Apple iPhone 5s

  • Apple iPhone 5s
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The iPhone 5s is the Apple’s latest flagship handset. The iPhone 5s is powered by a first of its kind 64-bit A7 processor and the same 4" Retina display as its predecessor. It also includes a fingerprint reader dubbed Touch ID, HD video capture at 720p at 120FPS that can also perform slow motion at 120FPS. Battery life on the iPhone 5s is rated for 10 hours of 3G talk time, LTE browsing, Wi-Fi browsing and video.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 90

As an incremental update, the new iPhone 5s borrows heavily from its predecessor, building upon its solid foundation yet adding an all-new 64-bit A7 processor, the Touch ID fingerprint reader, a totally revamped operating system, while also learning a few new software tricks that enhance how the camera operates.

By Know Your Mobile on 90

The iPhone 5s is the best smartphone Apple has ever made and the fastest smartphone on the planet. If you are a speed junkie or a fitness buff, ditch your iPhone 5 for the iPhone 5s. It's well worth it. It's also worth it for the camera...

By mobilephones.com on 91

In many ways, the iPhone 5s is identical in build and appearance to the iPhone 5.It has the same sized 4-inch screen, and is identical in size, shape and weight as the iPhone 5. Because of this, the phone feels really slim and light in your hand, and has...

By Phone Arena on

Sony's flagship refresh in the Xperia Z2 entered the scene just recently, offering a level of refinement that exceeds the company's previous efforts. The Z2 is more polished, powerful, and feature-full than ever. Obviously, however, the competition is...

By Phone Arena on

Samsung's 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, broke away from its predecessors' heritage with a water-resistance certification, and a new “perforated” rear cover design. That's not all, though, as Samsung also went after the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in...

By TechRadar AU on 90

The iPhone 5S is, predictably, the best iPhone ever from Apple - but what's intriguing is just how much we enjoyed using this evolutionary device. There's always an apathy with any kind of 'S' device from Apple, as it's historically just the same thing...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

The camera on the 5S is the best iPhone one yet, but it falls short of receiving our recommendation award. Yes, you can take great pictures, but it's still frustrating that Apple haven't allowed more manual controls over shooting. There are apps...

By Phone Arena on

Shopping for a new smartphone is an experience in itself, one that requires ample time researching before heading off to a carrier store, seeing that the decisive purchase will ultimately mean you’ll be stuck with a particular phone for the next...

By techview.co on

It was always gonna be inevitable – a new smartphone is released and talk turns to whether it can challenge the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy for smartphone dominance. Whilst in past years the main comparison was against Apple's iPhone, the rise in...

By GadgetReview on 87

The iPhone 5s is between good and great, and it's an excellent option if upgrading for a new...

By imore.com on

6-months later Overall the iPhone 5s is as good a phone now as it was when I first bought it back in September of 2013. In many appreciable ways it's even better. Some of that is thanks to bug fixes like the Home screen crash patch or the Touch...

By gottabemobile.com on

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...

By Pocket-lint on 100

The iPhone 5S fulfils the pre-determined destiny of all Apple "S" devices - it's the one that's normally met by the baying crowd as "meh". At the start of this review someone asked what we though of the iPhone 5S in two words and we replied...

By Phone Arena on

When variety is paramount to enticing consumers, Nokia is in a good position of late considering that they’ve been on a steady pace when it comes to handset releases. Not only have they been focusing on GSM smartphones, but they’ve also been mindful...

By The Inquirer on

With a 4.3in display and top-end features, this handset sees Sony challenging Apple's iPhone 5S in the smartphone market, and it's no doubt looking to win over buyers with the fact that its Xperia Z1 Compact, at £449, is around £70 cheaper than Apple's...

By crn.com.au on

The new iPhones may look similar, but the choice is simple. Apple stepped out of its comfort zone when it launched the iPhone 5c alongside the iPhone 5s in September. It was the first time the company had debuted more than one smartphone...

By Phone Arena on

To say that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a remarkable device would be a huge understatement. It is a phone that boldly breaks the status quo among Android high-ends – a phone the very existence of which proves that a top-notch Android device can...

By V3.co.uk on

Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets have been on the market since last September, and have - according to Apple's first quarter 2014 earnings - been pretty popular, with the firm having shifted 51 million iPhones in three months. Now that several...

By Phone Arena on

High-end Android smartphones have been successfully competing with the iPhone for quite some time now, but despite their undeniable popularity, there's one ubiquitous differentiating feature that sticks out like a sore thumb – each and every recent...

By Phone Arena on

Sony been slowly getting the ball rolling with its unique set of Xperia devices – with the Z1S being the latest one. Based on the Z1 that launched last year, this T-Mobile flagship is known for its glass waterproof body and 20-megapixel camera with...