1. mrcanham's Avatar
    So I've been using android since 2012 and my friend who uses iOS accused me of fanboy-ism (he has a point, he moved from android so he's not being biased) said until I've tried Apple, I cannot "dislike" them, so I've decided to "Go Mac"

    Although I am not planning to spend a whole lot of money and I noticed, unlocked iPhone 5's go for around $300 on eBay which is a sweet spot for me because, it's not so expensive that I would want to cry should I not like it and yet it's not so cheap that I would not feel a "responsibility" to get my money's worth out of it.

    And with android a phone released in 2012 is day and night away from one released in 2014, thus my question, will the iPhone 5 still kick it today, especially for a person new to iOS?
    11-07-2014 04:04 AM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Hi there and welcome to iMore.,

    The 5 is still a very capable phone and will still cope with pretty much everything today. I had a 5 at the start of the year and it worked perfectly.

    Sure, it won't be the 'latest and greatest' but it will still be right up there.
    11-07-2014 10:20 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    We have plenty of people running iOS 8 here in the forums on iPhone 5 or 5C.
    11-07-2014 10:27 AM
  4. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    Yes, the iPhone 5 is still a beast of a phone. It runs everything very smoothly.
    11-07-2014 01:51 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, the iPhone 5 is still a great device, and mine is running iOS 8.1 without a problem.
    11-07-2014 01:53 PM
  6. jason_mabry's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 5 and it still runs great.
    11-07-2014 05:06 PM
  7. Aceroller's Avatar
    I am a long time Android user and my wife has always been an iPhone user. Well, she just upgraded from a 5 to a 6, and I popped my SIM card in a few weeks ago, just to play around, and I fell in love with the iPhone 5 and iOS. Everything is just smooth and is so well thought out. I just sold my HTC One and Moto X. The 5 runs great!!
    11-07-2014 06:37 PM
  8. gordol's Avatar
    Yes, the iPhone 5 is still a very capable device. Just, if possible, don't get the 16GB version or you'll be hurting to storage space if you keep a lot of media on the phone.
    11-08-2014 10:08 AM
  9. kazza295's Avatar
    So I've been using android since 2012 and my friend who uses iOS accused me of fanboy-ism (he has a point, he moved from android so he's not being biased) said until I've tried Apple, I cannot "dislike" them, so I've decided to "Go Mac"

    Although I am not planning to spend a whole lot of money and I noticed, unlocked iPhone 5's go for around $300 on eBay which is a sweet spot for me because, it's not so expensive that I would want to cry should I not like it and yet it's not so cheap that I would not feel a "responsibility" to get my money's worth out of it.

    And with android a phone released in 2012 is day and night away from one released in 2014, thus my question, will the iPhone 5 still kick it today, especially for a person new to iOS?
    Nine runs fine on iOS 8. My only advice would be don't update to iOS 9 straight away when it's released late next year as it will probably be the final release for the 5/5c and final releases always tend to slow down the phone and make them frustrating to use.
    11-09-2014 09:38 AM
  10. ihelp77's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 is a great device. There are so many things you can do on the phone and if you want your camera to take good quality pictures, this phone will do you... unless of course if you want a bigger screen.
    11-11-2014 11:05 PM

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