iPhone 5C for a clumsy person?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ijon01, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. ijon01 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2014
    Hi all

    Random thread title I know but basically my girlfriend is due an upgrade and wants a 5C, she has a HTC One S at the moment which she has had for 2 years and it's pretty battered, it has metal housing and gorilla glass and to be honest has held up well considering how often it gets dropped, to all the 5C owners on here my question is how robust is the 5C and would it withstand a few drops, often...... ?

    She is against casing it as I am, my 5S has been naked for the 2 months I've owned it but I'm careful.

    Any comments would be appreciated, thanks!
  2. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    The plastic housing will hold up better to drops over aluminium and any damage will not be as noticeable. She should consider apple care plus though I'd she really is that clumsy.
  3. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Certainly more robust than the 5s. Heavier than the 5s and a little thicker too!
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    both my sister and my girlfriend have dropped their 5c's and they popped out of the case and now make a click each time the screen is pressed. we brought my girlfriends to the apple store and they were able to fix it but i would suggest you get a case for it.
  5. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    A mile high
    iPhones aren't made for demolition derby's, but they're not cheap crap either. Give your girlfriend the iphone 5C, with a case...the strongest...case...evar
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    It's only slightly more durable than a 5S. The 5S will nick and dent more easily, but the main thing - cracking the screen - is pretty much equally likely on both.
  7. Toltepeceno Suspended


    Jul 17, 2012
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
  8. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
  9. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    I had that case for the 5s and hated it. Looked nice in pictures but the buttons feel awkward and the aluminum on the back scratches basically as soon as you open the package. it also doesn't fit the phone as well or as tightly as I'd like.
  10. SestoElemento macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2014
    Out of the two the 5C seems to be your best choice. The 5C is said to have steel reinforced frame which should make it even better.

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