The white iPhone 5C teams a classic, understated colour scheme with a lightweight polycarbonate shell. But with iOS 7 on board, plus 4G network support, a powerful new processor and a pin-sharp four-inch Retina Display, there's nothing lightweight about its spec sheet.
Take everything that was great about the iPhone 5. Then make it better, brighter, more powerful and lighter. The result is the iPhone 5C.
So instead of that the iPhone 5's A5 processor, the iPhone 5C features the beefier A6 model. That means the phone runs with amazing zip, letting you zoom between menus and multi-task with ease, so you can get more done. It also handles 3D graphics with aplomb for console-quality gaming experiences.
But for once, a more powerful chipset doesn't mean more of a drain on the battery. The A6 processor has been custom-designed to be energy-efficient. Team that with the fact that the iPhone 5C features the iPhone range's longest-life battery ever and you've got a handset that delivers up to ten hours browsing, video playback or talk time on a full charge.
4G support comes as standard too. That puts music, games, apps and movie downloads at your fingertips in seconds. And means buffering-free video streaming, as well as super-smooth online gaming over mobile internet and a slick browsing experience while you're on the go.
Apple has not neglected the camera this time around either. The iPhone 5C's eight megapixel iSight camera is completely revamped from the iPhone 5. With a five-element lens and an amazing panorama mode, it serves up great images every time. Irrespective of the shot you're going for.
We think you'll love the rethought Camera app too. With eight filters to choose from, you can add a vintage sheen to your snaps or take a vogueish black and white self-portrait. There's even a filter to make colours more vivid and bring your photos to life.
Naturally, it's great at video too. 1080HD video capture means your mini movies will look better than ever. The 3X zoom brings you closer to the action and, to ensure the quality doesn't let up in difficult conditions, there's video image stabilisation technology on board too.
At the root of the iPhone 5C's brilliance, though, is the totally revamped and redesigned iOS 7 operating system. It's now more vibrant and more of a pleasure to use.
But it also brings improved multi-tasking and the handy Control Centre feature that lets you get to key settings with a single swipe. All-new versions of old favourites and new apps such as Safari for better browsing and AirDrop for simpler sharing complete the package.
Other standout features of this excellent handset include an enhanced FaceTime HD camera, 16GB of storage and the best selection of apps and games of any smartphone.