I don't get it (build quality)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by techguy15, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. techguy15 macrumors member

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    Just throwing this out there but is it weird that the build quality of my 5C is better than my Nexus 5X? For all the flack that the 5C gets for its (polycarbonate) housing, it shocks me that it has no rattles or loose buttons like my 5X does. Pleased with Apples build quality even for an older phone.
     
  2. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    The 5C was a great phone. I would buy another with updated specs. (I'm a "plastic phone" guy....)
     
  3. Patron_Saint Suspended

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    The 5c was solid, and I'd love to see a revision of it at some point, or even something more premium with ceramic.
     
  4. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Physically, the 5C is built like a tank. I remember holding one the week it was launched and thinking that it felt hefty and solid.

    The fact that the back casing is a single, unbroken piece of tough plastic has a lot to do with this. My ultimate phone would have the resilience of the 5C casing, combined with waterproofing.
     
  5. se1000 macrumors 6502

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    5C was a good 50% more expensive, with some discounts, 100% more expensive than the 5X
     
  6. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    The 5c should've had Touch ID. But I guess it wouldn't have been as cheap as it was if it included that.
     
  7. addamas macrumors 6502

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    5c is really weak. Even with rubber case it had cracked screen after first it hit floor... all 5 are great but not plastic thing
     
  8. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I have to agree. The screens cracked very easily.
     
  9. rugmankc Contributor

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    Some of the sturdiest phones were plastic. Blackberry was maybe the best. I owned several and they didn't have cases.
     

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