I have been using this phone for about two years. There are lots of good things about this phone. First the touch ID is amazing and fast and easy to use. You can use it in app store, itune and the password for your phone. You can register more that one fingerprint, I think this is good because in case the finger you use is bleeding or hurt, you can use another. The speed is very fast even after two years, comparing to my old phone which was a Sony. However, 16 GB is not big enough if you wants to download lots of apps. I have downloaded 14 apps and I have got 2 GB left. I am amazing at the screen, because I have dropped my phone on a concrete floor once and the screen is as good as new, there weren't a scratch, however the case was smashed. However, this is controversial because someone I knew who also use an iPhone 5s, and her screen smashed a few days after she got it. And someone else, he is already on his fourth screen. But this phone is still amazing, it can do nearly everything the new iPhone 6s can do, except from apple pay etc. Another thing is that the storage space got taken up by lots of Apple installed app, so it's not really 16 GB. But the weight id quite good, I don't know the exact weight, but it's very light and will fits exactly on your palm. You can use it with one hand. Overall this IS an amazing phone.
Excellent product I am extremely happy with this product! The fastest moving smart phone I have ever used, its reliable and really easy to use, I got for my birthday so it is a really good birthday present. I was really sceptical with touch screen phones as I preferred old fashioned ( I had really be experience with touch phone previously) phone but if I could learn how to use it so everybody can:) Its like having small computer with you all the time:) I have heard that people are complaining about battery life but I have been using this smart phone for over a year now and I am still very happy , no problems with it at all. the size of the phone is just great, not to small not to big, you can put it to your pocket and it is not bordering you at all, and you can choose from range of colours its just amazing:) I tend to drop phones very easily and I dropped it so many time and nothing happened, still in one peace, the only down site is the screen when you don't put screen protector on it you may scratch it a little bit so be careful and take care of it please. Camera in that phone works just great!
I have this phone at the moment and cannot wait to upgrade, the phone itself looks lovely in the gold that I have it, there are lots of choices in cases as well, although getting the 16gb was a huge mistake as the memory has been full for a long time, and I don't have any music on it! The battery life is nothing to write home about, if you are going on a trip and want to use it to play on then I hope there are sockets on your train! The camera is my favourite part because of the different effects, the pano and square options and the quality of the pictures. It is very annoying that you cant bluetooth, and you have to do a lot of messing to get a free ringtone in your favourite song! The size of the phone for me is perfect because I have small hands! The competitor Samsung S5 is far too large for me, I can't use it properly with tiny hands. The selection of apps is brilliant, better that Android! I do enjoy the status symbol that carrying your Iphone gives, and the sleek design. If you want the phone for music, this one ideal, my partner steals it to use with his SMS 50 headphones on Spotify, the base and clarity of the music is second to none, it isn't even replicated with the Ipods. The IOS system is easy to use, nice and straight forward for everyone, even my Nan can do the basics.
All in all, if you want an Iphone, get one with a large memory and ensure you have the patience to mess around with ringtones, or be ready to pay for the pleasure.
I am a fellow Apple user and have been using IPhone since the IPhone Touch. My first IPhone was the IPhone 4 and I then moved on to the IPhone 5s.
I will mainly compare my experience with 4 and 5s in relation to use and compare the design aspect with 4, 5 and 5s.
> Design <
Compared to the 4 the 5S is slightly thinner but is longer due to having a bigger screen (this is better to watch films and TV shows on). There is no difference if you compare it to the 5.
The screen resolution and density is better if you are comparing the 4 to 5S but there is no difference between the 5 and 5s. This goes for the weight as well.
IPhone 5S comes in metallic colours like black, silver and gold. Nice to have a change from the basic colours that IPhone usual give us (not including the 5C).
> Use <
The same as all other IPhones really, nothing knew to report.
The touch screen I found was better than the 4 but I did find that it can be a little sensitive. Just one light brush and it presses something but I would prefer that rather than struggling to type a word.
The apps are good as well, being on a clearer screen makes using them more fun.
The main camera is the same as 5 (8 megapixel) but has added features. The front facing camera is better than the 4, not as blurry and definitely clearer but unfortunately the same as the 5 (1.2 MP).
> Battery Life <
This is the main thing that bugs me about the 5S, the battery life on it is horrendous! I have to carry around a portable charger and charging cables in case it runs out of battery and the worst part is when my battery is on a % lower than 20% is just switches off and I can't switch it back on without putting it on charge, sometimes it does it when I have over 20%. The battery is constantly draining which is fine because I use my IPhone a lot but I didn't have this problem with my IPhone 4 and I used it just as much.
> Software <
The software is fine in regards of speed and everything but the thing that bothers me is the constant updating! Having to delete all my music and photos to make sure I have enough room for the update and if I decide not to update my phone is unusable in a sense that it is slow, it freezes and things stop working!
