iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c? 80% of users would prefer the 5s

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c? 80% of users would prefer the 5s
Here's a sweet little survey we did: last week, we published a poll asking you whether you prefer the cold and hard metal of the iPhone 5s, or the warm and inviting plastic of the iPhone 5c. Somewhat unsurprisingly, though, it appears that most users would go for Apple's new top model.

According to the results we got, the iPhone 5s is the preferred handset for 80% (2493 votes) of the users who have voted in our poll, while only 20% (623 votes) have picked the 5c. Of course, this is anything but shocking, as besides its way better construction quality, the iPhone 5s also sports a bunch of cool new features, such as a better 8 MP camera, 64-bit A7 processor, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that can be used for device unlocking and iTunes payment authorization. All of this has obviously tipped the scales in favor of the 5s.

One thing that should be considered, though, is that our poll didn't really factor in the lower price of the 5c. True, the price difference between the 5s and the 5c isn't really that big ($199 vs $99 on contract), but we guess that it will cause some users to side with Apple's new mid-ranger. having in mind that Apple seems willing to market the 5c more heavily, we should definitely expect new iPhone purchases to be more than 20% for the 5c, but exactly how much more we can't really tell just yet.

Which one would you prefer: iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c?

I want the iPhone 5s.
80.01%
I want the iPhone 5c.
19.99%

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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)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Iphone 5C-heap :D

31. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

But see, what our iClever Ray write: "asking you whether you prefer the cold and hard metal of the iPhone 5s, or the warm and inviting plastic of the iPhone 5c" They didn't ask that question. They asked wich phone ppl prefer to buy. Of course they would like the more high-end phone. But Ray didn't miss to modify the poll, and put some fight against the ENEMY. LOL

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Sorry but iPhone 5C is just an overpriced cheap looking iPhone.

4. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Very overpriced. Disappointingly so.

27. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Apple tags every thing overpriced! iPhone 5C is not the first one!

3. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

Just 3000 people voted Others would choose none of them :))

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Ahhhhhhhh duh ppl will choose the iPhone 5s over the 5c cause the c is just an iPhone 5 but made out of plastic. Stupid apple don't u agree PA

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Doesn't really mean anything when there wasn't a "neither of them" option.

7. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lol nice one woodshop20, that would have had 3000 votes :)

25. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Only 3000? With the amount of Andoid fanbots in here i'm sure the number would be much much higher

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

is this 80% in votes? for 5s heep 19% 5cheap

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

And even more shocking over 90% of potential iPhone 5s buyers wanted Apple to increase the screen size and do more with this iteration. Sent from my day old LG G2 because Apple failed to earn my money; again.

29. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Larger screen size is the next apple's INNOVATION! for selling iPhone 6! and i$heeps believe that 4" is enough till next year! lol

10. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

A person walks into a store looking to buy an iPhone. Picks up the 5S, likes it, then notices the 5C is $100 cheaper and comes in 5 different colors, runs the exact same OS and the difference in speed and performance is the same. Guess which one they'll buy. Apple is making up for lost profit margins, and will do so in large numbers because the way it's set up. 5C was never meant to capture the low end Chinese market, they actually cost more in China than it does in the US. It's all about profit margins.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Googler... When your only reason for coming on PA, is to insult, harass, and be a bother to people, you don't take time to think about stuff like that. Excellent post my man +1. Wish there were more like you on this site, and less like Troll and his bunch of...well trolls.

