Apple officially announced Budget iPhone 5C with 4-inch retina display [Specs, comparison]

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Apple officially announced the much-anticipated gadget for the budget friendly seekers. The lower cost device designed to appeal to buyers who wants to experience the apple environment without spending much for the premium materials.

The hardware specs are identical to that of iPhone 5, so it is the great for those who were looking forward to this device. However, we felt that the iPhone 5C might not be that cheap as expected, whether you buy it on contract or without it.

See Also: Apple announced iPhone 5S, Is it better than iPhone 5? [Specs]

The 5c was announced today at Apple’s launch event in Cupertino, California. The device will come with a polycarbonate shell and the option of a green, white, blue, pink, or yellow “soft-feel” silicon rubber surround.

The iPhone 5C will be shipped with 4-inch retina display along with A6 processor, same as iPhone 5.

Pre-orders start from September 13 and the handsets are due to go on sale from September 20 in the US, UK, Australia, China, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. Off-contract pricing for the 16GB 5c is $549 while the 32GB option will set you back $649 (Not the cheapest one you thought, right?)

Model iPhone 5 iPhone 5c
Price on contract $199, $299, $399 $99, $199
Price off contract $649, $749, $849 $549, $649
Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB
Display 4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi 4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
Processors A6 A6
Rear Camera 8MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture 8MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Video Recording 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps
Front Camera 1.2MP photos, 720p video 1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Navigation GPS and GLONASS GPS and GLONASS
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
Talk Time on 3G Up to 8 hours Up to 10 hours
Browsing time on LTE Up to 8 hours Up to 10 hours
Browsing time on 3G Up to 8 hours Up to 8 hours
Browsing time on Wi-Fi Up to 10 hours Up to 10 hours
Standby time Up to 225 hours Up to 250 hours
Height 4.87 inches (123.8 mm) 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
Width 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
Depth 0.30 inch (7.6 mm) 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)
Weight 3.95 ounces (112 grams) 4.65 ounces (132 grams)
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Black/Slate, White/Silver White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green

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