I have an iPhone 5s. Time to upgrade?


So I’ve owned an iPhone 5s for the better part of 17 months. The phone itself is actually more than 2 years old, but I’ve only owned it for 17 months as a replacement for my glitchy Galaxy S4. I guess I’m using a really old phone for today’s standards, especially since most people upgrade every 2 years, and some even before then, but for me I don’t really feel the need to upgrade and here’s why.

It Runs Smoothly

Considering the iPhone 5s is already more than 2 years old, it still amazes me how well it performs doing various everyday tasks. Sure launching apps and playing graphically intense games prove the age of the hardware, but the device is still powerful nonetheless. It’s obviously not going to beat the top of the line smartphones like the iPhone 6s Plus or the Galaxy Note 7, but it still does a damn good job of doing what it should, and that is to offer consumers a smooth experience without hiccups or glitches.

The Camera Is Still On Point

This is definitely one area I’ve come to really appreciate about Apple. They spend a lot of time creating the best possible camera lens into a small device that you can actually use and take quality pictures. I’m always taken aback and impressed at how well the 5s 8 mp camera captures photos and records videos. Even after uploading them to Facebook and Google Photos, where they get decompressed and the quality diminishes, they still come out great as ever. And that’s a huge testament to Apple and the level of quality they stress on all components of their iPhones, and especially the camera.

I Actually Like The Small Form Factor

I may have mentioned in this in an earlier post, but I really enjoy using the iPhone 5s and how well it fits in my hands. I’m a relatively small guy. I’m about 5 ft 6 in and my hands aren’t that big either. I remember when I had the Galaxy S4 it was nice to have a big screen to watch videos, but it become difficult for me to use the phone one handed and I’d often drop it. With the 5s, I don’t encounter that issue. I can do everything one handed no problem.


As you can tell, I’m really pleased with my 5s and how well it’s performing even to this day. The fact that I don’t feel a need to upgrade is also another form of proof that Apple strives to make devices that will last. Maybe in the next two years I’ll upgrade once my phone is no longer supported and become unbearably slow, but for now I’m happy. I’m not even content. I’m actually happy with my device and for you guys that may be a little surprising since I’m tech geek, but I honestly don’t know what else to say. Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed reading this post. I apologize for the delay in posts and will work on being more consistent. As always, I love you guys!



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