The launch of the iPhone 6 and the release of iOS 8 back in September 2014 probably got you thinking about getting a new device. However, do not rush to the nearest Apple Store to get yourself one of these babies. Indeed, as mentioned in a previous blog post, the iPhone 6 might not necessarily be the best choice on the market right now and its price is far from being attractive.

However, the iPhone 5 is a great alternative to the iPhone 6 and it remains one of the best values for on the market. Here are five great reasons to convince you to keep your current iPhone 5, or buy one if you need to upgrade your phone.

Small sized cell phone

The size of the iPhone 5 is one of it’s nicest features. It is small enough to be held in one hand comfortably and is the most compact and light device ever manufactured by Apple. It is thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4 while being a lot less bulky than the iPhone 6.

Greatly priced iPhone

We think it is rather obvious – the iPhone 5c and 5s have now been replaced with the iPhone 6. These phones are now sold at a much lower price and are therefore more affordable. These powerful phones, thanks to their reduced sales price, are now a very attractive alternative for whoever would like to get a new iPhone without going bankrupt.

Sturdier design

Despite its sleek and lightweight design, the iPhone 5 is sturdier than its new counterpart. Its casing being a little thicker than the one seen on the new Apple devices, the iPhone 5 has increased resistance to shocks and falls and does not have the same “bending issues” as the iPhone 6.

Its smaller size also reduces the risk of a cracked screen. The camera lens is completely flat, which means that you are less likely to snag it somewhere and break it, unlike the iPhone 6, which has a protruding lens.

iOS 8 compatibility

The iPhone 4s is supposed to be compatible with iOS 8, but we recommend that you do not proceed with the operating system upgrade. The most recent software version will make your phone sluggish and you might regret it.

If your goal is to upgrade to iOS 8 and get a device that will allow you to benefit from all the new features, getting an iPhone 6 might not even be necessary. The iPhone 5 can easily run the software and still deliver smooth and fast performances. It is therefore the best candidate if you wish to upgrade your phone.

Buying second-hand iPhone 5

Buying a used iPhone 5 will allow you to save even more money when the time to upgrade your device will come. You will also be free from the limitations related to choosing a new monthly plan. Enjoy the freedom to choose, and spoil yourself with a powerful phone that is compatible with both iOS 8 and your budget.

See for yourself and take a look at our wide choice of used cell phones. Who knows, you might end up finding a cheap iPhone 5 to your liking!