The 32GB editon of the green iPhone 5C teams masses of memory with an eye-catching shade. Add 4G connectivity, a four-inch screen, huge amounts of processing power and Apple's iOS 7 and you've got the very definition of a next-generation smartphone.
The iPhone 5C is the first-ever polycarbonate iPhone. That means it's super-lightweight. But thanks to its steel-reinforced frame, it's sturdy enough to withstand almost anything you can throw at it and still pack in everything that was so amazing about the iPhone 5. Plus a bit more besides.
Not least in this category is the A6 processor. Much more powerful than the iPhone 5's A5 model, this means the iPhone 5C handles 3D graphics with ease and zips through screens and opens and closes apps in a trice. Not only that. It also makes this smartphone a joy to use.
To ensure all that workload doesn't wear out your battery, the A6 has been designed to be supremely energy-efficient. Add to that a long-life battery - the longest of any iPhone, in fact - and you can expect up to ten hours of talk time, video or music streaming or browsing on a full charge.
To ensure you can do even more of whatever you like doing, the iPhone 5C is 4G compatible. That means you'll get mobile internet speeds well in excess of 3G, so expect lightning-fast downloads, video streaming that's seamless and free of buffering and a brilliant web browsing experience.
Also better this time around is the eight-megapixel iSight camera. With a new five-element lens, oodles of filters and photo effects to choose from and a terrific panorama mode, it makes it easy to get great images.
And that goes for video too. Because the iSight camera records 1080 HD footage, packs a 3X digital zoom and image stabilisation technology, it makes your mini movies look like blockbusters.
iOS 7 is the iPhone's operating system. Fantastically easy to use, it's a big part of what makes iPhones so sought-after. The iPhone 5C features the all-new iOS 7 version.
Not only does it look better than ever before. It adds some awesome new features too, not least improved multi-tasking, as well as fresh apps and revamped versions of old ones. And the excellent Control Centre feature that lets you access the iPhone 5C's key settings with a single swipe.
Other standout features of the Phone 5C include tons of apps to choose from at the App Store and a superior FaceTime HD front-facing camera.