Apple iPhone 5s Review

CDMA (A1533)     See other variants reviews Score: 8.44/10
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Apple iPhone 5s is a brilliantly built iOS phone released back in the year 2013, which features a 4-inches multi-touch capacitive display, a very powerful Dual-Core CPU ticking at 1.3 GHz, an 8 MP back side camera and a 1.2 MP front side camera.

Apple decided to power this device with an extremely powerful 64 bit Dual-Core processing unit ticking at 1300 MHz, included in an Apple A7 system chip and only 1 GB of RAM memory which is a bit disappointing considering this phone's awesome processor. Graphic calculations usually consume lots of processor time, so this device has an additional PowerVR G6430 graphics processing unit speeding at 600 megahertz to help handle those graphic tasks. This cellphone comes with a 64 GB great internal storage and even though it doesn't include an external SD slot, it it is more than enough to install lots of apps, games, photos and videos without even thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

Apple is offering the iPhone 5s in black, gray and gold. About its construction materials, the Apple iPhone 5s is mainly made of Aluminium, giving this phone a top level feel. This phone has a wonderful design, with a thickness of just 0.3 inches. This device doesn't feel very lightweight for a cellphone this size, with a weight of 3.95 ounces.

Apple equipped this cellphone with an astonishing 4 inches display, and a resolution of 1136 x 640 , which makes it impossible to even distinguish the pixels composing the display. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a vivid 500 candela/m2 brightness and is multi-touch enabled.

This device features two cameras, an 8 MP back facing camera and a 1.2 MP front side camera. Its back facing camera lens has a F2.2 aperture so it can take detailed photographs even in low lighting conditions. It is also able to film 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 frames per second, and 1280x720 HD slow-motion videos at 120 fps (4 times slower ). This camera also includes many interesting features like flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, face detection shooting, HDR mode, geo tagging and time lapse video.

This cellphone packs a 1570 mAh mid capacity Li-Ion non-replaceable battery that provides this phone a poor battery life comparing with other similar devices. Apple claims this phone has a stand by time of 250 hours and a talk time of 10 hs. A possible problem to consider is that this phone's battery isn't removable so you can't change it when it begins to last shorter, having to change the whole phone.

This phone has Wi-Fi capability (and it can share it with other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G fast connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, a lower speed 4G type or 3G fast internet connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The iPhone 5s uses a Nano SIM card for GSM services and it can use both GSM and CDMA.

This phone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This phone is priced only 205 dollars, a great offer comparing with other similar phones. No matter if you you love taking pictures, want this cellphone majorly for social networks, will use this cellphone for playing games or will use this device for work, you will probably be very pleased with this device. Apple packs the Apple iPhone 5s with Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Documentation, Lightning to USB Cable and USB Power Adapter.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x, 7.x
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Product code:A1533
Dimensions:4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inchesMetric12.37 x 5.87 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:3.95 ouncesMetric111.98 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold and Gray
Accessories:Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Documentation, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2013-09-10
Price:$ 205.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:4 inchesMetric10.2 cmImperial
Resolution:640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density:326 pixels per inchMetric128.35 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:500 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Apple A7
Processor:Cyclone ARMv8 (Dual-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz)
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1570 mAh
Stand-by Time:250 hours
Talk Time:10 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
    Focal length:29mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3")
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode, Slow Motion Video (4 times slower) and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1700/2100, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor