iPhone 5 or earlier Have 5s and Want to Upgrade, but...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sgmorr, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. sgmorr macrumors member

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    I'm still using my trusty 5s. Amazingly working pretty well even with the most current version of iOS. Of course it is somewhat slow....but very functional. I really want to upgrade but am not fully sold on the X but also don't want to necessarily buy what may be the last generation of the legacy design for want of a better description of the 8/8 Plus. Unless something changes I feel that I can limp along until the fall and see what the new models will be like.

    Anyone else in this situation?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    If your content using your iPhone 5s, and you feel if It can survive, then I would wait perhaps till the fall to see what the rumored 6.1 LCD iPhone will look like, alongside the new 5.8 iPhone X and rumored 6.5 iPhone X Plus.
     
  3. TechNismo macrumors 6502

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    I would wait for sure. The 5s is not all that bad, it should be able to hold up another 6/7 months. Last year I was using an iPhone 4 in 2017...
     
  4. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    The models this fall will likely resemble the X, so if you don't like the design now, you probably won't like the new phones in the fall.

    The fact that the 8/8 Plus are likely to be the final version of the "legacy" design is actually the exact reason I ended up going with the 8 Plus. It's the best, fastest iteration of the original design.
     
  5. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

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    Once content then wait. I went from a 5s to a X...I love it. The difference in speed is great. Multitasking feels smooth and more intuitive without the home button. That said portrait mode on the front cam is too beta. If you can wait you will love what’s in store in September no matter what!
     
  6. sgmorr thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't dislike the X. I am hesitant to buy the first generation of a brand new design, I'm not a huge fan of face ID without the option of touch ID and I'm a bit turned off by the price. I know the rumors say that the X will be likely replaced by another 5.6 inch screen model in the fall. And if this is still an OLED screen I don't imagine we'll be getting a price break on it. I like the larger screen size of the 8 plus and the X as compared to my 5s. But I think the outward dimensions of the X are as large as I want to go to be able to pocket it comfortably. Basically at this point I'd get either an 8 or a X if I have to replace my 5s. I'll probably try to hold out for the Fall iphones.
     
  7. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

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    The X wins for me as I don’t want the large size of the plus in my pocket or hands. The X is really pricey so I can understand waiting. Thing is the OLED screen is great but I think Apple’s lcd screens are excellent as well so if they have a large screen lcd with the size of the X that should be a nice compromise price wise.
     
  8. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I'm in the exact situation. I still use a 5S. I did purchase an X Dec. 2017, but felt the screen was too small so I returned it. When I did have the X for two weeks, I would alternate between the 5S and X, when I switched over to the 5S, the screen was definitely much smaller. But when I switched over to the X, it felt small. I know this sounds hypocritical. Therefore, I am waiting for the X Plus. But one never knows what might happen. I have another business trip to Portland, Or. at the end of March (tax-free state). I've been contemplating on repurchasing the X, because my 5S is really slowing down fast. I don't know if I can stretch the limits to Fall for the X Plus.
     
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    The SE is also a pretty nice device if you like the form factor.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Hopefully it’s updated with an SE 2. That’s what’s I am curious to see in 2018, maybe even in March.
     
  11. Crow_Servo macrumors member

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    I’m on the 6s Plus, so my phone doesn’t really feel too outdated, but I love the new edge-to-edge design. I find myself swiping up often on my iPad to exit apps because it feels better than using the home button. But since the current X doesn’t have the best battery life, I’m hoping the 2018 iteration improves in that area. I’m thinking the 2018 X could be like the 6s/6s Plus. A refinement of an already good phone. I’d recommend waiting if possible.
     
  12. Ffosse macrumors 65816

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    I'm finding the battery on my X to be fine in most situations - it doesn't quite beat my 8 but I haven't done any empirical tests, more anecdotal experience.
     
  13. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    I'm still using a 5S and am in no rush to upgrade. Yes, it is painfully slow sometimes but it's mostly just a phone for me, especially when I'm home in which case I'll use my iPad for all non-phone activities.

    I might get the new SE if an updated one comes out but I can wait. I prefer small phones since it's almost always just sitting in my pocket when I'm out and about. Plus I'm cheap and I'm not exactly in a huge rush to spend $700 - $1000 on something when the $350 version meets all my needs and comes in a form factor I prefer.

    While it is a little outdated today, I honestly think the SE is the best phone Apple makes.
     
  14. ediks macrumors regular

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    i had 5s for 3 years and upgraded in december to regular iphone 8.
     
  15. orev macrumors 6502

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    I have the X and I'm still not entirely sold on the design. It's much faster than my previous 6, but the lack of button and the notch leave something to be desired. You would be well-served with an 8.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    The iPhone 8 is a great device if one was unsure. It’s completely refined since the 6, and it has matured nicely with Touch ID, the LCD display is calibrated perfectly and the battery life is excellent. (Of course based on one’s usage.)
     

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