1. solomon_grundy's Avatar
    I want to buy an iPhone. I have an iPad mini with retina and love it. I am hoping to buy an older used iPhone due to cost, but I want to make sure the phone will not feel extremely outdated compared to my iPad.
    I'm on a strict budget, so should I go for an iPhone 4s or 5? If I really push my budget, I could go for a 5s, but only if it would really make a huge difference in performance.

    06-18-2015 03:04 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    A 5s will see more future iOS versions than a 4S or 5...
    06-18-2015 03:29 PM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I would say to get the most recent model that you can afford. As was mentioned that gets you updates for a little longer. The 5s is still a really good phone too.

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    06-18-2015 04:08 PM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Of the ones you mentioned I would spring for at least the 5s. That will give you a bit of wiggle room before the device is extremely under powered.
    06-18-2015 04:16 PM
  5. Wotchered's Avatar
    any of them should work for most things, but if you play games the 5s will probably suit best.
    06-18-2015 04:34 PM
  6. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    As an earlier poster said, get the most recent model you can afford.

    For what it's worth, my 5s still runs as well as it always has.
    06-18-2015 04:37 PM
  7. Trees's Avatar
    5S also has an advantage in that it's 4G LTE capable compared to the 4S which is 3G. So that is one performance difference. May not be a concern for you, but something to consider.

    The table in the article below has more details to help with the comparison.
    iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 4s: Which iPhone should you get? | iMore
    06-18-2015 10:27 PM
  8. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    I'm currently using a 5S and there is no difference between an iPhone 6 and 5S in the performance and speed. Camera, screen and other things are quite better in the 6 though. So get an iphone 5S if you can.
    06-19-2015 04:27 AM
  9. Edward_Dawson's Avatar
    As many of them say I too suggest you to buy 5S. Just because of his features and it is a good phone.
    06-19-2015 05:03 AM

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