Top 5 Smartphones to Consider Before Buying the iPhone 5c [June, 2014]

Apple’s iPhone 5c may not be a big name like the iPhone 5s but it’s still a quality smartphone with an attractive price tag and a device that shoppers on a budget would be wise to consider. There are also some devices that we think consumers need to weigh against the iPhone 5c and here, we take a look at the five devices worthy of consideration.

Throughout most of 2013, we heard that Apple had two iPhones planned for consumers. One was said to be the flagship, an iPhone 5s, while the other was rumored to be a plastic iPhone 5c. As expected, Apple debuted both iPhones at an event last September and put the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on sale two weeks later.

Apple killed off the iPhone 5 in favor of an iPhone lineup that consists of the $199.99 iPhone 5s, the $99 iPhone 5c and the iPhone 4s which it sells for free. The lineup will likely remain intact for much of 2014, up until Apple introduces the iPhone 6, the device that’s expected to replace the iPhone 5s as the company’s flagship later this year.

The iPhone 5c is cheaper, but the iPhone 5s may be worth the price for many users.

The iPhone 5c is cheaper, but the iPhone 5s may be worth the price for many users.

We’ve heard from a number of people who are thinking about picking up the iPhone 5c because of its affordable price point. The fact that it’s getting iOS 8 probably doesn’t hurt either.

Before consumers scoop it up though, there are some devices to consider buying over the iPhone 5c. Here, we take a look at the five devices we think prospective iPhone 5c buyers should consider before buying Apple’s $99 iPhone.

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Keep in mind, our list may differ from yours but these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like they deliver the best, all-around package at the moment. This list will change from month to month as rumored devices get closer to announcement and announced devices get released.

iPhone 5s

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iPhone 5s

Yes, one of the first smartphones that we think potential iPhone 5c owners need to consider in June is the iPhone 5s. We understand that most iPhone 5c buyers are thinking about price but the iPhone 5s might be worth the extra dough and here's why.

It comes with a better design, better camera, better processor, and a Touch ID fingerprint reader for added security and convenience. In our opinion, these features are worth the extra money because they set you up much better for the future.

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The iPhone 5s is a step up from the iPhone 5c and shoppers will want to rule it out as an option before settling on a mid-range phone like the iPhone 5c.

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