1. asuprice's Avatar
    After a week with the 5S I got really annoyed with the loud clicking coming from the home button and dealing with the loose lock button(I was told by the "geniuses" that these were normal and within spec). I decided I would try the 5C. I am a sucker for yellow phones. I must say that the build quality(or quality control) is surprising much better on the plastic/polycarbonate phone. While I will miss the new processors and touch Id I will say I am happy with my decision. Anyone else leaning this way or am I a loner on this?
    09-28-2013 10:50 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You're definitely going to be in short company on this decision, but to each their own!
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    09-28-2013 10:52 PM
  3. asuprice's Avatar
    You're definitely going to be in short company on this decision, but to each their own!
    More than likely, but I'm so OCD about those little things that they were a deal breaker for me. If you haven't held a 5C I recommend checking one out. Feels very solid and premium. A very well built product.
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    09-28-2013 10:55 PM
  4. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I liked the feel of the 5C as well. Really reminds me or a Nokia 920 in feel. However, I don't think I would want to downgrade, I am loving the 5S. Even with the loud home button it is a fantastic device.
    09-28-2013 11:01 PM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    This helps to illustrate the trade offs. Apple - iPhone - Compare Models
    09-28-2013 11:17 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    The 5c is pretty cool. I checked one out the other day. Does the home button on the 5c make less noise?



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    09-29-2013 06:01 AM
  7. asuprice's Avatar
    The 5c is pretty cool. I checked one out the other day. Does the home button on the 5c make less noise?



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    Yes. Much quieter. The 5S has a very loud audible click, whereas the 5C is the same sound and feeling as the 5 and all pervious generations.
    09-29-2013 07:27 AM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    I would never return my new 5S for a 5C. That would be a step down for me considering I had the 5 for a year.
    09-29-2013 08:43 AM
  9. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Yes. Much quieter. The 5S has a very loud audible click, whereas the 5C is the same sound and feeling as the 5 and all pervious generations.
    Congrats on finding a solution that also makes you excited about your new phone. Nothing worse than always noticing the thing you hate about the phone you (want to) love- like a dripping faucet that just. Won't. Stop.

    Guess I got lucky- my 5 and 5s sound the same- if anything, 5 is louder. Yellow 5c does look like the coolest of the colors- enjoy!
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    09-29-2013 09:03 AM
  10. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    You should totally sell the gold one, though- could make enough to buy your 5c... AND a new iPad when those come out!
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    09-29-2013 09:05 AM
  11. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    After a week with the 5S I got really annoyed with the loud clicking coming from the home button and dealing with the loose lock button(I was told by the "geniuses" that these were normal and within spec). I decided I would try the 5C. I am a sucker for yellow phones. I must say that the build quality(or quality control) is surprising much better on the plastic/polycarbonate phone. While I will miss the new processors and touch Id I will say I am happy with my decision. Anyone else leaning this way or am I a loner on this?
    When I first read this , my mouth dropped. I respect your opinion. But I doubt anyone on this forum will agree. I don't see why anyone would want a phone with less specs, built quality and less features.
    But I guess each to their own mate. As long as your happy it doesn't matter what I say
    09-29-2013 09:33 AM
  12. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I would never return my new 5S for a 5C. That would be a step down for me considering I had the 5 for a year.
    My point exactly
    09-29-2013 09:35 AM
  13. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I already had a 5 for a whole year, I'd never downgrade myself but to each its own. The home button sound doesn't make that big of a deal for me. LOL I don't even notice it.

    But instead of keeping your iPhone 5 (I'm assuming you had one), you're going with the 5C because you want a certain color? Don't get me wrong, the build quality of the 5C is amazing, but eh..
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    09-29-2013 09:37 AM
  14. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    You should totally sell the gold one, though- could make enough to buy your 5c... AND a new iPad when those come out!
    Wait, who has gold!? I'll buy the dang thing! I'm tired of waiting on T-Mobile.

    I'm joking about the "who" part, but if you want to sell it, I'm your girl!
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    09-29-2013 09:41 AM
  15. tigerinexile's Avatar
    When I first read this , my mouth dropped. I respect your opinion. But I doubt anyone on this forum will agree. I don't see why anyone would want a phone with less specs, built quality and less features.
    But I guess each to their own mate. As long as your happy it doesn't matter what I say
    The OP just hates the new home button THAT much.

