1. Schufly's Avatar
    I added a line Friday and got an iPhone 5, because I couldn't afford the 5s. Now I am reconsidering. looking for opinions on whether I should return the 5, shell out a few more bucks now that I have it, and get the 5s, or keep the 5. The 5 is amazing, I have no complaints. I would have to go with Space Grey.......because gold or white.... um no. any help would be appreciated.
    09-29-2013 02:40 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I have a lot of experience with this, I would say simply if your happy with the 5 keep the 5 ... The 5S while awesome! May not be worth the extra money (how much did you spend on the 5?) ... Both the 5C and 5S do have larger batteries however the 5 is still a great phone.
    09-29-2013 02:46 PM
  3. The_colombian's Avatar
    I was in the same boat last week. Figured I would save money by getting the 5s now and it still being relevant a year from now.


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    09-29-2013 02:46 PM
  4. Schufly's Avatar
    I have a lot of experience with this, I would say simply if your happy with the 5 keep the 5 ... The 5S while awesome! May not be worth the extra money (how much did you spend on the 5?) ... Both the 5C and 5S do have larger batteries however the 5 is still a great phone.
    I spent $99 on the 5. Bigger battery is always a plus.
    09-29-2013 03:02 PM
  5. asuprice's Avatar
    I had the 5S and returned it and went with the C(basically the 5). Money wasn't a factor in my issue, but I'm very happy with the 5C. It suits my needs and so far, at least in my experiences, is more stable at this point in iOS7s young life.
    09-29-2013 03:03 PM
  6. Schufly's Avatar
    I was in the same boat last week. Figured I would save money by getting the 5s now and it still being relevant a year from now.


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    Very true, It's going to be a while before I am due for any upgrade, I need to make this phone last. Who knows though, the way tech is moving, in 2 years my 5 may seems like my old Motorola Star-Tac.
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    09-29-2013 03:04 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    If you can afford to get the 5s I would consider it. The iPhone 5 is a great device though. It really comes down to personal preference and what you can afford.
    09-29-2013 03:07 PM
  8. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I spent $99 on the 5. Bigger battery is always a plus.
    So the 5C would be the same at $99 and the 5S would be $199 ... In my opinion you should stick with the 5 much more value for the money and you won't be compromising performance. (Day to Day usage) ... Although the 5C would get you a little better battery life.
    09-29-2013 03:12 PM
  9. Laughinghyena's Avatar
    I was in a similar situation, although I had the money to buy the 5s. The problem was I had enough money saved up a few days after the release date. But not just that I was trying to decide if I really wanted to switch to apple.

    Unfortunately in my small town all the retailers were sold out. I was disappointed that I would have had to wait well into November with Verizon. My fondness for my s4 just grew sour and I found myself researching everything I could about apple. I had a sudden opportunity to purchase a like new iPhone 5 and I couldn't turn it down for 250. I am happy with this phone and have not put it down in 4 days. I didn't even bother with my s4 when it died that night.


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    09-29-2013 03:24 PM
  10. Schufly's Avatar
    So the 5C would be the same at $99 and the 5S would be $199 ... In my opinion you should stick with the 5 much more value for the money and you won't be compromising performance. (Day to Day usage) ... Although the 5C would get you a little better battery life.
    I guess that's the rub here.....I would got to the 5s if anything. Is the extra battery, A7, and other stuff worth the $100? Part of me says HELL yes!
    09-29-2013 03:28 PM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I guess that's the rub here.....I would got to the 5s if anything. Is the extra battery, A7, and other stuff worth the $100? Part of me says HELL yes!
    Honestly it is entirely up to you. The 5, 5C, & 5S are all excellent devices ... Really depends upon your needs, to me personally I think you are better off with the 5, however you really can't go wrong regardless of your decision.
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    09-29-2013 03:31 PM
  12. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    If I was just getting a phone I would of went for the latest and greatest which would of been a 5s but I had a 5 since October and not looking to upgrade right now still happy with what I got
    09-29-2013 03:34 PM
  13. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    If I was just getting a phone I would of went for the latest and greatest which would of been a 5s but I had a 5 since October and not looking to upgrade right now still happy with what I got
    5 is a great device, the only reason I purchased the 5S was feeling the need for the latest & greatest, and I needed to upgrade my wife from her failing 4S, so it was a win win for both of us.
    09-29-2013 03:37 PM
  14. jgraves1107's Avatar
    Get the 5s!! My wife and I love it! We upgraded from the 5 and it is amazing. Found the idea of the m7 chip being useful for fitness apps a great idea. Oh and they slow motion video too.


