Coming from Android the past two years. And having the first generation iPhone back in 07. I thought it was time to take another spin with IOS. I have had the 5C for 3 weeks now. Originally I went to the Apple store to purchase the 5S When I got there they were out of the 5S, so I decided to purchase the white 5C. I am not a big fan of colored phones. So I was glad they had a white one in stock So far despite some negativity surrounding the 5C in comparison to the 5S. I am impressed with the device. It is made out of polycarbonate plastic. The build quality in my opinion is first rate, the phone feels solid, and fits nicely in my hand, even on long calls. For my area. The speed suits me fine, it is plent fast. The screen is clear, crisp, and sharp. The App Store has everything I need to keep things organized, and to do my banking. The camera takes very nice photos, not to mention the battery life is impressive. I can go the whole day with moderate to heavy use on a single charge. I do find that the phone "just works". But I also found you also need to stay in Apples sandbox. Or you will need workarounds for certain things. For example, being an Amazon user, the kindle and MP3 store require you going to Safari to make purchases, rather than the app. The notification screen IMHO was IOS'S best upgrade. I love how emails, messages etc are all on the lock screen. So, I am sure there are other things about this device I will find as I go along. But for a first time Smartphone user, or if you're looking for a quality, solid performer on a budget. I would recommend giving the 5C a look.