Just touched a 5C. This should have been the more expensive model imho.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iBug2, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    #1
    The plastic feels incredible, and it looks amazing. It looks better than 5S imho. They should dump the aluminium and go with plastic from now on for all models.

    And this certainly is not the same kind of plastic on other plastic phones. I have never seen plastic looking like that.
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Location:
    Encinitas, CA
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #3
    There's a reason why the 5C is not selling well, its priced too high. Selling it for more would be a bad move by apple. I'd have to say plastic feels like plastic regardless of what phone we're talking about.

    I do like the look of the 5c, and there are different grades of plastic but its by no means a premium product. Moving all their phones to plastic would be a bad move imo
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #4
    I agree that it's a nice phone, but I personally don't think it's nicer than the 5/5s.

    I'd also be concerned about the plastic cracking like it did on the 3G/3Gs.
     
  5. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    #5
    I've been trying to coordinate both mine and my wife's work schedules to make it to the AT&T store to get me one, which has been a challenge. :)

    A month's worth of challenge.
     
  6. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    #6
    No, what I meant was, they should have made the 5S plastic and the 5C aluminium. The flagship model with the best internals should have had the plastic case.
    Obviously 5S is the better phone in terms of silicone, but the 5C looks better than the 5S. So combine the best looks with the best silicone imho.
     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

    gnasher729

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    #7
    Doesn't matter that it sells less than the 5s - the news is that more than half of all 5c purchasers are previous Android customers. So the 5c is actively taking away sales from the competition. There are obviously many people who given the choice between 5s and Android would choose Android, but among these people, quite a few choose the 5c.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
    #8
    Seriously?

    By that analogy, all the MBPs and MacBook Airs should also be using this premium plastic! And the 5c should have a plastic screen and not glass!

    I think it's great that you like the 5c so much and I don't begrudge you your choice.

    But, I'll stick with my metal iPhone 5 as I happen to feel the opposite – that metal is more premium than plastic, and the 5 and 5s look better than the 5c. But that's just my opinion.
     
  9. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    #9
    There's no analogy. And no, plastic wouldn't look as good on computers imho. So I don't think Airs or MBP's should switch to plastic. But I just liked the 5C's plastic much more than the aluminium of 5S. It doesn't just look better, it feels better in my hand as well. It's also much less slippery.
     
  10. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #10
    I disagree totally. It's cool that you like the 5C and it's a decent phone no doubt. But the metal 5S, looks better, feels better, and is the better phone.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
    #11
    Again, that's great that you like it so much. Obviously we disagree, but…well that's down to personal taste and opinion. I've had plastic phones in my hand (including the 3GS) since I bought my first cell phone.

    The iPhone 5 was a wonderful change and to me it feels much more grippable than plastic ever did. The chamfered edges give me something to hold on to.

    I brought up the analogy because Apple seems to think that their premium lines should be metal. Hence, the PowerBook/iBook, MacBook Pro/MacBook series. The iPhone 4, 4s and 5 brought Apple in line with it's thinking and the 5s continues that.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #12
    I disagree completely with that statement. Premium phones are not made with shiny colored plastic.
     
  13. DJLC macrumors 6502a

    DJLC

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    #13
    The plastic on the 5c feels great. I really like it.

    BUT I still bought a 5s and think it looks cleaner. And thinner. And Space Grey.
     
  14. macjoshua macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #14
    If the 5c had the same tech as the 5s, I'd have chosen the 5c. It's comfortable to hold, which means more to me than having a sleek metal frame.
     
  15. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #15
    The 5s with the leather case feels as nice, isn't any heavier either. I do wonder if Apple will make a curved back on the 6 but maybe with aluminium or back to glass.
     
  16. ABC5S macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Location:
    Florida
    #16

    Ditto. Completely agree with above. Did not like the looks nor feel of the plastic but what ever you like is OK by you...;)
     
  17. asleep macrumors 68040

    asleep

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    #17
    I kinda agree. I'd love to have a black 5c with 5s internals.

    The Magpul Field case makes the 5s nice feeling for me, though. :cool:
     
  18. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Location:
    Right here
    #18
    100% agree. Plastic is not premium.
     
  19. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    #19
    Yeah, I'll buy a 5S but if they offered a 5C with the internals of the 5S, I'd buy the plastic one in blue.
     
  20. Akack macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Location:
    USA
    #20
    I completely disagree with your humble opinion on the 5C.

    Just buy whatever you feel/like better and stop worrying what is or isn't the "flagship" device.
     
  21. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    #21
    I've had a 3Gs for years. The plastic seems very strong to me. I never even bothered to put it in a case. I think it would take a pretty hard impact to crack it.
     
  22. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    #22
    Doesn't work that way. I'll definitely buy a 5S or if I skip this gen, the next flagship model. But eventually I'll still wish that they had a plastic one with the best internals.
     
  23. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a

    studIOS5

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Oregon, OH
    #23
    The thing I have the biggest problem with is the snobbery towards the 5c... On June 7th 2009 apple was still releasing plastic flagship phones and everyone was eating it up. Now that they have migrated to aluminum and glass everyone wants to discredit apple's ability to make great phones no matter what they are made of. For me, the ability to save 100 dollars, have a more comfortable phone (I know, totally opinion based), and still have a great mobile experience is worth it! It kind of feels like people around here think people chose the 5c because they are poor and that isn't the case most of the time.
     
  24. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

    charlieroberts

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    #24
    I have wondered the same, what would have happened if apple had made the 5C the flagship, with all the bells and whistles, and the 5S the cheaper one, maybe fit it with the A7 chip so that you can claim an advantage over the 5.

    What then? I think the 5c is terrific. Maybe for the iphone 6 they can replace plastic with a ceramic coating? People these days (myself included) are exotic material nerds, just look at the best selling "premium" iphone cases, all made with some exotic material.
    So just changing the word plastic from the iphone 5c description would do wonders
     
  25. Rob H. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    #25
    I love my 5c, mainly because I like the way it fits in my hand better than the 5s.
     

Share This Page