1. I3unny's Avatar
    Hello everyone I am new to iMore.. I have been using windows phone since 3 years and wanna try IOS but I cant really afford to get iphone 6 or 6s devices so I was thinking if it will be worth to buy iphone 5s now.. so please tell me guys is it worth getting iphone 5s now?

    Thank you.
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    11-26-2015 09:21 PM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I would say that if you can get one super cheap then yes it is.

    Whilst it is still a really great phone (and that series just looks better then the current iteration, in my opinion), it is still a phone that is two years old and things have moved on considerably since then.
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    11-27-2015 03:41 AM
  3. I3unny's Avatar
    I would say that if you can get one super cheap then yes it is.

    Whilst it is still a really great phone (and that series just looks better then the current iteration, in my opinion), it is still a phone that is two years old and things have moved on considerably since then.
    thank you for reply!
    11-27-2015 04:09 AM
  4. firedept10's Avatar
    I think it is. My sons both have the 5s and love them. I believe if you can get one for a reasonable price, that you should be able to get 1-2 years out of it. My wife uses a 5 and it can still run the latest IOS without any issues, so the 5s will last you for some time to come. The form factor is why my sons like the 5s. Still a great phone and can now be had at a good price.
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    11-27-2015 04:40 AM
  5. Rajbir Lorriet's Avatar
    My answer is no. If it is really hard to buy 6 and 6s for you. But I think you should try for better one. iPhone 5 is good device I know. But I always wait for update one.
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    11-27-2015 05:34 AM
  6. xanadome's Avatar
    Depends on your use of the phone. From what you are saying, you have a budget restriction, in which case, as other people said, it would be better to buy a decent used one. About the 5s itself, it is a great phone and you should have no problem. There are many people who do not like large phones and I am one of them. I have been using the 5s and bought 6 when it came out, but returned it in a few days. But I am a gadget freak and always have to have the latest and greatest. Recently, I could not resist the urge and bought a 6s, but I think I will be returning it soon. I use the phone mostly for communication and PIM, and for that purpose, you can't beat the pocketability and palm-fitting 5s (it's the perfect size and very light). Yet it is fully capable of browsing and content consumption It's just smaller. You should not worry about the obsolescence for another 2 years or so. Apple is running out of additional features and they will be more into new external design, screen, ever increasing CPU speed or gimmicky features etc, but I do not play along with them :-). Return to basics, so to speak. Don't worry, go ahead.
    Just my personal opinion.
    Last edited by xanadome; 11-27-2015 at 07:58 AM.
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    11-27-2015 07:46 AM
  7. Ricktye's Avatar
    Hello everyone I am new to iMore.. I have been using windows phone since 3 years and wanna try IOS but I cant really afford to get iphone 6 or 6s devices so I was thinking if it will be worth to buy iphone 5s now.. so please tell me guys is it worth getting iphone 5s now?

