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 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.
Excerpt: While the features of new iPhones usually have some mystery about them, one thing you can count on is the older premium model suddenly becoming the budget contract device. This isn’t such a bad thing, and in the case of the iPhone 5s, there are reasons why someone may choose to opt for it instead of...
Summary: Fall is Apple season. One year after the iPhone 5, Apple releases its direct successor, the iPhone 5s. In terms of looks, this is not much more than a mere cosmetic update - the 4-inch IPS display and the chassis remain unchanged.
Pros: Great performance, 64-bit architecture, Bright, colorful, naturally looking Retina display, Long battery life, Superb build quality, premium materials, Good EarPods (included), Surprisingly precise GPS module, Low emission and power consumption levels, The superb build quality and the premium mat...
Cons: Poor black levels, poor contrast ratio, Resolution could be better, screen size could be larger, Non-extendable internal storage, Expensive, As always, a micro SD slot and an HDMI port (the latter can only be had via an expensive adapter). An improved display resolution.
Summary: In fact, users that value these features should look elsewhere entirely. Even those still under contract with the iPhone 5 should be able to survive for another year and wait for the iPhone 6 to come out.
Pros: Touch ID is very well executed, Impressive camera, Excellent performance, Still the easiest smartphone to use
Cons: No real design upgrade, Still waiting for a bigger screen, iOS7 is still playing catch-up, No real improvement to battery life
Excerpt: I pull my iPhone out of my pocket, tap the home button, and let my thumb linger an extra second longer than I normally would have. The lock screen fades away and the iOS 7 home screen zooms into view, each icon landing neatly on the display.
Pros: Blazing fast A7 processor. Call quality is excellent, especially using FaceTime Audio. Touch ID feels like the future, and works flawlessly. Vastly improved camera, particularly the slo-mo feature, is enough to warrant an upgrade.
Cons: Apple and iOS developers have yet to dream up truly innovative features. Still waiting for Siri to reach her full potential.
Conclusion: Since the early adopters have snapped up the entire initial inventory, you don't need to make a decision quite yet. If you don't have an iPhone 5 or another 4G LTE-capable smartphone, getting a faster data connection ought to be your prime reason for getting either the 5S or the less expensive...
Summary: We love so many things about the iPhone 5s. It's the fastest phone in the world and the most beautiful too. It has a fantastic OS and one of the very best cameras in any phone. Biometric security is cool, although perhaps more cool than secure. There are so many reasons to love the iPhone 5s.
Summary: From its fast A7 processor and fingerprint scanner to its intriguing motion-sensing M7 coprocessor, the iPhone 5s is a smartphone that both users and developers can grow into. It's practically future proof.