iPhone 5S Still Worth It?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nviz22, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    My Galaxy crapped out with the vibrator and the battery, so I was offered the HTC One M8 and the iPhone 5S as replacements. Is the 5S still viable at this point? I feel like the Apple Pay features are only on the iWatch and 6/6+. I am used to a 1080p display with good battery life as well. I feel like the HTC has a nice build and speakers, but the camera sucks and the software is implemented well in some areas while failing in other areas.
     
  2. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    No
     
  3. uchosen macrumors 6502

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    Take the M8, its a superior phone. Or get the 5s, sell it for 300-400.00 if you can get that and toss up another couple hundred for the 6!
     
  6. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So all I am missing out on a few things like the OIS + camera upgrades, NFC, 720p or 1080p display, bigger screen?
     
  7. vitacura macrumors regular

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    There is nothing wrong with the iPhone 5s, heck I am still on a 5. My wife upgraded to the 6, but I am happy with my 5 for a while longer.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ^^^ This. Still using my pre-ordered, launch day delivered, iPhone 5 64GB in Black/Slate. Works just fine, does what I want.
     
  9. Preed08 macrumors regular

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    Then 5s is a great and very fast phone. It will last as long as the 4s has...because the 4s at the time was a very capable phone as well
     
  10. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, 16 GB is the only model they offered me. I feel like 16 is not enough these days. I'll try to negotiate it to a 32 GB one.
     
  11. RichP74 macrumors regular

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    The 5S is very fast on iOS 8. I'm putting off my upgrade to a 6 partially because of that reason.

    I'd be fine with taking it as a new phone. But yeah. Try to get 32 gigs out of them!
     
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  13. rjalda100 macrumors regular

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    It still works very well on iOS 8. I have one and I'm planning on keeping it for a while longer.
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    The iPhone 6 is basically an iPhone 5S with a bigger screen, so if you don't mind the smaller screen (or actually prefer if) then the 5S is a no brainer.
     
  15. Traverse macrumors 603

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    The A7 is not much slower than the A8. It has touch ID, a beautiful design, and 16:9 screen. It's still good.
     
  16. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'll be coming from a 5.2" screen and have been using 4.7+ for the last 2 years.
     
  17. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    The killer feature on the 5s is touchID. This is useful now. The killer feature on the 6 is applePay. This may not be useful until whatever phone you get is obsolete. Go with the 5 unless you need the screen, then get a 6s or 7 when ready.
     
  18. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Heck yes.

    I will be keeping my 5s as long as I can until it no longer works, hopefully 4-5 years with a battery replacement along the way to keep it fresh.
     
  19. jrcsh6 macrumors 6502

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    I love the 5s. The tech specs obviously are not up to the 6. But for design I think the 5s is better. I wish they'd been boring and smooshed out the 5s to these sizes. I'd have no issue with a huge 5s.
     
  20. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    5S is a great phone that you won't regret having. I'd have be happy with keeping mine if I couldn't have gotten the 6, believe me.
     
  21. aneftp macrumors 601

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    That's a big problem even if you install only a few apps. Most of us have pictures or videos we take.

    16GB with about 12-13GB usable space on the 5S. Remember just to install iOS8 u need like 6-7GB free space as well.
     
  22. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    The biggest factor is the size of the phone. If you're happy with the 5S then I would go for it. And by happy, I mean you PREFER it over the bigger phones.
     
  23. pedromcm.pm macrumors 6502

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    Not, it isn't. Not in every single way, if the user is fine with a smaller screen.
     
  24. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. I plan on getting the 6 Plus as soon as I can, but I don't feel the need to stay up late to place orders or wake up early to stand in a line to get it. Honestly, Apple has done a good job on iOS 8 considering it runs pretty well on my iPhone 5. I don't mind waiting a bit for a new phone.
     
  25. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I love my 5s and i plan on keeping it. I love the size and how compact it fits in my hand. I have small hands so the 6 would take some getting used to.. it's still fast especially on ios 8 and still an awesome phone.
     

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