iPhone 5s vs 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wonhyuns, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. wonhyuns macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    My iPhone 5 died over the weekend. I wanted to hold out till 6s came out, but the unfortunate happened. I picked up 5s 32gig but having a buyer's remorse. Should I pony up another 200 and possible 1 week wait for iPhone 6 64gigs or be satisfied with 5s for next two years?
  2. Fozamo macrumors member

    May 21, 2011
    Miami Beach, FL
    Personally I would stay with the 5S, but that buyer remorse always mean something:D
  3. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    2 years!! Lol I couldn't handle that:D

    Yeah you are going to be wanting that Apple Pay and the camera focus is so fast, not to mention 60fps option for smooth pan.
  4. pdxmatts, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    pdxmatts macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2013
    Portland, OR
    The 6S will be coming out in a year. Did you buy the 5S on a two year contract? If so, I would not have gone that route. I would have bought a 5S on CL or some other selling outlet outright and then used my subsidy for the 6S in a year from now.
  5. KuchiKopi macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2014
    You will regret it for as long as you have the 5S. Pony up and get the 6. It's better in every way.
  6. barondebxl macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2013
    iPhone 6 man. 5s is too tiny and even if the size is right for you it's battery life is horrible.
  7. wonhyuns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    I bought it off contract. My contract has expired but telecom here in Canada charges 20$ extra for having iPhones under contract. This, I like to keep phones off contract for bargaining power. My reasoning for getting iPhone 5s was the fact that by the time 6s or 7 comes up a lot of bugs and hardware issues will be fixed. It seems a lot of apps haven't been optimized for bigger screen or Apple found ways to utilize the screen real estate.
  8. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    East Coast
    I tend to think future-proofing efforts are a waste of time. There will always be new technology "just around the corner." The bugs that technology will squash will be replaced by new bugs and imperfections of that new generation. The question to ask yourself is, will what is offered -today- be useful to you? Is a larger screen, better camera system, and faster network capability, to name a few, something that you will use and enjoy today? If so, then consider switching to the newer phone. There are no promises for what will happen or be available a year from now. Otherwise, the 5S is a fantastic device that will serve you well. I kept mine as a defacto iPod touch for gym and around the house network client.
  9. wonhyuns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    Thanks for the advice. I will definitely sleep on this ;)
  10. Le Hamilton macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2014
  11. ParagJain macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011
    My feeling; Either go for 6+, atleast you have a lot better camera and battery life and beautiful full hd screen,
    or be on 5S and then upgrade to 6S or whatever its called next year.

    6 really is a disappointment when compared with 5S.

    What does 6 have that 5S doesn't,

    - Bigger screen. But the PPI is same, god knows how its Retina HD? Just because of more screen space, it can display higher than 720p
    - Same camera but able to take 60 fps video. honestly, for an average shooter that not really much of a difference. same goes with pictures. Average day shoots are just as fine..
    - high resolution panorama .. common, how many panos you take in a year ?

    so if you have 6+ as an option, go for that..my 0.02$ over here ..
  12. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    I had a 5S for 3 weeks, now sold it and took out a contract on a 6.

    No regrets at all. It's a much nicer phone.

    If the 5S had the same battery life, I may have been tempted to stick.
  13. Ramio macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2011
    Houston, TeXas
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If its resetting your 2 year clock, then I'd say get the iPhone 6.

    Another option is to buy a used iPhone 5s, check out swappa. It may be an option to hold you over for a year.
  15. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Of course get the 6. No question. It is the superiour product.
  16. x34 macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2014
    all this apple-toy-boy talk in this thread.

    the 6 is, besides from the bigger screen, barely different than the 5s. and the back looks ugly as hell.

    another 200 is only worth if you prefer a bigger screen.
  17. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Not even close...
  18. x34 macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2014
  19. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Oh!... Oh!... snap!
  20. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Who knows what the 6S will bring, but we know it will likely be the same shape you see today with some spec bumps.

    The 6 is worth the price of entry imho. If you NEED the 6S you can always sell the 6 for more money than the 5S.
  21. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Follow your instincts. Your instincts tells you buyer remorse. Why do people wait so long to follow their instincts?
  22. wonhyuns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    The price bump will also give a 64gb storage. I may be justifying a reason to buy a 6, but $/gb is also cheaper. Any tips on getting lucky with online reservation ?
  23. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I am going to trade my 5S for a 6 once the local Apple has some stock. For me, the 6 has reached the optimum size.
  24. mhdena macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009
    I have a 5 on ios6, battery is better than fantastic. I'm thinking the 5s battery will be better on the ios7 it came with.

    I took advantage of the generous iphone 4 $200 trade-in to get a 6.

    I'm still looking for a 5s on ios 7.

    The form factor of the 5 5s is hard to beat.

    You would need a purse to carry the 6+ which is why so many females like them, they already have purses.
  25. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    yeah no.
    the iphone 6 is better in every way and i have both.

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