Apple iPhone 5s Review

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Apple iPhone 5s is a high quality phone launched many years ago, which features a 4 inches multi-touch display, an extremely fast 1.3 gigahertz Dual-Core processing unit, an 8 MP back facing camera and a 1.2 MP front camera.

Apple is offering this device in 3 colors: black, gray and gold. This cellphone has a gorgeous design, with a thickness of just 0.3". The iPhone 5s doesn't feel very lightweight comparing to other phones , weighting 3.95 oz. Regarding its materials, the iPhone 5s is majorly made with Aluminium, giving this cellphone a top level look and a better resistance.

This cellphone is equipped with a high-tech 4 inches screen with a 1136 x 640 resolution, giving this device a delightful graphic quality. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a brightness of 500 cd/m2 and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The iPhone 5s is powered by a high-tech 1300 MHz Dual-Core 64-bit processor, included in an Apple A7 chip with only 1 GB of RAM memory which is a little poor comparing with its awesome processing power. Graphic calculations usually eats a lot of CPU cycles, so this cellphone also also has a PowerVR G6430 GPU working at 600 MHz to take care of them, leaving the CPU free for other tasks. A good point of this cellphone is its large 64 GB internal storage memory and while it doesn't include an SD memory slot, it is still enough to store hundreds of apps and even the largest games available nowadays without having to worry about how much storage capacity is left.

This device is equipped with two cameras, an 8 megapixels back-facing camera and a 1.2 megapixels front side camera. Its back-facing camera has an aperture of F2.2 so it can shoot excellent photographs even in dark conditions. This cellphone can also shoot Full HD 1920x1080 videos at 30 frames per second, and slow-motion videos up to 1280x720 (HD) at 120 fps. Additionally, the camera counts with a lot of great characteristics like flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, face detection shooting, geo tagging and time lapse video.

This device features a good 1570 mAh Li-Ion non-replaceable battery providing the Apple iPhone 5s with a not very long battery life. Apple afirms this cellphone has a 250 hours stand by time and a 10 hours talk time. A possible problem to take into account is that this phone's battery is not replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, leaving no choice but to buy a new phone.

This phone includes WiFi connectivity (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) fast data connection and also HSPA+ connection type, which is a lower speed 4G type or fast 3G connectivity, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device uses a Nano SIM card for GSM connection and it can work with both GSM and CDMA networks.

This device also features some interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS Navigation and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Apple is offering this phone for just $ 245, which is an amazing offer comparing with similar cellphones. This device is a very good choice for you no matter if you want this cellphone to take tons of photographs, need a work phone, want it to play tons of games or want a social phone. This cellphone comes with USB Power Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, Documentation and Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x, 7.x
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Product code:A1453
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:$ 245.00


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), 850 (band 26), 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