Pick up a refurbished 32GB unlocked Apple iPhone 5s from Walmart for $148

Pick up a refurbished 32GB unlocked Apple iPhone 5s from Walmart for $148
This will probably be the last year that the Apple iPhone 5s receives the annual iOS update. When this model receives iOS 12 starting tomorrow, it will be the fifth version of iOS to run the device. When the phone launched in September 2013, it came out of the box with iOS 7 pre-installed. This model was also the first to feature Touch ID, which is not offered on any of the recently unveiled 2018 iPhones.

What brings up this mention of the iPhone 5s is word that Walmart has refurbished units on sale for $147.68. This is the unlocked 32GB model in Space Gray compatible with GSM wireless providers like AT&T and T-Mobile. It features a 4-inch display carrying a resolution of 640 x 1136. The A7 chipset is under the hood and the camera combo, from back to front, weighs in at 8MP and 1.2MP respectively. Keeping the lights on is a 1570mAh battery.

If you're looking for a back up phone, or something for the kids (remember, iOS 12 features Screen Time allowing you to set limits on usage of specific apps), this deal might be right up your alley. And it comes with a 30-day warranty that can be extended. If interested, click on the sourcelink below.

source: Walmart

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Why are you recommending that for $150? You can get an iPhone SE for $150.....

4. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

There is way better smartphones then those, especially in 2018. Besides Apple dropped the iPhone SE as well, which came out in 2016. But the 5s came out in 2013. Anyone buying this used and refurbished iPhone 5s for $150 is getting ripped off.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, but those phones don’t run iOS. This is geared towards iPhone users, not to convert other OS users. It’s actually a very good deal. Say a parent want to get their kid an iPhone, but their on a budget...why not get this one?

2. Rager722

Posts: 617; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

This is not even worth $150, even with the update. Should be $50

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Came out the same year as the first Moto X, which is one of the only phones I've ever owned that I still enjoy using. My point being if you don't mind blowing that amount of money, the user experience should still be pretty decent. Though I have no experience with iOS on dated devices so maybe that should be taken into account as well...

10. Sakeem

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I agree here. Maybe $100 would be a better deal in my opinion. While it can be update to IOS 11, who knows how it will be affected by speed and also the apps that may no longer work. https://www.gottabemobile.com/10-things-to-know-about-the-iphone-5s-ios-11-update/

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple’s eco system alone makes it worth the price. Just do a little reasreach, a little less Apple hatred, and you’ll see that it’s worth it.

13. Rager722

Posts: 617; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

I can purchase an iPhone SE on boost or virgin for $159. Why would I want to buy a phone from 2013 for that price? Also after the iOS12 update I guarantee this phone will be dropped from the update list after that. This phone is dead.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually it’s not dead, it powers on, and executes commands. I wouldn’t want it either, but it would work for a parent on a budget for their kid.

16. Rager722

Posts: 617; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

You missed my point though, that parent can just put up an extra $10 and get a SE which is only two years old. This is not a good deal for a 5 year old phone.

18. Sakeem

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I agree. Apple, IOS, or not.......no 5 year old phone is worth $150 especially when a 2 year old device that runs the same OS is just $10 more.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If this is $148, and the article made no mention of a contract, or installments, then hell yeah. That’s a damn good deal.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Meh, I disagree, the device is 5 years old, refurbished, and Apple doesn't have the best reputation of updates working flawlessly on older hardware. Issues with connecting to wi-fi, in particular, come to mind. But I suppose that when your brand of choice doesn't really offer low-end options, buying older devices are the only option available to those on a budget, and you, Darkjedii, I know full well, you're the first in line for Apple and Samsung flagship devices. lol. Not criticizing you at all, or putting the brand down, I'm simply stating that for me, $150 seems overpriced for what's being offered.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not for us adults, but for kids, who’s parents are on a budget.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Meh, I disagree, the device is 5 years old, refurbished, and Apple doesn't have the best reputation of updates working flawlessly on older hardware. Issues with connecting to wi-fi, in particular, come to mind. But I suppose that when your brand of choice doesn't really offer low-end options, buying older devices are the only option available to those on a budget, and you, Darkjedii, I know full well, you're the first in line for Apple and Samsung flagship devices. lol. Not criticizing you at all, or putting the brand down, I'm simply stating that for me, $150 seems overpriced for what's being offered.

8. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Why bother 5s when you can get SE for 80, all you need is just google it.

9. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yuk what an ugly phone, those bezels just yuk!

17. whatev

Posts: 2115; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You’re a gross disgusting piece of crap, yuk!

19. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

The 5S is a trooper. Rock solid build, one of the last truly compact phones, and updated for 5 years. What a good run this one had. I had a work phone that was a 5S and I treated it like crap. Never broke the screen and barely scratched it.

20. Vokilam

Posts: 1033; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I still have mine, used it for 2 years, then it was used by wife when i got a note, then by my sister-in-law as a temporary device until she was up for upgrade after smashing her screen. Now it's a remote camera in my garage, plugged in, and running smoothly 24/7 on iOS 12 beta.

21. path45th

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

My 5 years old iPhone is still a very descent phone in 2018. Although now I have been upgraded to iPhone 8plus I still like using it from time to time. iOS 12 runs very well. No bugs, very little stutter. I was writing a document with Pages app recently and it was as fast as on iPhone 8 Plus. $150 gets you a plastic Android that will never get an update and will be laggy from day one. The 5s used to be Apple’s flagship so it’s premiun, the camera is surely better than a 150 Android and I would say better than more expensive Androids. For $150 there’s nothing better than a 5s. Period.

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