    Thank you.
    The 5s is still a great phone IMO, and with few exceptions will perform as well as the new 6s that'll cost you considerably more. Personally, I too like the form factor of the 5 series, however to each their own in that aspect.
    If you're on a budget and don't want to mortgage your soul to buy the 6s, the 5s will serve you well....
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    11-27-2015 07:50 AM
  8. xanadome's Avatar
    The 5s is still a great phone IMO, and with few exceptions will perform as well as the new 6s that'll cost you considerably more. Personally, I too like the form factor of the 5 series, however to each their own in that aspect.
    If you're on a budget and don't want to mortgage your soul to buy the 6s, the 5s will serve you well....
    In essence, this post says it all :-)
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    11-27-2015 08:00 AM
  9. I3unny's Avatar
    Thank you for your opinion guys
    11-27-2015 08:23 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The 5s is still a nice phone, if you don't mind the screen size. The 6 and 6s definitely have their advantages, but the 5s will live on for several years. It should get at least 2 more OS updates. But even if it only gets one more, iOS 10 would take you a long way.
    I3unny and Eillasa like this.
    11-27-2015 08:30 AM
  11. Wotchered's Avatar
    I think the 5s is a very good phone. Plenty of people have kept them rather than update to big phones. You should get a few years out of one even if secondhand.
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    11-27-2015 08:45 AM
  12. I3unny's Avatar
    thank you for opinion guys I have decided to get the iphone 5s.. it is going to cost me around 380$
    11-27-2015 08:35 PM
  13. pr1nce's Avatar
    thank you for opinion guys I have decided to get the iphone 5s.. it is going to cost me around 380$
    The 5s is a great phone. I personally still use one and like the form factor. Enjoy your 5s.
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    11-27-2015 10:25 PM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I think if you cannot afford a 6s you don't need a new phone. Buying old technology just "try" something new isn't really that great of idea ...
    Vyenkatesh and I3unny like this.
    11-28-2015 01:07 PM
  15. Jazmac's Avatar
    The 5s has a couple good years yet. You should be fine with the 5s.
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    11-28-2015 04:15 PM
  16. I3unny's Avatar
    how about purchasing an ipod touch to try IOS? can someone tell me other than phone calls whats the difference in ipod touch and iphone?
    11-28-2015 11:08 PM
  17. eve6er69's Avatar
    how about purchasing an ipod touch to try IOS? can someone tell me other than phone calls whats the difference in ipod touch and iphone?
    I can honestly say yes. This is a good idea. Other than the form factor and lack of a radio for phone calls all the apps and the os work exactly the same on the ipod. It is a mirror image of what an iPhone is. What I did to help me make the decision was carry my phone around with the ipod. I enabled hotshot on my phone and used the ipod like it was a phone for everything but calls. You can even enable imessage and text friends that have IPhones off the ipod.
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    11-29-2015 12:12 AM
  18. I3unny's Avatar
    can I install all apps that are available for iphone on ipod? like whatsapp, skype etc..
    11-29-2015 01:18 AM
  19. HariKECE's Avatar
    It is possible to install Skype (in fact all apps)..But if you want to use whatsapp, u need an iPhone for the initial setup and later you don't need.. check for some videos in the YouTube about installing the whatspp in the iPod Touch..
    BTW, I used the iPod Touch 4 th gen for all my needs except the phone calls and whatsapp (for around an year).. I used to WiFi tether my primary phone and connect iPod Touch...Its a good combination.. But the big thing for me was, the battery life in the iPod Touch was very bad(when you do browsing, Facebook, Twitter etc)...This was the deal breaker for me...I don't know how much it improved in the latest iPod Touch..
    12-01-2015 03:52 AM
  20. szymunk's Avatar
    Dunno about your iPod question but speaking od #iPhone5s I have decided to buy one just few days ago! Look up my thread, gonna update it with infos in the upcoming days. Are you still wondering whether to buy it?
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    12-02-2015 06:24 PM
  21. jenniedsouza11's Avatar
    I-phone is a brand boss, when you have I-phone in your hand, everyone always have their eyes on your phone. You would feel so proud when you are standing in the crowd and everyone is keeping his on your phone.
    If you can not afford I-phone 6 or 6s, you can go for I-phone 5s as it's worthy. I think you must buy i-phone it does not matter what version you have but it matters you have I-phone. So try it at least once in your life.
    I3unny likes this.
    12-03-2015 06:33 AM
  22. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    I'm still using my 5s and it's still a contender in the smartphone front. Has the power to run the current software without a hitch

    As for price it still commands a good resale value so there not that cheap
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    12-03-2015 03:59 PM
  23. sdc1's Avatar
    I've just replaced my 5c with a 5s, it's a great device. I've tried the 6 and 6 Plus but the size of the 5 series of iPhones is perfect for me.
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    12-03-2015 05:14 PM
  24. I3unny's Avatar
    Thanking you for reply all of you.. I have decided to save a few more bucks and buy iphone 6
    12-04-2015 04:52 AM
  25. OverseerMG's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 and 5S maybe old but don't count it out yet. There are still plenty of accessories that are made for it and it has been said that the build quality and sturdiness of the design is better than the newer iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
    I3unny and Eillasa like this.
    12-05-2015 10:32 PM
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