1. Dramer77's Avatar
    So on launch day i purchased a 32g space grey 5s, beautiful phone... Im a long time apple user and always loved the build of the 3g/gs.. So after a few days i got to thinking, the 5s is a amazing device.. But i got to the realization that the added features of the S over the C were not really worth the extra money for me.. the fingerprint scanner is cool, but i have no real need for it.. The faster processor is amazing, but i dont play many games on the iphone never really have so im not gonna see the real advantages of it over the A6.. and the camera in all reality is only slightly better except for low light with the flash.. and i also realized i dont load much music onto it anymore since ive been using pandora and itunes radio mostly..I mainly use Fb and other social apps and take pictures, So i began weighing the pro's and cons.. is it really worth having a 5s just to say i have a 5s, we always like to have the best latest and greatest top of the line device, but is it really worth $200 more than a 16g 5c? No not for me.. so i returned the S for the C and i couldnt be happier! i love the feel of the 5C and i have noticed no real difference in real world average usage..
    10-01-2013 06:29 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    You got the device that meets your wants and needs... that's all that matters...
    Lynx, lbaxter, Azensun and 2 others like this.
    10-01-2013 06:35 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Not crazy at all. The 5C is a really good device. And coming from an iPhone 5 I can say it performs very well. I wouldn't mind having a 5C as my daily driver.
    10-01-2013 06:36 PM
  4. lush242000's Avatar
    I got the C because of the colors.


    Sent from somewhere.
    10-01-2013 08:55 PM
  5. mrlyons841's Avatar
    So on launch day i purchased a 32g space grey 5s, beautiful phone... Im a long time apple user and always loved the build of the 3g/gs.. So after a few days i got to thinking, the 5s is a amazing device.. But i got to the realization that the added features of the S over the C were not really worth the extra money for me.. the fingerprint scanner is cool, but i have no real need for it.. The faster processor is amazing, but i dont play many games on the iphone never really have so im not gonna see the real advantages of it over the A6.. and the camera in all reality is only slightly better except for low light with the flash.. and i also realized i dont load much music onto it anymore since ive been using pandora and itunes radio mostly..I mainly use Fb and other social apps and take pictures, So i began weighing the pro's and cons.. is it really worth having a 5s just to say i have a 5s, we always like to have the best latest and greatest top of the line device, but is it really worth $200 more than a 16g 5c? No not for me.. so i returned the S for the C and i couldnt be happier! i love the feel of the 5C and i have noticed no real difference in real world average usage..
    What color did you get? Just curious


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    10-01-2013 09:05 PM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    Not crazy at all, if you like it and it fits yours needs , that's all that counts
    10-02-2013 02:55 AM
  7. Dramer77's Avatar
    What color did you get? Just curious


