iPhone 5C In Late 2020! (Still Worth It?) (Review)

by birtanpublished on February 5, 2021

So within my whole entire career of basically uploading videos on youtube and everything i pretty much said one iphone was one of those iphones that may have had the least amount of impact in general and i really do think that may have been the iphone 5c but looking at it now i mean it was just such a cute and adorable phone that every time i look at it even though i kind of have some feelings about it i do kind of get a you know couple butterflies in my stomach i'm gonna i'm not gonna lie you know i mean like

I have to tell you like it is and i've never felt that way about a phone probably other than the iphone 4s but with the iphone 5c even though it came out the same year as the iphone 5s which i think the 5s was also one of those iphones that have held up extremely well throughout you know the test of time i think the iphone 5c is definitely one of those devices that has a lot of capability behind it still but it definitely isn't anybody's i don't think it's anybody's you know best iphone that ever came out or

Anything like that for sure so this phone originally came out in 2013 and what i can tell you is is that for sure at the end of the day this is not a brand new phone this phone is not going to you know be anybody's main phone right now it might actually be but for a majority of you using it for a majority of you watching this video you're probably just trying to see how this phone even holds up and if it's still usable now this phone is still completely usable in my opinion it still has

Some features and even for a 2013 phone that was based off the 2012 phone it still actually has some capability behind it and it's not like a super outdated device and even for an iphone 5c what i can tell you is is that the 5c laid out the you know kind of the pavement and the map of what a budget phone could eventually be like from apple because we didn't even see another 5c type of device from apple until the iphone 10r for the most part now they did release the iphone se but that wasn't at the same rollout time

As the iphone you know of the iphone at that time which was the iphone 7 and iphone 6s it was kind of like its own phone i think to kind of group this the iphone 5c in my opinion the impact is more so the same device coming at the same time but just a budget model of it and that's pretty much what the iphone 5c was and you still had that same four inch panel on the iphone 5c as well which i found pretty funny because all iphones at the time had you know four inch displays and they're really i don't think was a

Big difference from the display of the 5c to the 5s just like how there wasn't between the 5 and the 5s in my opinion so apple kind of did i mean they did such a good job at marketing the iphone 5s that even though the 5s and 5c had a lot of characteristics that were similar a lot of people ended up picking up the 5s in my opinion even though the 5c was cheaper now you still have that home button no fingerprint sensor on the iphone 5c which i think for the most part was okay you know if you wanted the fingerprint

Sensor you could spend a little bit more money getting it from the other device but i think the 5c with its standard home button was still perfectly fine for a lot of people now you have that lightning port on the bottom which has still held up the test of time apple is still currently using that port which is still extremely impressive in my opinion they apparently are going to be removing it next year but that's still a really good thing and then you had the infamous plastic

Bag which that was something that was super interesting to me because we didn't get a plastic bag on an iphone since the iphone 3gs at the time ever since then every single iphone had either in a glass back or an aluminum back and with the iphone 5c it had that plastic back it was cheaper to manufacture and everything so totally makes sense in my opinion which i think is a great thing but still a lot of people felt away about it and i think at the end of the day

The impact that it has now really didn't have too much because apple still makes even their budget phones that the iphone 11 the iphone 12 and 12 mini with such premium parts it's not like they put the plastic on the back of their devices just like how samsung does now it doesn't make any sense even their further most premium devices at the galaxy note 20 series the galaxy s20 fe even taking out the s20 fe the note 20 that phone still has a plastic back which is so insane to me so that in and of itself

Is another huge problem in my opinion but regardless above that plastic back kind of you do have that single camera setup which is actually pretty interesting to kind of hit on because it's a single 8 megapixel sensor you can do full hd videos on it which i think is pretty cool but beyond that there's not a whole lot of capability that this device has anymore i mean it's pretty basic you know you can do 1080p videos like i stated there's no portrait mode no night mode no nothing like that

And i'm pretty sure the quality of these photos if you take them outdoors it's probably going to be okay but i don't think anybody's really going to be taking photos or videos from the specific phone and thinking like wow this is still a really good camera i think the iphone 5s is more so like that because you do have the ability of doing slow-mo videos and photos on that or slow-mo videos on that but the iphone 5c for the most part sits at an interesting spot because i don't really think anybody's thinking that but you do have

A 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera that can do hd videos on that so i think that's another pretty cool thing as a whole like i said before i don't think anybody's looking at this specific camera lens and being like wow this is such a great camera this is so great i don't think anybody's thinking that but also i just don't really think anybody's really thinking about this phone anymore like that either so it's probably okay so what i can tell you is the whole

Entire outside of this device was more or less the same which you already expecting from the cheaper iphone 5c and the iphone 5s the bigger differences was was the chipsets inside and the way it feels you know the iphone 5s definitely felt like a more premium device and you did have that fingerprint sensor with the iphone 5c really only had you know a cheaper price tag to it it didn't really have anything that excelled in my opinion but still a lot of people bought this one too now software wise it's pretty much

