My impression of the 5C and 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Retired Cat, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    Saw both the 5C and 5S in person this afternoon.

    The 5C is rock solid and feels incredibly natural in hand. I held a 5C and the a 5S, and the difference in comfort is very apparent. 5S' hard edges don't make it feel very friendly.

    I did not like the new colors on the 5S very much. Spaceship gray was only ok. Not bad but not a standout either. Gold seemed flashy. The 5C colors were ok. I liked white and yellow. Blue was ok. Green and pink didn't appeal to me. iOS 7 looked better on the 5C than the 5S to my eye.

    I am wondering why the home button on the 5S doesn't have the square icon that is present on the 5 and 5C. Small detail but I like the icon.

    I walked away liking the 5C more. Johnny Ive really did a great job with the design.
  2. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
    Well I guess you represent one end of the market. I'm glad you found something to like.
  3. Retired Cat thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I admit that I don't crave the latest and greatest hardware, so the 5C's specs are fine with me, especially with the nice exterior. I mostly want my devices to work well and be useful.
  4. Broph macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    My guess would be that it may interfere with TouchID.
  5. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    If the price were lower, I would have bought two 5c. But since it's only $100 cheaper, we are getting 5s.

    But I can see everyone being very happy with a 5c, looks like a great device, and much better build quality + software support in a 5c than so many junky Android devices that manufacturers abandon on release.
  6. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    That's a really good theory. I hadn't even thought of that.
  7. chdwil macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    We'll duhhhhh. Why put a bunch of lines in front of an identity scanner??? I suppose the police should put a square on a all of their fingerprint files.
  8. LizKat macrumors 68040


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    I'd been messing around with getting my 5C set up the way I wanted it and hadn't bothered playing any music. Wow, great audio chip in this thing (or else the Paula Fernandes tracks I picked for my test just happen to be really, REALLY simpatico with the 5C's audio). I'm very favorably impressed.
  9. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I was like a zombie this morning after the past two days. I totally forgot to even check out the 5C. Tomorrow if I get time I want to see it in person.

    I was in and out in prob 90 sec
  10. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    Your post is pointless.

    Anyways, I think the 5C does look okay. I have a 5S now coming from the 5 and I am thinking of returning the 5S. Not worth the $700 coming from the iPhone 5.
  11. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    What's spaceship gray?

    Kidding. I don't like the colors of the 5c either. As I said in another thread, if they were darker and more vibrant I wouldn't mind them. Even the blue and green are "feminine", IMO.
  12. springsup macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2013
    Agree. The 5C feels very comfortable, possibly more so than the 5S. I also miss the home button icon on the 5S.

    That said, I'm still buying the 5S for the internals.

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