Is it worth it to get the 5c?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by appleroid, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. appleroid macrumors newbie


    Jan 24, 2015
    Hi all,
    I'm an Apple Fanboy who is on a budget. I am interested in getting an iPhone, so is it worth it to get the 5c?
  2. nickprete11 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
  3. RebornProphet Suspended

    Nov 3, 2013
    I'd aim for the 5s, still a very powerful device and relatively cheap on contract now the 6 is out.
  4. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

    Ultra AleM

    Jun 22, 2012
    I do not recommend it. It's 2012 hardware...
  5. appleroid thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 24, 2015
    $300-$500; FYI I'm in Canada
  6. mhunter6378 macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2015
    The 5c is still a good device but if your budget allows bumping up to a 5s would be a better way to go. With the 5s you would get a faster processor that's 64 bit, Touch ID and a better camera that can shoot slo-mo video.
  7. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    In terms of US$, I'd consider the 5c at $250 or less. For $300+, I'd go with at least 5s. For $500, you should be able to buy a used iPhone 6. :)

    Not sure how prices compare in Canada.
  8. TMacGuy macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2015
    You should be able to get a good used 5s for that. I too am in Canada.

  9. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014

    You should be able to easily get a 5S in that price range...especially if you go via kijiji.

    5S is much more powerful than a 5C and thus probably more future proof
  10. 0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    I'd go for a 5S. I bought a 32GB Space Grey from eBay for $330 USD that was basically brand new. Awesome phone; my second favorite behind the iPhone 4.

    I have a 6 now, but sometimes I wish I still had that 5S.
  11. TMacGuy macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2015
    iPhone 6 good used. 600-650 should be able to.

    Since our dollar dropped and USD got stronger, our pricing kinda sucks right now tbh.
  12. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2014
    Did you purchase the 5c?
  13. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Not for your price range. You could get a good used 5s for that price. The 5c can be had used, unlocked for around 170-190 USD on eBay right now.
  14. CE3, Apr 23, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015

    CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    I think it all depends on why you're interested in getting an iPhone. I've been happy with my 5C. The 8GB model seems to be the most widely available now, but you'll want at least 16GB.

    Don't they have contract discount options in Canada? If 300-500 is your budget, with a contract, you should be able to get anything from a 5C to a 6.
  15. rjalda100 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2012
    It would certainly be more worthwhile to get a used 5s since it's also more likely to get more ios updates than the 5c.

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