Last Update: 17/12/2017
iPhone 5S Instruction
20 September, 2013 the date when, Apple launched its new flagship, called iPhone 5S. Theretofore, the American company introduced the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S on 10 September 2013. 5S comes with new features such as fingerprint sensor that makes it better choice compared to the past iPhone series. Apart from this, it looks the same as iPhone 5 in size and design but it is loaded with new color paint in Gold option and a faster 64- bit processor that makes this Smartphone the best iPhone ever in performance. When the phone came in India, It hit the Indian shores with a high price tag, Rs 53,500. But currently, Apple iPhone 5s (Space Grey, 16GB) is available around Rs 17,000/ Amazon India. The iPhone 5S price can vary on Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm and other e commerce websites.
Is the iPhone 5S still worthy to buy in 2018
The answer of this question depends on your use case scenario and what you want from a smartphone. It can range from a resounding yes to an absolute no. Even in 2017, the iPhone 5S is an extremely capable smartphone and it will be still worthy in 2018. The iPhone 5s offers a dynamic performance as It runs on Apple’s A7 processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM, a 1,558mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor and a 64-bit processor. So these features make it still worthy to buy in 2018.
iPhone 5S Review: Design and Display
The American company is made this iPhone as it as replica of the iPhone 5 with old same trusted design and ratina display. It comes with 4-inch 640×1136 display; diamond cut aluminum body, glass panel and chamfered edges that make it strong. If you love iPhone 5 than you will automatically love 5S as it comes compact size as well as iPhone 5. And its compact size can become also good choice of yours. It is featured with same weight 112g and dimensions 123.8×58.6×7.6mm.
There are no changes except paint schemes including gold and space grey. If you hold it once in your hand, it gives you as royal touch to your hand as it is built with more light and thin compared to other flagships. You can capture your memories in nights as it comes with a double LED flash with rear camera. This smart-phone is featured home button with metal ring whose you can use for unlock phone by fingerprint sensor. It is also loaded with 3.3mm headphone jack at the bottom that makes it different from other phones.
Mini dock connector
In the iPhone 5s, the mini-dock connector has been featured compared to its previous version. In the previous version, there was a 30 pin connector. Let us notify you even before, the iPhone’s Dock Connector has been discussing about its size.
In the iPhone 5, new earpads have been provided, so they provide more convenience than the previous headphones. With the help of acoustic technology in the new headphones, its sound quality is quite good compared to the previous version.
Apple launched this smart phone with iOS 7.0, but recently the firm has introduced 10.3.3 iOS version for iPhone 5S on July 19, 2017. The Apple iPhone 5s is powered by 1.3GHz dual-core Apple A7 (64-bit ARMv8) processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM.
iPhone 5S Camera Review
The flagships, iPhone 5 and 5S have similar camera with 8-MP specification, but the Apply has approached to improve camera quality in 5S by changing some significant improvements. The iPhone 5S sports a new 8 megapixel iSight camera with the new camera app allowing fast continuous shooting and recording of slow-motion videos.
The 8 megapixel back-illuminated sensor is 15% larger than the sensor used in the iPhone 5, and a fixed f/2.2 aperture lens which lets in even more light. You can take four images and combining the best parts as the camera has great feature called image stabilization. The iPhone 5S is capable of shooting at 10 fps. The camera app has a limited number of modes. The photo app includes the ability to shoot HDR images. You can also apply one of 8 photo filters such as mono and chrome. You can shoot square pictures as well as 360 panoramas. The True Tone flash combines a white and an amber LED to adjust the flash intensity and colour temperature to light your subject perfectly. All images are geotagged automatically. Videos are recorded in full 1080p HD. The 3x digital zoom is available during recording and you can also record slow-motion 720p HD videos at 120 fps. Pictures can be taken during video recording. The camera is loaded with continuous burst mode that makes you able to take 10 pictures per second. In sort, its camera quality is awesome.
iPhone 5S Storage Option
The flagship comes with 3 memory options includes 16GB, 32GB, 64GB. The price of this phone varies according to its storage capacity. The iPhone 5S with 16Gb comes at Rs 16,781 in India and 32GB or 64BG respectively Rs. 34,440 and 69999.
iPhone 5s comes with two alert types including vibration and proprietary ringtones. You can put this phone on loudspeaker. You can listen your favorite tracks by plunging earphones in 3.3mm jack with 16-bit/44.1 kHz audio.
- Loudspeaker: Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 67dB
- Audio quality: Noise -91.3dB / Crosstalk -76.5dB
iPhone 5S Battery Life
iPhone 5 launched with improved battery backup, but still it has a limited battery life. Apple extends battery life of its every new phone. So, while iPhone 5S launched in the market, it came with 1440 mAh battery. This smart-phone boosts the battery performance as it comes with a few things includes the M7 processor.
The iPhones 5s’s battery life is around 9 to 10 hours including including streaming video, gaming, browsing, calls, taking pictures and video and listening to music. Impressively steaming, 720p video at half screen brightness seemed to tax the battery very little, with only 3% disappearing in half an hour. And only 4% battery consumes in 30 minutes while you listen music.
Playing music stored locally using the included Earpods at high volume saw of a 4% drop in 30 mins.
Have a look on some points about battery and its life:
- Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh)
- Stand-by: Up to 225 h (2G/3G)
- Talk time: Up to 8 h (2G/3G)
- Music play: Up to 40 h
iPhone 5S Review: Security/Extra Features
As we all, the American company, Apple introduces their mobiles effortless features. 5S comes with a finger-print scanner called Touch ID that is integrated into the metal ring around the iPhone 5S’s menu button. You can program upto 5 finger into Touch ID (they can be just yours or yours and trusted other people). It is very beneficial for the people who may be frustrated by repeated pass code entry.
iphone 5s Competition
iPhone 5S rivals with Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S7, LG G3, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy J3, Huawei P9 lite, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, Google Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy J5.
iPhone 6: It also gives a tough competition to iPhone 5S as iPhone 6 is loaded larger 4.7-inch screen and a whole new look, with a thinner, curvier design.
iPhone 6S: It comes with a different and altogether more modern design to the iPhone 5S. It’s also a lot more powerful. The iPhone 6S is featured 12MP camera, a larger 4.7-inch screen, better battery life and innovative new display tech in the form of 3D Touch.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Sony is also known for supplying compact smartphones like Apple. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact gets a 4.6-inch 720p screen, which is larger than the one on the iPhone 5S. The phone also same price of the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5S price in India
The iPhone 5S price has been decreased a lot of. Currenlty the smartphone is available on eBay India at Rs 9420 (16 GB), 14,990 (32 GB) and 16,599 (64GB).
iPhone 5S Verdict: Why You Adopt It
Now the BIG question still remains: should you buy this? That’s a tricky question. Now if you are looking for a 4-inch display phon, then yes; this model is best for you. But if you are confusing between iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 in term of display size then you should go for iPhone 6. When we talk today’s smart phones, the iPhone 5S has a limited scope in 2017 as it is lack of NFC payments and storage capacity. There is no doubt, that the iPhone 5s was a great phone for 2013 and 2014 and is a fine phone for 2015.
- Powerful 64-bit core
- Touch ID is a real step up
- Excellent camera
- Compact, perfect for single handed use
- Screen is very good under direct sunlight
- No longer the latest iPhone
- No screen tech change
- Battery life could be longer
- No memory card slot
- Appear like the old iPhone