Iphone 5S or 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TLmac, May 22, 2015.

  1. TLmac macrumors member

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    Has anyone upgraded from an iPhone 5 recently?

    I thought I wasn't due until early next week but apparently I am eligible to upgrade my iPhone 5 as of today! There is a $100 price difference. Is the upgrade to the 6 worth the extra $100? In your opinion?

    A new 6 would be $200 16 gb
    A new 5S would be $100 16 gb
    A certified preowned 5S would be $100 for 32 GB

    I still think my 5 is decent, speed wise. My biggest issue has been the battery.
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I feel this would largely depend on your need of a larger screen.
     
  3. TLmac thread starter macrumors member

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    ok...So more so than the faster chip?

    As far as a bigger screen...I feel like playing around with text size and using the zoom feature has seemed ok...
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I've been on iOS since the 4S and have never had a problem with speed or battery life, so I'm probably not the best one to advise in those two areas.
     
  5. TLmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I may just go with the 5S.
    I can use my 2 cases that I have from my 5, I think. Plus I think I could benefit from more space vs. bigger screen so I can get the preowned 5S with 32 GB for $100. Hopefully it will be a good decision. I will save $$ by not having to buy another case, again!

    Now that I have my rMBP, I don't need the best iPhone out there! ;)
     
  6. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    If you're not going to use Apple Pay or aren't interested in the 4.7" screen, I would definitely go with the 5s. I had the 6 and went back to my 5s and I haven't regretted the decision one bit.

    Good choice in going with the 32GB verison. I really like the extra space so I can store my photos and sync some Spotify playlists for offline listening.
     
  7. TLmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Good to hear. Thank you!

    Thank you both for your input! Hopefully I'll be happy with it. I'll have it for 2 more yrs.

    Any tips on extending battery life? Other than closing apps better than I have been? Sometimes I'll be at 24% or 16 % and it will shut off (the iPhone 5 that I currently have). But other times it will last until 1% and stay on longer than I expect until I can plug it in.
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I typically drain my battery until the phone shuts off completely once a month to calibrate it. Whether it actually works or not, I don't know. But I also close out of apps once I'm done using them. That way they aren't running in the background and draining your battery.
     
  9. david91 macrumors regular

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    resolution is the same. jst a bigger screen display
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Resolution is not the same, where the 6 has a higher resolution. The PPI is the same though.
     
  11. wproct macrumors 6502

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    I have a 5s 16g and have been extremely happy with it. Battery life has been very good as long as I am in a good signal location. I personally think going with the certified pre-owned 32g 5s model is a good decision. Looking forward to hearing from you after the purchase.
     

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