Upgradung from 4s to 5c, can i go wrong?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Darryjr, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Darryjr macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2013
    New York
    So here is my question. Will I regret purchase or not? I went with the 5 c because I am kind of rough on phones and didn't think the 5s was a good fit. I will be receiving it today and I hope it was a good choice. Will I notice a speed difference? I haven't played with a 5, but understand it is the same innards as the c. I'm not a tech freak, just looking for a upgrade from 4 s , any thoughts? I know a lotof people here aaren't too fond of plastic iPhone , besides that will I notice a difference coming from 4s?
  2. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Your going to notice a HUGE difference. I went to a 5c from a 4S and it's definitely a big change in speed
  3. Lammercy macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Wrong? no. Speed difference? It depends.

    CPU speed is vastly improved, but nothing really taxed the dual core A5 in the 4S. Apps don't feel appreciably faster.

    If you were on Verizon with their 1.2mbps 3G going to their 50mbps LTE. You'll see massive improvements.

    If you were in a solid ATT 4G 8-9mbps area going to their 50mbps LTE. May not be hugely obvious facebooking and tweeting.

    If you're in an area that is 3G/4G and you'll still be staying on 3G/4G... not much.
  5. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Going from a 4S to 5C is a solid upgrade in all aspects aside from the plastic and color selection but that's more opinion based then anything else.
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    You'll notice a big difference. If the 5c had the specs of the 5s I totally would have gotten the 5c.
  7. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    With the 5c internals being pretty much equal to the 5, you'll definitely notice a positive difference. I went from a 4s to a 5 last year and still love the speed.
  8. soloer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2004
    If the 5c had the specs of the 5s, I imagine the 5s wouldn't sell too well :)
  9. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    You'll be happy with the speed bump. It's significant. [​IMG]
  10. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    This is probably very true
  11. Fission macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2013
  12. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  13. Jmclark macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2009
    Windham, ME
    I went from 4S to 5C, mostly because I wanted to get LTE if I was going to be spending the same on data either way. You definitely notice the speed differences, even if it is only slight. It just feels more responsive. The LTE is awesome, when you get service (I live in a place that doesn't get a whole lot of LTE). The 4S got to the point where the 3G would take way too long and it would just seem like something simple like refreshing Twitter would take forever, but the LTE is nice.

    As for the plastic, some people like it and some don't. Personally, I love it, as I don't like using cases and I feel so much safer having a plastic back than one that will shatter from a few feet like my 4S did. Also it just feels so much nicer. More than likely you'll be happy with your decision, and won't really think "dang, I shoulda got a 5S."
  14. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
  15. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    Went from the 4 to the 5c. While I was fine with iOS 7's performance on my iPhone 4, I was able to sell my iPhone 4 and have it fully pay for my iPhone 5c, so I went for it.

    It's by no means a OMG WOW performance difference, but it is a bit snappier.


    Of course, though it's also $100 more expensive.
  16. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    I think you'll love the 5c coming from a 4s. heck, even I loved the 5c. I would've gotten one if not for the fact that it's pretty much the same thing as my old 5, just in a different shell. Very solid phone.
  17. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    Actually going from a 4 to a 5C is a huge leap in performance ...

    Regarding the 4s to 5c switch, is similar to what I've done (4S-> 5) : not so impressive but worth it.
    Memory, screen and LTE are a good point.
  18. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    so-so upgrade.

    I remember when I went from the 4s to the 5. WOW LTE was night and day. 4" display was great. And best of all the phone got lighter.

    The 5c is only 8 grams lighter than the 4s while the 5 and 5s are both 28 grams lighter. It is a noticeable difference.
    Plastic case I feel is cheap, I don't like the trim around the screen it makes and I don't like the texture (feels like polished plastic.)
    Also remember when you end up selling the phone it's value will be less than the 5s.
  19. Aucun Express macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
  20. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    On paper it may be a "huge leap" in performance, but for me, the average customer, it didn't feel like that.
  21. itegypt macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2011
  22. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    you'll love it. The bigger screen is great. I dont play games so speed hasnt been an issue since the 3gs as far as im concerned.
  23. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    You said "dung" - Haha. :p

    But yeah, like everyone else has said, it'll be great. I know when I went from my 4S to the 5, I definitely enjoyed it. Though, I must admit the only thing I hated was the fact that I had to get adapters/cables for the lightning but that's it.

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