1. Haalcyon's Avatar
    There are not an abundance of smaller competent smart devices. For someone who is OS agnostic, is a new 32GB iPhone 5s a good choice for someone that needs a smaller device given the competition and the cost for a new iPhone 5s?
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-09-2015 05:41 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    There are not an abundance of smaller competent smart devices. For someone who is OS agnostic, is a new 32GB iPhone 5s a good choice for someone that needs a smaller device given the competition and the cost for a new iPhone 5s?
    If purchased used and in mint condition on Swappa, the answer is that it is a good buy. Brand new from an Apple store is not worth it since the iPhone 6 will be discounted this year when the new model comes out.
    07-09-2015 05:58 PM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I got myself a brand new iPhone 5S and I simply love it. It feels nice in my hands and fits my handbag perfectly. And seamlessly does everything it needs to do in my everyday life =)


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    07-09-2015 06:28 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    It is if that's what you want. I would look for a used one in very good condition.
    07-16-2015 08:45 AM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you need a smaller device then the 5s is a great option. You will still get a few years out of it.

    of course if you can wait until September, Apple might release an updated 4" screen device.
    07-16-2015 09:00 AM
  6. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I got a brand new 5S, a month and a half ago and yep, worth it (nice upgrade from my 4S).


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    JanuarJaguar and mrkeynes like this.
    07-20-2015 08:32 AM
  7. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    I still use a 5s and I am very happy with it. If you don't like the size of the 6 but still want an iPhone, 5s is the best option.
    07-20-2015 11:38 AM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Yeah, I think I may get a 5s to replace my 4s for the small device.
    07-21-2015 10:10 AM
  9. Jessica75's Avatar
    Though the screen is a little small for many people, it is still a great choice
    08-08-2015 02:57 AM
  10. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Absolutely, I've been actually looking for a white/grey 5s as a backup.


    Tapatalk'n On The IPhone 6 Plus 
    08-08-2015 06:34 AM
  11. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I have a 5s and dB doubt that i will upgrade anytime soon.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    08-08-2015 04:00 PM
  12. nhlfreak9's Avatar
    Yes I would recommend it. It's a great device and still functions fast!
    08-08-2015 04:17 PM
  13. Septembersrain's Avatar
    It's still a great deal for people who want that finger print scanner and 64bit processing wrapped up in a 4' screen....


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk!
    mumfoau, TgeekB and Haalcyon like this.
    08-08-2015 10:17 PM
  14. Andy Tan 2's Avatar
    I still using my iPhone 5c... Satisfied with it
    08-10-2015 10:55 AM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I still using my iPhone 5c... Satisfied with it
    Nothing wrong with the 5c at all, my job just gave me one to replace my BB.
    08-10-2015 04:14 PM
  16. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with the 5c at all, my job just gave me one to replace my BB.

    Everyone knows if they release a 6c with Touch ID, I'll be jumping head first. Still love the 5c, just spoiled by storage size and Touch ID on the 6.
    08-28-2015 05:17 PM
  17. tr1ad's Avatar
    I am considering jumping back to the 5s; I spend so much time on my phone that the battery life of the 6+ isn't that much different.

    Just my view
    08-28-2015 05:40 PM
  18. Sleepy_ER_Dr's Avatar
    I still have my 5S. Love it. May or may not give it up for iPhone 7. It has been smooth sailing with my 5S. Very stable battery life. No problems with OS upgrades.
    pr1nce likes this.
    08-29-2015 06:50 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    A good used one might need a new battery soon. Other than that, it's a very nice iPhone.
    08-29-2015 10:47 PM
  20. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind it at all. I liked the 5S. And I use my iPad for most things anyway so it wouldn't bother me to have an older model iPhone.


    Sent from my iPad Air 2 using Tapatalk
    08-30-2015 08:36 AM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Your thread title and your post are asking two totally different questions...

    Is it worth it for someone who needs a smaller phone given the competition and price? Absolutely...the 5S is still a very competent phone, has a nice form factor and has many of the features that make the iPhone stand out amongst even newer devices (touch ID, nice camera, awesome screen quality, weight/size).

    I'd say it's probably a good buy for the next year, and then you'll start seeing certain things omitted from firmware updates because the internal horsepower just can't keep up anywhere...these devices usually have about a solid 3 year "relevant" shelf life, then the features they add in new OS versions out pace the device's abilities, and you start getting feature omissions during updates.

    Is the 5S worth it to ME? Not at all...I'd rather spend the extra money and have the newest device possible, and I don't have a need for that small profile anymore (though I do still like the design better myself vs. the rounded edge phones with the new variants). I personally wouldn't be satisfied knowing I had a phone that was lacking in areas vs. newer iPhones.
    08-30-2015 09:35 AM
  22. zerog46's Avatar
    I am considering jumping back to the 5s; I spend so much time on my phone that the battery life of the 6+ isn't that much different.

    Just my view
    You're saying the battery life of a 5S is comparable to a 6 Plus? Not even close for me. I have both and have to charge my 5 at least once a day throughout the day. Not so with my 6 Plus.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    08-30-2015 10:14 AM
  23. tr1ad's Avatar
    For me yes, because I essentially work from my device.
    With my previous 5s by 1pm I would be around 45%
    With the 6+ at the same time I am at 50% .... More or less the same for me.

    Emails, social media, messaging, calls
    08-30-2015 10:38 AM
  24. zerog46's Avatar
    Wow. I use both mine for work and my 6 Plus last a heck of a lot longer.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    08-30-2015 11:45 AM
  25. tr1ad's Avatar
    If I don't charge, by 3pm I'm at 26%...
    Which I've wondered initially if this is a lemon.... But I've just learned to deal with it
    Hence my consideration to return to a smaller form factor
    08-30-2015 11:55 AM
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