The iPhone 5C has been positively reviewed by well-known sources, including TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, and c|net. All three of these reviews rate the iPhone 5C an 8/10 or 4/5 stars.
TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, and c|net have similar positive and negative comments about the iPhone 5C. They deem extended battery life and multiple body color options to be positive contributions to the iPhone family. The reviews also agree that the iPhone 5C operating system is quick and efficient.
However, the sites also agree that the iPhone 5C is not much of an upgrade from the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C is considered a lower-quality version of its iPhone 5 and 5S cousins. It lacks the overall design quality associated with its counterparts' metal bodies and larger screens; the screen resolution is small, especially when compared to competing handsets.