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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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posted on 23 Sep 2013, 08:22

58. joey_sfb (Posts: 6410; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


impressive, glad Apple iPhones are selling well. Now the stock...please rise!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 08:23 2

59. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


And here we see an Apple hater in denial...

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:29 2

78. Commentator (Posts: 3716; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It's like regular gray... BUT FROM SPACE! WOOOOooooOOOOoooooOOOO! Aliens!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:30

79. Commentator (Posts: 3716; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


His blind what?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 17:37 3

114. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


How many times do I have to say it? You can't compare phones on different platforms. If the S4 or the Z1 was on Android 2.3 (equivalent in "lightness" to your IOS7) then it would probably smoke everything, including your beloved iPhone.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 21:33 1

125. miket247 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Some ones has to buy all those 5Cheap and 5Same phones. Buy the journalist and you sell a buck load. Thats how the marketing system works. Ever hear of Payoll. Same thing here. Have $hitty below HD screen. Call it Retina Display and get those journalists to buy into the hype! Have a small screen, call it compact and ask them if they like the build quality? Have Huge Bezels, pay them not to talk about it! Weak Battery, dont even mention it! And thats how you get 9.3/10! Thats almost perfect! This phone is NOT perfect! NOT even close! Thats Marketing BABY!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:27

8. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


according to your username, you should use Nokia :D

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:31 4

13. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


We all new the outcome of this biased review. Bandwagon ifans are only jumping on the gold because it's the only thing that separates them from the herd. And the ridiculous assortment of crayola crayon colors the 5c is a joke. And it's running 64 bit even more hilarious. 5s

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:31 2

14. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The 5S is what the 5 should've been. A more matore OS (yup, I don't like to looks either), superb performance all around with nex-gen chip, more advanced and faster camera and the fingerprint sensor that if the backdoors are shut will make good security.

As a Nexus user I can say it's a welcomed step forward by Apple. Next stop should be a 5" FHD device with the appearance open for user customization. Otherwise you can't knock the device, the Apple SW and Samsung HW just works great.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 10:14

73. bucky (Posts: 2998; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


The day they put a 5" screen is the day I stop buying them.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:34 5

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's a great phone, but it doesn't deserve anything above a 9. Thoroughly disappointed with the 5S.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:44 1

27. greathero1 (Posts: 568; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


It definitely has its appeal as I played with one extensively in the Apple store this weekend but this would be so much better if it had a 4.5 or larger screen. That's is the only thing holding me back from trying the iPhone out.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:36 7

19. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


LG G2 got a 9.4

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:45 1

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to troll.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:55 4

40. KParks23 (Posts: 675; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Well lg actually did something huge battery great display stepped there camera game way up and the edge to edge display is awesome... The 5s is literally the same phone they didnt even improve the battery wtf!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 08:17 1

54. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1581; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


It deserves it. Its an amazing android phone. I love the thin bezels which makes it look fantastic. Im ONLY disappointed by the back design which is mediocre. Spec wise its great, amazing camera, super smooth. Kudos to LG! Wish I didnt have normal size fingers and I would definitely consider G2. But for me iPhone 5 suits well. I also wish iPhone 6 will be 4.3" which is perfect for me.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:36 3

20. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


9.3 is too high for their rating. Although we already know for a fact that the iPhone will once again be the best selling handset against it's competitors, everything the 5s is offering is just a refresh of last year's model. This 5s is not a game changer and let's be honest here, we can see some favoritism towards apple in this review

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:39 3

22. Einstein333 (Posts: 72; Member since: 22 May 2012)


What they basically say in this review is that this phone is ok or good in most respects but nothing really special either. But because it's an Iphone they rate it at 9.3.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:50 1

34. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It's faster, smoother, more optimized and less confusing that the Galagsy S4 that got 9.3, so if anything, I don't see the score giving the 5S justice.

There's only 3 phones released in the past 12 months with absolutely no performance hiccups, the LG G2, the iPhone 5S and of course the Nexus 4. The Note III has a chance but needs to get rid of the lag, otherwise the Nexus 5 will be the only addition to that list this year. No other phone deserves to crack the 9.0 mark.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:59 4

46. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You forgot the Moto X, Z1, any WP8 handset and Z10 to name a few.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:41 4

24. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


One thing for sure, Apple has a knack for making money. They spend as little as possible for upgrades and yet, people will shell out milions upon millions to purchase the next iteration anyways.

John B.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:41 5

25. Ikechukwu (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


8.5-9 nothing more.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:55

41. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You can always create your tech site and rate it for yourself.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:46 2

29. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


The reviewer is probably part of the herd..."how we know and love the home button". It's the only button since the original.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:53

38. greathero1 (Posts: 568; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


..."how we know and love the home button". It's the only button since the original.

Wouldn't that make his comment correct. He would know it and love it because he has experience using it meaning............?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:49 7

33. jove39 (Posts: 1924; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Its 8.5 at best...display is tiny at 4" and battery life is...good only for light work!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:52 3

35. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


9.3 seriously? Even in most sections John you are saying that most things are same still over, IMO it should be rated below 9, see user reviews. And camera is upgraded or downgraded in quality?

Pic #28 is showing no difference and all are looking same.
Pic #24. Panorama: What happened in this photo to that Red bag guy wearing black shirt? He's half invisible..Funny... :)

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:55

42. AciMars (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


dont blame PA for biased, even another site like theverge still giving higher score than other phone

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 08:00 1

47. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


far to high IMO - 8.8 at best - its a fantastic phone but its not enough of an upgrade from last year to warrant such a high rating

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 08:01 5

48. taikucing (unregistered)


boring. next

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