1. 420benz's Avatar
    She will only Text and use the phone. Went on Swappa and found a 5c for 215.00. Don't know the difference between 5c and 5s beside the plastic case on the 5c. My other concern is not being able to replace the battery. Since the phone is used I don't know how many times the battery was charged. Since I am an Android guy I don't know much about this phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    07-23-2015 11:36 PM
  2. AugustVance's Avatar
    There a few differences between the 5c and 5s.

    1. The 5s has touch ID the 5c does not.
    2. The 5s has an more to date processor and it also has the m7 co-processor the 5c does not.


    They are both great choices, but for the sake of longevity, I would personally choose towards the 5s. It is also compatible with the apple watch. I may be wrong, I dont think the 5c is.
    07-24-2015 12:10 AM
  3. xNeezzy's Avatar
    She will only Text and use the phone. Went on Swappa and found a 5c for 215.00. Don't know the difference between 5c and 5s beside the plastic case on the 5c. My other concern is not being able to replace the battery. Since the phone is used I don't know how many times the battery was charged. Since I am an Android guy I don't know much about this phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Do not get the 5C. Get her a 5S


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    07-24-2015 12:35 AM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    If you're deciding between an iPhone 5S and the 5C you should get a 5S. Its more up to date and will last longer. The 5C is just an iPhone 5 with more LTE bands.
    07-24-2015 01:29 AM
  5. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    iPhone 5c is meh...if I didn't love my 6plus so much I'd probably still be rocking a 5s.


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    07-24-2015 01:34 AM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    Get her the 5s. It will have a longer life.
    07-24-2015 01:48 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If she's mostly a text and talk person, the 5c is fine. The battery is a gamble at this point, as it is with some 5 and 5s phones. A new battery will be about $80. My Wife has used the 5c since March of 2014, and the battery in it still seems strong compared to my iPhone 5.
    07-24-2015 02:10 AM
  8. tadpoles's Avatar
    The 5s is a great option but so is the Galaxy Alpha. I only mention that because if you're going to buy used the battery condition is an unknown unless you already know you're going to have it replaced. I know she wants an iPhone and I can understand why but I'd be cautious selecting a used older model.

    from the Elegance
    07-24-2015 05:15 AM
  9. tiimothydadams's Avatar
    Great price you got there for 5c man... I think you cannot change the battery you'll have to change it though.
    07-24-2015 06:54 AM
  10. keity's Avatar
    Hey 5C isn't bad one. You can go for it.
    07-24-2015 06:57 AM
  11. 420benz's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys. Can I buy a new battery and replace it or is this a job for Apple.
    07-24-2015 10:38 AM
  12. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys. Can I buy a new battery and replace it or is this a job for Apple.
    You could do it yourself, but you run the risk of damaging the device. I'd get it replaced at an Apple Store.
    07-24-2015 10:49 AM
  13. 420benz's Avatar
    OK Thanks BTW: What are the first signs of the battery going bad?
    07-24-2015 11:02 AM
  14. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    OK Thanks BTW: What are the first signs of the battery going bad?
    The battery depleting at a faster rate than before.
    07-24-2015 11:31 AM
  15. Closingracer's Avatar
    If all she wants is to text and call why use a iPhone? I would say your better off buying a Samsung Galaxy S3 which is fairly cheap now. Or you can spend a little more for a s4 or S5. These all have removable batteries which makes guessing if you phone has a bad battery less of an risk.


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    07-24-2015 12:45 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys. Can I buy a new battery and replace it or is this a job for Apple.
    Either an Apple Store or your carrier's store. Don't try it yourself.
    07-24-2015 12:52 PM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    If all she wants is to text and call why use a iPhone? I would say your better off buying a Samsung Galaxy S3 which is fairly cheap now. Or you can spend a little more for a s4 or S5. These all have removable batteries which makes guessing if you phone has a bad battery less of an risk.


