I am having mine since 2012 I guess... After extensively using the 3gs, didn't jump into 4 & switched to 5 several months after it's lauched. Currently I am on 6, I bought it when 7 was already launched... Now it's time for me to jump again, it will be most probably the 11pro, since I feel I deserve it because I am still with 6 and not 7, 8, X, Xs nor Xr. I feel like I waited for 4 generations :)
Anyways, coming to 5; I am still keeping it for spare. For instance, today I am using it because the battery of the 6 died again -it has been replaced once-. The battery will be replaced one more time, until I get a new phone.
For me, the design & dimensions of 5 is the best among all iphones. I wish I had a new iphone with the exact dimensions of 5. Current trend is bigger screens, which does not fit with me...
I like playing "Real Racing" series since the day it first launched. 5's specs were quite capable for playing this game for hours, so it's an important benchmark for me. With a high quality battery -which would be able to endure a day on extreme weather conditions, such as ice cold winters- I would not think of switching to any other phone.
Probably the 5 will be with me for many years, as long as it continues to function properly.
Ordered a 16GB i5 locked to Vodafone UK for only £39.99 with a TPU Leather Case, Tempered Glass Screen Protector, Lightning to USB cable for a total of £44.22 (don't have a cable as I never have had an Apple product that needs the Lightning connector, only had the 30-pin for the 4 which is just an emergency phone). The 5 is able to run all my apps with good battery life and also has 1080p video recording which is important for me. The iPhone 5 was announced on my 9th birthday which is kinda cool. Never had an iPhone over 3.5". The 1GB RAM will be good enough for my use. iOS 10 is relatively new, so I can get a good experience and use an iPhone to its full advantage. Android will still be my primary OS though. In acceptable condition and coming in 5 days :)
Saber, 23 Apr 2019Can’t you get a higher iOS version? So the apps stop askingYou would need a new iPhone to update the iOS. The iPhone 5 only goes up to iOS 10.
paco2x, 16 Mar 2019The only issue is you can't install apps asking for newer iOS versions. Can’t you get a higher iOS version? So the apps stop asking
iPhone 5 user, 05 Apr 2019I still use the iPhone 5. Great Phone and last of the Steve Jobs Era. So sad! :( Btw still g... moreA battery replacement will help increase performance and battery life itself.
I still use the iPhone 5. Great Phone and last of the Steve Jobs Era. So sad! :(
Btw still great phone a bit of lag but good enough for daily usage. Though the battery could’ve been better.
Average Consumer, 11 Mar 2019Does not being able to update the phone to the latest OS cause any issues?The only issue is you can't install apps asking for newer iOS versions.
Does not being able to update the phone to the latest OS cause any issues?
apl vi, 29 Jan 2019will face book and youtube will still work normally in 2019? i kinda want this as my main phon... moreI am still using my iphone 5 as a daily phone and it can do everything a phone needs youtube is fast and facebook you cant notice you are using a 7 year old phone the camera is good or acceptable spotify loads fast and instagram does not freeze great phone even for 2019
will face book and youtube will still work normally in 2019? i kinda want this as my main phone. i dont play mobile games anyway. just YouTube and Facebook.
Chanuka, 13 Jan 2019Isn't it useful for a secondary phone in 2019Yes, but not for a power user. I know the 5c (which has the same specs) is pretty slow on apps like snapchat
Best and compact iPhone to keep tension free size easily fits in any pocket would recommend if u want an iPhone but don't want tensions attached to it it's light fast and still support every basic app.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2018is it finget print lock No doesn‘t have Fingerprint
Yuto, 15 Dec 2018Still keep iOS 6 iPhone 5 around,it was the best in my opinion. It‘s wonderful to have one on iOS 6. would love one as well, but mine is on latest 10.3.3.
AgheelElectro, 29 Dec 2018hello can i play biggest games like PUBG,Creative Destruction on this phone pls tell me ! thx !I don‘t really think this 2012 phone is made for 2019 games, would recommend to spend more and get at least an iPhone 6s or 7