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Apple Iphone 5S Review

Effie XuReviewed By: Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5) Updated On: Aug 14, 2014

Even though there are tablets and laptops in the market, most people love to use smart phones. User-friendly and entertaining, the mobile gizmo is a useful tool to stay connected. One of the reliable and attractive mobile phones of this nature is Apple iPhone 5S. One can listen to music, watch videos, click photos and videos, or talk non-stop through this tool. Protected from viruses and prying eyes on one hand and dirt on the other, the mobile phone is small yet sturdy. The iPhone has the latest technologies and looks even more beautiful. Find out if this gizmo is cut out just for you.

Apple Iphone 5S Review


Apple Iphone 5S is completely remodeled from its earlier 4S model. The iphone is now even slimmer, taller, and light. The mobile phone measures (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30) inches in dimension and weighs just 112 gram. The operating system is iOS 6. However, the gizmo is ready for upgrade – say, iOS 7.1.2.

The 4-inch multi-touch display is coated with a protective cover. There is oleophobic coating which prevents the screen from getting oily smudges when tweaked with unclean fingers. The glass of the screen is made up of Corning Gorilla glass – a specialized anti-scratch glass that is durable for minor external pressures and drops.

The LED-based display offers a high resolution of (640 x 1136) pixels and supports 16M colors. The pixel density is about 326ppi. The touchscreen has backlight facility. The capacitive touchscreen has a wide viewing angle as it is made of IPS technology.

Apple Iphone 5S Review

Internal Specs

The fast processing and low power consuming touchscreen Apple smartphone has ARM v7-based processor. The dual-core processor ensures a high processing speed of 1.3 GHz. There is a separate Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) with PowerVR SGX 543MP3 triple-core graphics card. The internal memory present in this gadget is 1GB RAM DDR2. The mobile can store 16GB data in its inbuilt storage capacity. The storage capacity can be further increased through external storage utility to 64GB.

The smartphone uses Apple A6 chipset with various sensors. It is possible to use it as an accelerometer, compass, gyro, and proximity sensor. The glass-bodied iphone is available in two colors – black or slate.

Battery Life

There is a non-removable lithium-polymer rechargeable battery with 1440mAh and 5.45Wh capacity. The battery offers a 480-minute talktime. When the battery is in the stand-by mode, it has a battery life of 225 hours. When the user surfs the net, the iphone’s battery runs out of juice within 8 hours (for LTE connection). When the surfing is done wirelessly through Wi-Fi connectivity, the battery runs out within 10 hours.

The battery also provides an impressive battery life when a lot of power is used by the gizmo – especially during a video playback session. The runtime is posted at 10 hours. However, the battery continues for 40 hours in a single charge when audio playback is used.


The 8MP camera offers a high resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Equipped with LED flash, the camera has useful properties, such as autofocus capability, face detection, panorama, and HDR photo. Videos shooting can be done at 30 frames per second (fps). The video resolution offered by the camera is 1080p. The 1.2MP front facing resolution offers a front facing video resolution of 720p for HD videos. The videos from the camera can be transferred to the web or laptop using wireless or cellular connectivity.

Apple Iphone 5S Review


The mobile broadband generation is 4G. The iphone uses the 4G network with LTE 700MHz Class 17,1700, or 2100 under GSM A1428, LTE 850, 1800, or 2100 under GSM A1429, and LTE 700, 850, 1800, 1900, or 2100 under CDMA A1429. There is a dedicated WLAN connectivity where the iphone is compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, and dual-band connectivity. The gizmo can be connected to Bluetooth gadgets. It can pick v4.0, A2DP, LE signals.

The iphone is protected with a Finger Print scanner that uses the Sapphire Crystal protection utility. There is a gyroscope sensor in the gizmo which ensures that the iphone does not lose its orientation when tilted during mounting. The gadget is also resistant to water.

Apple Iphone 5S Review


At a price of $370, Apple iphone 5S is costly indeed. However, many buyers are keen to buy it nevertheless because of its chic and classy appearance, usability features, and easy-to-communicate utility, especially with social media sites and other computing gizmo.

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Summary: Although this product has greatly improved from its previous model, Apple iPhone 5S is tad too costly. With no NFC feature, many potential buyers may be shy in buying the product. Nevertheless, the fast processing speed, seamless interaction with utilities, and sleek design are sure to attract some.
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