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iPhone 5s SIM free £199.00 @ argos

£199.00 @ Argos
It's brand new and SIM free unlocked,it's good bargaining price 16GB in silver - thenormalone Will be locked to first sim you put in http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_5s-5685.php - rodm… Read More
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1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago
It's brand new and SIM free unlocked,it's good bargaining price

16GB in silver

- thenormalone

Will be locked to first sim you put in
http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_5s-5685.php
- rodman
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I hate to be 'that guy' but as someone who owns both an iPhone 6 and a 5s (the latter is a work phone) this phone will probably be obsolete come September/October when the new version of iOS comes out.

Even today the 5s is much slower than it should be with the latest version of iOS installed, and the 16 gig memory is severely limiting. I mean severally. You'll likely fill it up with a few dozen music albums and a couple of months worth of photos.

You'd be slightly foolish to spend £200 on this really.
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Why are people so closed-minded? People *want iPhones*. I'm sure that really annoys a lot of people on here - people love to spend their time worrying what's on other people's plates, don't they.

I have two relatives in need of an iPhone upgrade. I have first-hand experience of a 5S recently and they still run great.

NO, A ULEFONE, MOTOROLA OR SAMSUNG GALAXY FLEUR FOR 50P WILL NOT DO - these people like to FaceTime family abroad, Airdrop-share photos to each other and use iMessage. Sure, they could entirely change their ways and migrate everything to a different app or service just so they can satisfy people by buying an Android but you know what? They don't want to - they like using their old iPhones.

Clearly these iPhone buying people are complete idiots who should have their right to vote revoked, but you know what - it's their choice. It's funny how people like to project their phone usage, wants and needs on other people as if their experience is a common trend among all sections of society. Not everyone downloads a lot of games or even takes a lot of photos. A lot of people still store next to nothing on their phones. For those people, 16GB is actually quite a lot.

For the record I run Android devices - I have an S7 Edge and a Lenovo P2 at the moment. I prefer many things about Android but I can at least acknowledge that to some people 16GB of storage an iOS-toting 5S are an absolutely fine fit for £200 - and it is no one's right to tell them otherwise, much as it might induce anger in people who spend more time worrying about other people than themselves.

Edited By: misterleoni on Mar 03, 2017 16:18: Error

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#1
heat reserved one to pick up tomorrow morning
#2
Awesome have some heat!
2 Likes #3
Is this even usable anymore? I know it's cheap for an iPhone but surely it would be slow to run the latest iOS?
1 Like #4
jdrob123
Is this even usable anymore? I know it's cheap for an iPhone but surely it would be slow to run the latest iOS?


Yes runs latest ios
3 Likes #5
jdrob123
Is this even usable anymore? I know it's cheap for an iPhone but surely it would be slow to run the latest iOS?


Works perfectly for me. No performance issues at all.
2 Likes #6
This or samsung a3 2016 ?
2 Likes #7
jdrob123
Is this even usable anymore? I know it's cheap for an iPhone but surely it would be slow to run the latest iOS?

These work very well with the latest iOS 10.2. It's 64 bit , and it's not far short of the iPhone SE in terms of performance. Excellent VFM at £199 when you consider the build and finish.

Edited By: Furyous on Mar 02, 2017 21:40
#8
Thanks very much! 8) Reserved.
2 Likes #9
Locked, cold from me.

Better ask JL to price match.
#10
U can buy also on giffgaff which are unlocked also u can pay monthly for alittle extra
1 Like #11
rodman
Locked, cold from me.
Better ask JL to price match.
I thought unlocked?
1 Like #12
Should state amount of GB in description or title
2 Likes #13
rodman
Locked, cold from me.
Better ask JL to price match.
Simfree = unlocked no?
2 Likes #14
molly1979
rodman
Locked, cold from me.
Better ask JL to price match.
I thought unlocked?
Locks to first sim in phone I think
1 Like #15
means it locks to first network sim inserted
2 Likes #16
16GB is not enough!!
51 Likes #17
I hate to be 'that guy' but as someone who owns both an iPhone 6 and a 5s (the latter is a work phone) this phone will probably be obsolete come September/October when the new version of iOS comes out.

Even today the 5s is much slower than it should be with the latest version of iOS installed, and the 16 gig memory is severely limiting. I mean severally. You'll likely fill it up with a few dozen music albums and a couple of months worth of photos.

