iPhone 5, stay on iOS 7.1.2 or 8.3?


Louter

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As per title. Is iOS 8.3 better in terms of battery life?
Please stay. Go out to apple store and play with iPhone 5c phones, its essentially the same old iphone 5 internals but plastic body. You'll notice prominent lags with transitions and stuttering.
 

Cmannen

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I'm on 8.3 with iPhone 5 and have no big complaints. It's running pretty fine. Have to admit that I can't remember if it was running better on ios 7.
 

mpavilion

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Please stay. Go out to apple store and play with iPhone 5c phones, its essentially the same old iphone 5 internals but plastic body. You'll notice prominent lags with transitions and stuttering.
I have a 5C on 8.3; it's running smooth as ever. My wife's 5 was also doing fine (until it broke recently).
 

Ev0d3vil

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Please stay. Go out to apple store and play with iPhone 5c phones, its essentially the same old iphone 5 internals but plastic body. You'll notice prominent lags with transitions and stuttering.
So i should stay on 7.1.2 instead then?
 

Louter

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I have a 5C on 8.3; it's running smooth as ever. My wife's 5 was also doing fine (until it broke recently).
Lucky for you my friend! I have been testing 5c's phone randomly on different stores. I can see prominent stutters and lag. Try drag down the notification center and scroll around, lags. Animations are not snappy either.

You may count on iOS 9.
Yeah, am actually counting for it. The new system font adds additional style to the overall home screen. It looked much better than the current font (I hated it from the day they introduced it). Maybe less battery life for a snappier performance? I'm game for that.


So i should stay on 7.1.2 instead then?
Up to you. If you don't mind the slight lags/stutter and want more features, by all means upgrade. For me those things irritates me. It makes me feel that my phone is aging a lot with the lags (RIP to my ipad3 on ios8.3 - slow junk now, sigh).

I have a friend that upgraded to 8.3 on his ip5. Just too lag for me to consider it...
 
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iOSUser7

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Stay on 7.1.2 unless you really need some iOS 8 features. iOS 8.3 is much better than any other iOS 8 releases (8.0.x or 8.1.x) but any version of iOS 7 is and will always be better than iOS 8.x, as stated above, iOS 8 have stutter and lags with animations and almost everywhere there is blur effect. The experience is not as pleasant as on iOS 7.
By the way, iOS 9 doesn't fix anything on the current betas, still those lags and stutters everywhere as I noticed with my iPad Air 1.
 

Shirasaki

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Lucky for you my friend! I have been testing 5c's phone randomly on different stores. I can see prominent stutters and lag. Try drag down the notification center and scroll around, lags. Animations are not snappy either.



Yeah, am actually counting for it. The new system font adds additional style to the overall home screen. It looked much better than the current font (I hated it from the day they introduced it). Maybe less battery life for a snappier performance? I'm game for that.




Up to you. If you don't mind the slight lags/stutter and want more features, by all means upgrade. For me those things irritates me. It makes me feel that my phone is aging a lot with the lags (RIP to my ipad3 on ios8.3 - slow junk now, sigh).

I have a friend that upgraded to 8.3 on his ip5. Just too lag for me to consider it...
I now cannot figure out what apple want to do on software development. First beta brought us crazy battery life. Now this one brings us various crashes on apps, although battery goes back normal (I can only say this because different people have different usage pattern). This makes me feel confusing.

Would it be better if they can start from a relatively good point?
 

EdenTan

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Anyway my iphone 5 is running smoothly on iOS 8.3 and now on iOS 9 beta 2.

Slight stutters here and there but overall quite pleasant.
 

mpavilion

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Lucky for you my friend! I have been testing 5c's phone randomly on different stores. I can see prominent stutters and lag. Try drag down the notification center and scroll around, lags. Animations are not snappy either.
Phones on display in stores can be funky; they have demo software loaded, etc. The scrolling in my Today center gets a little janky if I load it up with widgets; but otherwise I don't notice anything out of the ordinary (and I used Android phones for years, so I know from "lag"! ;)).
 

bhayes444

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Phones on display in stores can be funky; they have demo software loaded, etc. The scrolling in my Today center gets a little janky if I load it up with widgets; but otherwise I don't notice anything out of the ordinary (and I used Android phones for years, so I know from "lag"! ;)).
I feel most display phones operate a bit slower, if not loads slower, than their non-demo counterparts. I feel bad for you having such a poor Android experience. My Android phones have been smooth for the last 3 generations. Although I do buy the phones that run stock, because I don't have time for those janky skins OEMs throw on there.
 

nordique

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8.3 is fine for the iPhone 5, OP

Its not *quite* as snappy as iOS 7 but its the fastest and most stable iOS 8 build for the iPhone 5 thus far. Feels very fluid most of the time. iOS 8 has some great features, especially quick reply which makes sending texts a breeze and widgets are a fantastic addition