iPhone 5c Specifications and Features

iPhone 5c Specifications and Features

General Information:

  • Announcement Date: September 10, 2013
  • Release Date: September 20, 2013
  • Operating System: iOS 7 (upgradable to iOS 10.3.3)


  • Dimensions: 124.4 mm x 59.2 mm x 9 mm
  • Weight: 132 grams
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • Colors: White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink


  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 4.0 inches
  • Resolution: 640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi density)


  • Chipset: Apple A6 (32 nm)
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Swift (ARM v7-based)
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)
  • Internal Storage: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB variants
  • RAM: 1 GB


  • Primary (Rear) Camera: 8 MP, f/2.4, with LED flash, panorama, and HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary (Front) Camera: 1.2 MP, with face detection and FaceTime capabilities


  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Radio: No
  • USB: Lightning, USB 2.0


  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Type: Li-Po 1510 mAh, non-removable
  • Talk Time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby Time: Up to 250 hours

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price:

  • US$99 with 16GB of storage with a two-year contract
  • US$199 with 32 GB of storage with a two-year contract
  • Unlocked and contract free available for US$549 with 16GB
  • Unlocked and contract free available for US$649 with 32GB
  • The iPhone 5c 8 GB version was originally available free with a two-year contract.


  • The iPhone 5c was introduced as a more colorful and affordable alternative to the iPhone 5s. It was available in five vibrant colors.
  • The device had a plastic build, which was a departure from the aluminum build of other iPhones at the time.
  • Despite its lower price point, the iPhone 5c packed many of the same features as the iPhone 5.
  • The iPhone 5c was seen as Apple’s attempt to capture a broader market segment and appeal to consumers looking for a more budget-friendly iPhone option.