1. civil_civic's Avatar
    I currently have a LG Cosmos Touch and am looking to upgrade to a smartphone. I was looking at a iPhone 5 but saw the 5c was a little more or better features. I am still skeptical on the 5c's durability. Help me out?
    09-17-2013 10:40 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    09-17-2013 10:43 AM
  3. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Buy the C if you cant afford the S. No other reason to do it unless you really want a yellow phone.
    09-17-2013 11:22 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Buy the C if you cant afford the S. No other reason to do it unless you really want a yellow phone.
    How about buying the iPhone 5C if that's what you prefer or if you think the iPhone 5S is more than you'll need or something like that...
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    09-17-2013 11:29 AM
  5. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Why would you prefer not to have the latest features that Apple is offering? Why would a finger print scanner make the phone "more than you would need"?
    09-17-2013 11:31 AM
  6. chocolateyum's Avatar
    That article kch50428 posted really sums up the benefits well over the 5. A better facetime camera and a slightly larger battery as compared to a solid, metal body.

    If you decide on the 5, it's still on sale for the same price on contract as the 5c right now at Best Buy. I think it's supposed to be discontinued on Sept 20.
    09-17-2013 11:34 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why would you prefer not to have the latest features that Apple is offering?
    Because it is a choice that I have and I may find that what others may see as a benefit, I may see as overkill.
    Why would a finger print scanner make the phone "more than you would need"?
    if I never plan to use it, it is more than I need.
    09-17-2013 12:02 PM
  8. alicepattinson's Avatar
    I currently have a LG Cosmos Touch and am looking to upgrade to a smartphone. I was looking at a iPhone 5 but saw the 5c was a little more or better features. I am still skeptical on the 5c's durability. Help me out?
    Just get the 5S it's more better than iP5C IMO only. hehehe.
    09-17-2013 12:03 PM
  9. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Because it is a choice that I have and I may find that what others may see as a benefit, I may see as overkill. if I never plan to use it, it is more than I need.
    But overkill is only $100 away. If it was $200, then I could agree.
    09-17-2013 12:34 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    But overkill is only $100 away. If it was $200, then I could agree.
    "Only $100 away"? You're assuming that everyone view $100 as chump change. The iPhone 5C is not an iPhone knockoff. It surpasses the iPhone 5, and that's saying something. My point is this: be considerate of others and their situation and/or choices. That's all. Anyway, I'm back from the fitness center and need to get cleaned up. Thanks for the conversation, and Enjoy the rest of your day.
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    09-17-2013 01:31 PM
  11. nyc_rock's Avatar
    In my opinion, in the context of the overall cost of owning a smartphone, its chump change.

    enjoy your workout.
    09-17-2013 02:14 PM
  12. jburke82's Avatar
    In my opinion, in the context of the overall cost of owning a smartphone, its chump change.

    enjoy your workout.
    Gotta agree with JustMe'D on this...to some people (smartphone or not) the extra $100 could break the deal. It all depends on the person and their situation. At the same time, the 5c is still a great phone that may be on more people's budgets that don't need the better processor, fingerprint scanner, etc. At the end of the day, it all depends on what the person wants and needs.
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    09-17-2013 02:23 PM
  13. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Totally short sighted way of viewing things. You are going to spend 2400 over the course of your contract. You think spending 100 bucks less at purchase makes big difference?

    Lets put it this way, if you care enough about the Iphone to come on this website and ask the question, then my opinion stands.

    If you feel that the extra 100 bucks is a deal breaker when all is considered? You should probably stick to your dumb phone anyway and save the money for things like.........................food.
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    09-17-2013 02:27 PM
  14. jburke82's Avatar
    Totally short sighted way of viewing things. You are going to spend 2400 over the course of your contract. You think spending 100 bucks less at purchase makes big difference?

    Lets put it this way, if you care enough about the Iphone to come on this website and ask the question, then my opinion stands.

    If you feel that the extra 100 bucks is a deal breaker when all is considered? You should probably stick to your dumb phone anyway and save the money for things like.........................food.
    If someone has a budget that doesn't have room for an extra $100 upfront at purchase and is looking for something around $100 or less (upfront), then yes it can make a big difference. I get what your saying, I really do...but everyone's situation is different. Everyone has different wants and needs. An extra $100 upfront for a phone to you may be nothing, and if that's the case then more power to you. But that isn't everyone's situation financially.
    09-17-2013 02:32 PM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I'm currently looking into getting the 5C myself. It will be more durable with the polycarbonate backing (i can skip getting a case for it!) and that is whats leaning me more towards it also, as well as it having more features than my 4S has (better front facing cam). But like D has stated....i don't need the extra bells & whistles the 5S will have.

    In addition, budget wise - i also looked at it from this point of view:
    5C will cost $100, then I'll pay $100 for AppleCare+ to cover it for 2 years ~ totaling my out of pocket about $240ish. (with tax & upgrade fee)
    the 5S would put me at $350(tax & upgrade fees-not including a cost of a case), and I really didn't want to spend that this time around honestly.

    I think the 5C was a GREAT addition to Apples line-up. and hey...who couldn't love having a color to choose from to reflect our personality
    I'm thinking either pink or yellow for myself!
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    09-17-2013 02:54 PM
  16. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Pink, when are making a purchase such as this, I would strongly recommend you dont think of what you need today. But what you will need a year from now. For an extra $4.16 a month, over the life of the contract, its a small price to pay.