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    i went with white, i thought about the green but they didnt have any more...
    10-02-2013 03:02 AM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    IMO the A7 processor is worth every extra penny alone.
    jmr1015 likes this.
    10-02-2013 08:22 AM
  9. rewNATION's Avatar
    i've been eligible for an upgrade for some time now and i'm having a tough time deciding between the 5S and 5C. I currently have a 4S. I think i'm leaning more towards the 5C
    berrydroidapple likes this.
    10-02-2013 09:55 AM
  10. JadonL's Avatar
    I really loved how the 5 c feels. I wouldn't mind having one.
    10-02-2013 10:27 AM
  11. david9962000's Avatar
    I have a 5 and I went to the Apple store to see the new iPhones, the C feel better in my hand because of the round edges and the plastic case, My 5 doesn't feel has good because of the "cold metal casing" and square edges. I'm a basic user so I don't go crazy over the specs. You made a good choice.
    10-02-2013 11:51 AM
  12. dgcorn's Avatar
    Thanks for the report. I am looking at upgrading my wife's phone from a 3s to a 5c, but I have gone back and forth about getting the best thing apple has to offer. Since my wife plays basic games, texts, calls, emails, browses and does the facebook, the 5c should be all she needs (and is a huge step up from what she has now).
    10-02-2013 12:17 PM
  13. asuprice's Avatar
    10-02-2013 01:02 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If it makes you happier, all the better. For clarity though, while many of the things you mentioned are a personal opinion type deal...the camera on the 5S is significantly better than that found on the iPhone 5/5c...the premium features alone push it to that level, the functionality of it just extends the lead. People who don't use the camera as much as others do will probably stick with the idea that the iPhone 5/5c's camera is just fine, but in reality, the 5S's camera is a significant improvement, whether you use the features or not.
    10-02-2013 01:31 PM
  15. Dramer77's Avatar
    Thanks for the report. I am looking at upgrading my wife's phone from a 3s to a 5c, but I have gone back and forth about getting the best thing apple has to offer. Since my wife plays basic games, texts, calls, emails, browses and does the facebook, the 5c should be all she needs (and is a huge step up from what she has now).
    Just get the c it's more than enough for most people... I have noticed no speed difference between the S/C from normal usage
    10-02-2013 08:15 PM
  16. wolfedude88's Avatar
    It's not really a $200 difference. You said 16gb 5c vs 32gb 5s. You could have gotten a 16gb 5s and compared to if it's worth a 100 more. Can't compare price difference based on different gb
    10-02-2013 08:18 PM
  17. Dramer77's Avatar
    If it makes you happier, all the better. For clarity though, while many of the things you mentioned are a personal opinion type deal...the camera on the 5S is significantly better than that found on the iPhone 5/5c...the premium features alone push it to that level, the functionality of it just extends the lead. People who don't use the camera as much as others do will probably stick with the idea that the iPhone 5/5c's camera is just fine, but in reality, the 5S's camera is a significant improvement, whether you use the features or not.
    I use the camera a lot, and I read several comparisons between the 5-5c-5s. And your kidding yourself if you think it's THAT much better.. Yes it has slightly bigger pixels so low light is alittle better and you can do slomo video which I don't really use...sharpness is alittle better on the s, but it's not night n day... I've owned both phones and I speak from experience , and I use to do photography on the side with my DSLR, I did portrait photography etc.. So I know a thing or 2 about picture quality...

    Everyone gets so hyped up because it's the latest and greatest they lose sight of reality
    10-02-2013 08:21 PM
  18. iEd's Avatar
    The 5c looks and feels great I like the colors but it's just not me, the colors. Getting what you want and what appeals to you if it's price or function is never a downgrade.
    10-02-2013 11:47 PM
  19. Blue Shift's Avatar
    The 5c looks and feels great I like the colors but it's just not me, the colors. Getting what you want and what appeals to you if it's price or function is never a downgrade.
    True, I went white, because black was absent as an option. The bright colours aren't really my thing.
    Dramer77 and li2327 like this.
    10-03-2013 06:39 AM
  20. melbsteve's Avatar
    Thanks for the report. I am looking at upgrading my wife's phone from a 3s to a 5c, but I have gone back and forth about getting the best thing apple has to offer. Since my wife plays basic games, texts, calls, emails, browses and does the facebook, the 5c should be all she needs (and is a huge step up from what she has now).
    sounds perfectly reasonable, be a good husband and go get her one, she'll love it!
    10-03-2013 09:15 AM
  21. mactracker1138's Avatar
    I really wanted the 5s at first but as I played around with the 5c I liked the feel of it a lot more than the 5s and I also liked the look. While I am conscious about specs I still found the 5c to be a solid performer running iOS 7. That and the 100 price difference to get 32 gigabytes of storage made the 5c a good choice for my girlfriend and I.

    As for the speed of the processor on the 5s, I'm sure it (or something on par) will find its way into the 5c next year. Will it be called the iPhone CS?
    10-03-2013 09:27 AM
  22. iEd's Avatar
    True, I went white, because black was absent as an option. The bright colours aren't really my thing.
    Yup if black was a 5c option I may have gone that way. But fingerprint ID is a blast to use.
    10-03-2013 09:34 AM
  23. Dramer77's Avatar
    Yup if black was a 5c option I may have gone that way. But fingerprint ID is a blast to use.
    yea until you get some finger smudges on it lol which happens quite quick
    10-04-2013 12:47 AM
  24. Dramer77's Avatar
    It's not really a $200 difference. You said 16gb 5c vs 32gb 5s. You could have gotten a 16gb 5s and compared to if it's worth a 100 more. Can't compare price difference based on different gb
    its a $200 difference in my case which was my example, heck i see best buy is now offering the 5c with a $50 gift card so its 49 bucks
    10-04-2013 12:49 AM
  25. Dramer77's Avatar
    IMO the A7 processor is worth every extra penny alone.
    it may be if you do some heavy gaming.. other than that the a6 performs more than adequate for all normal tasks
    10-04-2013 12:51 AM
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