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The iPhone 5S represented the pinnacle of that particular iPhone design for Apple, before it went thinner and more rounded with the iPhone 6; it was certainly very difficult to tell the 5S apart from its predecessor, the iPhone 5.Perhaps that’s less of an issue now that the iPhone is becoming something of a commodity, a device that is so oft-used by the middle-aged generation that it no longer carries the lustre that the exclusivity of the earlier models emanated.That’s not necessarily a bad thing either; just because it’s not an ‘exclusive’ design that doesn’t make the iPhone 5S any less premium. The danger is that it’s starting to look a bit old-fashioned up against the handsets from 2014 and 2015.That said, it’s still a stunning phone to hold in the hand, coming with the all-aluminium-and-glass chassis. There’s no doubt Apple had a look at the way the iPhone 5 range (well, black and white) chipped so badly around the edges.But that same issue was apparent already in my iPhone sample within a week, so it looks like you’re going to quickly need to stuff your new iPhone 5S in a case the second you release it from its box, lest you leave it in a pocket or bag with change and keys and it comes out looking like it’s gone a few rounds with a randy cheese grater.The new colours, introduced with the 5S, which include champagne and space grey are a little odd, but at least promise to show up the scuffs a little less prominently.The way the iPhone 5S feels in the hand is something impressive though, coming with the low, low weight of 112g and dimensions of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm.It’s still got that almost too-light feeling, that the premium metal finish is somehow diminished through the lack of heft, but it’s a long way from feeling cheap.Compared to something like the Galaxy S5 or LG G3, the iPhone 5S is miles ahead when it comes to design, although less so than the HTC One M9 or One Mini 2 which have repeated the aluminium-clad trick. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge demonstrate that Samsung has got its design mojo back, and both handsets give the iPhone 5S a run for its money in the looks department. It’s got a slightly sharper edge than other models on the market, which can make it a little uncomfortable when being pressed to the ear. But I’m not going to quibble too much there lest it makes me seem a little wimpy.There were only a couple of real design differences compared to the iPhone 5, and one of them really is minuscule: the camera module is flanked by a dual-LED flash, which I’ll talk more about later (it’s a really rather nifty piece of technology, trust me).

The other was a lot more substantial and impressive: the home button got a redesign which has been carried over to the newer handsets of today.Yes, it doesn’t sound like much, but consider how iconic the Apple home button has been over the past half-decade, and you’ll see why I’m holding the change in such high esteem. The visual effect is impressive, taking the square off the button and putting a fancy silver ring around the key.The effect isn’t only aesthetic either, as this area serves as the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, now well established in Apple’s iPhone range. It’s good to know that even on this older handset you’ve got the benefits that Touch ID brings. Having bought two separate biometric security firms, Apple was likely to do something like this, but the implementation and visual effect is really something that Apple does well, and has done so here too. Beyond that, the iPhone 5S is identical to the 5, even down to the rattle in the power button. We’re still a little confused as to why a device with such a high build quality has a slightly loose part with it, but shake the iPhone 5S gently and you’ll feel the key moving around.It’s not a big deal, but every so often you’ll note the motion, and it does detract somewhat.Thankfully the rest of the phone is built impeccably. The round volume keys are easy to hit. the switch to enable volume on or off has the same sturdy feel that I’ve come to enjoy, and the headphone port is still welded to the bottom of the phone.The Lightning connection port is here as well, along with the stereo speakers on the bottom of the phone. I wish these were placed somewhere else, as when cupping the phone in landscape mode it’s far too easy to cover these with palms or digits, and there’s not really any way to shift around them.You can always use headphones, but that kind of negates the point of the speakers for gaming completely.The right hand side hasn’t been left completely alone on the 5S, with Apple choosing this surface as the location for the SIM card tray – the iPhone 5S was one of the first handsets to rock the tiny nanoSIM technology.The iPhone 5 and 5S design was such a hit that you can still get a bunch of cases for the phone, including a variety of styles and shapes direct from the Apple Store on the web.But beyond that I’m still impressed with the design of the iPhone 5S. It’s hard not to be, as if there’s one thing that Apple gets totally right it’s the way it assembles its devices.The metal and glass combination does feel a little fragile, and I’d recommend a case (perhaps a third-party option) to protect the aluminium, but the design is something that at least helps mitigate the higher price.Of course, good as the design is, it’s now up against the iPhone 6S / iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus / iPhone 6 Plus: sleeker, thinner, and rocking much larger screens. Whether or not these changes are for the better is up to you – you might be really attached to a phone screen that you can get your thumb comfortably across.



