Apple iPhone 5S specs review

Ah, the Apple iPhone 5S has finally been unveiled, and it's about to hit the market on September 20. The new iDevice seems to be extremely powerful in terms of hardware, but it also packs some very interesting new features like the Touch ID sensor that enables fingerprint security...
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104 Comments

12. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The only bar apple set is the one for them to get drunk at. They ain\'t got to go home they\'re stuck in 2010.

16. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Yes coz in 2010 there were a hundred phones with a 64 bit CPU architecture and an OS that supported it. Oh wait that's 2013-14 and there's only one phone! :O

22. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Educate yourself first before bragging about 64 bits, you are embarrassing yourself

39. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Sure! How exactly am i embarrassing myself? By embarrassing u dumb haters?

14. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The only bar apple set is the one for them to get drunk at. They ain\'t got to go home they\'re stuck in 2010.

15. mrturner

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Don't care if its 64bit, its still a dual core 1.7GHz processor, Not very futuristic.

28. mrturner

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

perfectly optimised to for what? Do you know what technological optimisation is? Its not an android but the processor is manufactured by samsung. They say you're an apple undercover salesman, it'll make more sense.

40. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

So what if samsung or any xyz is manufacturing it?! ITS DESIGNED BY APPLE!!!

19. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I\'m all Android but not a hater gotta say this is a nice phone and looks great.I have the Note2 waiting on the Note3 but Iphone looks great never wanted one until I saw these hmmmmm decisions,decisions.........

42. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

If i was out for a phablet, the Note 3 it wud be.

81. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Z Ultra is way better.

21. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

When is someone going to admit that the iPhone is the most popular mid - range device that can out perform many high end devices! Looks nice by the way! But let's be honest here!

30. mrturner

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Most popular true,, outperform false

29. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

PhoneArena is a bunch of hypocrites. With some phones with features like these, they think they're yesterday's. But since it is Apple that has made ‚Äč‚Äčthis phone so it's okay with these features. "Yes super-fine details won't be as clear as on a 1080p screen, but do we really need such type of clarity?". I remember when they said that the clarity of the Lumia 1020s display wasent enough. And it has a higher ppi than the iPhone 5S. Ridiculous...

43. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

If ONLY ppi decided the display quality, My 5 year old Xperia X1 with a ppi of 312 can beat most of the phones out there. It doesn\'t.

54. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

PA was kind of criticizing 1020 because of it's low pixel density compared to the 1080p panels on Android flagships, but when the iPhone has a sub-400 ppi display, it's alright and we don't need that much clarity. They weren't judging on display quality overall, they specifically called out the pixel density. I'm not usually one of those fanboy conspiracy theorists, but it is kind of weird.

57. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

If they were criticizing the sub-400 ppi then i agree they are biased. Or could be that different authors have different opinions. Still PA should maintain their standard.

32. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah that 64 bit tag is nice I guess for future proofing, does this mean other iphones are going to be left behind in a year or so? Seems cool mojo is replaced by tech and it doesn't seem to offer any bragging points over last year's at this point, some of the fans are going have to dig, to defend that as year goes by I'd guess. We'll see.

36. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Apple, your specs are so outdated compared to your competitors. Now I know some of you would complain that what matters is real life performance and usage but I think that the 5s is just a silly minor update over its predecessor. They no longer have iNnovation

46. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Right...but phones like \"iPhone\" \"Lumia\" & \"BlackBerry\" got an optimized software so they wouldn\'t care about the hardware much...cuz they don\'t need it unlike Android which is power hungry all the time ...and I used all phones and trust that\'s enough hardware for them...plus its a company strategy and they know what\'s best for their phones, we are just consumers.

44. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Underwhelmed. Same tiny, narrow screen as before, a better graphics processor to play games I don't play. A fingerprint scanner which no doubt will automatically upload your fingerprint to an NSA/FBI database without your consent

48. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Ray S. what is going on buddy? I been reading lots of your articles and a lot of them have grammatical issues. Get some sleep, drink some coffee, or have someone proof read for ya bud. With that being said......iPhone 5\"s\"heep is already out dated. Lets go Windows phone!

50. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

remember, Apple is STILL a computer company, and make dam fine pc\'s, but they forget to add all the cool shiz in thir phones. they rely on shieeple and hot chicks n their enabelers to buy tha crap they sell. all the iphones past the 4 are girls phones. thats y the screen is the same size, for their women customers. they dont care bout function, just \"OMGGG, IPHONE!! LIKE OMGGG\" ;\'\'( \"(sigh) yes jessica if u can have the new iphone after we bang.\" u all know ur girl, if u have one, wants that damn useless phone. u have to rely on apps for function. at least android get it written in the OS

58. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

my next phone of course....love the gold one^^

60. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Why so much hating on phones if you don\'t like one then don\'t buy it.I\'ve just started posting on here because I like to see the latest gadgets and I must say you guys are funny getting all uptight fussing over phones.Competition is the american way it\'s great to have choices relax take a chill pill it\'s just a phone i\'m cracking up over here I see this is gonna be fun listening to ppl get mad over phones lol

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 31057; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lotta trouble making jealous trolls on this site yo. PAPINYC, gadget80, dorothy69 who's a guy btw, Troll, shatter, and a few more. You'll learn them as you're on the site more. PAPINYC won't like you, and I, if you know what I mean.

99. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I was wondering why my back was expanding lol noore preacher then you have any videos of your workouts I have done on my Facebook page

100. darkkjedii

Posts: 31057; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep we gotta hook it up

101. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Hit me on email bigsimpd@yahoo.com I will give you info.

63. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Anyone know what the ram is? Apples official spec sheet doesn't say and some day it's 2gb team but can't find confirmation anywhere.

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