> Overall <
As much as I complain, the IPhone 5S is a good phone, because I changed from 4 to 5S there was a massive difference.
However if you are changing from a 5 I would definitely wait for the 6/6S.
I absolutely love my iPhone 5, it does everything I need it to do and more. Its very easy to use and its great how quickly you can access the internet and social media sites. The only issues I have had with the iPhone is that battery life is very poor. My first iPhone 5 was faulty and would turn off at random times which was very annoying and unreliable. However, I did get the phone swapped and I am not having that problem again yet.
The touchscreen is very good and accurate, you don't find yourself sitting there pressing the screen multiple times to get the phone to do something, which is a bonus!
There is always someone to talk to if you are feeling a bit lonely, they go by the name of Siri. I am not quite sure if they are a man or woman but whatever floats your boat. Siri helps you find information from the internet, book appointments in your calendar or Siri can even call one of yours friends for you. However, please be careful doing this as Siri does tend to get quite jealous.
I love the calculator on the iPhone. When the phone is held in a portrait you have a basic calculator with big buttons which you are able to clearly see. On the other hand, if you turn the phone landscape a very complicated calculator will appear with smaller buttons which you may need a stylus for if you have chubby fingers like myself.
The final thing I would like to talk about is the imessage. You can use the imessage with another iPhone user, unfortunately all of your Nokia friends will not be able to join in with the imessage group chats you have with your other iPhone friends.
The iPhone 5S's aluminum body feels both premium and strong, yet figures out how to remain inconceivably light. The square edges that looked so bleeding edge in 2013 now look somewhat outdated. The adjusted corners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feel better in your grasp in light of the fact that they're gentler.
I drive a ton and have no issue holding the 5S for drawn out stretches of time. I've even returned back to perusing books on my telephone, something I haven't accomplished for a considerable length of time. Would I lean toward a greater screen? Yes, I have get to be utilized to bigger telephones, yet the little size of the iPhone makes it amazingly pocketable and truly simple to use on the go. A decent case helps, as well. While I wasn't in a flash enchanted by Apple's cowhide one I've become usual to it. It does patinas rapidly – something I like as I have a somewhat of a vintage calfskin fixation, yet it won't be to everybody's tast
The best part of iphone 5s is the Touch ID
iPhone 5S has its secret weapon. It is a unique finger impression scanner called Touch ID, watchfully incorporated into the metal ring around the iPhone 5S's menu catch.
This could undoubtedly have been a trick, a highlight that offers a considerable measure of promoting potential with minimal utilitarian utilization, similar to the back catches on the LG G2. Thankfully Apple has committed no error with it, simply the way Sony has figured out how to split waterproofing a telephone with the Xperia Z1.
At first you have to set up your fingers or thumbs to be perceived. This takes around 30 seconds and includes tapping the catch over and again while the unpredictable forms of your fingerprints are mapped. You can mean five fingers, whether they're all your own or somebody you need to share access wit
I finally moved to an iPhone in march 2014 and finally feel its time to write a valid review, because I've had a constant problem with phones going crazy or not working after a year.
I had huge expectations of the iPhone, having come from other brands, and owning other apple products, i expected big things from the iPhone. I chose the iPhone 5s because at the time it was the highest spec, with touch, meaning it unlocks with a thumb print. I decided to go for the 16gb model, because it was the cheaper one, and i thought it would be enough with me deciding that i would not store all my music on there, and that is where i made a large mistake. I constantly find myself having to clear out my memory because I've got too many pictures or songs on there, alongside the apps taking up a lot of space (which you need to delete and then reinstall to get rid of the excess memory taken up), because its not actually 16gb, its around 12gb that is free. I wish i had gone for 32gb because I'm fed up of deleting things all the time.
The screen of the phone is fantastic, the retina means you cant see any pixels, everything is smooth, now whenever i look at non iPhones, i really notice the difference. Alongside this, the camera is great too for a mobile. really clear photos, but the only thing i would say is there is no setting to change the default camera to macro, so it is harder to get close up shots.
There is such a diverse range of apps from the app store which is a massive bonus for the iPhone and apple in general, because they all work particularly well, and I have had no issues with the phone being slow. It just works! Even after a year, with several apps open, it has no trouble running, which is a problem i have encountered with other phones in the past
The iPhone is so simple to use.. it doesnt really come with instructions, you can look them up online, but the best thing to do is play around with it, its just so simple and really easy to operate. Although the features could now be potentially seen behind some of apple's competitors, the phone just works, and continues to do so past my expectations.
I thought going from a larger phone to the 5s would be difficult in terms of texting etc, but its been a really easy transition and its really easy to use, which autocorrect helps.
I use my phone A LOT, and I'm not particularly happy with the battery life. I can easily run it down in half a day whilst my dad sits there and brags about his sony experia lasting at least 3 days.
