Excerpt: The iPhone 5s, the device which brought biometric security to Apple’s roster of smartphone features is now available on contract for either $99 for 16GB or $150 for 32GB. Save for the bigger screen of the iPhone 6 and a few other new features, the 5s continues to holds its own against the latest...
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...
Conclusion: : The iPhone 5s is between good and great, and it’s an excellent option if upgrading for a new two-year contract if you live in the Apple ecosystem. Otherwise, this is the perfect opportunity to switch to Android.
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. […]
Apple iPhone 5S battery tests completed, some improvement
26 December 2013
Excerpt: The Apple iPhone 5S has been out in the market for quite some time. Bringing about a fairly big hardware upgrade over the previous Apple iPhone 5 with the 64-bit A7 processor and chipset along with a number of other upgrades, benchmarks of the iPhone 5S have been quite good in terms of performance.
Excerpt: 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.