Apple iPhone 5s Specs

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Apple iPhone 5s Review
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Description

The iPhone 5s is not a radical departure in design for Apple, save for one very important feature. No, we don't mean the new Space Gray and Gold colors. We have in mind the home button that has been on iPhones from day one, is now turned into a fingerprint scanner dubbed Touch ID. It lets you unlock the phone and authorize purchases, safely storing your fingerprints in the A7 processor itself, out of the reach for anyone but a few default iOS 7 apps. This A7 processor debuts on the iPhone 5s as the first 64-bit mobile chipset in use on a commercial device, utilized by the latest flat and minimalistic iOS 7 that has been rewritten to take advantage of the 64-bit system. It sports a dedicated M7 co-processor for always-on motion sensing, too. The iSight camera stayed 8 MP, but is much improved, with larger pixels, wider aperture, and the ability to shoot slow motion videos, not to mention the dual two-tone LED flash on the back that strives for natural skin color representation.

This device is also known as Apple A1533, Apple A1453, Apple A1457, Apple A1530

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)

Cons

  • 64GB basic storage (not expandable)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 4.0 inches
Resolution: 1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
Technology: IPS LCD
Screen-to-body: 60.82 %
Peak brightness: 500 cd/m2 (nit)
Features: Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Apple A7 (28 nm)
Processor: Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
GPU: PowerVR G6430
RAM: 1GB LPDDR3
Internal storage: 64GB, not expandable
OS: iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x) Screenshots
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

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Capacity: 1570 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Flash: Dual LED
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Features: Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Front: 1.2 MP
Video capture: 1280x720 (HD)
Dimensions: 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
Weight: 3.95 oz (112.0 g)
Materials: Back: Aluminum
Biometrics: Fingerprint (touch)
Keys: Left: Volume control, Other
Colors: Gold, Silver, Space gray

Cellular

4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)
3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: TV-out
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
USB: Lightning
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Hearing aid compatible: M4, T4
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 20, 2013
FCC ID value: BCG-E2642A
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.18 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.58 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.20 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box: Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Sep 10, 2013
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

Apple iPhone 5s
with 32 GB storage
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 32GB
Apple iPhone 5s
with 16 GB storage
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 16GB
Apple iPhone 5s
A1533
Differences from the main variant:
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.13 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Apple iPhone 5s
A1453
Differences from the main variant:
4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 20, 2013
FCC ID value: BCG-E2642A
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.18 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.58 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.20 W/kg
Apple iPhone 5s
A1457 for Europe
Differences from the main variant:
4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 20, 2013
FCC ID value: BCG-E2643B
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.17 W/kg
Body: 1.11 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.09 W/kg
Apple iPhone 5s
A1530
Differences from the main variant:
4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 20(800 DD)
4G (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300)
3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 20, 2013
FCC ID value: BCG-E2643A
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.18 W/kg
Body: 1.09 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.58 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.09 W/kg

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
9.2
Camera quality
8.9
Performance
9.1
Display
8.6
Battery life and charging
7.5
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
7
worse than most
Phone owned for more than a year

i have come to extremely dislike the lack of customablity with my IPhone the way it restricts what i can do with is rubbish OS. there is a significant lack of ram and a lackluster camera. and with the proprietary screws holding the junk together

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7
Good little phone but samsungs are cheaper
Phone owned for more than a year

Good little phone but I have since moved to Samsung for the simple facts of there nicer screens and designs apple doesn't have the nice curves. if you are new to apple I would recommend this, however, i would look at the Samsung s7 or s8 if you want value for money. when I was using my 5s I found the camera good and found the touch sensor really neat. however, after a while I got fed up of the small screen it is not good for viewing photos and the memory is bad it has no sd card slot, unlike the Samsung's.

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4
Its Decent
Phone owned for less than a year

i dont like it as much as a andorid beacuse the cons i listed below android has so i would rather a samsung/android but my iphone 5s was free from my uncle but i need more characters so I HATE APPLE lol

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