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    09-29-2013 03:37 PM
  15. anon4757448's Avatar
    5S is a great phone but you'll love the 5 as well. If you like it, keep it.

    Where did you get the 5? I thought they weren't sold after the 20th.
    09-29-2013 03:45 PM
  16. Schufly's Avatar
    5S is a great phone but you'll love the 5 as well. If you like it, keep it.

    Where did you get the 5? I thought they weren't sold after the 20th.
    I got it at Best Buy.
    09-29-2013 04:53 PM
  17. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    If you're not due for an upgrade for another 2 years, I'd go with the 5S. Don't short yourself; you'll be pissed in 2 more years.


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    09-29-2013 05:40 PM
  18. jmr1015's Avatar
    I guess that's the rub here.....I would got to the 5s if anything. Is the extra battery, A7, and other stuff worth the $100? Part of me says HELL yes!
    Part of me feels the same way. I just picked up my i5 as well... and my gut feeling is "I should go for the 5S"

    But saving $100 is always nice... and the i5 is still a huge upgrade over the i4 it replaced... which I was happy with for 3 years. I figure the i5 should be able to keep me happy for at least 2 years... then maybe I'll pick up the iPhone 6S.
    09-29-2013 06:16 PM
  19. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Or even get a 5c. I just for one yesterday. Not bad thus far...


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    09-29-2013 06:38 PM
  20. Schufly's Avatar
    Or even get a 5c. I just for one yesterday. Not bad thus far...


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    Are you bothered at all by the plastic case?
    09-29-2013 07:02 PM
  21. anon4757448's Avatar
    I got it at Best Buy.
    Gotcha! Well maybe you can stick with it for now and if you change your mind before the return period ends, go exchange it. You can't go wrong with the 5S but if you can't pay the extra money keep the 5.

    Is the 5C an option?
    09-29-2013 07:10 PM
  22. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    To me it really isn't plastic, it is almost like a pressurized rubber. Further more I always use a case. It has a feel of if you drop it, it will bounce.

    I have a Speck Product case on it. When the Otterbox Defender is released/available I'll get one. I typically have Otterbox on all my devices...

    Are you bothered at all by the plastic case?



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    09-29-2013 07:14 PM
  23. finn5975's Avatar
    If someone posed the question "should I use my only upgrade, or pay money to buy outright, the 5S if I am coming from an iphone 5" I would say no. I would say hold onto that upgrade, or save that money, and continue enjoying the iphone 5.

    But if someone is asking, "should I use my upgrade or new line to buy the 5, or the 5S, as I am not a current owner of either" I would say get the 5S. Particularly if a) the money is there and b) you plan on holding onto the phone for 2 years. The A7 processor will likely be a key when you go to load IOS 8 and IOS9 onto the device. You will be getting slightly, and I mean slightly, better battery life. Slightly better camera. M7 processor. 64bit chip which may come into play down the road. All around, it is a better phone. Plus, you may see better resale value at the end of the two years for the 5S vs. the 5.

    Good luck and either way, enjoy the phone you decide on.
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    09-29-2013 08:41 PM
  24. mynameis's Avatar
    I won't upgrade to "S" devices. Though there is a better battery, fingerprint protection etc. I will be waiting for the iPhone 6. Then when the 6S comes out, you think I'll be upgrading? You guessed right. Nope. Just my opinion though. Return that 5 and get a 5S if that's what you wanna do. Not downing the 5S at all, just don't see a reason to upgrade when I'm happy and content.
    09-29-2013 08:46 PM
  25. asuprice's Avatar
    Are you bothered at all by the plastic case?
    It feels great to hold. It conforms to your hand
    09-29-2013 09:46 PM
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