Apple iPhone 5s
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.
- A7 chip offers fast performance and 64-bit support
- Touch ID works as advertised
- Global LTE support
- Improved camera
- Last year's design
- Touch ID needs third-party support
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- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE35 ReviewsWired80Apple iPhone 5s The Right TouchLike its predecessor, the iPhone 5s is one of the best handsets you can buy. But more importantly (and unlike much of its competition), the handset is laying the groundwork for the smartphones of tomorrow.Macworld90iPhone 5s review: Tomorrow's technology todayThe iPhone 5s may look a lot like its predecessor. But with a faster new processor, a fingerprint sensor, and an improved camera flash, it's a serious upgrade.Laptop Magazine80Apple iPhone 5s (AT&T) ReviewThe iPhone 5s boasts a fantastic camera and an array of cutting edge technologies that make this compact smartphone a force to be reckoned with.Ars Technica80Review: With the iPhone 5S, Apple lays groundworkLong story short, if you currently own an iPhone that is not an iPhone 5, this is the one you should get, if only because the 5S will guarantee you the best software experience for the longest amount of time.PC Mag90Apple iPhone 5s (Verizon Wireless)The iPhone 5s may be small, but it's packed with more power than any other smartphone on the market today. It's the best bet for anyone who wants a future-proof, forward-looking phone that runs an unbeatable array of apps.AnandTech80The iPhone 5s ReviewAt the end of the day, if you prefer iOS for your smartphone - the iPhone 5s won't disappoint. In many ways it's an evolutionary improvement over the iPhone 5, but in others it is a significant step forward.New York Times90In Arrival of 2 iPhones, 3 LessonsApple still believes in superb design and tremendous polish. The iPhone is no longer the only smartphone that will keep you delighted for the length of your two-year contract — but it’s still among the few that will.AllThingsD90A New Touch for iPhoneIf you are an iPhone fan with any model older than the iPhone 5, the new 5S will be a big step up. If you own an iPhone 5, there’s less of a case for upgrading, unless you want the fingerprint reader and improved camera.CNET90iPhone 5S review: Same look, small screen, big potIf you’re deep in the Apple ecosystem, the 5S could be the first step toward some new directions. Its improved speed, graphics, and elements of battery efficiency make it a better phone than the iPhone 5, in case you've waited to upgrade.TechCrunch90iPhone 5s Review: Appleâ€™s Latest Smartphone GoesWith the iPhone 5s, Apple once again wins the right to claim the title of best smartphone available ... the device that grows more appealing as the software ecosystem catches up ... great news for buyers looking for something that isn’t so easily replaced by the next big thing that comes along.Engadget90iPhone 5s review MobileThe 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.MacworldNot RatedHands-on with the iPhone 5sIn using the iPhone 5s briefly, we found it speedy and snappy, and iOS 7 looks great. We weren’t able to run any benchmark tests or particularly hungry apps, so there was no way to put to the test Apple’s claims of it being twice as fast as the iPhone 5 in many tasks.New York TimesNot RatedSurprising Enhancements to Appleâ€™s iPhone LineI trained it to recognize my finger, then used it to unlock the phone a couple of times. It worked perfectly, which is a welcome advance. And the placement on the Home button is ingenious.Laptop MagazineNot RatedApple iPhone 5s Hands-On: Fast Fingerprint Sensor,Setting up the fingerprint sensor was easy; tap your finger on the sensor a number of times until it registers the various details of your fingerprint. ... After, opening the phone by holding our finger on the sensor took less than a second; it’s certainly faster than entering a four-digit code.Ars TechnicaNot RatedA tale of two iPhones: Hands-on with the iPhone 5SThe phone was running iOS 7, and performance seemed good even though zooming around the UI is about the least taxing thing you can do on an iPhone.PC MagNot RatedHands On With the Apple iPhone 5STo some extent, the 5S is the easier of Apple's two new phones to get right. After all, Apple isn't doing badly at all with high-end phone buyers and folks in countries like the U.S. where subsidies hide the true cost of smartphones.PC WorldNot RatedHands on with Apple's iPhone 5C and 5SWith the phone locked, it literally took just a touch to unlock and jump to the home screen. Unlike my previous frustrating experiences, the fingerprint lock should make it faster and easier to get into your home screen while keeping it secure from others.CNETNot RatediPhone 5S hands-on: September 20 release date, 3 cIt looks like Apple's using this year to refine peripheral technology around the iPhone rather than heading in a bold new direction ... but if Touch ID makes the iPhone 5S more secure, it'll be no small feature.AnandTechNot RatedApple iPhone 5S: Hands On VideoBrian just went hands on with Apple's new iPhone 5S, showing off its performance (courtesy of the new 64-bit A7 SoC), Touch ID fingerprint sensor and camera features. Check it all out in the video.TechCrunchNot RatedHands On With Appleâ€™s iPhone 5S: Focus On PhotogIt’s not very surprising that Apple has delivered a new iPhone that seems at first glance to be among the best smartphones in the business, if not definitely the new overall king. But what is surprising is that something like a built-in fingerprint scanner can make such a difference.WiredNot RatediPhone 5S hands-on: our first test of Apple's newWe're out at Apple's event and got hands-on time with the new model. In the hand it feels identical to the existing iPhone; the design, screen, weight, thickness and materials remain almost entirely unchanged.EngadgetNot RatedApple iPhone 5s hands-onAs you may have already heard, the 5s is rather similar in overall hardware to the iPhone 5, though there are a few changes in key places.Wired UK90Apple iPhone 5s reviewLet's get this out of the way: this is the best iPhone Apple has ever built. It takes a winning formula and makes it better, faster, more future-proof.CNET UK80Apple iPhone 5S reviewThe iPhone 5S doesn't really offer enough to justify upgrading from the iPhone 5. If you're on older iPhones though -- or you're looking to take your first steps into Apple's world -- its astonishing power, excellent camera and fingerprint scanner make it a great option to consider.Mashable80Apple iPhone 5S: A Great Phone Inches Toward PerfeApple fans will love the iPhone 5S.Time90Review: Appleâ€™s iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7The iPhone 5s is a meaningful advance on the iPhone 5, and comfortably ahead of any phone that doesn’t have a picture of a piece of fruit on its backside.SlashGear90iPhone 5S ReviewThe magic of the iPhone 5s is in how usable its improvements are. The updated camera is both fast and capable, with the True Tone flash proving itself to be no gimmick, while the Touch ID system feels like the first biometrics system that actually stands a chance of succeeding in the mass market.Associated Press100REVIEW: IPHONE FINGERPRINT SENSOR WORTH EXTRA COSTI had a lot of fun unlocking the phone over and over again. Who knew biometric authentication could be such a blast? The fingerprint sensor alone is worth the extra $100 you'll pay for the 5S over an iPhone 5C.ABC News90Review: iPhone Fingerprint Sensor Worth Extra CostIf you can afford the additional $100 and can do with silver, gold or gray, get the 5S instead. The fingerprint sensor will make security less annoying, and the better camera will be more useful in documenting life.Pocket-Lint100Apple iPhone 5S reviewWhat Apple has created here is a phone that is as exciting as it is dull. Apple has made it look effortless which is no simple task, but in doing so, by making it look too easy, you can sometime miss the beauty and power in your hand.Tech AdvisorNot RatediPhone 5S review: hands on with Apple's new iPhoneThe iPhone 5S is the first 64-bit smartphone. It comes with an all-new A7 chip with 64-bit architecture. It also has what Apple calls an M7 motion coprocessor, which should mean a lot more apps that use motion-tracking, such as fitness apps.MashableNot RatediPhone 5S Hands On: All Change Under the HoodThe Apple iPhone 5S clearly has some real power (a new A7 chip) and startling innovation: a fingerprint ID and home button all in one. No doubt there will be many more secrets to reveal when we get a chance to properly review the new smartphone.Pocket-LintNot RatediPhone 5S pictures and fingers-onStarting with the processor, it's faster, much faster, and while we found that made very little difference in swiping between menus it does instantly make a difference in games...SlashGearNot RatedFEATURED iPhone 5S hands-onIt’s early days – both the biometrics and the camera features will take real-world use to properly assess – but it already feels like a solid upgrade over the iPhone 5.IGN90APPLE IPHONE 5S REVIEWThe differences may not be enough to sway owners of last year's model, but regardless of whether you're upgrading or buying an iPhone for the first time, the iPhone 5S is unquestionably better in every way, and still one of the best phones on the market.Digital Versus100Apple iPhone 5sThe iPhone 5 is still a very good smartphone in today's market. It may not have a fingerprint sensor or a power-packed 64-bit processor like the 5s, but it still has a decent built-in camera and is powerful enough to run all the apps in the App Store without even flinching.VentureBeat90iPhone 5S: The mostest, bestest, muchiest iPhone eSimply put, however, for those who want the ultimate iPhone — and just maybe the ultimate smartphone — the iPhone 5S is definitely full of Apple’s best, and it’s the clear first option.Phone Scoop80Review: Apple iPhone 5sAnyone with an iPhone 4 or 4S should upgrade right away. If you're using an iPhone 5, there's less reason to run to the Apple store since many of the features are baked into iOS 7. The Apple iPhone 5s is an excellent device, as long as you're OK with the limitations of Apple's hardware and software.Gizmodo Australia80iPhone 5s Australian Review: The Best iPhone YetFrom the much-improved low-light camera, the beefed up security that TouchID brings and the blistering hardware speed that comes from the A7-driven, 64-bit revolution the iPhone has guts that represent much more than just an off-cycle device refresh.TechRadar90iPhone 5S review... the combination of iOS 7 to freshen things up with a powerful core and great camera mean that this phone should be considered on its own considerable merits, and while the high price will continue to put many off ... will find a lot of joy in a phone that's a lot more than an iterative update.Daring Fireball90The iPhone 5S and 5CThe 5S is another engineering triumph for Apple (and no slacker in the fashion/branding game either).T3100iPhone 5s reviewIt’s not only Apple’s flagship iPhone but it’s also the best phone the company has ever made. The camera is extraordinary. Touch ID is revolutionary. The iPhone 5s is a stunner today, but expect the real fun to come tomorrow.The Telegraph90iPhone 5s review: Appleâ€™s golden ticketThe 5s is, overall, a beautiful piece of engineering, lovely to look at and lovely to hold. Is it a brilliant phone to use? Unequivocally. But the accusation is that Apple has lost its magic, and that it is no longer reinventing categories. And indeed it isn’t, because it doesn’t need to.AppleInsiderNot RatedHands-on with the new 64-bit A7-powered iPhone 5sWhile not evident on the outside (or even in spec listings, where the camera element is "still" rated as 8 megapixels), the camera sensor itself is also enhanced, using a 15 percent larger sensor with larger 1.5 micron pixels.Digital VersusNot RatediPhone 5s and 5c: Hands OnSaving your fingerprint and unlocking the phone are easy to do, and it seems to work well.IGNNot RatedApple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Hands-onLike previous entries in Apple's "S" series of iPhones, the iPhone 5S offers upgraded components and exclusive software features in a form factor otherwise near identical to last year's model. The big changes are obviously the new and improved camera, 64-bit A7 processor, and fingerprint scanner.CNNNot RatedHands-on impressions of the new iPhonesIt worked seamlessly when I tested it, though adding new profiles takes a bit of time. But it's a much faster way to open the phone than entering a pass code, and there is no "reading your print now" type of delay on screen.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: iPhone 5S reviewWe would like a touch more heft with the metallic chassis, as it almost feels too light the first time you hold it, but with more colours, more power and a spec list that feels like it's got the right mix of performance and precision, we can see the iPhone 5S being the top-selling device.Los Angeles TimesNot RatedApple update: Here's how Apple's iPhone 5S, iPhoneO’Brien also makes note of the new A7 processor inside the iPhone 5S, which allowed him to jump from app to app in quick fashion.VentureBeatNot RatedOur first look at the new iPhonesThe biometric features, graphics rendering for games, and new camera will have to be the big selling features for current iPhone users, but we doubt this will be enough to woo current Android/Windows users over to the dark side.T3Not RatediPhone 5s preview: Hands-onFrom our early play with the iPhone 5s, we expect that the improvements in performance and features will attract the early-adopting Apple faithful as well as those finally looking to upgrade from an iPhone 4S. The refreshed iOS 7 might even tempt some Android and Windows Mobile users.The TelegraphNot RatedApple iPhone 5S and 5C: fingerprint sensor and plaThe fingerprint sensor, called Touch ID, is a thin circle around the device’s existing home button, and removes the need to enter a pin code to activate the device, but Apple did not claim it would replace the need for more advanced security features.Expert Reviews100Apple iPhone 5S reviewA staggeringly fast processor, excellent build quality and a great operating system, what's not to like?TrustedReviews90iPhone 5S reviewThe iPhone 5S may look like an iPhone 5, but it's better in all the right ways. If you are very comfortable with a bigger screen you might want to look elsewhere, but the iPhone 5S is a consummate performer that puts very few steps wrong.HotHardware90iPhone 5s Review: The Smartphone Goes 64-bitThe latest iPhone (the 5s, in this case) is indeed the best iPhone yet. While it looks the same on the outside, Apple's internal upgrades have delivered a phone that's blisteringly fast and a pleasure to use.Stuff100iPhone 5s reviewThe Apple haters are wrong about the iPhone 5s: this is one hell of a phone. It’s far more of an upgrade than it first seems, both as a result of its upgraded, forward-thinking hardware and its excellent new OS.The Loop90Review: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5sThe iPhone 5s is a brilliant phone with some great new features that help you in work and play. The fingerprint sensor, camera, and improved speed and architecture, make the 5s my favorite iPhone to date.TrustedReviewsNot RatediPhone 5SIt’s tricky to gauge whether Apple has done enough with the iPhone 5S to silence those that criticise it for lacking innovation. The fingerprint scanner is certainly a USP and the design is still great, but it may not be enough to stop the hordes jumping on the Android bandwagon.The LoopNot RatedHands on with the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5SUnlocking the iPhone 5S was very slick—just rest your finger on the Home button and the phone unlocks immediately. You don’t have to press or move your finger around waiting for it to be recognized—it just worked.MobileBurn80Apple iPhone 5S ReviewThe iPhone 5S is a worthy upgrade to anyone entrenched in the world of Apple, and once Apple addresses its annoying limitations, it might convince a few more people to enter that world.USA Today90New iPhones and iOS 7 team up for winning comboTaken in totality, the features new to the iPhone 5s make what I consider to be the best smartphone on the market even better, helped enormously by Apple owning the entire end-to-end experience. In my view, iOS is still simpler to use than Android, and made even simpler in iOS 7.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE153 ReviewsEngadget Reader10February 4, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 18, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80September 14, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It's good but you can sure get better camera, battery life and productivity for its price.Engadget Reader90July 10, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!After years of longing and desire to own The Phone â€“ dâ€™ iPhone, I finally grabbed a good deal at the local Reliance Digital store and have been just blown away since then. Along with the feeling of belonging to the special class â€“ the class who owns an iPhone, I have realized that itâ€™s a very powerful and clean product to own. Brilliant design â€“all Metal stands out giving an aura of quality, in comparison to all plasticky competitors, except For maybe the HTC Oneâ€™s, who are the closest competitors. Itâ€™s for the users who seek power in their smartphones, with occasional gaming thrown in.Design â€“ The design is similar to the Iphone 5 with the same compactness and 4-inch screen, maybe a disappointment for those seeking larger screens. the phoneâ€™s measurements remain unchanged as well: at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches). It even weighs the same, at 112g (3.95 ounces). Likewise, the 5s also features a 4-inch, 1,136 x 640 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.There is a new colour â€“ Space Greyâ€¦though mine is the new Champagne Gold variant, which is looking good. The screen is crisp and bright, offering great viewing angles and texts look sharp. I am bowled over.The major change with Iphone 5 is the Home button wherein the TouchID fingerprint sensor is located . Cool. It provides a extra layer of security for access to the phone and also to purchase on the App store.Even some apps support TouchID integration like Dropbox, Mobikwik. Under the hood it has the A7 chip with 64-bit support, the first in its class at launch with M7 motion co-processor to take care of gaming and measuring motion data. It has support for 4G LTE, GPS, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/nâ€¦Touch ID â€“ Itâ€™s the first usable fingerprint sensor which is a biometric one. Itâ€™s well integrated with the Home button with sapphire glass and works perfectly every time, except when you have wet hands. Itâ€™s worth pointing out that youâ€™ll still need to set-up a pass code and verify at certain times, in addition to verifying the biometric fingerprint. After every reboot, the passcode would still be required, so donâ€™t forget itâ€¦Battery Life â€“ Battery life is a big issue for most Smartphones with all power-hogging apps, but the 64-bit architecture and A7 processor solves this problem to some extent. A full recharge lasts 8 hours on a 3G networkâ€¦on 4G, itâ€™s around 6 hours as my AirTel 4G are not optimizedâ€¦Since itâ€™s all apps that make it the IPhone, that a challenge I think we have to live with. But the good point is that the phone charges really fast. It took around 1 hour and 40 mins to charge the battery in full. But power users would need a power bank to carry them through for the entire day.Camera â€“ The camera is one of the best and I truly enjoyed it. Colour reproduction is good and the white balance is excellent. Burst mode helps in capturing fast action with the slow motion mode at 120 fps in video taking my breadth away. Personally, I like the HDR mode that combines 3 shots to give me the best picture. Low light is still not for smartphone cameraâ€™s. The phone also offers a dual-LED True Tone flash for taking more natural pictures in the dark. The face time HD front camera has BSI (back illuminated sensor) for selfies. Videos shot in 1080p were excellent.The camera app provides filters like Instragram. I use the Camu app for excellent focus & filters. Direct upload to Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in etc. is possible and easy to do so. Selfieâ€™s are easy on the IPhone 5s with the shutter timer provided and is a helpful feature. The camera App also allows you to set your favorite photos at one place with just tapping the favorite icon. The time-Lapse mode allows you to speed up your videos and create fantastic stories. Auto exposure setting, ability to recover recently deleted photo is provided. All in the entire Camera is a worthy feature in the IPhone 5s.Performance â€“ The 64-bit support makes the phone a breeze to operate. Apps open fast and loads faster.I believe apps are more beautiful in the Iphone than anywhere. GPS gets latched faster and using the Map feature helps in finding locations.I have used this feature thoroughly and have been helped a lot. Have used GoogleMaps more, to be honest.Call quality is good, but signal latching is nowhere near the class of a NOKIA phoneâ€¦But getâ€™s the job done . The phone rarely freezes and on rare occasion when it does, it recovers fast.Software â€“ The phone shipped with iOS 7 and since then I have upgraded it to iOS 8 and is the heart of the IPhone experience. The notification center helps in multi-tasking and is a big step forward by Apple. The Music app is good and can be closely integrated with apps like Shazam. AirDrop allows sharing with other iOS devices easily. The messaging app allows you to respond via the Notification tray, without going into the app and arranges messages in thread for better accessibility.Besides SIRI is well integrated and understand my native English well, though far away from Google Now. It can pull up Music request, though requires a bit of training. Safari is fast and good. The Reader option and ability to request Desktop website is nice. The clock app shows World Time, provides Alarm & Timer facilities. The software is one of the easiest to learn, even for Android users and the learning is aided by the Tips app that Apple provides.Mail set-up is a breeze and provides the easy way of working, even corporate mails.The list is endless and I think I have made the right decision buying this beauty and would advice you also. A massive range of free & paid apps in the iTunes store further increases the joy. Browse it to your hear content, try it outâ€¦Wrap Up: Is it a Good Buy?The IPhone 5s is a solid device and I am happy to the core. Maybe the price is on the higher side and lot of competitors like LG G series, HTC Oneâ€™s etc. provides similar features and a larger screen, but itâ€™s the class of an IPhone that stands out. This is a device that is still relevant now, have been getting regular updates, fast, well constructed, excellent Camera and software optimized. It would go on for another year and still give competition to new entrants.With a lower price point of around 34k to 37k at major online sellers like Amazon, itâ€™s a must buy, purely for the Apple ecosystem. Enjoy this for another year, and then maybe upgrade to an IPhone 6 at a lower price point. This is an advice from a first time user of IPhone and a happy oneâ€¦. Itâ€™s a www.trustedGadgets.in reviewEngadget Reader70May 29, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Definitely looking forward to returning to the Android family. This phone was not very customizable and small things began to annoy me (things that I miss from old Androids, i.e. Led notification, certain clock settings, etc. ). Even though I own an Ipad and Macbook, I cannot commit to the limitations of an iPhone.Engadget Reader70May 7, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this phone when 2 x Moto Razr Maxx phones failed to connect reliably to the access points at our house, both were returned. Overall, I enjoyed the phone for a few months but was always disappointed by the tiny, tiny, tiny display. I bought a Nexus 5 to solve that problem, and it was a big upgrade from iPhone. Now when I go back to the IPhone, I am bothered by the clumsy, inconsistent user interface, the lack of universally visible back, home, and tasks soft buttons, like in Android, and the extreme clumsiness of the iTunes app when it's the 21st century and iTunes should work more like the Google Play (web based) store, where I can administer everything about all my devices.Engadget Reader90March 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Love the iPhone 5S. Easy to use, like nearly all Apple products, and a step up in quality from the iPhone 4. Love the touch ID to unlock my phone and make iTunes purchases. So convenient, but maybe it actually enables me to check my phone even more than I need to... Camera is key. Way clearer pictures than the 4. Size is perfect -- enough so that I'm hesitant to upgrade to the 6. I really think it's too big.Engadget Reader70February 5, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love the phone BUT the battery life doesn't last me more than 5 hours, and sometimes just dies when on about 20%. The cellular data reception can also be a pain. I find myself having to search for a 3G and 4G signal a lot. The more and more I use it the more I feel it's probably to small and a little bulky. Thats why Im looking for new phone (Either M9 or iphone 6) . iOS is the simplest operating system I've ever used and that's exactly what I need from a phone. Camera is spectacular even at 8MP. Touch sensor makes things so easy. I think 7/10 is fair. If I'm paying $600+ I need my battery to be stronger.Engadget Reader90January 30, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Simple to use quality phone. It looks great and is highly chip and scratch resistant. Runs smoothly and copes really well with a number of apps running at once. Great quality camera, and hi res screen. The fingerprint ID is something completely different and actually works better than I expected. Overall a super phone.Engadget Reader90January 11, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Just hav this phone and world is urs. no doubt abt it. Amazing simply with powerful performanceEngadget Reader90September 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!An outstanding device.Engadget Reader100August 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm a former Android die-hard. A month and a half ago, I jumped ship from a Galaxy S4 on Verizon Wireless to an iPhone 5S on T-Mobile. I miss certain things (Mightytext especially) but by and large, I'm satisfied with the jump to iOS.The only thing that might really push me back to Android is the upcoming Smartwatch releases...I need to see how Android Wear shapes up, and what the iWatch turns out like.Nubipigg80July 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70July 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is a great phone, although for my next phone I want to switch to a Samsung Galaxy S5.Engadget Reader90July 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!If u want awesome phone then U have to shift to iPhone 5s Itz simply great & everybody should possess it..Engadget Reader90June 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80June 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have come from Blackberry to Android, then I finally got an iPhone 5 then switched to 5S. Excellent phone, never lagged, crashed, fingerprint scanner works super fast. Best camera and built quality superb. Eco-system is excellent and with new OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 it'll be the best experience ever. Get one and you won't ever go back to anything else ever.Engadget Reader100May 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!it is a beautiful phone i have ever had.Engadget Reader80May 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have specifically the unlocked 32GB GSM version, model number A1533, and paired it with AT&T's in-house GoPhone prepaid service, with access to HSPA+ and LTE data connections.Not a fan of the Android because of the fragmentation, inability for OEMs and telecommunication industry to update even with essential security updates, poor phone quality, poor battery usage, and a million other complaints. Mind you, I used from Froyo to ICS, from bottom-of-the-barrel cheap duds from ZTE, to the then epitome Galaxy S3. After trying out the WP8 OS to no avail, and feeling left out unable to play the games my friends did or unable to use features even the universal social apps had elsewhere, I decided to go try the iPhone.I REALLY like the touch of smooth things, so the touch of the glass and aluminum gives me a sense of calm that plastic phones don't have. For as light as it is, the phone feels solid and slips easily into my pants pocket without bulk or pushing into my thighs when I am sitting down. (I don't put my iPhone in my back pocket because it increases the chance for theft!) I was never a fan of Jobs' attempts at skeuomorphism, so when a friend showed me with their phone the flat design Apple now utilizes (which I always prefered when I was a graphics major back in college), and that it isn't all "Hello Kitty" in design, I was intrigued. I do wish that unless the phone number was specifically marked as an iPhone number (as opposed to the more generic "home" or "mobile" class), that the Facetime and iMessage symbols would go away; much less, why does Facetime need to show itself as a separate app? Apps that I think should be add-ons rather than factory-installed include Maps, Stocks, Newsstand (like iBooks), and iTunes Radio. If it's true few of us use them, I hope they take them off in future updates of iOS so we can reclaim some of the hard drive for our own use, especially if a use went with the paltry 16GB model.I am use to have oblong volume keys, not the perfect circles that the iPhone uses, and being right-handed, I am used to most of my phones having the volume keys (and sometimes the power and camera keys) sporting on the top to the right side. The addition of a physical silence key is reassuring, though the lack of a camera button still takes getting used to, especially if you re a former Nokia user like me. Knowing Apple for their symmetry, I am surprised that the power key and headphone port do not line up vertically with one another, or both on top looking like mirror images of one another!As I stated above, while for many of my bigger and taller brothers who would LOVE for Apple to design bigger phone for their hands to use and better type with, let me tell you, for us who are puny in size, and many of female friends will agree to this, the small screen works well for us, and we will not understate this! But given that Apple may potentially drop support for the 4S when the next phone comes out, the developers can work with the bigger sizes, so we can all win with rocking both small and larger screens, especially as there will only be 2-3 iPhone display sizes that developers can still work with, as opposed to the 100s that Android developers have to try to anticipate.Our eyes cannot begin to differentiate pixel density over ~300ppi, so why I would love the 720p display to better display video playback in true 720p HD fashion, videos still sow nice and crisp, and only pixelate because of connectivity issues.Phone call quality is average. I have only experienced maybe 2 dropped calls since rocking this phone 2 months ago. On GoPhone with their AT&T 4g/LTE connection, I can use Facetime or another video chat app with no issues or much pixeling. I can send and receive SMS, MMS, iMessage, and IMs without much delay, if at all. Apps update or download smoothly on both cellular and wifi connections.I don't use Siri much, so look elsewhere for reviews. I also don't care for the fingerprint scanner; one of the reasons I went with the 5S over the 5/5C was because the home button didn't have that square icon on it.I like that the camera and A7 processor chip are powerful enough that I can leave HDR on, and it doesn't take the phone any considerable length of time to optimize the photograph. (In settings I turned off the setting that saved the 3 photos to make the HDR one.) When choosing hard-drive size, you think you may be saving by going with the 16GB model. If you like to take photos and videos, or you are a heavy music player and prefer your library to streaming music, or you like to play games beyond the casual Angry Birds or Candy Crush Saga, the 16GB is not for you -- go with the 32GB model. 16GB is good if you mostly utilize social media, steam music, play some casual games, and take a few photos or short video clips. 64GB is good if you are a video director, heavy game user, or insist on keeping a copy of all your music (or everything else on your computer) on your phone. Despite what fandroids mock with the lack of widgets and the "inability" to "customize" the home screen, do you really need those widgets to show you basic info? Each app will display how many notices I get, and the notification tray gives me a 1-2 line preview of what those updates or notifications are. Other than for wallet use, which the Passbook utilizes an alternative that works with existing systems rather than force store owners to buy new hardware, there is no need for NFC; Bluetooth or messaging easily shares your stuff with others. There are plenty of $20 battery chargers if you need an extra battery boost and no outlets are nearby. Or for all those issues, there are cases you can purchase.Engadget Reader20May 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!is a ok phone for some one who wants to be in the apple eco system but i would not recommend it really as it gets boring after having it a few months and iOS limited compare to android u can install any apps without rooting and the touch id dose not work pro poly after few weeks it loses picking up your fingerEngadget Reader80May 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90April 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There is a reason I keep getting Iphones and this one is no exception in quality products from Apple. The iphone 5s not only looks the part but certainly acts the part in terms of features and running capability. everything on the phone is top quality; from the screen to camera and because its apple, i always believe you're going to get quality, albeit you're paying the higher price tag. I was at on point considering switching to the Samsung Galaxy S4 but to be honest i'm glad i didn't.Engadget Reader100April 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A very good product with an excellent design. Perfectly fits on your hand.Fast and engaged software with a right sync with all your gadgets.Really recommended product.Engadget Reader100April 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Bought the 32gb unlocked version in black and slate and it was the best phone i ever had. I make everything on it, everytime and at any place. Battery life is good, but could be better.Engadget Reader90March 29, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 29, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80March 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Don't regret changing from Android to iOSEngadget Reader100March 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best smartphone by far on the market todayEngadget Reader60March 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!it is one of a kind, so far I have:2 iPhone 42 iPhone 5and 1 iPhone 5SiPhone 5S is really fast comparing to old models, but I love it and I am waiting iPhone 6 =)Engadget Reader80March 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Superb device. Coming from an iPhone 4s. It's way faster and the 4s was already fast. The camera is better, screen is bigger and better, the fingerprint sensor works better and faster then expected. iOS7 fits this phone even better than it did with the 4s. I recommend you to update to this if you are coming from a 4s or lower. It's also a solid upgrade from the 5, but I would wait out my contract if you already have a 5 and a 2 year contract.Engadget Reader90February 19, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It is a perfect phone. Seriously. Like the TouchID is an absolutely phenomenal feature. You just feel like it is now a prerequisite for all phones. Entering the code on the smartphone looks so outdated. SO thats absolutely wonderful. Siri is mind blowing too. I have just grown into using Siri now for almost every trivial tasks like reminding me something or checking the game scores, weather and what not. It is a very very useful feature, at least for me.It is also superfast. You just tap on the app and boom it is on. I like that. Smooth as butter and fast as road runner. I did not find the use for 64 bit processor though. Time will tell how it revolutionizes mobiles. But lets just say, for the time being, there is no difference on the processor side.It's all goodies as far as iPhone5s and iOS7 is concerned. But I moved onto this from Windows Phone. That too, the Lumia 610 with WP7.8 installed on it. It was super laggy, super slow. But it was amazing. Everytime, I felt good, sort of, using it. And when my dad got himself the Lumia 925 with WP8, after gifting me the iPhone, I fell head over heels for it. Yeah, its fast, its smooth as ".." (insert the smothest thing you know of!) and it glitters like anything. The display is superb.PERSONAL OPINION this, but I feel that Windows Phone is far more superior to iOS in every aspect. If only it has the encouragement in form of increasing number of users, it will definitely become the second best selling ecosystem. They are adding new features every now and then and since I have already used the WP7.8, I know it feels much better to use and is also very easy to switch to.Again, a twist. However badly I want to go back to WP, a few features like the TouchID and the Siri won't let me. I have become so used to it, I don't like my new iPhone, but I can't do without it. Get me the TouchID and Cortana on WP and I'll switch back immediately.Overall, it is a great phone. Go for it if you are one of those who want the latest of Apple, others can make do with the iPhone5. Or else, you contact me and I'll sell you mine. :pEngadget Reader100February 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90February 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had the HTC one because I wanted to try something different and it was a great phone, but I after I purchased my Macbook Pro Retina....I had to have the iPhone to go with itEngadget Reader90February 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Excellent quality screen. I do wish that it was a little wider though. I have large fingers. Great for FaceTime and video. It is disappointing that the camera is not better. It is OK for most things but struggles if the lighting is not bright enough. A self timer is missing. The calendar is limited in the time settings. I have had to use the synced Google calendar on my iPad in order to remind me say every two weeks on a Tuesday or every four weeks on a Thursday. I would like reminders to me more flexible and have a user input option on number of days in advance etc. The biggest downfall is not having the ability to view sites that use flash player. I suppose Adobe must take some blame because Android no longer features. This was why I have an Android phone as well. Battery life could be better. I am never too faraway from a charger but I have had to invest in portable power back up. Luckily it works with iPad and android as well.Engadget Reader90February 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love the iPhone 5s. Its light, durable, great display, and easy to use. Dislike the small screen, battery life, a lack of new features compared to the 4s. Having recently switched to android Galaxy Note 3, I have to say I miss the iPhone. Everything worked like ti was intended and although the features seem dates compared to android, the phone was reliable and easy to use.Engadget Reader90February 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!im a Symbian user for 8years then later on i switched to becoming an android user for 2yrs and 9 months then i decided to be an ios user late 2013. all have advantages and disadvantages i may say but for the quality of using in everyday basis not being biased but in my honesty and opinion ios gave me a real deal of what is always being served every time i use my Iphone at home at work or anywhere i goEngadget Reader100January 29, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!With a great superior feel I give it a thumbs up but the design could be different. The camera can take 10pics/sec great! Good in low light, true tone flash,and many filters. The battery could be improved, but its ok. Weight is just one amazing thing that apple does. But you may want to buy a case, just in case you don't feel your phone. Display is great but not the best it could have done. Verdict is I recommend it but just be careful not to drop your phone you will regret it.Engadget Reader90January 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader20January 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - Engadgetkiriakosa100January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Currently the closest thing to a perfect smartphone.Engadget Reader90December 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 12, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Gorgeous design, camera quality is good, but the battery life is poor.Engadget Reader100December 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best phone i've ever had, love the fingerprint scanning to unlock. I don't want a giant phone I have an iPad for that.Engadget Reader90November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetipaqrat90November 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best Apple iPhone to date a little getting used to the finger print scanner and positioning your finger for a easy correct read. I have always been a fan of the iOS and 7.0.0 is a awesome version packed with the new duo processors. All in all 9/10 phoneEngadget Reader100November 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader30November 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I was an early iPhone1 adopter, waited 4 hours in line for that . I've had every single version of the iPhone including the now new 5s. Admittedly when the first few came out I was blown away because the UI was so bright, colorful and just innovative. But as time passed not much was being modified on the phone, accept for a few tweaks here and there, maybe some hardware bumps and new features. But it's been pretty stale honestly. I stopped being wow'd @ the 3g. Especially once I learned about a different open ecosystem called Android. I wont get into it but we can sit here and discuss the many things the iPhone simply can't do, even when it's a jailbroken device it's boring and just a slabe with 1 button and several app buttons. That's it. The settings are annoying to navigate through. You can't really multi-task like it's advertised.I'll have to give an example. While playing with my new Galaxy S2 years ago I set up DLNA and was streaming a movie to my TV. While the movie was playing, I docked my phone to my PC and was able to navigate through the folders with out slowing down the audio or video on my tv. Then I received a phone call and was able to answer the call on speaker phone with the movie playing and still navigating through the folders. There is absolutely no way, even when jailbroken that the iPhone can do this.It may sound like I'm bashing on iPhone at this moment but I'm not. I'm simply stating things it can't do that I now require of such an expensive device. These are standards, if you will. I've have countless arguements with all kinds of people about which OS is better and easier to use. At the end of the day of couse it's what works best for you as the saying goes. And unfortunately these day's it's not any of the iPhone's, well for me at least.Engadget Reader100November 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetDesmond80November 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The phone is brilliant except for one nagging flaw, the battery life. I wouldn't mind if the phone were a a little thicker if the batter life would be improved. Apple, please work on this tragic downside!Engadget Reader90November 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetDean100November 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!About a year ago I moved from an iPhone 4 to an Android HTC DNA. After almost a year of being very unimpressed by Android and the fact that Verizon would not update my Android OS, I went back to Apple and the iPhone 5S. So nice to be back on iOS. And iOS 7 is wonderful. So many nice features and ease of use. While I miss the bigger screen of the DNA the 5S is much more comfortable overall to use and handle. And iOS apps are just so much better than there Android versions for the most part.Engadget Reader100November 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The golden standard in smartphones (again)Coming from a 4S I can only say: my mind is blown. Before the 4S I had a 4. Upgrading in between the same design form factor is not all that good of an upgrade. But if you want the latest and greatest, that's the game to play. I've had almost every iPhone starting with iPhone 3G (the first gen iPhone didn't launch over here in The Netherlands officially). After that I upgraded to a 3GS, after that the 4 and after that the 4S. When the 5 got announced EVERYTHING about it was already known and I didn't upgrade. Wanted to hold out for a year. And boy am I lucky I did.Again, coming from a 4S this is pretty mindblowing. I can't say reception and call quality really improved but noise cancellation works pretty well and I have had one call failure. Someone else on here in his/her review said that reception and call quality are never perfect and I agree. There's always something interfering. I still rate it great because it usually depends on the carrier and from what I'm experiencing now, it's great.The display is just amazing. It's very bright and colors are improved upon what I saw with the 4S. Blue's are more blue and everything looks just sharper. Maybe they used a different process for putting the screen together since the 4-era, I don't know. It just works great. iPhones still have the most responsive screens on a smartphone. Picking up another smartphone, like from a friend or colleague, I immediately notice it's not as responsive.Battery life so far is amazing. I can easily use the phone for 24 hours before recharging (not actual usage, that's around 7-7.5 hours). OK, coming from a heavily used 4S for 2 years, this is gonna be mindblowing anyway. It always is with new phones. But I can't remember the battery was this good on the 4S when it just came out. Impressed.I haven't tested the camera out yet except for some slow-mo vids which are great. I love the 120fps and can already see some fun use cases. With iOS 7, you either love it or hate it. I'm in the love camp. Though iOS 6 was a bit less buggy. There's some minor visual bugs here and there and I've had one app crash. The animations are nice but you have to wait on them to finish. It's not a long time but it slows you down a bit. I hope they will fix this and speed it up or something. It's bothersome when unlocking and quickly wanting to swipe up to get to control center. On the 4S it crashed more and was a lot more buggy than it is on the 5s. You can tell it's really optimized and shines on the A7 processor. As far as ease of use goes: still the best around in my opinion. Everything works buttery smooth except for some minor stuff I wrote earlier about. Again, picking up another smartphone you can tell the difference. Zipping in and out of apps goes very fast and without delay. Moving through the OS there's zero delay or hiccups. iOS 7 also introduces more tweaks and switches so customization is a little bit more fully fledged. Android has of course more customization to be fiddled around with. And if that's your cup of tea, by all means get an Android phone. But I don't think you will find the smoothness and ease of use anywhere else.Touch ID is a little getting used to if you have been swiping for years but it's amazingly fast. Before TouchID I would click the home button with my thumb and let it rest to check notifications. With TouchID it goes straight through so that's a little getting used to. Also, when I see a notification on the lock screen I tend to swipe it thus needing to input the PIN code. I still need to get that slide to unlock out of my system :) Setup of TouchID is easy and straightforward. It takes a little time to scan the maximum of five fingers but once setup, smooth sailing! Side note regarding TouchID: I thought you could use TouchID only, and no PIN code or the slide to unlock screen. That's NOT possible. The slide to unlock will always be there (it just doesn't say it on the lock screen when TouchID is enabled - except when not correctly scanning your finger which rarely happens).The design and form factor is almost identical to the 5. And almost because only the colors changed and TouchID got introduced so the home button got switched for a sensor and sapphire crystal instead of just a button. I hoped they would continue the slate color but they didn't. I like the dark grey slate was. The new space grey color is nice too and it reminds of the first generation iPhone which was also black and grey, albeit a different grey. The build quality is amazing and when Apple talks about fine jewelry, they are right. It feels that way. Such a compact and tight slab of tech this is. It reminds of the Corning's vision (maker of Gorilla Glass which is in almost every smartphone) A Day Made of Glass where people use just a slab of glass which has all tech inside. I guess Apple would one day release something like it. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38. Talking about portability and weight, it's so light you actually don't feel it in your pants. I walked through the supermarket earlier this week and constantly checked if it's still there thinking somebody stole it or it fell out.Out of the box you can't play all media types but with a little help from the App Store you can virtually play anything. With the likes of VLC and CineX Player around, nothing can't be played. As far as the web goes, anything except for Flash will do. Most sites are already used to iPhone being a standard so you won't have troubles here. The pre-installed media apps are also great and I especially love the Music player when you tilt it. You will get all album covers next to each other like a big wall of music which you own. iTunes Match is also a handy addition next to the Spotify's and Pandora's. Spotify doesn't have everything and sometimes only clean songs so I revert back to the music player. With iTunes Match, syncing is no longer an issue and you can just get it from the cloud, delete it, and again download it at will. It may be a bit pricey for what it does but I like the convenience next to Spotify.As I've been only using the 5s for a couple of days I can't really say anything about durability. Initial reports are good though and Chipgate should no longer be an issue. The way the phones are anodized (coated) should solve this chipping issue. Also scratches should be no issue. I've read several reviews of people using it for a month with it still looking as new (without using a case). With the 5, this was not the case (pun intended!)Now we come to the core of why iPhone has extended it's success from just being a great mobile phone with an easy to use interface to a worldwide icon and golden standard: the App Store and its eco system. Every app that gets released will debut first on iOS and maybe later, Android. After that, maybe Windows Phone. Eco-system is very important for iOS. The apps extend the phone's basic abilities. So if you're not sure on whether you want Windows Phone, Android or iOS this is THE point to take into consideration. There are a lot of great apps which are iOS only and will never come out on Android. If gaming mobile is your thing iOS is the way to go. Lots of great games which range from racing to puzzle to adventure. And not just point and click. Full fledged shooters, adventures and race games have been made and highly regarded.All in all I feel Apple made the perfect iPhone for now. It's light, blazingly fast and it's ease of use is unparalleled. With the A7 64-bit processor and M7 processor, there's a lot to look forward to. With this phone you can easily keep on that 2 year cycle, maybe even more.Engadget Reader80November 13, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The TouchID sensor works very very well, it's surprising how fast it is. I like the direction iOS is headed.Engadget Reader90November 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The hardest part of reviewing this phone is that every one know what an iPhone is and the only thing you can really compare it to is its predecessor. Yes, people will complain about it not being as good or as fast or as open an Android phone but in the its not an Android phone itâ€™s an iPhone and has a totally different hardware design, and software design than other device. There are no other phones out there that run iOS or have the custom Apple hardware that is made just for this phone. The iPhone truly is a unique device.The thing to remember about an iPhone 5s running iOS 7 you have an operating system that is perfectly tailored to take full advantage of the hardware like very other phones can do. This phone is fast. App in some cases just feel like they pop open. the Camera is one of the best out there on a smart phone today. Yes there are phones like the Lumia with its 41 megapixels that take amazing pictures. But thats a phone that was designed around the camera. The iPhoneâ€™s camera is great all around camera.This year the iPhone 5s upped the processor and going to a 64bit OS but what i find to be the feature that i use the most and find hard to live with out is Touch ID. Just picking up the phone and it scans your finger and your in. its so freaking simple its scary how quick it is and easy to use. for something i thought was nothing more than a gimmick i find it to be dependable accurate and fast. Out side of the other under the hood improvements Touch ID is really the one that i think is work the upgrade to the 5s.If you are still using a 4 or a 4s or even an older iPhone the 5s is a great upgrade and you wonâ€™t regret it. If you have the 5, Touch ID is nice but not worth the upgrade.Over all the iPhone 5s is what we have come to expect from Apple on an â€œSâ€ upgrade. New internals, but basically the same body. In this case they slipped in the Touch ID and the secondary processor and going to a 64bit OS but its still just an â€œSâ€ upgrade. if you are looking for a more drastic design change you are going to have to wait for the 6.Engadget Reader90November 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is a pretty cool phone, it was as many noted, an incremental update to the iPhone 5, and I liked how it felt and looked in Gold. I also liked the camera, it felt fast and nimble. But, I returned it! And not for the reasons you think. The week I received the new 5s, I called Apple to get some replacement Lightning cables. The friendly rep on the phone told me my 5 might have a circuitry issue and to bring it to a store ASAP. At the store, I was given a fresh, new (or really good looking refurb) 5 for free, as a courtesy (didn't even have AppleCare). I brought it home thinking I could now go get a higher price on selling it. But, instead, I put the 5s and 5 side by side, and really, I didn't feel the 5s was that much different. Furthermore, TouchID didn't quite work for my fingers - but then again I might be weird. So, I returned it. Pretty phone and definitely worth going to if you have a 4s or lower, and definitely over the 5c.Engadget Reader90October 28, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is the most beautiful and perfect iPhone yet. The new A7 processor makes it very quick especially in iOS 7 and the gem of this iPhone is that touch ID. The touch ID adds a new level of security and it works perfectly. I want touch ID on all my Apple devices.Engadget Reader90October 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 17, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall it's a fantastic phone. It does everything I want, and very quickly. It is sleek and has a beautiful design. Camera is great, and TouchID is a nice new feature.Overall, I am happy to come back to iOS and iPhone after Android.Engadget Reader90October 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Introduction:I've been using the iPhone 5s for 3 weeks now and I don't want to go too over board in this review because I'm sure enough people here and elsewhere already have but I just wanted to share my thoughts.I have bought 6 of the past 7 iPhones since the original and I can confidently say that if you're still rocking an iPhone 5, sick with it. You're really not missing out on much this time around and I think Apple knows this since they basically took the iPhone 5's internals and stuck them in the iPhone 5c.That's not to say this isn't an incredible phone, it's just that the iPhone has finally gotten to a point in it's product cycle where it has become mature. Incremental upgrades are inevitable and necessary but will not change the way you use your phone or show a noticeable speed increase in your daily tasks.But, the iPhone 5s is still the best phone you can buy if you want an overall great experience.Design:From a design perspective, this is very much the same phone weâ€™ve seen and used over the past year with the iPhone 5. The only noticeable difference to the trained eye are the minute colour differences between the iPhone 5â€™s matte black exterior and the 5sâ€™ â€œspace greyâ€ exterior, a new gold colour addition as well as the dual â€œtrue toneâ€ flash on the back.Itâ€™s a solid piece of quality hardware that very few companies have been able to match.Performance:Without a word of a doubt, this is the fastest iPhone to come out of Cupertino but of course it is. In Apple tradition, a new processor called the A7 debuts in the iPhone 5s. The unique point here is that itâ€™s the worldâ€™s first 64 bit mobile processor and it has also been paired with a motion co-processor that handles all the phones mundane tasks associated with movement dubbed the M7. It still has the same 1GB of RAM that was in the 5 and the same clock speed of 1.3Ghz but manages to double the performance for most benchmarked tasks.The 5 was no slow poke and the performance gains will most likely not be seen until developers really start taking advantage of the added horse power here and thereâ€™s a lot of horse power. This is the first phone that will be able to keep up two years from now.Camera:The iPhoneâ€™s camera is one of those features that tends to be incredibly important to me. The iPhone is the the camera I have with me 99% of the time. This time around, Apple has chosen to improve overall image quality rather then add megapixles. Theyâ€™ve also added a couple very nice improvements. Theyâ€™ve increased the Aperture size to f2.2 and increased the sensor size by 15% to increase total light sensitivity by 33%. This effectively means that photos will look better in low light which is always a good thing.They have also included a new dual LED â€œTrue toneâ€ flash that is supposed to help capture a more natural image when the flash is being used. I usually have my flash turned off and I donâ€™t think this is going to change that but itâ€™s still a welcome improvement none the less.Experience and Ecosystem:iOS 7 is the biggest update to iOS since the iPhone debuted in 2007. It is a complete redesign of an aging mobile system. Once again, Iâ€™m not going to go into detail here but iOS 7 has given users of the iPhone 4 and newer, an entirely new experience with their iPhones and one that is much more superior to all iOS versions since the original.Apple controls hardware, software and services. Because of this, they can tie each aspect together flawlessly. The iCloud suite of products is just one part of this ecosystem and is incredibly important to the overall experience.For free, Through iCloud, Apple gives you an entire suite of services for free. They give you an email account, calendar syncing, contact syncing, document syncing, photo syncing as well as a few other features. They also give you Find My iPhone, a service that allows you to find a lost or stolen iPhone through GPS and completely lock it down or even erase it.They have also made their mobile versions of iWork and iLife completely free which before costs $9.99 per app. This is a super good value and is a great value add for the user.Wrap up:The iPhone 5s still is the best all around phone on the market and the one I will continue to recommend to friends and family. Sure some phones have larger screens, cameras sensors with more megapixles and NFC but none of that really matters if the experience is lacking. Apple really knows how to deliver on a consistently great experience.If you already own the iPhone 5 though, thereâ€™s really no need to upgrade.But, if youâ€™re going out to buy a phone today, the iPhone continues to be the phone you canâ€™t go wrong with and you wonâ€™t regret the purchase down the road.Engadget Reader90October 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have been an Apple fanatic for some time, so upgrading to the 5S from the 5 was really more out of a need to enjoy the best, not because the 5 was a poor phone. First, the 5/5S screen is simply too small and I constantly envy people with an S4 or HTC One. It is apparent Apple missed this one big time. The argument that people want to use their phone with hand is a joke. I love the design of the phone and the build quality is amazing, but I am hoping the iPhone 6 introduces a bigger screen.Touch ID works about 45-50% of the time for me; it works well for some people but I guess it is just "hit or miss" as the forums all indicate people either love it or hate it. I turned it off and don't even think about it. I would not buy this phone for that feature, that is for sure. I appreciate Apple's desire to improve security, but to call this a tentpole feature is about as exciting as buying a Porsche for it's anti-theft system.Battery life is good, It is about the same as the iPhone 5, if not slightly better. Still have to charge routinely. I tried out the S4 and the battery life on the 5/5S is significantly better.The camera is simply phenomenal. This was the big reason I made the jump. The picture quality is significantly better than the iPhone 5. The focus is much quicker and the burst mode is a fantastic feature. I would be lying if I said the processor is much faster than the A6. I can't tell a difference. I am sure it is, but it is tough for me to tell a difference. I think where you see the biggest improvement is in the camera functions which the A7 is a significant contributor to its performance. Gaming and loading seems to be about the same.iOS7 is a great upgrade, but not perfect. There is way too much inconsistency. Some apps have the transparent keyboard, some don't. Some apps use the swipe gestures and some don't, giving it an almost Android feel with respect to consistency. The look is definitely cleaner, but someone needs to fix the Calendar App fast. It was a big step back in my opinion. Definitely a work in process. Seriously Apple, can someone please eliminate notifications while on the phone?! If I get another alert in my ear while talking on the phone I may just toss it on the ground!Apple's ecosystem is what sets it apart from the competition. The quality of apps is simply the best, bar none. Compare MLB at Bat, Bloomberg, Scorecenter or Wall Street Journal to its Android cousin and it is clear that iOS has a substantial lead in that department; like comparing a PS3 game to a PS2 game in terms of graphics. The media offerings and iCloud integration make it a joy to have and an absolute nightmare to leave. Having said that, services for Apple are still behind the competition. iMessage is inconsistent, Maps is awful, and FaceTime works off and on. I did buy the leather case for the 5S and definitely recommend it. Protects the device and looks great plus adds some extra grip. Overall I love the 5S but I do think Apple needs to get with the program and get a bigger screen with a new fresh design as the boxy braun-like look is getting old.Engadget Reader90October 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I really like the new iPhone 5s it's a huge upgrade from my iPhone 4s especially the speed and battery life improvements. I can now last a full 15 hour day without having to charge it till I go to sleep. I stream music and spend roughly 6-7 hours actual usage time. Battery life was the biggest thing that got me of course the bigger screen and the new iOS7 are great. This phone made me glad I didn't switch over to an S4.Engadget Reader100October 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!iPhone 5s is a better phone concerning battery life. I don't have to recharge twice a day to maintain my daily tasks. Interface is great but the hardware looks the same.Mark90October 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Same great performance as the iPhone 5 with the addition of a smoothly performing Touch ID unit. I'm perfectly happy with the unit's size; it fits my hand and shirt pocket perfectly. Seems considerably faster than the 5 running iOS 7. One can run too much stuff in the background, though, cutting battery life; am more careful now to close apps.Engadget Reader90October 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is a must have upgrade for anyone due for an upgrade (i.e. 4S users or older). Even users of the 5 who use the phone a lot and take many pictures will see the benefit of the newer processor, the fingerprint sensor, and the improved camera hardware/app.Engadget Reader90October 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Its a refined iPhone 5. Great camera, battery life and speed.martymankins90September 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Reviewing the "S" model of an iPhone is always difficult, just because it's almost always internal changes. Yes, it's very quick, the camera is better in low-light, and Touch ID is crazy cool. But, on the outside, the thing that usually sets a phone apart, it's the same as the 5. So I'm just going to write what I wrote in my iPhone 5 review, because it still rings true:"In summary, the phone is one of the greatest pieces of hardware I've ever owned, and despite some fears about durability, there's not much more I could ask for from its build and design quality. It's simply marvelous."This is still the case. The 5s is simply marvelous, and even though, like the iPhone 5, it wasn't the crazy, new, innovate redesign everyone always hopes to see from Apple, it's the best iPhone ever and certainly one of the best smartphones ever made.Engadget Reader100September 28, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I will say that I still would live a big screen that will make the iPhone perfect! Besides that this is he best phone out today. The new chips, camera and touch isAwesome. The touch ID takes some time to get used to.Adityan80September 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Hardly feels like a new phone in hand, especially if you had experienced iOS7 in your old iPhone5.Engadget Reader90September 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I thought the iPhone 5 was a great form factor with the return of the metal case and the larger screen. The iPhone 5S keeps all that is great from the iPhone 5 but then adds a 64-bit processor that is crazy fast, a fingerprint sensor, faster WiFi, and a better camera.You don't have to change how something looks to make it better.Engadget Reader100September 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I thought my iPhone 4S was the best phone ever. The thing was bullet-proof and performed flawlessly for the 2 years I had it. This one is working up to be the same. The swap over to the new one took only a few minutes once I got connected and it was like I never turned off the old one. All my settings remained and all my data got moved over within an hour (I have 45gb).So far, in my limited use, it has been awesome. Coming from 3G to LTE is a very welcome experience, since I tether out to my iPad. The camera is even better than the 4S, which was good to begin with. I have a lot more playing around to do, but that will come with time.Airdrop, awesome. Especially since my other computers are Macs.Engadget Reader100September 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It is the best phone. period.Engadget Reader90September 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Of all the improvements Apple made with this upgrade, the one I find most notable is the fact that they addressed the chipping issue suffered by any iPhone 5. I've taken my phone in an out of its case on purpose and have yet to see any kind of chipping on the finish. The camera is a noticeable improvement on all aspects.Engadget Reader100September 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 24, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!If you love taking photos of your kids, this is the phone to get. Hell, it's the best camera to get all around. Bust mode on this phone is mind-blowing. I have been able to get some shots that would not have been possible any other way, especially when it comes to a group shot. I had to pay full price to get this phone, but I still think it was worth it just for the camera improvements. The fingerprint reader is awesome to, and you find that you get so used to it that going to any other device you wonder why it's not just unlocking for you. Over all, I think this is a big win for Apple. I was really close to going to Android, but this kept me here for at least another year or two.Engadget Reader100September 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Coming over from Android I had a lot of concerns about if I could transition properly and learn to accept the differences, and I have had no issues. I do have an iPad so that helped a bit, but I do use my phone and tablet in different manners. That said, if you're looking to make the switch it's not as bad as you might expect.A few things that are taking some getting used to:App drawer: I thought this would be trivial but I'm finding muscle memory is causing me to look for the drawer. That is changing as I use the phone more.Keyboard: I have been a SwiftKey user for the last three years and getting adjusted from that is taking more time. I miss the auto-suggest and long press for numbers but I'm adapting.Intents: this is a huge feature of android and certainly is lacking on the iOS frontWhat I'm liking with the 5s:The camera is simply great. The dual-led flash actually does reduce some of the wash out effect that you would get on a normal flash. It's still not ideal, but in a pinch it can work pretty well. Having 120fps in your pocket is a lot of fun too. I've been using it all weekend with my dogs and it's been hilarious to watch them run around in slow motion. Camera has always been a huge thing for me in a phone and the 5s is simply the best I've used (compared with the S3 and HTC One).AirDrop: I thought this would be a gimmick but it works really really well. I wanted to send a video to my wife so I tried out AirDrop. It initiated the transfer and completed inside of two seconds, it was really fast and easy to use.TouchID: Yes, it's still incredibly minor in use case but it's becoming my favorite thing. It takes about five minutes to register four to five fingerprints and it walks through the process painlessly. It takes less than a second to unlock the phone and it's really convenient. I think this may finally be the thing that gets people to put passcodes on their phones.Size and screen: I was coming from a S3, and tried a HTC One, and while the bigger size was nice I did at times get annoyed with it. I was worried that the change to the 4-inch display on the 5s would be tough but it's been really nice. I'm finding myself really preferring this size -- maybe a jump to 4.3, but not more than that -- and the resolution is pin sharp. I'm not sure if it was the AMOLED of the S3, but the colors on the 5s just appear to be more real.Odds and ends:Not that it needs to be said, but the build on the phone is just superb. The power button and volume buttons just feel solid. Even from day one the buttons on my S3 felt cheap and like they would fall off.iOS7 is really not that bad despite everyones cries about the design. It's new and refreshing for an OS that has been very stale in the visual department for sometime. Control Center alone is worth the switch to IOS 7.What made me finally decide to give iOS a chance was that I realized for as powerful as Android is, I wasn't using it to its fullest potential. I wanted a simpler device in my pocket, one that was more of a planner and communication tool. I personally feel iOS delivers that in a much better way than Android is; I understand Android has widgets and can be used on a simpler level, but for me, iOS just delivers a better experience for how I want to use a phone. Everything just feels more cohesive and smooth, this is something that I feel Android was still playing catch up on.I think anyone on a 4 or 4s who wants to upgrade, and wants the latest features, should look to the 5s. Those on the 5 probably can hold off unless they absolutely need the improved camera.Engadget Reader100September 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have owned iPhones since the first one in 2007. The 5S provides great advances in performance and convenience. Apple is first to the market with a 64 bit phone and OS, apps updated to take advantage show great responsiveness and quickness. The 64 bit version of Geekbench 3 blows any flagship android phone out of the water, even the 2.23 GHZ LG G2. Even though the A7 chip only has a dual core 1.3 GHZ CPU and 1 GB of RAM it opens apps super fast and loads webpages almost instantly, this phone proves once and for all that specs on a sheet of paper mean absolutely nothing. There is no need for quad core phones when the vast majority of apps can only use a single core. I am really impressed by the speed of this phone.The fingerprint sensor has worked flawlessly every time and is great security addition. I never had a passcode on my previous iPhones because I am lazy, but this makes it seamless. The sensor is fast and works with up to 5 different fingers.The build quality is impeccable and has a premium feel to it. The size of the 5S is great and fits in the pockets of all my pants. You also don't look like an idiot when you hold it next to your ear. I have 15/20 vision so the screen size doesn't bother me at all. When I need a bigger screen I just use my iPad 4th gen. This race by other manufacturers to have the biggest touch screens is getting out of hand. A 6.3 inch screen is definitely in tablet territory now...Both cameras improve in a low light setting. I used FaceTime multiple times and my family told me they could see me clearer now. The 10 FPS burst mode is great and it automatically selects what it thinks is the best picture from all of them. It groups them together so it makes it easy to select a different one or delete them all. The 120 fps slow mo feature works great and is super easy to use. You can just use a slider to select the start and end point of the slow mo effect.I am extremely happy with my purchase, Apple made the 5S completely lag free and ultra responsive. Games run flawlessly and never slow down. As developers keep on updating their apps to 64 bit this will improve even more. Apple has laid a great foundation for the future and proves that making software and hardware in house provides the best experience for users.Engadget Reader90September 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!after 6 years, it's still the iPhone you recognize but further refined and nearing perfection. they took the iPhone 5 design and further refined it, resulting in a more consistent and repeatable hardware experience with very few finding defects in materials and finish unlike the iPhone 5 release a year ago. like the 3GS and 4S before it, the iPhone 5s is a new generation phone but in a familiar package as most of its improvements are under the hood. they've refined the camera, keeping the same 8mp resolution but improving quality with a bigger sensor, improved optics, and a few new features like slow-motion video capture and dual LED flash. capturing video at 120fps 720p, the camera now records seamless, slow-motion videography while the dual LED flash uses software and hardware to create lighting that ranges from cool to warm, based on the environment and subject, for more accurate white balancing.more importantly to the industry, Apple began with giving the iPhone 5s the first 64-bit smartphone CPU. this 1.3GHz, dual core SoC is fed by 1GB of faster LPDDR3 RAM. despite the counts matching the iPhone 5's A6, the A7 gets a huge boost in speed and efficiency with implementation of the latest ARM instruction set, efficient design, and matching software that's fully 64-bit compliant. driving the graphics is PowerVR's latest G6430 4 cluster GPU with full OpenGL support. all of this results in a huge leap in performance compared to the latest offerings from Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola. despite Samsung's 4 and 8 core CPUs, the A7 is independently being discovered to be everything Apple claimed it to be and far more. because of Apple's unified nature, it will be YEARS before Google or Microsoft are able to go toe to toe with the iPhone... expect the big players to advertise 64-bit computing as soon as next year, but it will be years later before their OSes are rewritten to take advantage of it and in the meantime, expect them to even lose some performance as their software is forced to run virtually until they are 64-bit compliant. essentially, instead of doubling the cores, and as such, halving the battery life for double the performance, Apple chose to rewrite their OS and doubled the CPU's capability. the result is a doubling of performance without impacting battery life. supporting all of this are 2 fully new features: the M7 "motion coprocessor" and TouchID. the former is an ultra low-power processor to administer the range of sensors in the iPhone 5s without the A7's intervention. this allows you to use motion sensing apps in the background without impacting battery life. the latter, TouchID, is a new fingerprint sensor, elegantly integrated into a new sapphire home button, to enhance security while making it more convenient for the average user to properly secure their data on the device. Motorola's Atrix did this a couple of years ago, but Apple has leveraged the improved performance and reliability of today's generation of optical fingerprint scanning technology and designed it into the iPhone in a way that is both intuitive and unintrusive.despite looking completely evolutionary compared to the iPhone 5, the 5s proves to be much more revolutionary under the hood. and all of this is before taking into account the introduction of iOS version 7, Apple's biggest generational change of the iPhone operating system since it was released on the public in 2007. like the original iPhone, the iPhone 5s is years ahead of everyone else and serves as a peek at the features all smartphones will have as standard 5 years from now.
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