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Thanks. At first I bought into the stories about the 5C being for China, made perfect sense. After the pricing was revealed, and I read on another site the 5C was $30 more in China than the US, it got me thinking why Apple would price it this way. We'll know next Monday when the weekend sales are starting to get figured out. Once you get past the stupid OS wars, it's easier to look at tech for what it is.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said goog...well said. +1

14. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

A person walks into a store looking to buy an iPhone. Picks up the 5S, likes it, then notices the Note 3 with a 5.7" 1080p display, S-Pen, removable battery, SD Card, 3gig of ram and comes with different colored cases, runs a better OS and the difference in speed and performance is the same if not faster. Guess which one they'll buy? And the best part is that the 32gig Note 3 is the same price as a 32gig iPhone 5S. It works both ways.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not everyone wants a note 3, or an iPhone. This is why we have choice, which is based in our wants/needs. Apple aims their iPhone at the mainstream consumer, not the hardcore techie. That's something you obviously don't understand, or simply choose not to acknowledge. Millions will buy a note 3, millions will buy an iPhone. I stress to you CHOICE/PREFERENCE/NEEDS/WANTS create and drive the consumer electronics market. BTW I'm buying an iPhone 5S, and keeping my note 2. The note 3 simply didn't give me reason enough to ditch my note 2. See choice...

21. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Exactly. Plus, they don't sell Notes at Apple stores. Every Apple store I've seen is always full of people. They may not all be buying an item but for those who do, I'll just leave it at that. For the stores like Best Buy, people usually have an idea of what they want prior to making that trip. If they are anything like me, they likely spent weeks on various sites looking at what there is to offer before dropping the cash.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Rite. People want what they want. The note 3 is a beast, and will no doubt sell well. Not everyone will want it though, many will choose an s4, many more wp8. Again choice lol.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

Preferences are just that. I agree, Dark. But, I find it rather comical that you're running out to buy a 5s to replace your 5, but as you put it "the note 3 simply didn't give me reason enough to ditch my note 2". Not saying that the Note 3 is a huge upgrade over the Note 2, but neither is the 5s over the 5. But then again, you talk about how much you love both Android & iOS, but it's clear from most of your posts that you are a much bigger Apple fan. I would probably even use the word fanboy. Not trying to diss or offend, just saying I'm not surprised.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok that's cool, but I'll say this about the note 3. Looks matter to me, I do not like the look of the notes back, I also prefer the more pebble shape of the note 2. Call me fanboy or whatever, really doesn't matter. Come Friday I'm getting a 5S, which I'm not blown away by, but I do like what I've seen, and retaining my note 2. Not saying you're trying to insult me, but insults don't matter to me...choice does. +1 to your comment.

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

Well, thank you for the thumb, sir. I love Android & Android only, but I'm not one to bash anyone on a forum for their personal choices. Choice is great & everyone should have as many choices as they want. I'm also glad you realized that it wasn't my intent to insult. Thanks for the honest answer. +1 to you also.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You got it, that's what it's all about...respect +1

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

Also, I will say I wasn't blown away by the Note 3 myself. There were just no surprises with it. I was hoping for a bigger screen even though I pretty much knew they were gonna go with the bigger screen in a smaller body trend they started with the S4. I did, however, expect a more than 100mAh increase in the battery. That was a disappointment. None of the new S-Pen features seem particularly intriguing either & just like you, I'm not impressed with the look. I would have been much happier with an enlarged S4. Now that being said, the Note 2 is by far the best device I've ever owned & clearly the Note 3 takes that legacy a few steps further. You might call me an Android fanboy or even more specifically a Samsung fanboy, so I will consider getting it anyway. Not interested in the Gear, though. My phone does NOT need a secretary.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope I call you a man that knows what he wants, based on prior experience, knowledge to make an informed decision, and choice. The new note will be a beast, the iPhone a beast jr lol. Enjoy your purchase bro. Can't go wrong with Samsung.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I see your point here, but I have to question just how many people looking to buy a 4 inch iPhone are going to leave the store with a 5.7 inch Note 3. (Plus: I think that for the typical iPhone user, just about none of your listed items actually matter to them)

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For some people the only choice, is their choice. Fanboy1974 is one of those people. SMDH.

26. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Better OS? Debatable...very debatable...Not in my opinion after owning an S4 for the last 5 months and a Nexus 4 before that. About the only people that think Android is better are the 'root this, flash that' super geeks that like to tinker with the insides of everything. The rest of us either don't care or just don't want to spend a premium on a phone.

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