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:
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.
Summary: Apple has entered the spec wars. The iPhone 5S isn’t just supposed to be “the most amazing iPhone yet.” It’s not “the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever.” No, Apple says the 5S is “the most forward-thinking iPhone yet” and “the best smartphone in the world.” But the screen didn't get bigger, and the design hasn’t changed. Apple’s mid-cycle S updates are always about the little things: faster internals, a better camera, more memory.
Pros: Beautiful design, Super fast processor, Fantastic camera
Cons: 4-inch phones are starting to feel small, iOS is far from perfect
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
Summary: iSight camera, Touch ID and a powerful 64-bit processor. These are the three features that for me, makes the iPhone 5S a compelling upgrade. While there is nothing new with the iPhone 5S and iOS 7 that will convince hardcore Android users to make the switch, the bells and whistles that can be found on the 5S is justification enough to convince new users, iOS fans and dabblers alike to commit to a new 2-year contract (or spend a substantial sum of money) for an iPhone 5S.
Conclusion: . With impressive new tech and an even better camera in tow, the iPhone 5s is another superb device, but it’s a subtler upgrade than the last.
Pros: A7 processor makes for speedier navigation through iOS 7, plus enhanced graphics. Touch ID sensor is extremely cool and useful. iSight camera is even better than before. Very good battery life. Retina display and LTE quality just as strong as on iPhone 5.
Cons: Storage options haven’t changed. Small number of A7- and M7-optimized experiences at press time. Not as essential an upgrade as the last one.
Summary: Smartphones have reached a cruising speed where they steadily evolve at a slower pace (in %) in terms of processing power and functionality. The iPhone 5s evolution definitely keeps Apple as a major player in the smartphone race and should give it a nice boost going into the holiday season. The key points of the iPhone 5s for me are the: improved camera, the single-core performance and the new fingerprint reader since they all add to a better user experience.