1. dc9super80's Avatar
    I am soon to be in the market for a new phone. I currently have a 4s. I considered going to Android because the Moto X which is a good phone, is being offered at a great price here. That said, I have a Nexus 7 and recent problems have been swaying me away from using Android as my main driver (phone).

    Here (Mexico) the 5s is very expensive in my opinion on two year contract with the particular plan i want, the equivalent of 300US.

    The 5c costs about 150US on the same contract mentioned above and for some reason the 5 costs 25US (I imagine to get rid of stock).

    I am thinking of getting the 5, because I imagine the 6 would sport a bigger screen and I would definitely buy it, making the investment in a 5s unworthy.

    Is the 5 a good buy still? Is it a better buy than the 5C?

    Tapatalking on the N7....
    11-18-2013 11:45 PM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    If you can get a 5 for 25US I would say that's a good buy. As far as the 5c being better than the 5? I believe they are pretty much equal both great devices.



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    11-19-2013 12:00 AM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Hi, the iPhone 5 and 5c or both great phones. If your looking for the less expensive route I would say the 5. It's an awesome phone and is basically the same as the 5c.
    11-19-2013 12:03 AM
  4. Rodville's Avatar
    It is my understanding that the 5 and 5C have the same processor, memory, screen, etc it's just in a plastic shell vs the metal one. The 5C is heavier than the 5 so my opinion I would go with the 5.
    11-19-2013 12:08 AM
  5. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    I am soon to be in the market for a new phone. I currently have a 4s. I considered going to Android because the Moto X which is a good phone, is being offered at a great price here. That said, I have a Nexus 7 and recent problems have been swaying me away from using Android as my main driver (phone).

    Here (Mexico) the 5s is very expensive in my opinion on two year contract with the particular plan i want, the equivalent of 300US.

    The 5c costs about 150US on the same contract mentioned above and for some reason the 5 costs 25US (I imagine to get rid of stock).

    I am thinking of getting the 5, because I imagine the 6 would sport a bigger screen and I would definitely buy it, making the investment in a 5s unworthy.

    Is the 5 a good buy still? Is it a better buy than the 5C?

    Tapatalking on the N7....
    Hello dc9! Oh no question I would absolutely go for the 5 wow can't beat that price.
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    11-19-2013 02:29 AM
  6. jburke82's Avatar
    It is my understanding that the 5 and 5C have the same processor, memory, screen, etc it's just in a plastic shell vs the metal one. The 5C is heavier than the 5 so my opinion I would go with the 5.
    The 5c has slightly updated internals, a slightly better battery, camera, etc. Other than that, its pretty much the same as the 5 but with plastic.

    It all comes down to what you want, and what you are looking to spend. That being said, 25 for a 5 is a pretty tough deal to beat.
    11-19-2013 09:59 AM
  7. bunjy's Avatar
    I am soon to be in the market for a new phone. I currently have a 4s. I considered going to Android because the Moto X which is a good phone, is being offered at a great price here. That said, I have a Nexus 7 and recent problems have been swaying me away from using Android as my main driver (phone).

    Here (Mexico) the 5s is very expensive in my opinion on two year contract with the particular plan i want, the equivalent of 300US.

    The 5c costs about 150US on the same contract mentioned above and for some reason the 5 costs 25US (I imagine to get rid of stock).

    I am thinking of getting the 5, because I imagine the 6 would sport a bigger screen and I would definitely buy it, making the investment in a 5s unworthy.

    Is the 5 a good buy still? Is it a better buy than the 5C?

    Tapatalking on the N7....
    If you can get the 5 for $25USD, I would say jump all over this.
    11-20-2013 12:51 PM
  8. fluppyboy's Avatar
    The 5C has better battery life than the 5. Other than that, you will probably not see any difference in performance unless you use them side-by-side.
    11-20-2013 06:29 PM
  9. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I would jump on the 5 in this case. I am still using my 5 and love it. I'm sure the 5c is also a great phone with some improvements but at that price I would take the 5. Good luck.


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    11-20-2013 06:42 PM
  10. Guacho's Avatar
    if you love one of the colors the the 5C it's for you....otherwise I'd go with the 5
    11-20-2013 08:33 PM
  11. swarlos's Avatar
    Agree with everyone get the 5 it's an awesome device especially at that price!


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    11-21-2013 01:42 AM
  12. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Personally. Id save up a bit more for the 5S. If you can't. I'd go for the iPhone 5. I don't like the plastic feel. It makes it feel cheap.
    dc9super80 likes this.
    11-21-2013 03:04 AM

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