1. Kolten Nay's Avatar
    Hey I more, so I'm a galaxy s4 user, and I'm not too happy with my experience with android. I have some friends that have iphones, and the os is more fluid and clean, in my opinion. . Where would be the best place to buy a used iPhone 5?

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    06-27-2014 04:30 PM
  2. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Hey I more, so I'm a galaxy s4 user, and I'm not too happy with my experience with android. I do own an iPad and have some friends that have iphones, and the os is more fluid and clean, in my opinion. Basically, I want to sell my s4 because I have it all paid off. Where would be the best place to buy a used iPhone 5?

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    Hello and welcome! You'll love iOS! Verizon sells certified pre-owned iPhone 5's for $50 on a two year contract. That is what I have. If you don't want a contract, eBay is the best place I know of.


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    06-27-2014 04:36 PM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to IMore and best of luck with your search.
    06-27-2014 04:38 PM
  4. Antron's Avatar
    Hello and welcome! You'll love iOS! Verizon sells certified pre-owned iPhone 5's for $50 on a two year contract. That is what I have. If you don't want a contract, eBay is the best place I know of.


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    I second that. Also just to note the 5c is at a great price of you are looking to get an iPhone with a contract.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/walma...hone-5c-2014-6
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    06-27-2014 04:51 PM
  5. Kolten Nay's Avatar
    What's your guys opinion on the build quality of the 5c. My s4 is slimy and creaky, and I don't want that.
    Also I'm looking for off contract
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    06-27-2014 04:57 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What's your guys opinion on the build quality of the 5c. My s4 is slimy and creaky, and I don't want that.
    Also I'm looking for off contract
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    I use the 5. My wife uses the 5c. I actually like her 5c better. It's been criticized unfairly for the polycarbonate used. But it's a great iPhone.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    06-27-2014 05:32 PM
  7. dc9super80's Avatar
    I use the 5. My wife uses the 5c. I actually like her 5c better. It's been criticized unfairly for the polycarbonate used. But it's a great iPhone.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5

    Do you notice any differences between your phone and hers other than build and feel in hand? I got a 5 late last year as well, in lieu of a 5c and I always wondered if the 5c would have been better or are the differences negligible. I should also mention that I got a 64GB 5 for the price I would have paid for a 16GB 5c.

    The 5 runs well on iOS 7 and videos show the same for iOS 8. How long would these phones last..? I need a reason for a new phone other than just wanting a new one. LOL
    06-27-2014 08:11 PM
  8. Flow39's Avatar
    Do you notice any differences between your phone and hers other than build and feel in hand? I got a 5 late last year as well, in lieu of a 5c and I always wondered if the 5c would have been better or are the differences negligible. I should also mention that I got a 64GB 5 for the price I would have paid for a 16GB 5c.

    The 5 runs well on iOS 7 and videos show the same for iOS 8. How long would these phones last..? I need a reason for a new phone other than just wanting a new one. LOL
    The iPhone 5 and 5c are basically the same thing. The only difference is that the 5c has a Polycarb back. They have the same A6 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and the same resolution.
    06-27-2014 08:23 PM
  9. Kolten Nay's Avatar
    That's another thing. If I do get a 5/5c, would they last me 2 years or so? How long does apple typically support their phones? Androids are dropped after 18 months

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    06-27-2014 08:51 PM
  10. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    That's another thing. If I do get a 5/5c, would they last me 2 years or so? How long does apple typically support their phones? Androids are dropped after 18 months

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    iOS devices are updated for at least 3 years. The iPhone 4 has been updated for over 4 years. My guess is the iPhone 5/5c will be updated to iOS 10, and no later.


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    06-27-2014 08:56 PM
  11. Flow39's Avatar
    That's another thing. If I do get a 5/5c, would they last me 2 years or so? How long does apple typically support their phones? Androids are dropped after 18 months

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    The 5 and 5C will, I assume, only get iOS 8, maybe 9, but probably not 10. These phones are both almost 2 years old, so I's say that you will only have about 1 more year of being on the latest software. I would recommend either buying the 5s now or waiting till the 6 comes out because then the 5s will get a $100 price cut. The 5s, if bought within the next 3-4 months, would still be supported for 2 years.
    06-27-2014 08:58 PM
  12. Septembersrain's Avatar
    The 5c has a bigger battery, feels more solid, and has more radio bands. My opinion is get a 5c. ^_^

    You should go try out a 5s and 5c in an Apple or carrier store.

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    06-27-2014 09:00 PM
  13. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    The 5 and 5C will, I assume, only get iOS 8, maybe 9, but probably not 10. These phones are both almost 2 years old, so I's say that you will only have about 1 more year of being on the latest software. I would recommend either buying the 5s now or waiting till the 6 comes out because then the 5s will get a $100 price cut. The 5s, if bought within the next 3-4 months, would still be supported for 2 years.
    The 5 will for sure be updated to iOS 9. The iPhone 4 got: iOS 5,6, and 7. The 4S got 6,7 and 8 will be its last.