    Now, as I said in my initial response, if you love color and that is what is most important, then by all means..............
    09-17-2013 02:59 PM
  17. jburke82's Avatar
    I'm currently looking into getting the 5C myself. It will be more durable with the polycarbonate backing (i can skip getting a case for it!) and that is whats leaning me more towards it also, as well as it having more features than my 4S has (better front facing cam). But like D has stated....i don't need the extra bells & whistles the 5S will have.

    In addition, budget wise - i also looked at it from this point of view:
    5C will cost $100, then I'll pay $100 for AppleCare+ to cover it for 2 years ~ totaling my out of pocket about $240ish. (with tax & upgrade fee)
    the 5S would put me at $350(tax & upgrade fees-not including a cost of a case), and I really didn't want to spend that this time around honestly.

    I think the 5C was a GREAT addition to Apples line-up. and hey...who couldn't love having a color to choose from to reflect our personality
    I'm thinking either pink or yellow for myself!
    Excellent point and example Pink! I didn't even think about AppleCare
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    09-17-2013 03:00 PM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Pink, when are making a purchase such as this, I would strongly recommend you dont think of what you need today. But what you will need a year from now. For an extra $4.16 a month, over the life of the contract, its a small price to pay.

    Now, as I said in my initial response, if you love color and that is what is most important, then by all means..............
    the COLOR is not what my main focus is on the 5C - the duratiblity and some newer features my 4S won't have IS
    ......the color(s) just happened to be an additional "perk" to have a choice of


    Excellent point and example Pink! I didn't even think about AppleCare
    Thank you jm!
    09-17-2013 03:05 PM
  19. tigerinexile's Avatar
    The 5C _is_ an improvement on the 5.

    Not just in battery and in Facetime camera, but also in LTE bands and therefore in travel-worthiness.

    Also, heck, people design their own lives. The phones are interesting-looking.

    Me, I want a gold 5s. But I certainly can see why someone may want a yellow 5c, or some such thing...
    09-17-2013 03:09 PM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Totally short sighted way of viewing things.
    Maybe
    You are going to spend 2400 over the course of your contract. You think spending 100 bucks less at purchase makes big difference?
    Yes, it can, depending on a person's situation.

    Lets put it this way, if you care enough about the Iphone to come on this website and ask the question, then my opinion stands.
    So does the opinions of everyone else.

    If you feel that the extra 100 bucks is a deal breaker when all is considered? You should probably stick to your dumb phone anyway and save the money for things like.........................food.
    Have you ever sacrificed something you needed to get something you wanted? Can you truly justify "needing" the iPhone 5S in lieu of the iPhone 5C or even the iPhone 5? By the way, every hardship or disciplined money management does not revolve around food.
    09-17-2013 03:22 PM
  21. jburke82's Avatar
    I currently have a LG Cosmos Touch and am looking to upgrade to a smartphone. I was looking at a iPhone 5 but saw the 5c was a little more or better features. I am still skeptical on the 5c's durability. Help me out?
    To get back on track, I think (my opinion since I have never held one) the 5c will be durable. I know that my 3g and 3gs were very durable, and I loved having the plastic back. That being said, the screen (just like any other phone) can break easily, so make sure you are careful with it! My 4s had a run in with a curb...not pretty!

    The 5c does have some updated features over the original 5, and both are great phones. I have my 5 and love it, so I won't be upgrading just now.

    It all depends on what you are looking for and what your needs are. You have 3 great options (if you decide to grab one of the last remaining 5's), and I am sure you will be happy with any purchase.
    Last edited by jmburke1982; 09-17-2013 at 04:40 PM.
    09-17-2013 03:53 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    To get back on track, I think (my opinion since I have never held one) the 5c will be durable. I know that my 3g and 3gs were very durable, and I loved having the plastic back. That being said, the screen (just like any other phone) can break easily, so make sure you are careful with it! My 4s had a run in with a curb...not pretty!

    The 5c does have some updated features over the original 5, and both are great phones. I have my 5 and love it, so I won't be upgrading just now.

    It all depends on what you are looking for and what your needs are. You have 3 great options (if you decide to grab one of the last remaining 5's), and I am sure you wont be unhappy with any purchase.
    Agreed. I don't think the people purchasing the 5C will have to worry about durability. It is not Apple's first time dealing with a plastic backing and they are not going to put their reputation for build quality on the line with the iPhone 5C.
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    09-17-2013 04:28 PM
  23. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Yeah, I would still bite the bullet and get the S. In a year from now, you will be far less likely to be regretting your decision. Far, far less likely.
    09-17-2013 04:32 PM
  24. Alli's Avatar
    Yeah, I would still bite the bullet and get the S. In a year from now, you will be far less likely to be regretting your decision. Far, far less likely.
    ​What makes you say that?
    09-17-2013 06:50 PM
  25. phreddyl's Avatar
    Yeah, I would still bite the bullet and get the S. In a year from now, you will be far less likely to be regretting your decision. Far, far less likely.
    I know many people who because they needed to save some $$ went with the 4s last year over the 5. They still love their phones and have no regrets. Not everyone can afford the latest and greatest.
    09-17-2013 07:57 PM
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