"Free" iPhone 5s or pay $300 for 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fre33way, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. fre33way macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    I have the option to trade-in a phone to tmobile. They are offering me $350 for my sprint iphone 5s. I can buy an iphone 5s from ebay for 350-400 which will be unlocked for any carrier (so technically I'll be getting an unlocked iphone 5s for free to $50) or I can buy the iphone 6 from tmobile for 650 (~700 after taxes) which comes out to paying about 300 extra after getting my trade in credit. What should I do?
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    If you don't mind the screen size, then getting an unlocked 5s for next to nothing sounds like a great deal. It's still a very capable device.
  3. fre33way thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    After exploring the ebay options, the prices for the 5s are a bit more than I had expected. To make things quick, I can add $100 to the trade-in value and get the used 5s from ebay or buy the 6 by adding $300 to the trade-in value. What do you guys suggest?
  4. fre33way thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
  5. SHOaks macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Personally I think the 5/5s is the best iPhone ever made. So I'd get that over the 6. Perfect size.
  6. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    Id rather pay 300 for a 6.

    6 makes the 5S feel like a 4S.
  7. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
  8. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
    get 5s, this new 6 is slowly becoming the village idiot among Apple products.
  9. Sean76 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2013
    I like the 6, but that sounds like a good deal for the 5s. With some current events and shortcomings with the 6, I feel that the real superstar will be the 6s next year with the revamped camera, increased ram, and better attention detail towards a very quality feeling device.

    I really like the 6, but after really diving into the camera software tonight I feel like the 5s may have had a one up on the 6, and my HTC One M8 feels like a superstar when compared to the 6's camera. Tough decisions man, Good Luck
  10. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
    I would get the six. You will have better resolution a bigger screen. NFC for Apple pay. 802.11AC wireless. Better LTE speeds as well. I had the 5s and still got the 6 because of Apple pay.
  11. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    I never buy older when it comes to technology. I always buy the current when I'm looking to buy, so with that said 6 is the way to go.

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