You'd be slightly foolish to spend £200 on this really.
2 Likes #18
Ignoring the warranty situation for a moment i.e. buying new from a store vs buying new from ebay; can anyone tell me whether spending around another £80 and getting the iPhone SE (on ebay) would be a better option than getting this one? From online reviews it would appear so but if anyone has any experience in this area I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
3 Likes #19
iPhone SE is a awesome phone, has same screen size as a 5, but all the power of a 6, so much faster.
#20
These are awful value for money. It's been 2 years since I bought the same phone from very for 300 (Apple refurb but boxed like new with 1 year warranty). 2 years later, it still sells for 200??
1 Like #21
Under-rated phone. Excellent, even now. Only concern is 16GB is no where near enough!
1 Like #22
Dolphinzz
Should state amount of GB in description or title

Agreed.
#23
Ioa
Under-rated phone. Excellent, even now. Only concern is 16GB is no where near enough!


that's the problem with apple phones you can't extend the memory. that's why I keep well clear.
#24
madmaxpayne
16GB is not enough!!

I'm assuming that's probably as to why it's selling for so cheap in the first place upon here ...
#25
Good deal
#26
snowflake75
Ioa
Under-rated phone. Excellent, even now. Only concern is 16GB is no where near enough!

that's the problem with apple phones you can't extend the memory. that's why I keep well clear.

I don't see the non-expansion 'option' of Apple iPhone's changing in the system any time soon either?!.

But saying that, we can but live in hope though I guess ...
#27
sd13
This or samsung a3 2016 ?

A3 without a doubt
#28
2 generations behind and ~£200 , not worth it IMHO. go but lenovo P2 for that price
2 Likes #29
Much better phones can be had for £200 cold from me.
2 Likes #30
Diggler01
Ignoring the warranty situation for a moment i.e. buying new from a store vs buying new from ebay; can anyone tell me whether spending around another £80 and getting the iPhone SE (on ebay) would be a better option than getting this one? From online reviews it would appear so but if anyone has any experience in this area I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

I paid £260 for an iPhone SE 64GB unlocked from an online shop (not eBay) with 6 months warranty so they are available and given that £60 more, even for storage alone it is worth it. If you factor in the increased speed it's a no brainer - many tests show the SE in front of the 6s for speed and battery life.
#31
alexc100
I hate to be 'that guy' but as someone who owns both an iPhone 6 and a 5s (the latter is a work phone) this phone will probably be obsolete come September/October when the new version of iOS comes out.
Even today the 5s is much slower than it should be with the latest version of iOS installed, and the 16 gig memory is severely limiting. I mean severally. You'll likely fill it up with a few dozen music albums and a couple of months worth of photos.
You'd be slightly foolish to spend £200 on this really.

That's what I thought but for slightly different reasons ;-)

(this was an 'insert joke here' kind of comment)
1 Like #32
5S, such an old phone and still sells for £200 and gets heat. Fanboys are really foolish to get this over any other latest generation Nougat phones for the same price. :D
2 Likes #33
Diggler01
Ignoring the warranty situation for a moment i.e. buying new from a store vs buying new from ebay; can anyone tell me whether spending around another £80 and getting the iPhone SE (on ebay) would be a better option than getting this one? From online reviews it would appear so but if anyone has any experience in this area I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.


SE would def be your best option. It has double the RAM and 40% ish more processing power. It's much faster than the iPhone 6 even.

But avoid the 16 gig version.
#34
gsj87
sd13
This or samsung a3 2016 ?
A3 without a doubt

I prefer Android. But the A3 2016 is only really suitable for kids in my opinion. Got one for my niece and build quality is such, that she wasn't really impressed either.
#35
I thought about getting a 5S (it's been £199 at giffgaff for ages). However, if one keeps the phone for say 2 years will it still be getting Apple updates?
1 Like #36
Daytrader
iPhone SE is a awesome phone, has same screen size as a 5, but all the power of a 6, so much faster.
All the power of the 6s not the 6
1 Like #37
jdrob123
Is this even usable anymore? I know it's cheap for an iPhone but surely it would be slow to run the latest iOS?


No performance issues whatsoever. Also I think mine is indestructible it's even been run over by a vehicle and still not broken. I kinda want a new phone to be honest I've had it years!
1 Like #38
iCloud solves your memory problems
1 Like #39
I have a second hand one. If you don't mind a couple of marks on it, they go for about £100 on eBay.

Things they don't have: no Apple Pay, and no VoLTE. The latter required for 800MHz 4G coverage on EE and 3 (better indoor coverage etc)

Might just be mine but the battery soon dies under load e.g. Pokemon Go.

They're getting on a bit, but do perform well enough and are not a bad option if you like a cheap phone - better than a cheap Android IMO.
#40
Often I vote cold by accident. This time I voted hot by accident! I really think people should think twice about spending £200 on this. The memory is tiny and the 5s is pretty much at the end of it's life - it certainly will be come the next major IOS.

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