Buying second hand iPhone - 5 or 5C?

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    Buying second hand iPhone - 5 or 5C?

    Hi all, I'm looking to buy a second hand iPhone (long story but there's no way I can get one on a contract - I just want to buy one second hand)

    The difference in price between the 5 and the 5C is around £20. I prefer the look of the iPhone 5 but I would use a case/cover so wouldn't be able to see the difference anyway. I'm considering the 5C because models are only a few months old and I'm assuming they will have a longer general lifespan than iPhone 5 handsets - I could technically end up with a 5 that has been in use for a year or so.

    I'm obviously going to buy from the range of second hand phones that are in "mint" condition either way and the difference in price doesn't bother me.

    Wondering if this justifies buying the newer 5C (at the expense of the 5s good appearance - even though I know this doesn't really matter) - or do you think there will be no noticable difference in battery life/general performance between a second hand iPhone 5 and 5C? That's my question really.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Ok, the iPhone 5c is basically an iPhone 5 repackaged in a bright coloured plastic case....the specs are essentially identical:

    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/com...s/7983,7378%20

    I would go for a 5c simply because you will be getting 'newer' hardware.
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    Thanks for your help!

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