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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

90
oakie
after 6 years, it's still the iPhone you recognize but further refined and nearing...read more
100
gigathlete
I have owned iPhones since the first one in 2007. The 5S provides great advances...read more
90
frankspin
Coming over from Android I had a lot of concerns about if I could transition...read more
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89
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

90
 

Display

90
 

Battery life

81
 

Camera

93
 

Ease of use

87
 

Design and form factor

88
 

Portability (size / weight)

84
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

83
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

89
 

How It Stacks Up

88

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88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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84
 

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79
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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