Apple iPhone 5s Review
0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2013, 07:09 posted on
As history has shown us, we’re in one of those years where Apple decides to retain the styling and design of its previous iPhone, and simply spices things up in the specs department, as well as throwing in some other new goodies into the mix. In this particular case, the iPhone 5s brings forth a fancy schmancy new fingerprint scanner called Touch ID, a first of a kind 64-bit based Apple A7 mobile processor, and an updated iSight camera with larger sized pixels. Beyond the hardware goodness in tow with the iPhone 5s, it’s also sporting Apple’s biggest undertaking yet, iOS 7, which has been a long time coming...
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182. crouchy0485 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
I have a 5s, a Mac, an iPad and an Apple TV. I can tell you right now that google products can't sniff working in the perfect harmony that Apple products do when it comes to everything clouding together to perfection in home sharing. Also, it took your boys at google almost 7 years longer then apple to create anything close to what an Apple TV can do with your pathetic chromecast. That thing is terrible, can't even do a third of what Apple TV can do. Just answer me one question, what exactly can a droid actually do that an iphone can't , that actually is ground breaking and will convince apple users to switch ? Every time I see my boys playing with their galaxy s4s, they are always lagging and can't browse a third as fast on the LTE service in this area. So other then a massive screen which I don't want, expandable memory which is pointless (I store all my old pictures and videos on an external hard drive), and a removable battery which I don't need, I go two days without charging my phone. The 5s benchmarks twice as fast in almost every benchmark test and the resale value on iPhones are 40% higher then any other phone, clearly showing their more valuable. Droids are great products but the apple ecosystem is irreplaceable.
183. tehcaucasianasian (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)
Samsung is no doubt great at causing devices to lag, but have you forgotten that not all devices running Android are made by Samsung? I have an LG Optimus G from LG, with a version of Android similar to what Samsung has on their devices, and the only time I ever lag is when I literally first unlock the phone after restarting it. Lag is nonexistent in many Android devices, the reason people have that thought us because most people's first droid is a budget phone; you know, the kind not made to perform amazingly? And honestly, coming from a gamer and spec lover like myself, who honestly cares how well the 5S benchmarks? If the phone can run smoothly then I could care less about a 64-bit CPU, though I'm not a fan of it being only dual-core. I need my 4 cores, because one of the defining Android features that could convince you to swap over is intense multitasking. I frequently listen to my music, have games running in the background, and use my phone's Qslide feature to have my calculator running on half of the screen while the other half is the Google Drive report I'm typing. Can an iPhone even do that? No. The answer is no, it can't and it probably never will. iPhone resale value is only high because of how overpriced the stupid things are. If they were fairly priced then Android's resale value could match it easily.
185. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
No, an iPhone user is doing all that on a laptop because he's not that dumb as to do fuk up his eyes on a small phone/phablet/small tablet screen.
184. crouchy0485 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
Apple products are "overpriced" because of their longevity. Let's be honest here, Android devices are not popular for being products that last. I know this because I went through 4 droid Xs in a single year. I will admit android has came a long way since the X, but they can't compare to apple when it comes to a products life span. My parents still have the first ipad and it runs just as smooth as the day it came out of the box. As far as multi-tasking goes I can browse the internet, check my email and listen to music at the same time. Do I need it all on the same screen ? Lol the answer is no. The only reason apple doesn't offer that is because of their screen size. This is not a feature that will convince iphone users to switch. Apple's phablet phone coming out next year will most likely offer this, but again I could care less. The typical user isn't going to care of their calculator and web browser are up at the same time. You can easily swipe the control panel up while in the browser screen to use the calculator. Of course were just convinced fans in opposite sides arguing about which is better like everyone else. We both make valid points and both use excellent products. Preference is all that matters in making a decision.
189. voador (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)
After using iPhone 5s and Galaxy S4 back to back I prefer the iPhone.
From the beginning I didn't like the plastic feel of the Galaxy. The other thing that I disliked is I needed to charge the Galaxy S4 twice per day and the iPhone would get two days with the same use. That was even after disabling several features of the Galaxy S4, enabling battery save mode and reducing the screen brightness. The Galaxy came loaded with bloatware and t-mobile garbage that couldn't be de-installed without voiding the warranty and thus left me with 9.7GB usable of 16 GB base storage.
What I do like about the iPhone and IOS 7 is it is very easy to configure and use. I didn't need to search the internet on installing and configuring each app or software. The iPhone fits better in my hand and pocket and feels solid and high quality. I'm irritated by the lack of micro sd, but even with 16GB I still have plenty of space available.
190. Rajiv86 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
I want to buy iPhone 5S 16GB any friend told me its wright decisions. If any other phone please tolde me.