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

21. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

They should. If all you have to offer to the conversation is an insult and name calling then they should ban you point blank. I've been on this site for over 5 years and the insult and mud slinging is completely out of control.

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

58. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol go home your blind

79. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

His blind what?

78. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

8. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

according to your username, you should use Nokia :D

13. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

73. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

27. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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.

19. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

LG G2 got a 9.4

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

40. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 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!

54. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

20. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

22. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 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.

34. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

24. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

25. Ikechukwu

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

8.5-9 nothing more.

41. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

29. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

38. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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............?

33. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

35. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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... :)

42. AciMars

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

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

47. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 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

48. taikucing unregistered

boring. next

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