Apple releases 8GB iPhone 5C in India, prices it at Rs 37,500

The iPhone 5C might not be inexpensive but it’s a dazzling handset that carries a breath of fresh air to the iPhone lineup. Apple has launched the 8GB version of its iPhone 5C in India for Rs 37,500. a move aimed at trapping a larger share of the flourishing smartphone market in India. Apple’s iPhone 5c delivers a colorful new option in an improved, mid-level iPhone. For a limited time, Apple also is including a free case worth Rs 2,000 with every purchase. So is the iPhone 5c just old wine in a colorful new bottle, or is it another winner from Apple – let’s find out.

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Screen Size
This is the most colorful any iPhone has ever been. The iPhone 5c sports the same 4.0-inch (640 x 1136 pixels resolution) seen in the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5c (124.40 x 59.20 x 8.97 mm, 132 grams) is slightly bigger and noticeably heavier than the iPhone 5 (123.80 x 58.60 x 7.60 mm, 112 grams).

Operating System
8GB iPhone 5c comes with iOS 7 out of the box. Apple put a lot of effort into making the system look and feel more decent and fresh. Transitions are smoother and slicker, and the design is trendy.

Battery
iPhone 5c also gets a longer battery life, weighing in at 5.73 Watt hours. At 3.8 Volts, that appears to offer 1507 mAh, compared to the previous iPhone 5 battery which was 1440 mAh. With not much internet browsing you can stretch the battery life to about 12 hours.

Camera
The iPhone 5c has practically the same camera that the iPhone 5 shipped with. iPhone 5c features a 8MP iSight camera and is among the best in the market which works well even in low light. The 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera shoots 1280-by-960-pixel images and records 720p HD video.

Processor and Storage
iPhone 5c is powered by an A6 chip with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory.

Color
There’s a wide-enough range of colors that you’ll definitely find an iPhone 5C that you like the look of. The iPhone 5c comes in white or a series of bright colors: green, blue, yellow or pink.

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Connectivity
Talking about connectivity it includes UMTS, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, 3G,(850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz), GSM, EDGE, (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and WiFi.

Miscellaneous
iPhone 5c accompanies a new range of headphone that have a design that fits in your ear finer than the round shaped in-ear models. The volume buttons in iPhone 5c are now oblong in the place of circles as compared to iPhone 5. Plus, iPhone 5c shows the world how to use plastic without making the device feel flimsy or cheap.

Pros
Solid, colorfully fun construction
Smooth OS
Decent battery life
iOS ecosystem remains unrivaled

Cons
Not as future-proof as the 5s
High Cost
Doesn’t feel premium

Quick look at the Specifications
Display: 4.00-inch
Processor: 1.3GHzDual core Apple A6 chipset
Rear Camera: 8-megapixel
Front Camera: 1.2-megapixel
Resolution: 640 x 1136 pixels
RAM: 1GB
OS: iOS 7
Storage: 8GB
Battery capacity: 1507mAh

Verdict
iPhone 5c is a great device with solid performance but if Apple truly wants its 8GB iPhone 5C to sell in India, it will have to push the price to at least Rs 30000 without buybacks.

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