand.
    11-11-2013 09:47 PM
  8. Armada's Avatar
    I really like it but I'm reminded of my old polycarbonate MacBook in a bad way: hairline scratches started showing up way too quickly. I got a really long one not two weeks in.
    11-11-2013 10:11 PM
  9. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    I really like it but I'm reminded of my old polycarbonate MacBook in a bad way: hairline scratches started showing up way too quickly. I got a really long one not two weeks in.
    This is something I didn't even think about regarding the 5c. I know the polycarbonate on the MacBook could also crack. I hope that isn't a problem with the iPhone.
    11-11-2013 10:29 PM
  10. anon7833325's Avatar
    As for the polycarbonate cracking, I've had it slip out of my hands twice and fall flat on its back on the bathroom floor with no case and it made it out damage free. It seems easy to pick up hairline scratches but still durable oddly enough.


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    11-11-2013 10:55 PM
  11. anon7833325's Avatar
    Oh and I'm definitely enjoying my white 5C! No regrets here.


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    11-11-2013 10:56 PM
  12. taz323's Avatar
    Don't have the 5c, but have talked with a few that do, and all say the same thing. No regrets.
    11-11-2013 11:30 PM
  13. thejasonhowell's Avatar
    Love mine. No qualms with the build quality.


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    11-11-2013 11:32 PM
  14. claudeburdel's Avatar
    Completely satisfied with mine. I keep it in the Apple Swiss cheese case, and it spends most of its time in a suit jacket breast pocket, and I have no cracks or anything.
    11-12-2013 06:10 AM
  15. thebizz's Avatar
    I bought the 5c and I'm completely satisfied with it. I love the feel in hand the size and quality of the phone. I've learned that specs aren't everything and this a6 runs this phone very well. I had the opportunity to get the lg g2 for the same price but I wanted to be in a better ecosystem and have a phone that I knew would be supported promptly for the life of the phone and not have to wait and deal with bugs.
    11-12-2013 09:30 AM
  16. DarkBlade_95's Avatar
    As for the polycarbonate cracking, I've had it slip out of my hands twice and fall flat on its back on the bathroom floor with no case and it made it out damage free. It seems easy to pick up hairline scratches but still durable oddly enough.


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    That polycarbonate is as durable as they get. The scratches are probably the glossy coating on the plastic, nothing to worry about. Unless you plan on selling this phone for the next upgrade.


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    11-12-2013 11:48 AM
  17. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I love it. I love that it reminds me of my 3G and 3GS with the way it feels in the hand. I don't think I really miss the difference in the speed, though. I hear the 5S is twice as fast, but hopefully soon I'll have a new iPad Mini retina display with that A7 chip.
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    11-12-2013 12:07 PM
  18. Chrisy's Avatar
    Completely satisfied. The build quality is excellent. Seems a little fragile coming from a BlackBerry. But otherwise very good.

    Love the plastic, that part feels sturdy.

    And for $45 I can't complain.
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    11-12-2013 12:17 PM
  19. deedeebear's Avatar
    I do not regret my purchase at all even if my original choice was the 5s. It's like it was meant to be when I kept searching to buy a 5s and all were out of stock. I told myself let's look at the 5c. I mean I was coming from an iPhone 4 so even when people say the 5c is basically a 5 in a different casing it doesn't matter because it's a great upgrade for me.


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    11-12-2013 01:34 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I have the 5S but I bought the 5C for my daughter and the build quality is great. I love the way it feels holding it and the color options make it fun. If it had come in 64GB, I definitely would of considered it.
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    11-13-2013 11:27 PM
  21. Blue Shift's Avatar
    I love it. I love that it reminds me of my 3G and 3GS with the way it feels in the hand. I don't think I really miss the difference in the speed, though. I hear the 5S is twice as fast, but hopefully soon I'll have a new iPad Mini retina display with that A7 chip.
    Exactly! I actually picked up my old 3GS shortly after buying the 5c, and I truly missed the feel. Not that the 4 build, nor the 5/5s are bad, I just didn't like the feel as much.

    Hopefully by the time I'm due for upgrade there will be a 6c, with upgraded innards but the same build.
    11-14-2013 04:04 PM
  22. hsfof3's Avatar
    For me the 5c is the perfect fit in screen size and feel. I upgraded from the 4s. The phone just fits in my hand well and it is very durable. Very happy with the decision to go with the 5c. Battery life is outstanding. I couldn't ask for more.
    11-17-2013 03:41 PM

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