Whether you're still carrying one in your back pocket, or sizing it up as an alternative to the new iPhone SE, Apple's first attempt at a mid-tier smartphone retains something of its charm all these years later.
The iPhone 5C was launched on the same day as the 5S in September 2013. This was the first time Apple unveiled two devices side by side, a trend that has continued ever since.
The 5C was positioned as the colourful, more affordable alternative to the 5S, and as we are casting our eyes over suitable alternatives to the new iPhone SE we'd be foolish to overlook it.
You can also read our head-to-head between the iPhone SE and iPhone 5S.
iPhone SE: 123.8x58.6x7.6mm, 113g
iPhone 5C: 124.4x59.2x8.97mm, 132g
In a twist from the norm, the iPhone 5C wasn't made out of metal but polycarbonate.
It was also the last iPhone with the traditional Home button design (future generations would do away with the 'squircle').
It remains the most colourful iPhone and is available in blue, green, yellow, pink and white.
Apple's kaleidoscopic adventures didn't end there as six colourful cases were designed with the iPhone 5C in mind. The black, white, pink, yellow, blue and green cases could be combined with the handsets to form 30 different styles.
By contrast, the iPhone SE looks and feels like the more mature of the two. The 5C maintains a sense of fun throughout, but the hard, almost boxy edges of the SE indicate it's a phone that demands to be taken seriously.
Saying that, we'd much rather pull the SE out of our pocket than put our pink handset on display for all to see. As you might already know, the SE is available in Silver, Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold.
The 5C is also a touch bigger in all departments, as well as being the heavier of the two.
Winner: Draw. We want our iPhone to look and feel like an iPhone, but appreciate there are some who don't.
iPhone SE: 4in, 1,136x640 resolution at 326ppi
iPhone 5C: 4in, 1,136x640 resolution at 326ppi
If you placed the SE and 5C side by side you'd be hard pressed to spot a single difference. That's because both phones share the same display. Apple's pressure-sensitive 3D Touch technology is not present on either handset.