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Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The iPhone 5s is an evolution of the iPhone 5, and isn't necessarily a must-have. It ushers in new technologies that will soon be standard on all of Apple's devices. While most consumers will be happy with the 5c, the 5s is better-suited for gamers and power users.

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Pros
  • A7 chip offers fast performance and 64-bit support
  • Touch ID works as advertised
  • Global LTE support
  • Improved camera
Cons
  • Last year's design
  • Touch ID needs third-party support

Reviews

89
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 35

90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 153
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
422
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Talk time
Smartphone
IOS
422
161
Yes
3G

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

10
WeaponZero
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
90
tauber
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
afa2109
It's good but you can sure get better camera, battery life and productivity...read more
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