Apple iPhone 5s Review

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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201 Comments

1. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

this phone is trash and apple fanboys will buy anything thats apple smh

5. JDogg5281

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I wouldnt say it is trash...just a little boring the design hasnt really changed since....ever. Same thick box look.

64. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Thick? It's one of the slimmest and lightest smartphones available.

127. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

Galaxy S4 has 5 inch screen and yet it is Slim and Lightest. Nit to mention its Advanced features. Unlike this Outdated, Boring Over priced iPhone again.

132. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

This comes with touch id fingerprint sensor Does ur dandroid comes with it?

136. realnic55

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

If you're buying a two year old Atrix it does.

151. rightcue805

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

oooooo it was hacked in the first 3 days.

180. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

And "was" updated in the next 3 days

173. Alexs21 unregistered

Wow it comes with a finger print sensor.

186. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

That's just a gimmick, and probably just a way for the NSA to get your fingerprint. Besides, haven't you heard of the Vivo Xplay 3s? Or the HTC One Max? Or even some 5 year old phone? Get your facts straight before posting.

194. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

The s5 does. My dandroid also comes with face recognition.

181. Alexs21 unregistered

He didn't say it was thick he said it looks thick.

193. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Right, but it feels thick compared to other phones. Motorola devices are amazingly designed with a curved back, nice materials, and that awesome little "dimple." The iPhone 5s (and the iPhone 5c, and the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4s, and the iPhone 4, and EVERY IPHONE) is a box that FEELS thick because it's just a slab.

100. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If Rolls Royce lines are borring, than iPhone's are too.

133. CtK4949

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Rolls Royce are boring as hell!! Just like the crraple phone!!

7. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Really? What's trash about it? Camera? Screen? AppStore? Sound? Speaker? Support? Updates? Software optimization? CPU? Gpu? I don't get it...

91. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Screen size, and originality (or lack thereof rather).

108. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yeah, I carry my 55" plasma; I find 5.7" Note to be sooooooooooo small... But I'm a 2.5 m giant with 20 cm long fingers so I can easily use the Note, unlike average 170 cm Joe which would have to use 2 hands.

170. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Get a S4 then, or a HTC One/ Nexus 5 etc. iPhone's 4" screen is a bad.. bad joke.

165. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

That's not a strong reason!

169. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Sure it is. That's two BIG reasons. See how people flamed the S4 when it came out cuz it looked to similar to the S3. Well the 5S looks IDENTICAL to the 5. Also, this is 2013.. 4" screens are dead. In this multimedia age, everyone wants a bigger screen.

191. gutuebogdan

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

Not everyone wants a bigger screen. 4" for a smarphone is perfect. Everything biger than 4, 3" is perfect for a multimediaphone. Just my opinion.

195. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

You are such a fanboy.

122. sabres0809

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

No originality. Just a finger print scanner and a processor that won't be relevant because everything is made to run on old processors

192. mstar010

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Are you kidding me? Apple introduced the first touch screen smartphone that was actually good. I feel like everyone else has no originality making phones with smartphones. Plus you get incredible build quality with an iPhone only rivaled by an HTC One. All the other android phones are cheap plastic pos.

152. rightcue805

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

ALL OF IT! The fact that you guys still don't have a removeable battery, no expandable memory. SUPPORT? HA

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Did we expect anything less from iLovers??!! NO!!!! So, take this review and the content herein as biAsed and, therefore, iNvalid since the reviewer (s) have completely disregarded alllllllllllll of the short-comings with this phone and its' lovely lavender-laced iCon operating system. Nevermind the fact that there are at least 100 things that Android can do that iOS/iDudz CAN NOT. Enjoy the fabriCated review as a TMZ article and nothing more. I'm waiting for the reviews for Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max and Nokia 1520 (Verizon) to seehow they iSpin their reviews in comparison to this quasiPhone review.

49. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

At some point you are going to have to change it up a bit and kill the silly stuff. You ought to get tired of saying the same cheesy stuff everyday. The phone has reviewed well across numerous tech sites so everybody is wrong but you........get over yourself and calm down. The Note will get a 9.5 so you can claim supremacy again in a couple of weeks.

143. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhhhhhh, oh yeah PA already shushed you.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

If it's trash, then what would you call all the phones that it beat in benchmarks? Poop? Sh**? Dung? hahaha http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/5http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/7

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