The 5 has all the same software as the 5s has and the 5c. Personally, I say go with the highest upgrade you can afford. ReganGray is right. The 5c is cheaper and has a plastic casing so it's by far better. Hope that helped. Oh btw don't upgrade to ios 7 yet it's really stupid and lags all the time. (being plastic is good because when you drop it, it is less likely to blow up like the glass ones do. PLUS the 5c is customizable.