1. Brad Semenick's Avatar
    I'm kind of on a student budget and I can't justify buying a 32gb 5s. I'm wondering if the faster chip in the 5s is worth worrying about memory, or if it's better to have the peace of mind of having enough space for everything.

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    04-10-2014 10:21 AM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'd honestly go with the 32GB 5C. At this current time, I think storage is a tad more important than processor speed.
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    04-10-2014 10:28 AM
  3. Brad Semenick's Avatar
    And if it matters, I don't do heavy gaming.


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    04-10-2014 10:29 AM
  4. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I'd go with the 32GB 5c. I have both the 5c and 5s. I really do prefer the look and feel of the 5c. Unless you really like using the finger print scanner and fitness apps that use the M7 processor, you'd not be missing much. Just my opinion though.


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    04-10-2014 12:39 PM
  5. vjh425's Avatar
    I was in a similar situation and I chose the 5S because I use my phone for my job and Because of HIPAA they want you to lock your phone and I hate typing pass codes or passwords because I use the music player while driving and the Touch ID allows me to keep my phone locked without having to type a password all the time. That's the main reason I chose the 5S.


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    04-10-2014 04:05 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    You want the 32 GB as a student that's a given

    But the 5s is sweet you need to cut back on the pizza or whatever and get the 5s 32GB you will thank me later
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    04-10-2014 04:20 PM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    The 5s is a great phone but as a student you probably need space. And the 5c 32g will work well.
    04-10-2014 04:25 PM
  8. serglb's Avatar
    "Student Budget" = 32GB 5C definitely LOL.


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    04-11-2014 09:11 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The 32 gb 5c. My wife has the blue, and it's great. Looks nice, is fast, great camera. IMO, it's not worth paying more for the 5s. Not yet anyway. The iPhone 6 though....


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    04-11-2014 09:26 AM
  10. Septembersrain's Avatar
    The 32 gb 5c. My wife has the blue, and it's great. Looks nice, is fast, great camera. IMO, it's not worth paying more for the 5s. Not yet anyway. The iPhone 6 though....


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    Yeah. I'm already considering selling my 5s. I like my 5c more. >_>


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    04-11-2014 11:58 AM
  11. Brad Semenick's Avatar
    Yeah. I'm already considering selling my 5s. I like my 5c more. >_>


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    What do you like more about the 5c? How does it's speed compare to the 5s in real world use?

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    04-11-2014 03:17 PM
  12. Septembersrain's Avatar
    What do you like more about the 5c? How does it's speed compare to the 5s in real world use?

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    I can't even tell the difference. I use the forums, web browsing, apps like YouTube/NetFlix, and calls/text. It's really just not a big enough difference for me. I don't even use the finger print scanner a lot. I feel important when I put in my pin. +_+

    I like the weight and general overall feel of the 5c. It's a nice experience seeing the blue each day too.


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    04-11-2014 04:03 PM
  13. Brad Semenick's Avatar
    I can't even tell the difference. I use the forums, web browsing, apps like YouTube/NetFlix, and calls/text. It's really just not a big enough difference for me. I don't even use the finger print scanner a lot. I feel important when I put in my pin. +_+

    I like the weight and general overall feel of the 5c. It's a nice experience seeing the blue each day too.


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    Do you think the 5c is better value than the 5s?

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    04-11-2014 04:07 PM
  14. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Do you think the 5c is better value than the 5s?

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    If you are just wanting a good dependable phone and focus on the storage, yes. If you want cutting edge, even if you won't use the features, then no. However, I've owned many phones and even with my need for the latest and greatest, I still choose my 5c over my 5s.


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    04-11-2014 04:15 PM
  15. kataran's Avatar
    Do you think the 5c is better value than the 5s?