Outdated it's not getting any more updates so there's no point in talking about that for 30 minutes but performance wise this thing does have that apple a6 chip inside of it a dual core cpu and one gigabyte of ram now what i can tell you about the whole entire performance segment of this specific iphone is that yes it's not like a really good performing iphone but at that time and think about it like this at that time the iphone 5 was only one generation

Behind and for this budget tier iphone to have a last generation chip i think is perfectly fine in my opinion but i think apple has learned since then and has really implemented the chipset of being the most important thing and the body of being kind of the last contender and and this time they were kind of doing both they were substituting the body for an older cheaper kind of design but they were also using last year's you know chipsets with apple now even with the iphone 10r iphone 11 iphone 12 and 12 mini they

Have post even with the iphone se whichever chipset they had at that time and the iphone se 2 whichever chips that they have at that time that's their latest one they pretty much implement it on all their devices across the board they don't do that for ipods and with the seventh generation at that time and they don't really do it for ipads too frequently either because there's a lot of differences that happen with those

But for iphones apple always pushes out the latest chipsets in them with the iphone 5c apple kind of did the worst of both worlds in my opinion but the performance of this iphone if i have to say one good thing about it and i've been talking good things about this iphone this whole entire video i will tell you it's probably still an okay performing phone for the most part i think if somebody still had to go and use this thing i think they could definitely have an okay experience with it but i just don't think anybody's really sitting there

And actually using this type of device anymore i think more so than not people kind of may just have one laying around or something and i think that may be a better way to look at it i think if somebody had to go and use this phone as an everyday device i think they would probably be okay with it you know and if i had to use it as an everyday device i think i would be okay with it too because i just don't think it's that bad of a performing phone i just think the biggest problems with it per se are probably the software enhancements

And the software features and the slowness factor but i can still probably download all the apps i want to i can probably still you know get updates through the app store for all those apps so that's another huge asset a big problem that we see on android is that once they're a couple generations old for the software they're pretty much outdated and sooner than later a lot of those apps kind of get outdated in the app store too and you can't even get updates through the app store so that's another big deal with the

Iphone 5c you can still get a lot of updates too which is another huge asset so when it comes down to the performance obviously it's not going to be that great of a performing phone but for a 2013 phone that was based off a 2012 chipset i don't think it's that bad like and the more i think about it i really don't think this phone was as bad as i thought it was at that time definitely at that time it may have been the worst but because of apple's decisions since then

And the little weird things they do here and there i don't know i kind of get the idea that the iphone 5c wasn't really that bad after all in my opinion so the battery life wise i mean there's okay i guess i have to hit on it this thing had a 1500 million power battery i believe for 1400 it was a 15 10 million power battery so definitely not a super small battery size and i think it actually may have had a somewhat around the same battery size as the iphone 5s so that's a really good thing maybe even a little bit bigger

But i will tell you i don't really think anybody's using this battery life anymore nobody really cares anymore so i'm not even going to hit on it it's like an okay battery life for a 2013 phone but to kind of summon this video into hence the question is the iphone 5c still worth it in the later part of 2020 man what i can tell you is is that obviously i don't think it's worth it per se i don't think it's worth it for something to actually go out of their way and use it but if somebody is still using

This device even if there's one person out there i'm sure there is this phone still has a lot of character you know for the history and the historical factor behind this device it was one of the first times apple actually made a budget phone that was intended to be a budget phone and the fact that it still turns on for me it still has a good camera for the most part really the only downside is the oldness factor because it's so outdated it just doesn't get any more soft for updates it's silicon ios 10

It's not like it's getting ios 14 features or anything i just think that's the main issue i feel like i'm going to be missing out a lot of those things but for the rock capability for the imessage for the facetime it still has those type of capabilities it's just going to do everything i do on a daily basis just a little bit slower which i think is totally okay you know this is not meant to be a super fast phone and i think this phone is actually held up pretty well and i think for the performance for being a seven year old phone is

Actually still pretty decent for the most part now with that being said if a phone manufacturer literally went ahead and replay you know made a phone like this in this day and age and said okay this is our budget phone like go ahead and use it even if it was a 50 phone i would literally vomit i would literally say this is a horrible performing phone it's so slow it's so inconsistent and i would not have a good experience with it but because this is an

Older phone i do have to give it a little bit of the benefit of the doubt and that's kind of what i'm doing it's not a horrible performing phone for a 2013 phone but it just wouldn't be my first device i would go ahead and pick up right now so that really pretty much covers it up that's how it's summoned up if you guys have any other questions or anything let me know in the comment section below hit the like button know me so much but definitely hit that subscribe button every single subscriber that we get

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