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iPhones, 5, 5c and 5s?


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What is the big difference between the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c? Colorful case on the 5c, screens same size, 4 inches, Touch I.D. on the 5s, other than that are they about the same ?
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The iPhone 5C is an iPhone 5 with a plastic shell. The iPhone 5S has the Touch ID and a much faster CPU architecture. And a better camera. That pretty much sums it up, I think.
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If not, you the iPhone 5c is still a fantastic iPhone and I love the way Apple "metallized" the back plastic so it doesn't feel in any way cheap or slippery. You'll see what I mean when you hold one, it's nothing like most "plastic" smartphones.
I was going to buy a 5s but my son sent me a 5c for a birthday gift. Great phone but I'm having a hard time keeping my wife from stealing it from me and giving me her 4!

By the way, I bought an OWC NuGuard case for it. Great case to protect the phone from drops and most mishandling.
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By the way, I bought an OWC NuGuard case for it. Great case to protect the phone from drops and most mishandling.
This infers a point about the backing material/color on the 5 vs 5C vs 5S. Many, if not the overwhelming majority of iPhone users get cases to protect their iPhone, which makes the material of the backing more or less moot.
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I have had my iPhone 4 for about 2 years and have only maybe dropped it a couple times once was down a stairs but good thing I had a case on it and it survived. It still has not yet broke and still kinda looks new with a few minor slight scratches on the back. Right now I am using a galaxy s4 as my daily driver. I freaking love this phone. 10x better then my old iPhone 4. Best part is I only payed 50 dollars for it at best buy and got a protection plan on it that is only 15 a month just incase. I may upgrade to the iPhone 7 if it gets released in the next 2 years or stick with samsung. Well have to wait and see until then.

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Thanks everybody, everyone on here is very helpful and considerate. First time for an iPhone and Smartphone, possibly switching carriers, from Verizon to AT&t, seems AT&T has some better deals. The iPhone 5s is the top of the line, latest. With the ram and processor will the 5s use up less data?
Mastershake, I have found much cheaper insurance plans that are rated very good and have more features than some, check them out.
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With the ram and processor will the 5s use up less data?
No. That has absolutely no bearing on data usage.
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