The iPhone 5S uses the same Retina display as found in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C: a four-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 x 640, making it still-sharp at 326ppi.It’s difficult to recommend the display compared to the rest of the smartphone world, as there are definitely better screens out there. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, not to mention the even newer iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, offer higher resolutions, and larger displays, and the Plus models boast a higher ppi. Whether this is enough for you with the competition being so far ahead is something I’ll leave you to work out.The four-inch size of the screen is good enough though, as while I might be a fan of the larger screen for movies and internet browsing on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9, the iPhone 5S is a good phone for people that hate the idea of being forced to live with a bigger screen they don’t want.It’s not perfect though, as despite what Apple would have you believe, the screen is just a tad too large to operate easily with one hand.With a small amount of shifting you can get the thumb all the way across, but given you have to jiggle the phone in the palm a little bit to do so, it kind of feels redundant.In terms of the clarity of the iPhone 5S’ display, I’d say it’s excellent in terms of colour reproduction and general effect, but there are better displays to choose from – the Sony Xperia Z5 is worth looking at, for example.The sharpness is great, the colour reproduction still industry leading, but the brightness can be a little erratic for some low-contrast movies and isn’t big enough for speedy typing. HD movies still look acceptable on the device, but I’ve seen a much more jaw-dropping effect on rival devices, such as the LG G3 and its successor, the LG G4.I like that Apple is leading the charge to stop screen sizes going too far in the wrong direction, but there could be something more that’s done here.Even a display with a thinner bezel would have impressed (although scaling apps might have been a problem, with is something Apple is so proud of) but I still think in the face of fierce Android opposition the iPhone 5S display could be better.



This is where iPhones are expected to shine, and the iPhone 5S really rather does, even two-and-a-bit years down the line. Apple decided to push harder with the camera sensor in this handset, trying to create something squarely between the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 – two of its main competitors in 2013 – and beat both.It mostly pulled it off too, although the other two flagships of that year were also really decent snappers, and in many ways were also class-leading – for instance, there’s no background de-focus here with the iPhone 5S.Let’s dial it back a little and explain: Samsung is all about staying true to the ‘megapixel wars’ and wants to cram as many as it can in there, which is why it has such a complex sensor. It can’t function as well in low light, but get the shot composition right and you’re going to get some really nice snaps.The approach HTC took with the One M8 was almost the opposite: it enabled you to get some really great low light shots thanks to the improved Ultrapixel camera. It only sports a 4MP sensor, but with much larger pixels which let in more light.This means better night time performance and a faster shutter, and with this camera you get a wider gamut of shots to take away with you, although you probably won’t want to blow them up for the wall. (HTC has since rejoined the megapixel wars with the HTC One M9.)The iPhone 5S, as I said, falls in between these camps, coming with an 8MP sensor and pixels 75% the size of the HTC One M8’s offering. The result is a strong blend between sharpness and low light ability, where the iPhone straddles the categories without being market leading in either back when it first appeared.That said, the updated camera interface, combined with the A7’s ability to easily combine three snaps to make the best picture it can, mean this is a truly awesome camera phone.The UI of recent updates enables you to simply slide between modes, be it panorama, a new ‘square’ mode for social networks, the standard photo, video at 1080p or the all new Slow-mo mode, which can capture 120 frames per second at 720p resolution and gives you the option to choose when the slow down and speed up happens.There’s also a new timelapse mode now, which lets you use the iPhone 5S to capture videos over a very long period of time. A timer and exposure control have also been added to the Camera app since the handset first went on sale.The CPU is at its best here, with the shutter speed really great, the burst mode working well (simply activated by pressing the shutter button for any length of time) and giving seemingly unlimited shots.

