1. sdc1's Avatar
    My 5 gave up on me so I've ordered a 5c to use until the 6s/7 is available, no point using an upgrade for a 6 at this stage.

    What's the 5c like to use every day? Does the plastic mark easily, etc? I've never considered a 5c before so haven't even held one in my hand yet.
    Last edited by sdc1; 07-19-2015 at 05:04 PM.
    07-19-2015 11:46 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    My 5 gave up on me so I've ordered a 5s to use until the 6s/7 is available, no point using an upgrade for a 6 at this stage.

    What's the 5c like to use every day? Does the plastic mark easily, etc? I've never considered a 5c before so haven't even held one in my hand yet.
    My adult daughter has had one for over a year. She has it in one of the "connect four" cases. As far as I can tell, it's quite durable. It does remind me somewhat of the 3G/3GS models.
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    07-19-2015 11:55 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My wife's been using the 5c for 16 months and likes it. She doesn't want a bigger screen.
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    07-19-2015 01:16 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I think the 5c would be durable enough but I'd still put a case on it...out of respect.
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    07-19-2015 07:36 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    If your 5 survived without a case, so will a 5c.. I even believe the 5c can take a lot more without case than the 5.

    Just my 0,02$
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    07-19-2015 07:42 PM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    If your 5 survived without a case, so will a 5c.. I even believe the 5c can take a lot more without case than the 5.

    Just my 0,02$
    It'll survive without a case but how will it look without a case in a month, two months, 6 months...a year? I know I have issues but the slightest blemish on my devices really does disappoint.
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    07-19-2015 07:51 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have a coverless 5s and it looks like it survived wwIII .. But it doesn't bother me.

    I think scratches will be less obvious on a 5c because of the mat color they've used. Were it to be a shiny cover like the 3series, that would bother me more.
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    07-19-2015 07:53 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That 5c "Plastic" is a very durable material used to make the cockpit windshield of some jet aircraft. It's not exactly Lego grade plastic. Early iPhones were made of it. It's called Polycarbonate.
    Read:
    http://m.imore.com/even-apples-plast...carbonate-back
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    07-19-2015 08:24 PM
  9. grover5's Avatar
    My daughter has a 5c. She's had it for about 14 months. It's pretty durable but she does use cases.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
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    07-19-2015 08:25 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    I've got a friend who's had a 5c for over a year. He doesn't use a case. It's very durable.
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    07-19-2015 08:32 PM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    My daughter and my mother have a 5c both have had no issues both use cases thou .. You should be fine


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    07-19-2015 08:32 PM
  12. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    My 14 year old niece has the green one without a case. It's held up nice for the past 7 months


    Tapatalk'n On The IPhone 6 Plus 
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    07-19-2015 09:30 PM
  13. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    It won't break but it will have tiny scratches on the back. It's like any other type of plastic cased product.
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    07-19-2015 10:18 PM
  14. missy8787's Avatar
    I have a 5c and it has some scratches on it I've had it for a year now but can't notice the scratches unless u rly look for them.
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    07-20-2015 12:36 AM
  15. sdc1's Avatar
    That's great, thanks for all the replies. I guess my doubts about the plastic are unfounded. I'm looking forward to it arriving tomorrow.
    Last edited by sdc1; 07-20-2015 at 08:12 AM.
    07-20-2015 06:18 AM
  16. Benjamin Langley's Avatar
    I had a white iPhone and would indeed mark easily with both scratches and gaining colour from surrounding objects like blue jeans.
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    07-20-2015 07:28 AM
  17. sdc1's Avatar
    I had a white iPhone and would indeed mark easily with both scratches and gaining colour from surrounding objects like blue jeans.
    I've ordered the blue one.
    07-20-2015 08:13 AM
  18. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    What's the 5c like to use every day? Does the plastic mark easily, etc? I've never considered a 5c before so haven't even held one in my hand yet.
    Like a plastic iPhone ... get a case and you'll never notice the difference ...
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    07-20-2015 11:59 AM
  19. sdc1's Avatar
    Like a plastic iPhone ... get a case and you'll never notice the difference ...
    I like your way of looking at this.
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    07-20-2015 12:11 PM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    It's simply an iPhone 4 with a unibody plastic body. That's how I see it.
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    07-21-2015 09:00 AM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    It's simply an iPhone 4 with a unibody plastic body. That's how I see it.
    Did you mean 5?
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    07-21-2015 09:01 AM
  22. Speedygi's Avatar
    Did you mean 5?
    Oops yeah haha
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    07-21-2015 09:01 AM
  23. the tall guy's Avatar
    FWIW I just checked my little sisters green 5c and it's in great condition - she's had it for about a year and drops it constantly.
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    07-21-2015 11:35 AM
  24. Haalcyon's Avatar
    That 5c "Plastic" is a very durable material used to make the cockpit windshield of some jet aircraft. It's not exactly Lego grade plastic. Early iPhones were made of it. It's called Polycarbonate.
    Read:
    http://m.imore.com/even-apples-plast...carbonate-back
    As a Lego fan I can tell you that Legos are made out of extremely high-quality plastic...it may be polycarbonate as well. It's the Lego knock-offs that are made out of the cheap stuff.
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    07-21-2015 01:10 PM
  25. sdc1's Avatar
    I got the 5c today, it's surprisingly nice to hold and use. I'll be very happy using this for a while and I don't think I'll need a case.

    This was supposed to be a refurb and it was priced accordingly, 120 sterling. However, when I checked the serial number on the Apple website I found this.

    What's the 5C like to use every day? Does the plastic mark easily, etc?-imoreappimg_20150721_191412.jpg

    I have a full years Apple warranty. Surely that would indicate that the phone was brand new. It certainly feels and looks brand new.
    07-21-2015 02:15 PM
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