Apple iPhone 5s User Reviews
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pooma has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I bought it From Apple.com And it was shipped within 2 weeks,And about my new iPhone better to start with this,We All Know That There are A lot Of Great Phones Out Here,But In my Idea Nothing is Comparable to This beauty,Just Download Infinity Blade III,And you Will find how Great life is,But there is one thing that i didn't Like about it and it is the screen size
1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
After a year
anserum has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Still a good phone after a year of usage, good camera supported by a bunch of 3rd party application. Very well user experience. My second iphone, and i wont move to another OS. I am a traveler and a super fast photo snap is my favourite feature.
10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
Solid phone, but expected more.
PorkyBurger has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone is sure one hella premium device as it's made out of aluminum and glass layers, and it feels really nice because of that. But the ergonomics? Quite sharp edges on the side of the phone, but a case fixed that. In few words, this device is solidly built phone, blazing fast, just expected more from features and definitely from battery.
15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Report
Mid range phone
greatoneiw has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
this phone can play 1080 movies but in a 4 inch display , in other words if you play 480 movies its not gonna make any different
the battery is good for few first month and then it begins to be pain in the ***
8 out of 22 people found this review helpful.Report
Worth upgradeing from 4s for LTE
tuminatr has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Overall this is a good phone but I think apple will need to truly make something better if they want to compete with the Android phones out there. Just does not feel like they brought there "A" game on this one
9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
flipjzn has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I got the iphone 5s gold 32gb last October and being one of the lucky few shot got the gold color I get a lot of attention. It is a real looker. The premium feel and the looks are what I like about this phone. I don't regret paying for it.
11 out of 27 people found this review helpful.Report
Best phone on the planet
power_x has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone is simply amazing . The difference between this and my mum's Note II is night and day . Everything is superb on the 5S , great display with excellent viewing angles and color reproduction , the best camera is even better with new features like burst mode , slow-mo , and TrueTone flash , Touch ID is a killer feature , I mainly use it for purchasing apps and music , I know most if these features are in Android for years , but they are half-baked , Apple takes its time to perfect every single feature and the results are amazing . I hope that Apple will stay on top forever .
15 out of 35 people found this review helpful.Report
Not so new phone with improved hardware and same OS
htainlintha has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The iphone 5S is a new smartpohne introduced by apple with ios7,same OS and begging for changes which keyboard can't be cahnged,browser can't be changed and so many things can't be changed. It has a aluminium body and impreesive 64bit A7 chips with M7 GPU which rocks and can beat some 6 month old Android deviced but not to Note 3,Z1 and G2 which are even some weeks earlier than this phone's release.Touch ID is quite good but not so impressive that it works only 6 to 7/10 times. The iOS7 has occational lag due to OS not optimised for 64 bit chip is to be blamed.8mp camera with dual-tone flash works great in low-light but I'd like to beg for better perfromence in normal light or bright light condition,it still fails like HTC one but thanks to 8MP it can perfroem better.Like really? no pause in video recording? just mono recording still? No screen changes and it isn't impressive at all and screen size is too small,I am ok with small screen but 4 inch is too small for me. Parallax effect is like 2-year old application from Android and it is introduced as featuers on this phone.Commander center is something like Android notification bar? and Siri stil lags behind comapre to Google now perfromence. Like Ok google can activate the phone voice without even touching the phone and it is rocking.App store apps are good,in fact great I'd say but the boundaries will make you to pay in-appprchase without mercy and it is a pain in the ass because they are endless and AUD100 is like nothing in...
20 out of 49 people found this review helpful.Report
Not Exactly the same as iPhone 5
User72042 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I bought it From Apple.com And it was shipped within 2 weeks,And about my new iPhone better to start with this,We All Know That There are A lot Of Great Phones Out Here,But In my Idea Nothing is Comparable to This beauty,Just Download Infinity Blade III,And you Will find how Great life is,But there is one thing that i didn't Like about it and it is the screen size,I think 4.5 or 4.7 would be better,and dont forget,For One-hand operations?comfy!!!
7 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Report
Best phone ever
yunikmaha has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is the worldest best phone. I loved it very much. I am expecting to get a bigger screen iphone next year, if apple make it. None of the other smartphone are more responsive then iPhone. I am very impressed by this phone. I am hoping if apple will make it alittle bit bigger. Camera is great, overall it's the best phone I have ever used
7 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Report
Best Smartphone On The Market
briankeith513 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Apple has done it again. Sure, its the same design as last year, with most of the same features, but then again, the iPhone 5, from last year, was the best smartphone last year. So, they took the best looking phone, with the best build quality(metal and glass, rather than cheap, Fisher Price Plastic), and built upon that, in the iPhone 5s. Now, they've added a better camera with slow motion; a finger print scanner; a 64bit processor(first of its kind in a smartphone); and an improved software with more useful features(iOS 7). Benchmark tests prove that this is the fastest smartphone on the market, as of today's date. I am smartphone user that prefers iPhones over android, because I prefer the premium build quality, superior apps, over the air phone backup and restore, and the fact that when Apple releases a software update, just about all of the Apple devices can get it at the same time,...all unlike Android devices, which suffer severe fragmentation.
