iPhone 5c purchase question.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mike.007, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Mike.007 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2015
    I want to purchase a new iPhone on Verizon. I wanted to know

    1) is the iPhone 5c a good phone ?
    2) How is the call quality on the iPhone 5c (Heard some things about the person you where talking to was not able to hear you that well) ?
    3) Would it be better to wait till September when the iPhone 5s/6 or 6c become free / come out ?

    Can only get a free phone on Verizon now so sadly cannot get 6/6+. Thank you for your time.
  2. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    The 5c is a good phone and the call quality is pretty standard on it, but I would wait until September if you can. Usually then Apple will drop the middle model (currently iPhone 5s) to the freebie spot. The 5s is much faster then the 5c and includes many more features, like Touch ID and a dual tone flash. Plus, it will be supported for longer and rumor has it the freebie model will be 16GB, doubling the storage of the current 5c (8GB).

    In the long run, it would be worth it to wait until September considering the iPhone 5c has the same chip as the iPhone 5 from 2012.
  3. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
  4. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    It's a decent phone, but I wouldn't get anything with 8gb. You'll be really limited on apps and pictures, especially if you don't use iCloud Photo Library.
  5. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    I have a 5c as my back up phone, so although it's only 8GB, I don't use it everyday as I have my 6 for that. Generally speaking, I really like the 5c a lot. The only downside to the 8GB storage is the amount of apps and pictures you can have on the device. I have only installed the essential apps I want on my 5c, and I have Dropbox to sync any images I take to the app, so then I can delete them off my phone (when I use it).

    That being said, if you really need a phone, then the 5c is a good choice. If you can wait, I would wait.
  6. Mike.007 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2015

    Thank you to all for your time and help.
  7. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    I'm using a 5c its my favorite iPhone and I've owned every iPhone. You can find 16gb models on Swappa for about $175. If you need a phone now I'd recommend Swappa.
  8. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I gave my 32GB iPhone 5 to my father, and he has 28GB free after five months.#

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