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    As Tadpole mentioned, the Galaxy Alpha would be a good choice. I had one and it's a fine phone. For just texting and calling any contemporary smartphone may be overkill but who knows, she may grow to use it more if the phone has the capability. You're gonna pay a premium on an iPhone that may not be necessary if all she needs now is calling and texting. Why pay the premium for the design and ecosystem that she may not really want/use? If she's indicated she does indeed want any iPhone specifically, knowing why, specifically, may help. Otherwise, you may be able to more easily solve a true potential battery issue and save some money. IPhones are great for those that appreciate them. I got my Mom an iPhone and as simple as the thing is to use she still doesn't use it for anything besides calls. Wasted $$$.
    07-24-2015 01:03 PM
  18. Closingracer's Avatar
    As Tadpole mentioned, the Galaxy Alpha would be a good choice. I had one and it's a fine phone. For just texting and calling any contemporary smartphone may be overkill but who knows, she may grow to use it more if the phone has the capability. You're gonna pay a premium on an iPhone that may not be necessary if all she needs now is calling and texting. Why pay the premium for the design and ecosystem that she may not really want/use? If she's indicated she does indeed want any iPhone specifically, knowing why, specifically, may help. Otherwise, you may be able to more easily solve a true potential battery issue and save some money. IPhones are great for those that appreciate them. I got my Mom an iPhone and as simple as the thing is to use she still doesn't use it for anything besides calls. Wasted $$$.
    The battery isn't removable.



    Not really a waste if money. I told my mother to get an iPhone 4 at the time and while she never uses all the features she still wants an iPhone over any Android device even though it's cheaper. I even have her a Nexus 7 2013 version and she felt it was difficult to use


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    07-24-2015 01:09 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The battery isn't removable.



    Not really a waste if money. I told my mother to get an iPhone 4 at the time and while she never uses all the features she still wants an iPhone over any Android device even though it's cheaper. I even have her a Nexus 7 2013 version and she felt it was difficult to use


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    In the Alpha the battery is removable. I've had two of them and know of no variant that doesn't offer a removable battery.
    07-24-2015 01:55 PM
  20. Closingracer's Avatar
    In the Alpha the battery is removable. I've had two of them and know of no variant that doesn't offer a removable battery.
    Yeah forgot it was memory that wasn't removeable. Either way the S3 is cheaper and does the job


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    07-24-2015 02:08 PM
  21. 420benz's Avatar
    I know. But both my sons and grandsons have iphones and Probably talked her into it.
    07-24-2015 02:44 PM
  22. 420benz's Avatar
    I just found out that iphone has a sim card. Where is it?
    07-24-2015 02:50 PM
  23. tadpoles's Avatar
    Yeah forgot it was memory that wasn't removeable. Either way the S3 is cheaper and does the job


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    Very true. As trivial as this may seem, the S3's build quality is that very plasticy stuff that drove many to complain and pushed Samsung to the design language of the S6. The Alpha is a very nice-looking device (no, it's no 5s, but still) with premium build quality and materials. It was the start of something better for Samsung. Some may appreciate that.


    from the Elegance
    07-24-2015 03:09 PM
  24. Closingracer's Avatar
    Very true. As trivial as this may seem, the S3's build quality is that very plasticy stuff that drove many to complain and pushed Samsung to the design language of the S6. The Alpha is a very nice-looking device (no, it's no 5s, but still) with premium build quality and materials. It was the start of something better for Samsung. Some may appreciate that.


    from the Elegance
    I couldn't care less above the the plastic so called "issue" I liked it


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    07-24-2015 03:10 PM
  25. tadpoles's Avatar
    I couldn't care less above the the plastic so called "issue" I liked it


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    Many don't care but a lot of folks do. With Apple making very nice looking devices Samsung had to start paying more attention to their own design. If nothing else the S6 is cuter than the S5.


    from the Elegance
    07-24-2015 03:13 PM
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