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 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...
Pros: iOS 7:, TouchID:, Camera and Features:, Performance:, Design:
Cons: Battery Life:, Same Old Phone ... Size & Some Missing Features:
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: One of the features that’s been lacking when it comes to teen phones (which arguably should be one of the most important) is security. Teens tend to lose things and since smartphones now contain a large part of someone’s life, ensuring a mobile device can be properly locked down is very important.
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: 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.
Excerpt: The oft predictable Apple mixed things up a bit this year by releasing not one, but two handsets: the iPhone 5s and the 5c. As an incremental update, the flagship 5s borrows heavily from its predecessor which in theory would encourage many to play the waiting game for one more year to see what sort...