iPhone 5 to 5c?

The Clark

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Is the jump worth it? I'm considering the upgrade because my iPhone 5 is having some battery life troubles which I've concluded to be hardware related. Has anyone made the switch? What are your opinions? Are you satisfied?


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virginblue4

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I'm not a hater of the 5c in the slightest, but I have to ask, what jump? There is no jump. It's still an iPhone 5, just in a different shell.
 

The Clark

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I'm not a hater of the 5c in the slightest, but I have to ask, what jump? There is no jump. It's still an iPhone 5, just in a different shell.
I thought there was a faster processor and a fingerprint unlock. I must be confused with the 5s.

In that case, I'll wait for the 6.
 

NickRichyRich

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Is the jump worth it? I'm considering the upgrade because my iPhone 5 is having some battery life troubles which I've concluded to be hardware related. Has anyone made the switch? What are your opinions? Are you satisfied?


Thanks.
Sounds like you are thinking about the iPhone 5s. Something to think about though is to make a Genius Bar appointment with Apple. They have the tools to test the physical state of the battery and let you know if there is anything that you can do. Depending if you are under warranty or not they can replace the battery for free or I think the out of warranty price is about $80.00.

Hope some of this information helps!
 

thegrants82

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5 to a 5C just isn't worth it. Pretty much the same phone but it's in a plastic case. Plus the technology of the 5C was over a year old when it was released. Keep the 5 although a 5S is a very nice upgrade if you need to now.
 

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Is the jump worth it? I'm considering the upgrade because my iPhone 5 is having some battery life troubles which I've concluded to be hardware related. Has anyone made the switch? What are your opinions? Are you satisfied?


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Don't do that. Just change the battery or buy a 5s.
5c is a good upgrade for 4/4s models.
 

The Clark

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I'll just use the current battery until the iPhone 6 comes out. It will surly suffice until then.
 

Max(IT)

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I think mine already has 300 cycles. I do notice that my battery doesn't last as long as it used to.
Just to check it, you could try ibackupbot .... My iPhone 5, sold three days ago, was down to 84% of its originally maximum capacity, after about 300 cycles.
 

Altis

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You've likely already considered this, but iOS 7.0.x has given many people some quite irritating battery related issues. Shorter life, shutting down at 15-30%, etc... Hopefully your battery issues will disappear with 7.1.
 

GoingDark

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Definitely not worth the switch from the 5. Wait for the 6, that'll be a worthwhile upgrade. In the meantime you can get a battery pretty cheap online and it's not that hard to replace it yourself.
 

snow755

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i had a iphone 4S and i this jump up too the iphone 5C it was worth it two me has the iphone 5C was a big upgrade too me overe the iphone 4S i was going too get the iphone 5S but i did not really need a iphone 5S am vary happy with my iphone 5C
 

kevink2

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5 to a 5C just isn't worth it. Pretty much the same phone but it's in a plastic case. Plus the technology of the 5C was over a year old when it was released. Keep the 5 although a 5S is a very nice upgrade if you need to now.
The main advantage of the 5C over the 5 (especially the original pre Tmobile iPhone 5) is additional band support. Mine, for instance, wouldn't work well on TMobile in my area if I wanted to change after my contract ends.

But, for the extra $100, for me, I would just buy the 5S unless you like the colors better on the 5C.
 
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