Apple products are known for its build quality and overpricing. The iPhone 5S is no different. The phone is an upgrade of the Apple’s flagship smartphone, iPhone 5. The look and feel of the iphone 5s is very similar to the iPhone 5. There are not much changes made in the design perspective. There are only a couple of hardware upgrades and feature additions.
Apple products are always praised for its unmatched premiumness. The iPhone 5s is as good as its predecessors. You know that Apple has not yet come up with a smartphone under the phablet section. So is iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5s is a 4 inch smartphone which exactly fits in your pocket. The solid build quality of iPhone 5s is excellent. The aluminum finish is superb which reminds us about the HTC one. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3 is not a competitor at all design wise. It cannot be called a huge phone with just 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions. Though the phone uses aluminum back covers, it relatively light weight. It weighs only about 112 g.
We all know that 4 inch screen size will no way satisfy us. But what that 4 inches offer is awesome! The iPhone 5s boasts a LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with retina display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. It comes with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels at a pixel density of 326 ppi. As one of the best devices available in the market, the iPhone 5s comes up with a corning gorilla glass. Besides it offers a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The only thing you could complain is the screen size. They could have made it a little bigger.
Hardware and performance:
The hardware upgrades help us choose 5s over iPhone 5. The iPhone 5s comes with an Apple A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz with a quad-core PowerVR G6430 graphics processor. The system chip is Dual core and works on 64 bit architecture. It offers a RAM of 1GB. The phone comes in 3 variants in terms of storage capability. They are 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. There are no additional slots for storage expansion.
The iPhone 5s have a battery capacity of 1560 mAh. That’s pretty small one, but not bad either. The battery cannot be called perfect, but it provides an average battery life. Actually the phone comes with two processors. The second one is an M7 chip which stops the battery from draining unnecessarily when the phone in not used. It snooze the main CPU and gains control. Thus the battery drains very slowly in sleep mode.
The iPhone 5s runs on iOS 7 in which lots of UI re-designing is done. A lot of tweaks were made in animation and transitions. The worst part of iOS 7 is that you have to depend on settings menu for everything. You will need to move on to the settings menu to change preferences of individual apps. Don’t worry, since its Apple’s latest you will always receive an update.
Apple’s introduced Touch Id in iOS 7 which is one of the coolest features. Touch Id can be used to unlock phone, make app purchases etc. using your fingerprint. You can save up to 5 different fingerprints. The fingerprints stored are very much safe. Apple says so.
"Touch ID only stores your fingerprints in special encrypted memory on the phone itself, where the data is accessible to neither Apple’s servers nor the NSA, nor to anyone else".
The iPhone boasts an 8MP rear camera which is exceptionally cool with full-HD recording capability. It can take 1080p videos at 30fps. The camera comes with a built in dual LED flash. A front camera of 1.2 MP is also included which can capture 720p videos at 30fps. There is nothing much to complain about camera section.
The iPhone 5s is the best Apple device as of now. It’s true that there are only minor tweaks and upgrades from iPhone 5. But the changes are very much impressive. The Touch Id is a highly innovative technology which introduced biometrics for the first time in smartphones. The camera is also highly impressive. It is undoubtedly one of the premium devices available in the market with a steep price tag.
|Model||iPhone 5S iPhone 5S|
|Release Date||2013, October|
|Operating System||iOS 7|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Dual Core Cyclone v8 Processor|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, Finger Print Identity Sensor|
|+ RAM & STORAGE|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|+ DISPLAY & TOUCH|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive|
|Screen Type||LED-backlit IPS|
|Resolution||1136 x 640 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~326 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 1|
|Rear Camera||8 MP|
|Front Camera||1.2 MP|
|Camera Features||3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, Dual LED flash, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||No (Not Available in India)|
|+ SIM OPTIONS|
|Dimensions||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm|
|Color||Black, White, Gold|
|3G||HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|4G||No (Not Available in India)|
|GPS||Yes, With A-GPS and GLONASS|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band|
|+ MUSIC & VIDEO|
|Music Player||MP3, WMV, AAC+|
|Video Player||3GP, MP4, WMV, MPEG|
|SMS||Yes, Threaded View|
|Email, Push Email|
|Battery Type||Non-removable Li-ion 1560 mAh battery|
|Talktime||Up to 10 hours (2G) / Up to 10 hours (3G)|
|Standy by Time||Up to 250 hours (2G) / Up to 250 hours (3G)|
|Music Playback Time||Up to 40 hours|
|+ APPS & GAMES|
|Built-in Apps||iCloud, Maps, iBooks PDF reader, Audio&video editor, Organizer, Document viewer, Image viewer/editor|
|+ Additional Features|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, iCloud cloud service, Twitter and Facebook integration, Voice memo/dial/command, Predictive text input, Finger Print sensor (Touch ID).|