    In that context, the 5c is clearly the way to go because the next polycarb model will likely have the new home button and TouchID, and the 5c has more bands and a better battery than the 5.

    But yes, very few will agree.

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    09-29-2013 09:44 AM
  16. iEd's Avatar
    Yes. Much quieter. The 5S has a very loud audible click, whereas the 5C is the same sound and feeling as the 5 and all pervious generations.
    That's what's up. As long as you are happy with your choice that's all that matters.


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    09-29-2013 09:46 AM
  17. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    The OP just hates the new home button THAT much.

    In that context, the 5c is clearly the way to go because the next polycarb model will likely have the new home button and TouchID, and the 5c has more bands and a better battery than the 5.

    But yes, very few will agree.

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    Yeah I know he hates the home button that much, but come on , would you really wana change a Ferrari for a BMW just because you don't like the type of rims you got on your car? Lol.
    09-29-2013 09:47 AM
  18. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Yeah I know he hates the home button that much, but come on , would you really wana change a Ferrari for a BMW just because you don't like the type of rims you got on your car? Lol.
    It's more like hating the steering wheel column that much.

    Have to deal with the home button all the time.

    (Whereas I actually LIKE the clicky home button...)

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    09-29-2013 09:50 AM
  19. Trees's Avatar
    How loud is the clicking? I don't have my 5S yet, so just trying to get an understanding.

    Is the sound any louder than when your finger(s) are tapping or typing on an iPad screen or keyboard with the mute button enabled?
    09-29-2013 09:57 AM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    How loud is the clicking? I don't have my 5S yet, so just trying to get an understanding.
    I believe some home button clicks are louder than others from what I have read. There is only a very slight click on my 5S which I can't hear at all in a room where others are all talking.

    Is the sound any louder than when your finger(s) are tapping or typing on an iPad screen or keyboard with the mute button enabled?
    I don't hear anything when my mute button is enabled, so I would say, yes, it is probably louder.
    09-29-2013 10:14 AM
  21. Trees's Avatar
    Thanks. I do hear sound when typing. To me it's normal and expected as sound is the output from the force my finger creates when touching the screen. I don't think it's loud, but that's just me.

    For me I think the ambient environmental noise test is reasonable. It's also probably natural to expect focus on topics like this given the phones cost and everyone's collective anticipation before the phone is in our hands. Afterwards, most people are probably paying extra attention to every detail, nuance, and behavior.

    All of that said, I will check this phenomenon out when I get my 5S.
    09-29-2013 10:22 AM
  22. Trees's Avatar
    OP, can you use a sound meter to record the decibel level? There are some in the App Store. This will help provide a baseline with which to evaluate and understand the clicking volume.
    09-29-2013 10:29 AM
  23. iEd's Avatar
    How loud is the clicking? I don't have my 5S yet, so just trying to get an understanding.

    Is the sound any louder than when your finger(s) are tapping or typing on an iPad screen or keyboard with the mute button enabled?
    To me it's just the sound of something moving not noticeable to me. I have a iPhone 1 sitting here and started clicking the home button and that makes more of a sound than my 5s or the 4s I had. Some noises bother people. My ex couldn't stand the clicking sound of a car turn signal.


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    09-29-2013 10:36 AM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    More than likely, but I'm so OCD about those little things that they were a deal breaker for me. If you haven't held a 5C I recommend checking one out. Feels very solid and premium. A very well built product.
    My mom bought a 5c last week to replace her 4S...it does feel really nice, and the back piece doesn't feel at all cheap. That said, it's a literal mirror of an iPhone 5, which I already had, so as far as upgrades (to me), it really wasn't one.
    09-29-2013 10:48 AM
  25. asuprice's Avatar
    OP, can you use a sound meter to record the decibel level? There are some in the App Store. This will help provide a baseline with which to evaluate and understand the clicking volume.
    I've already got the C and packaged up the 5S to return. I'm happy with my choice though. My S was restarting about twice a day too. No problem so far with the C. A lot of people assume I was coming from a regular 5. I actually gave android a whirl and am coming back from an HTC one. My company doesn't require pass code lock either, so the fingerprint scanner in the home button wasn't a big deal.
    09-29-2013 10:53 AM
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