There’s a pretty easy way to tell your iPhone 5c apart from the rest of the Apple crowd: you need sunglasses to look at it, even when the screen is asleep. Available in a variety of colours including bright white, lime green, cerulean blue, banana yellow, and a peachy pink, the iPhone 5c was fun, fresh, and funky.

Released in 2013 alongside the more impressive iPhone 5s model, the 5c was launched as more of a budget device for those folks who wanted an iPhone but didn’t fancy paying Apple prices. It didn’t have quite the same level of hardware and specifications - for a start, the coloured casing is plastic, not metal, so it didn’t feel quite as premium - and it’s missing things like Touch ID, Apple’s usual top-notch cameras, and a long-lasting battery. And 16GB of memory is hardly enough to store everything you need.

How to sell your iPhone 5c 16GB

If you’ve got an old iPhone 5c 16GB you want to sell, this is the place to do it. Choose the condition and network of your phone above, and use our comparison tool to find the best offer - then just click through and enter your details to get the ball rolling. With over 30 recyclers on our site, we’ll help you find the right company to sell your iPhone to at the highest price.

Can I sell a broken iPhone 5c 16GB?

Don’t worry if your iPhone 5c 16GB is broken or damaged - many phone recyclers will still buy it. A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • a cracked screen
  • broken buttons
  • power issues
  • lots of chips and dents
  • a corrupt operating system

A broken iPhone 5c 16GB will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one - obviously - but nonetheless, they’ll sell. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes. If a recycler receives your device but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. Some will charge postage if you want your gadget back, though others will do it for free.

Can I sell an iPhone 5c 16GB with water damage?

Selling a water damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken iPhone 5c 16GB above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.

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