iPhone 5 - worth the upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SPNarwhal, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    I have a 4S, threw in my order for the 5 that will be here in ~20 days or so according to AT&T. Question is, for those who upgraded from the 4S, is it worth it?

    I am considering just selling the 5 for a hefty $500 profit, and just keep my 4S. But a big part of me just wants to keep it and sell my 4S.

    Is it worth it?
  2. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    I'm absolutely loving my 5. Upgraded from the 4. 4~4S
  3. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    If anyone has the upgrade then yes it is worth it. I love mine. I just hope more apps get updated to fit the larger screen soon.
  4. JoshObra macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I have the 4s too (and now the 5).

    To me the biggest feature I could totally take advantage of is the LTE on the iPhone 5 since average speeds (depending on your area) is like five times faster than my DSL. I have unlimited data, but I guess I'm prone to throttling even more.

    If you take a lot of pictures, the camera is improved for low-light situations which to me I use a lot (I never used the on-board flash).

    The processor is also like three times faster (based on tests by 3rd party), making the already pretty fast 4s even faster on the 5.

    How about selling the iPhone 5 and buy it again? It's a win-win!
  5. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    I went from the 4 to the 4S and that was a debatable upgrade imo. It was kinda worth it, but i could have done without it. That being said, the iphone 5 destroys both. From the bigger screen, to the faster processor, to the 4G LTE. It is just awesome in the hand and well worth the upgrade for $199. Hell, i didnt have an upgrade thanks to me buying the 4S and i still dont regret buying the i5 at $649 lol
  6. SPNarwhal thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    I'm not wondering if it is a good upgrade for the 200, I know that. I'm wondering if it is worth upgrading instead of profiting the 500.

    I wouldn't have upgraded to the 4S from the 4, small upgrade. The 5 seems to be action packed though. The cameras (front facing one I know is hugely improved)- processor, 3 mics, larger screen, etc etc. The LTE is nice but I'm usually on a wifi connection anyway. The camera was a huge pusher for me since I do photography (as shown in my signature) so always looking to enhance that as far as having a camera in my phone at all times. I use my 4S all the time for photos.

    I suppose I could sell the 5 for markup and buy when the market is settled, that might be good. Don't know if it's worth the effort though since the 4S would be lesser then anyway.

    I'll most likely just keep it, that was the plan the whole time. Just thought I would get some insight because I've never seen or used one yet.
  7. BiggAW macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    If your area's HSPA+ is good, sell the iPhone 5 and keep the cash. If it's shaky, and you'd see a big benefit from LTE, and are willing to put up with Lightning, then keep the iPhone 5 and enjoy blazing fast LTE.
  8. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
    ^This is my only gripe about it

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