Upgrading from iPhone 4s – Do I go with iPhone 5s or 6? Decisions, decisions…

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which iPhone should I upgrade to?
    iPhone 5s. : (0 votes)
    iPhone 6 all the way. : (18 votes)
    82 %
    Get the iPhone 5s and get that Michael Kors wallet, girl!! : (4 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 2
    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I’d get the 6 if you’re okay with the size. Make sure you try putting it in your pocket, sitting down, etc etc. However you usually use your phone. Always better to go newer if you can.

    The bending problem is more with the 6 plus, not the 6. If it’s even a problem.

    Ps. If you have verizon, i think they’re doing some kind of deal where you can trade in your 4S for a 6 for free. Surely there’s some catch but its worth looking into.

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  amberback.
    Post # 3
    2428 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Get the 6. I don’t think 4s to 5s is a significant enough difference.

    Post # 4
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I upgraded from the 4S to the 6. the 6 is SO LIGHT, and feels really good in my hand. The size is shocking at first, but after a couple days I didn’t even notice it anymore – it just feels like a phone, and I hardly ever double tap on the home button – i have short thumbs and they can reach pretty well.  The power button is on the side now, which takes a little getting used to. There are already a ton of lovely cases on Etsy for the 6 (which is where I usually buy my phone cases, they have such charming designs!). I got the gold 64GB 6 (a shit ton more storage for only $100 more than the 16GB sounded like a no brainer) and the gold is so lovely with the white designs from the antenna that I just got a clear case for the time being from amazon for like 10 bucks.

    I keep it in my back pocket some times. I’m not a small lady. It’s not bending. Consumer reports tested all the smartphones – they all bend.

    Post # 5
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    tattiibee:  I went from the 4 to the 6 and I love it.  I don’t upgrade my phones very often – one very 4 or so years but when I do, I want the latest version.  The size took me by surprise at first since I have small hands, but like stephncollins mentioned, it’s very light so I got used to it pretty quickly and now I love the larger screen. 

    Cases aren’t as plentiful as the older versions, but Case-Mate has some really cute ones http://www.case-mate.com/iphone-6-cases/iphone-6-cases.asp.  I got the Sheer Glam one since it was the only left at Best Buy that I liked, and I thought it’d be festive to have for the wedding.  You can always just get a temporary one and change it later when you see one that you really like.  

    You can customize a case at Zazzle too. http://www.zazzle.com/iphone+6+cases


    Post # 6
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have a 6 and can’t imagine having a 5s. My vote is for the 6!

    Post # 7
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee

    tattiibee:  I was in the exact same boat as you a few weeks ago.

    I couldnt decide and i was even looking at those michael kors wallets! hahah

    Honestly, just go to the store and play with it. I was pretty much set on the 5 because i thought the 6 was monstrous, but after comparing it, it was still smaller than the s5 (size was a main concern for me). It is super easy to text on and i really like it.

    Then again, i never updated the IOS on my iphone 4s so it really is a whole new phone for me LOL Plus i got a super cute case from a kiosk at the mall. Or you can buy one online. The apple store had ugly expnesive ones. I am sure Michael Kors will come out with a case soon!

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  L606.
    Post # 9
    2 posts
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I don’t personally have either but I work with them all day. The only major problem I’ve seen with the 6 is that it will sometimes lose service and nothing you do will make it start working again. You end up having to replace it, which is a pain right now because it’s a lengthy wait right now. I’ve seen it happen with the other iPhones too but not nearly as much as the 6 and 6 plus. Other than that everyone I’ve talked to that had the 6 loved it. I don’t think you can really go wrong with either.

    Post # 10
    177 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve had all 3 of the phones you are considering. I would go with the 6 only because when I put ios8 on my 5s it was so slow and killed the battery. You get used to the size of the 6. I almost took it back because it felt too big but I’m comfortable with it now. Happy soon to be new phone day!

    Post # 11
    2134 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love my 6 so far.  I also upgraded from a 4s and it’s a big jump!  But it hasn’t been anything crazy or hard to get used to.  I love the size!  I got a clear case from Amazon that I’m using right now- I’ll likely replace it when there are other more 6 cases available, but for now the clear case is great!  I have the gold one and I like seeing the back of the phone through the case, silly as it sounds!  I accidentally knocked my phone off of a ledge and it fell down our stairs and onto the hardwood, and it didn’t have a scratch!  (I’m notoriously clumsy, so my case definitely has plenty of gel-plastic around the phone, lol). 

    Post # 12
    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m still working with a iPhone 4 but basically the same thing as yours. Verizon was having a big thing that if you bought an iPhone 6 from them, they’d give you a 200 credit, if you turned in your iPhone 4 or higher model to them, towards your bill…so the phone is basically ‘free’. Made my decision easier 🙂

    Post # 13
    3505 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I have a 5S. I would never pay full price for a phone when I could get it for $200 or less when renewing my contract. I just get whatever is newest when I’m due for an upgrade. With that said, I love the 5S, but I have heard very good things about the 6, people love it. 

    Post # 15
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee

    Go with the most up to date (so definitey the 6). You’ll get use to the size. I have tiny hands and I do just fine with my Samsung Galaxy S4.

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