Thinking of going back to iPhone 5 from 5S

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  1. budala15

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    I don't see any big differences between the two. I renewed my two year contract with AT&T just to get the 5S. I think I'm going to go back to the 5 and pay early termination fees and just leave it at that. I can sell my 5S for $700 or more on ebay.
     
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  2. Leo

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    Kind of the same reason I opted-out of upgrading this year. Still kickin' with my 5.
     
  3. chris

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    I can certainly understand this move. I work from home and typically, I don't have a need to use Touch ID. I do go out (as crazy as this sounds) and don't use a password. That's not the smartest idea and wouldn't advise anyone to do that. If I were more of an out and about guy, I'd benefit more from TouchID.

    The slow motion video is cool, but again, I'm not a frequent user of that feature.

    As for the camera, it is better, but I think lighting conditions and the person shooting can offset the improvements of the camera.

    When I returned my first iPhone 5s, I went back to my original iPhone 5 and it felt fine. It wasn't as if the drop-off was big.

    I will say that over time, the 64-bit processor of the iPhone 5s will be a benefit. Right now, I'm not so certain. I'm also of the opinion that the iPhone 5s is a bit buggy with iOS 7.
     
  4. budala15

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    My dilemma now is where to find an iPhone 5 that I can trust. I really don't like ebay or amazon for these things.
     
  5. chris

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    I know some people don't like Craigslist, but I've sold my iPhones there on a number of occasions. I know other members have as well. At least, you can see the visual condition of the iPhone and test your SIM card. Make a few calls, check the data. That would be my move. I'm not sure if you have more or less negotiating on iPhones using Craigslist. The seller has a limited market. In my case, I wasn't budging on my price. It didn't cost me anything to list, so I didn't have any risk.
     
  6. budala15

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    I've sold a lot on CL, I just don't prefer buying on CL.
     
  7. 47seijar

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    Check out Swappa.com. I've done some deals there and everything is on the square. They even do an IMEI verification of each phone before they allow the listing.


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