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    06-27-2014 09:02 PM
  14. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    Agree with most. Apple has good track record with OS support, and if the trend continues, the iPhone 5 will get iOS 9. Between the 5 and 5C both has their pros and cons. 5 to me looks more premium with it's metal built, it's slimmer and lighter too. Since the 5 is older, you might be able to find it used at a cheaper price, but might come without warranty though, so do take note. The 5C despite having a polycarbonate body still feels extremely solid. It is slightly thicker and heavier but does feel nicer in hand to me with the curved edges. Not to mention the 5C has a slightly bigger battery, a better front facing camera, as well as better LTE band support (never know when you might be travelling and need those extra bands). The colours are pretty nice and vibrant too. It might costs a little more used since it's newer and might still have warranty on the device, but it'll be a safer buy.

    To me you can't go wrong with either. It really depends on your preference, your budget, and what kind of deals you can find out there. All the best in switching over to iOS, and welcome to iMore forums.
    06-27-2014 09:55 PM
  15. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 and 5c are basically the same thing. The only difference is that the 5c has a Polycarb back. They have the same A6 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and the same resolution.
    The 5C has more cellular frequencies than the 5.
    06-27-2014 10:12 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Do you notice any differences between your phone and hers other than build and feel in hand? I got a 5 late last year as well, in lieu of a 5c and I always wondered if the 5c would have been better or are the differences negligible. I should also mention that I got a 64GB 5 for the price I would have paid for a 16GB 5c.

    The 5 runs well on iOS 7 and videos show the same for iOS 8. How long would these phones last..? I need a reason for a new phone other than just wanting a new one. LOL
    Other differences are my 5 is 16 gb and with a lot of stuff. Her 5c is 32 gb and not much stuff at all. She has very few apps and maybe 5 songs. She has about 600 photos. That's it. So hers seems to run smoother than my 5 with it's 130 3rd party apps and etc. The 5c does seem faster.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    06-27-2014 11:22 PM
  17. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    What's your guys opinion on the build quality of the 5c. My s4 is slimy and creaky, and I don't want that.
    Also I'm looking for off contract
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    My first iPhone coming from a blackberry in 2011 was the 4S. When it was able to use an upgrade after the 5C & 5S were announced, I choose to get the 5C over the S model. A few reasons factored in on the choice I made.

    1) the build quality of the 5C is really outstanding. The polycarbonate backing is very comfortable to hold, and overall the phone is well built. Don't let anyone fool you that the C series of the iPhone is a cheap build. It is faaaaaaar from it !! There are no squeaks or creaks coming from this device that's for sure !!

    2) I didn't have interest in the finger print scanner on the S at the time.

    3) The few extras that the S has over the C weren't enough for me to spend an extra $100 at the time to get it. ie: the S has the A7 where as the C still has the A6 (same as the 5). In reality to the human eye, you really wouldn't be able to see the speed difference....at least I'm not able to gauge it when I compared the 2 side by side.

    4) Price point. The C was $99, compared to the S at $199. I saved the $100 and put it towards Apple Care+ on my C, as I do with all my Apple devices.

    5) Last factor, but not extremely important, was color. I fell in love with the coral pink version !!

    Good luck with your purchase & enjoy it !!


    Sent from my 🎀PINK-alicious iPad Air🎀
    06-28-2014 08:09 AM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    That's another thing. If I do get a 5/5c, would they last me 2 years or so? How long does apple typically support their phones? Androids are dropped after 18 months

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    Support for the iPhone as far as software goes is a few years with Apple. Just to give you an idea, my hubby's first iPhone was the 4 (he's moved to the 5C now). It qualified for every iOS upgrade to the current 7.1.1 now. This will be the first year that it's not qualifying for the iOS 8 upgrade.


    Sent from my 🎀PINK-alicious iPad Air🎀
    06-28-2014 08:13 AM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Hey I more, so I'm a galaxy s4 user, and I'm not too happy with my experience with android. I do own an iPad and have some friends that have iphones, and the os is more fluid and clean, in my opinion. Basically, I want to sell my s4 because I have it all paid off. Where would be the best place to buy a used iPhone 5?

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    You might also consider Best Buy. They've got a buy back program.

    Or....you might find a great deal right here in the Marketplace. I've bought phones in the Mobile Nations sites before and the experience has been stellar.

    http://forums.imore.com/marketplace-buy-sell-trade/
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    06-28-2014 10:31 AM
  20. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and iOS, Kolten! Good luck.
    06-28-2014 12:04 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Don't forget the latest drop in price for both the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S at Walmart.

    http://www.imore.com/walmart-drops-i...9-iphone-5c-29
    06-28-2014 12:37 PM
  22. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Does the 5c have better batterylife ?


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    06-28-2014 01:24 PM
  23. lui22's Avatar
    The 5C has more cellular frequencies than the 5.
    Crap does it? I didn't know that.
    06-28-2014 01:28 PM
  24. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Crap does it? I didn't know that.
    It does.
    06-28-2014 09:16 PM
  25. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Don't forget the latest drop in price for both the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S at Walmart.

    http://www.imore.com/walmart-drops-i...9-iphone-5c-29
    Thanks.
    06-28-2014 09:16 PM
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