13 out of 27 people found this review helpful.Report
Good Phone, but Not the Best!
Dr.Tom has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Wife went out and got the new phone. Its very similar to the old 5 with some minor improvements. Considering that its a NEW phone, they have not improved it as much and they should have. The market is moving much quicker than new apple products. Phone still has outstanding build quality! The screen is VERY SMALL compared to the S4. All ratings are compared to our other phone, the Galaxy S4.
42 out of 69 people found this review helpful.Report
best phone ever....
samsungIScopycat has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
bought it today and i used just couple hours....apple never dissapoint to me at all..
display , new IOS7 , touch speed , and camera as well..
im not really sure about battery yet...but im so happy to get this phone ~~
17 out of 64 people found this review helpful.Report
worse than most
1255mike has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
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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Good little phone but samsungs are cheaper
SamsungUser has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
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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EpicEric has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
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
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.Report
Gr8t Phone!, not to big, not to small
Zutheix has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Amazing phone!!! I always use it in day to day use, no problems! Well, no problems besides the loose lock button, which can be annoying, Overall great phone. I chose this over 6 because it's a perfect size,
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
Great little phone!
BlackberryKnight has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This is my main phone, my second iPhone originally the 4S. With Apps and multimedia it feels very complete. The design and build is tough and small. Camera is excellent. UI runs smooth no lag. Very fast and smooth phone. Battery is pretty tough. Longevity of this phone is excellent. It is good for running your finances and organizing media. Pretty reliable phone. I use this and my Blackberry.. I cannot release my Blackberry love BOTH of them!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Report
mike732 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The most usless phone with data leakage and apple wont take any resposibility for it .my 3 months bill came up to $950 which almost $600 for data leakage . I called apple canada and U.S so many times and emails constantly and all they did was testing and end up no result for me . Guys be carful with iphone 5s becaz is just peace of s**t . Apple screwd me over and over . s**tty phone s**tty company s**tty customer service
9 out of 25 people found this review helpful.Report
nino2010tiger has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
iPhone 5s is an amazing smartphone. One of the best smartphones in the world until iPhone 6 versions are released. Touch ID and True Tone Flash make the camera excellently improved. However, the battery are quite bad, I want Apple to improve the battery a little more.
1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
JasonAgie has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It's a few weeks from a full year with this iPhone and I really have no complaints, every year I look forward to owning the new one, for an improvement.
Apple always gets better and better every year and I can't wait to get the feel of the new iPhone 6 in my hand.
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.Report
Reizend has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Years after being let down by the first iPhone, and, more recently, getting tired of the lag of my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I have very small hands, nowadays flagships are just too big for me), I decided to give Apple another try. I thought it would be hard since I love customizing phones, but the speed absolutely made me forget about that. iOS has improved a lot, though there are things still missing. For me, this is the best iPhone to date, and the fastest device I have ever owned.
Sorry if I made grammar mistakes; English is not my mother tongue.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
iPhone Just changed my imagination
gauravrai30 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I was a Android user and I have used all high end phones like Note 1,2,3, Galaxy S2 but after long time of using I just got bored. I planned to use some different platform phone then it was obviously iPhone because I used Lumia phone and it sucks, I sold it within 1 month. Before buying iPhone I was comparing all the specification and in all areas iPhone specs were low mainly in terms of RAM and Process. I was thinking that it might be slow but after using it I found to know that it does not Lag/hang at all and it was to smooth. And I also come to realize that Apple has made the hardware and software so good that phone responds to quickly. If we talk about battery its good and have same backup as much as Android high end phones
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
I work for a cell phone company, I know what I'm talking about ;)
kinghamer has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I've had the phone for 11 months, its great phone and I love it. Its quick, responsive, fairly durable, and very sleek. Like any iphone, it has NO customization, unless you jailbreak it. A jailbroken iphone is the best thing ive ever had.
Everyone says the Galaxy is better, of course it is because it came out last month, not late last year (October) like the iphone 5s.
4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
I wanna switch back to android...
victor1997 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Its nice and all but its too basic, UI is plain and boring after a while. Its better from what i had compared to its snappy performance, when it comes to My Droid RAZR HD, but the one thing that old peace of crap had was great battery life! this little apple iPhone forces me to become a "wall hugger" in the Samsung commercial. The design is nice but cant take the slightest scratch, although it did survive, the beach and 5FTdrop to cement. It needs customization for sure! thats a big must have! and better battery life as apple fan has craved for the passed 7 years. I think this is my last iPhone...sorry apple...you're too basic and plain for my taste...It's time for me to switch back to the good ol' days with android except i will have a very high end phone this time instead of a model from last year...but that's just my experience.
9 out of 20 people found this review helpful.Report