How is your iPhone 5S holding up?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nox5, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. nox5, Nov 29, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016

    nox5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    My 5S is still strong. The housing is all beaten up. I don't use cases. Fast, good battery lasts whole day, it even survived very short ocean swim. Due to ocean water I had to replace buttons that started acting up. Now they click like new again. Original headset failed but not the iPhone.
  2. pr0230 Suspended

    Feb 7, 2013
    I was just wondering the same thing about others... Mine is in MINT condition and in an Otter Box armor case... In fact I have never seen my phone since I put in in the case... Im on the latest IOS runs just fine.... Hard to justify a 7+ considering what I do with the phone... I plan on buying the 7+ next march, just because, don't really need one..
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    My wifes 5s is still chugging along, but it's been through hell. The battery is shot and dies at about 40-60%, the home button is shattered and the case is bent(it doesn't just happen with the iPhone 6/6+, any phone will bend if you abuse it). It took a couple of tumbles when she owned it, but since then it has been in possession of my 13 year old son. He caused the majority of the damage.
  4. nox5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    I don't like to carry on me bigger, even slightly heavier phone. This one is perfect.
  5. Retops macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    My wife's iPhone 5s is doing great after 31 months of daily use. She keeps it in an Apple leather case and usually carries it in her purse, so it looks like new basically. The battery has held up very well and it still is a speedy as ever. Excellent phone.

    I offerred to get her an iPhone 7 for Christmas but she wants to keep this one because she likes the size.
  6. raqball macrumors 68000

    Sep 11, 2016
    Get her an SE.. Exact same design of the 5S but the internals of a 6S..
  7. nox5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    Spend that money on something made of gold for her instead. So over time it will not depreciate like iPhone does
  8. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    My backup phone 5s is still going strong, jailbroken on 9.3.3. No problems with it at all; it acts like new.
  9. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    My 5s is s still going great. I use it as my work phone so it takes more of a beating.
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Assuming you are buying something as an "investment" of some sort rather than as something you would use for various purposes daily.
  11. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    Baltimore-Washington Metro Area
    Have had my 5S since the end of August 2015, and use it every day extensively. Very happy with its relatively speedy performance on iOS 10.

    The only thing that's pretty bad is its battery life - I'm lucky if I get 6 hours from a full charge. And that's usually with Bluetooth off and brightness below half the maximum. That said, my battery has never been great on this phone, so maybe I got a dud in that regard.

    Everything else? I'm happy. It will definitely hold me off until whenever the rumored major redesign of iPhone with the all glass body is released.

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