1. rpac78's Avatar
    I recently switched back to a temporary iPhone after a quick romp through Windows phone-land and I need to get another phone. My contract ends in a year so till then I'll need to buy a phone myself.

    My question is if I should save money and get an iPhone 5 (it's ~$150 cheaper) or just pay a bit more for the iPhone 5s?

    I already seen the spec differences between the two but I'd like to know if users can tell the difference.

    Thanks!
    01-23-2015 06:41 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    5s...will have better resale value when you get your next phone after the 5s.
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-23-2015 07:03 PM
  3. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    And 5s is more future proof than the 5.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    shief24 and rpac78 like this.
    01-23-2015 07:23 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The 5 will probably run iOS 9 when it comes out but if past is any indication (the 4S running iOS 8), it may lag in places even though it should still be usable. The 5S should run iOS 9 well.
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-23-2015 08:15 PM
  5. Septembersrain's Avatar
    5s would least you longer in terms of upgrade availability. It has the newer 64bit processor which is the new normal standard in iPhones.

    However, my brain screams "Get a 5c!". That phone is still, in my eyes, Apple's most beautiful and eye catching device.
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-24-2015 07:41 AM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Of the two choices, 5s. Future proof as much as you can.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD for iPad
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-24-2015 07:46 AM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'd go with the 5s. It should run iOS 9 without any problems.
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-24-2015 09:42 AM
  8. mayawalz's Avatar
    5s for sure. the 5 is already 2 years old with a slower processor and no touch id
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-24-2015 09:45 AM
  9. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Definitely the 5S
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-24-2015 10:00 AM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    5s. It will last longer and get more updates. The processor alone will be better for long term with apps going to 64 bit.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    rpac78 likes this.
    01-25-2015 12:01 AM
  11. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I recently switched back to a temporary iPhone after a quick romp through Windows phone-land and I need to get another phone. My contract ends in a year so till then I'll need to buy a phone myself.

    My question is if I should save money and get an iPhone 5 (it's ~$150 cheaper) or just pay a bit more for the iPhone 5s?

    I already seen the spec differences between the two but I'd like to know if users can tell the difference.

    Thanks!
    How do you switch back to a phone you don't even have?
    01-25-2015 02:58 PM
  12. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    5s is a no brainer.
    01-25-2015 03:48 PM
  13. rpac78's Avatar
    How do you switch back to a phone you don't even have?
    I'm on a temporary phone aka my wife's old phone which is in a poor condition. Hence my need to switch to a new phone.
    01-25-2015 09:36 PM

Similar Threads

  1. What carriers support the iPhone?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 06:36 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 05:48 PM
  3. HomeKit ramp isn't fast or slow it's arriving exactly when it means to
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 05:12 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 03:21 PM
  5. 11 amazing action extensions for iPhone
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 02:40 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD