Summary: The Apple iPhone 5s is the phone we expected, if nothing else. It’s more powerful than ever, with a better battery life, all inside the same slick design. If you’re toting an iPhone 4 at the end of its contract and a truly fantastic camera matters to you above all else, it’s a no-brainer, but if you’re tired of glass and gun metal grey and want a new experience however, the colourful 5c might be the better option.
Summary: The best iPhone ever is one of the best smartphones ever, mainly because Apple has paid careful attention to the stuff people care about. A better camera, faster processor, longer-lasting battery and an invisible security layer complement an unbeatable app and media ecosystem.
Summary: The iPhone 5S is really just another iPhone, but that is not a bad thing. It is a beautiful design and it works well for what it was designed to do. There will always be a faster, better, more feature filled phone on the market, the iPhone will very likely never be the best phone available, but it is a very good phone and one that I enjoy using. I am pretty picky when it comes to what I will spend my own money on. The iPhone 5S was an easy purchase for me.
Pros: iOS 7:, TouchID:, Camera and Features:, Performance:, Design:
Cons: Battery Life:, Same Old Phone ... Size & Some Missing Features:
Excerpt: When it comes to the iPhone, every review since the 3G has exclaimed one thing: this is the best iPhone yet. And it should go without saying that enough changes and improvements have been made so that the newest models is, in fact, the best. If that didn’t happen, it would point to much more severe problems for Apple. And yet, there’s a first time for everything. Say hello to the iPhone 5s, the first iPhone that isn’t better than the previous model.
Pros: Blazing fast. Excellent hardware (camera, speaker, overall form). Solid call quality and download speeds. Gorgeous display. OS far more focused on apps.
Cons: Fingerprint scanner isn't as good as it should be. Major OS changes are often decent, more often abysmal. Battery life isn't competitive with top Android phones. Not the best phone on the market after launch.
Excerpt: We’re halfway through a year with Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 5s. From getting it on day one until now, the honeymoon effect is ever-so-slightly still there. I’m not as protective of it now as I was on September 20, but I still catch myself treating it with care as if it were brand new, […]
Conclusion: The iPhone 5S is an essential purchase if you can afford it, and don’t already own the 5. Although there is a lot to differentiate the 5S from the 5, I’d hold back until the iPhone 6. For newcomers, the 5S will absolutely blow you away. There’s nothing to hate on, just lots to love.
iPhone 5s Review: 100 Days with Apple’s New iPhone
2 January 2014
Excerpt: The iPhone 5s remains one of the best smartphones available 100 days after its release and is still a top choice for many of the Gotta Be Mobile team members even after the Nexus 5 release and it remains a top seller even as consumers turn their eyes to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6.
Summary: The iPhone 5s is, quite truly, nothing like a typical "s" cycle upgrade. The new iPhone gets the processor upgrade, as well as a dedicated motion processor. The camera not only has a lot more features, but is a marked improvement over the fairly competent iPhone 5, which it succeeds. Touch ID feels at home straightaway.
Pros: Classy design, Consistently good performance, Future proof power package, Much improved camera, Touch ID feels right at home
Excerpt: The iPhone follows a cycle. Ever since the iPhone 3GS, Apple's shown that every other year we can expect a device that isn't necessarily completely groundbreaking, but does add a little bit of value to those who may want to get their hands on the latest piece of technology. The iPhone "S" model may now be the iPhone "s" model, but that doesn't mean a lot has changed.