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    I respect Sep's advice but the 5s is a better value in my eyes

    Ask yourself do you play games then get the 5s

    If your only surfing the net get the 5c

    Photos 5s

    FB 5c

    If your gonna use iWorks for school you should get the 5s

    Overall your still getting an excellent device either way and I think we all agree the 32 GB is almost a must these days I have the 64 GB and surpassed the 32 GB size already
    Last edited by kataran; 04-12-2014 at 04:48 PM.
    04-12-2014 04:38 PM
  16. serglb's Avatar
    I respect Sep's advice but the 5s is a better value in my eyes

    Ask yourself do you play games then get the 5s

    If your only surfing the net get the 5c

    Photos 5s

    FB 5c

    If your gonna use iWorks for school you should get the 5s

    Overall your still getting an excellent device either way and I think we all agree the 32 GB is almost a must these days I have the 64 GB and surpassed the 32 GB size already
    Why if you're going to use iWorks get the 5S? Photos are just as good on the 5C as well...


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    04-18-2014 08:57 AM
  17. llfloyd79's Avatar
    5S for sure. 5C is pretty much a iPhone 5 in a different body. No A7 chip or Touch ID or 64bit processing.


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    05-01-2014 05:30 AM
  18. kataran's Avatar
    Why if you're going to use iWorks get the 5S? Photos are just as good on the 5C as well...


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    Yes the photos are really good on the 5c but the 5s has the better iSight camera

    iWorks loads faster on the 5s
    Last edited by kataran; 05-01-2014 at 07:33 AM.
    05-01-2014 07:17 AM
  19. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Depends on what you tring to do but I like memory I say 32g iphone. 5c


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    05-14-2014 08:43 PM
  20. Tartarus's Avatar
    I would go with the 5s. Although it's only 16GB, you can bypass that by working on the cloud. You can store pictures, videos and documents on DropBox for instance.

    If you plan on installing a lot of games and other 'big' apps like navigation, I would go with the 32gb 5c, because 16gb won't be enough then.

    This is my situation
    Last edited by yukhalilsel; 05-15-2014 at 09:33 AM.
    05-14-2014 10:59 PM
  21. HAWK's Avatar
    I would go 5s personally. I'm not a fan on the 5c. Just a personal preference


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    05-14-2014 11:03 PM
  22. lovelygravy's Avatar
    You should most definitely hold out for the 6 instead
    05-15-2014 07:51 AM
  23. Mxsmanic's Avatar
    You can never have too much storage, and the other differences between the 5c and the 5s are not huge. I'd suggest the 5c with 32 GB if you can't afford the same amount of storage on a 5s.

    The worst space eaters are videos (especially HD), followed by applications (average 23 MB each, last I read), then photos and songs (usually around 4 MB each). Apps that bring their own databases can be a lot bigger, though. Some games, like GTA, bring along a huge database. Books and reference materials also tend to be really big. Offline maps, too.

    For what it's worth, I have 32 GB and 194 apps installed, but only a few dozen photos, and no songs or video. I'm using almost half of the 32 GB. So that gives me plenty of margin but if I had gone with 16 GB, I'd be in dire straits now.
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    05-15-2014 08:31 AM
  24. serglb's Avatar
    You can never have too much storage, and the other differences between the 5c and the 5s are not huge. I'd suggest the 5c with 32 GB if you can't afford the same amount of storage on a 5s.

    The worst space eaters are videos (especially HD), followed by applications (average 23 MB each, last I read), then photos and songs (usually around 4 MB each). Apps that bring their own databases can be a lot bigger, though. Some games, like GTA, bring along a huge database. Books and reference materials also tend to be really big. Offline maps, too.

    For what it's worth, I have 32 GB and 194 apps installed, but only a few dozen photos, and no songs or video. I'm using almost half of the 32 GB. So that gives me plenty of margin but if I had gone with 16 GB, I'd be in dire straits now.
    This is where cloud storage comes in:

    Dropbox for photos and videos
    iBooks
    Google Play Music or iTunes Match (or similar)
    Google Maps
    etc. 16GB is extremely manageable. Especially with the new tech that's coming out these days.

    194 apps is a lot though what are they for?


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    05-18-2014 10:28 PM

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