Buy Unlocked iPhone 4s or Unlocked iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by angelica314, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. angelica314 macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2013
    Hello. Well, I'm trying to decide what would be a smarter idea and cheaper in the long run.

    I have two options:

    1. Buy iPhone 4s ($300) unlocked and either a) wait for the 5s to come out and then get the 5 for cheaper or b) keep it till the i6 if I enjoy it.


    2. Buy the iPhone 5 ($420~470) unlocked and probably keep it till I like it or something worthwhile comes along.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
    I'm leaning toward option 1 because I'll be saving a lot and from a little research I can see that the 4s and the 5 don't have many differences.
  2. angelica314 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2013
  3. shooter03 macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2013
    Pakenham, Victoria,Australia
    Why not just save your coin and wait till the new phone is released and make your mind up then. Save a lot and only buy 1 phone.
  4. angelica314 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2013
    I would do that, but I don't want to pay another month of Metro PCS (my carrier now) and If I don't, I'll lose my phone number.
  5. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    iPhone 5:
    -Better camera
    -Bigger screen

    It's up to you if want to save ~$100 and go with the 4S, which is a few months away from being 2 generations old.

Share This Page