The iPhone can also intelligently work out the best shot and the suggestions usually get it pretty bang on, where other handsets with the same functionality can’t every time.Apple was pretty late to the burst mode game, but it’s implemented it in a way that really works rather well. At least the ability to lock focus is on board, as well as locking exposure – these are closer to pro-photographer moves, and allow for some interesting shot composition.The UI is a something of a bugbear though, despite looking so flashy. The options to enable HDR mode, turn the flash on and off or change to the front facing camera don’t always want to come on when you tap, which makes it hard to use the camera when you’re trying to take an arty shot in lower light that doesn’t need the flash.Auto HDR mode, ushered in with iOS 7.1, is another cool feature. This will fire up automatically when light levels are going a bit all over the place and will give you a much richer (if slower to snap) picture without you needing to mess about with the settings.Clever work from Apple – it’s up there with the real-time HDR introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S5.This leads me nicely onto the other big change over the iPhone 5, with the flash getting something of an update thanks to an increase to dual LED. This is nothing new in smartphones, but Apple’s been smart here as well, thanks to bringing a white and amber option into play.What this allows the iPhone 5S to do is analyse the scene with a primary flash and then mix the amber and white colours together to reproduce colours more accurately and stop everything looking so washed out.It’s actually a more impressive feature than I thought it might be when it comes to colour rendition, but I can’t say it made me want to use the flash any more than normal. As per usual, it got turned off pretty soon and didn’t come back on again, which is partly due to the impressive low light performance.To summarise: the iPhone 5S camera beats its predecessors by some distance, thanks to its simplicity of use and the great modes on offer (there’s even an area that allows you to choose a filter before you start snapping, with real time previews so you can check each one out.)That’s actually something that I found a little odd: when you pull a filtered photo from your iPhone 5S onto your computer, the filter has been removed. However, share it through Airdrop or in the Mail app and it will display with Chrome or Mono or whatever filter you went for.However, that’s a terribly minor niggle compared to the hugely impressive camera, which I urge you to try with a little more depth should you get the chance. I would like to see Apple enable 16:9 photos at some point soon, as the UI doesn’t lend itself to the 4:3 options that come out.I understand Apple is trying to stay close to more professional photography, but most phones make full use of the screen, and it would be great if Apple followed suit.And what of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Pluscameras? Is the extra expense justified in the extra photo quality? Well, the 2014 phones feature some subtle upgrades that leave your pictures looking better than ever, while the 2015 pair ups the number of megapixels.The iPhone 5S can still hold its own in the photography department, but real enthusiasts should consider one of the latest models; particularly the two Plus models, which offer optical stabilisation.

8.5 Total Score

Apple iPhone 5s smartphone was launched in September 2013. The phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 pixels by 1136 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch. Apple iPhone 5s price in India starts from Rs. 17,350.

  • Fingerprint scanner is intuitive/more convenient than passcode
  • Big performance boost vs. iPhone 5
  • IWork app suite for free
  • A7 processor
  • Universal 4G support
  • IOS 7 makes it a cleaner user experience
  • Powerful core
  • Excellent camera
  • Expensive
  • Lacks NFC
  • ICloud still a mess
  • No screen tech change
  • Flash photography can't be saved by dual-LEDs
  • The fingerprint sensor only works with Apple apps
  • The 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion-tracking chip don't have killer apps yet
  • Screen still feels small
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In The Box 1 Handset, 1 Set of EarPods, 1 Lightning to USB Cable, 1 USB Power Adapter
Model Number A1530
Model Name iPhone 5s
Color Gold
Browse Type Smartphones
SIM Type Single Sim
Hybrid Sim Slot No
Touchscreen Yes
Display Features
Display Size 4 inch
Resolution 1136 x 640 Pixels
Resolution Type Retina Display
GPU OpenGL ES 3.0
Other Display Features Retina Display, Wide Screen, 500 cd / m2 Max Brightness, Oleophobic Coating on Front, Finger Print Resistant, Multi-touch with IPS Technology, Contrast Ratio - 800:1, 360-degree Readability
OS & Processor Features
Operating System iOS 9
Processor Type Apple A7 64-bit processor and M7 Motion Co-processor
Processor Core Dual Core
Primary Clock Speed 1.3 GHz
Operating Frequency GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage 16 GB
Phone Book Memory Yes
Call Log Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available Yes
Primary Camera 8MP
Secondary Camera Available Yes
Secondary Camera 1.2MP
Flash Dual LED
HD Recording Yes
Full HD Recording Yes
Video Recording Yes
Video Recording Resolution 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate 30 fps
Image Editor Yes
Call Features
Phone Book Yes
Connectivity Features
Network Type 3G, 2G
Supported Networks WCDMA
Internet Connectivity 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE
3G Yes
Pre-installed Browser Safari
Bluetooth Support Yes
Bluetooth Version 4
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Version 802.11 a/b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Map Support Yes
GPS Support Yes
Other Details
Smartphone Yes
Touchscreen Type Capacitive
SIM Size Nano SIM
Sensors Proximity Sensor, Three-axis Gyro Sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint Identity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Multimedia Features
Audio Formats MP3, WAV
Video Formats MP4, H.264, MOV, M4V
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity 1560 mAh
Battery Type Li-Ion
Width 58.6 mm
Height 123.8 mm
Depth 7.6 mm
Weight 112 g
Warranty Summary 1 Year for Mobile & Accessories

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