It seems pretty rugged so far which is always a plus!
I sincerely now would consider never using another phone brand, but on that note you do pay the price. Apple products, and in particular the phone, are incredibly expensive, but for me its worth it, and i cant wait to upgrade to the next one, but I would like something that has more space, and unfortunately, with more space, comes more price!
Having tried various phones and brands over the years Apple and the Iphone 5S is by far my favourite. It is user friendly and has a wide range of apps in the app store also to say it isn't a phone that is based solely around the camera it holds its own when taking and printing photos.
It helps everyday life with little things such as a shopping list app, maps, weather apps etc all the little things that make your day just a little easier.
Iphones in general are by far the superior phone on the market and the 5S seems as current now as it was when it was first released.
After losing my iPhone 5, I had to fork out for yet another one sadly.
I chose a 5s. I got the 16GB due tot he hefty price tag, but found that it filled up really quickly so I had to delete all my apps pretty much and delete a lot of photos once I have uploaded them to social media sites. I really like the touch ID thumbprint thing, but it only works on one of my thumbs which is a bit annoying sometimes. Also I dislike how you have to put a passcode in when you turn the phone on - defeats the point in having a thumbprint lock really if you ask me.
My battery is starting to die after just six months - definitely doesn't last as long as it used to and it often turns off before reaching 1% which is incredibly annoying (what is the point in a percentage bar if it doesn't even let you know when your phone will ACTUALLY die?).
There really is not alternative for an Apple iPhone on the market in my eyes. Sadly. I really hate how all my iPhones die and freeze all the time, but for apps and stuff there is no competition. I wish that my iPhone had a better battery and did not freeze ALL the time but there is nothing better on the market in my eyes at the moment, especially due to the fact that so many people have Apple iPhones.
All in all, an ok phone but pricey and the battery life thing is really annoying.
Here is the great instalment of Apple technology, now a little old, however it still offers everything that is useful to any consumer.
As an owner of this device for the past year, I feel I’ve had quite the opportunity to unveil its strengths and weaknesses. In my opinion this phone is brilliant and there is no need to upgrade to any other iPhone because this is compatible with all updates and the only other reasonable changes that apply with the newer models, are the: Camera Quality, Storage Capacity, Processor Speed and Shape of the actual phone.
To address these:
Camera Quality - The camera quality on this phone is satisfactory and if you really wanted to take some brilliant pictures then you would buy a dedicated camera.
Storage Capacity - If 16GB isn’t enough for you then you can easily purchase this same model phone with the other capacities of either 32GB and 64GB.
Processor Speed - This phone is pretty fast in itself and the only way it will start to struggle if you have 101 things going on in the background that you aren’t even using, so just use your phone smartly.
Shape of the phone - Woopy Doo?! I’m sure most people don’t care about the shape of their phone as long as its comfy in the hands and pocket and not too small or too big. The iPhone 5S does not meet any of those disadvantages.
In my opinion, this is a must buy for anyone who is looking for a new Smart Phone that’ll do everything they want/need. An even more important point is that these phones are now very cheap! Take a look at my Specific Criteria ratings for a deeper understanding of my personal thoughts of the iPhone 5S’ functionality.
The only thing I have to say bad about this phone is:
Fingerprint Technology - Really? This can’t be a realistically defining feature, its just a fingerprint scanner that adds security, which is pretty much pointless because you still have the passcode lock function available to anyone who wanted to get into your device. If you agree with this then I suggest that you buy the Apple iPhone 5 model (previous model) instead of this one.
This iphone is made by Apple so you know you will get a quality piece of tech , they have a reputation of making simple quality products that give you a premium feel. The iPhone 5s has a flawless design that is very easy on the eyes and a joy to use and show off. It has hundreds of thousands of apps that are all great quality and all add to the premium feel of the iphone. It has a nice feature in Touch ID which worked extremely well but took a long time to respond now it just dosent respond. It works better than android phones because it seems like it was designed for this specific phone while in android it is all messed up and just not perfect like in ios. It has a 8 mega pixel camera and 64 bit processor which both in turn make your phone handle heavier and more powerful stuff and the camera performs much better than other cameras with 8 mega pixel shutters even better than the samsung galaxy s5 camera. It has a 4 inch screen which is little on the small size but it is great for people with smaller hands or pockets. It is still decent as not everyone likes big phones. It isn't as easy to brake as previous iPhones but it can still break really easily and get scratched from the smallest things . You can buy a brand new iphone 5s from amazon for £420 or you could wait a month or so for the new iphone that is going to come out soon or wait till then to get this iphone for a much reduced price.i would definately recommend it as it is a great phone.
The latest Iphone model from Apple is inarguably one of the fastest and most reliable handsets on the market today. It has everything you would expect from previous Iphone models and a lot more. It handles Apple’s newer operating system (IOS7) perfectly though some have been disappointed with its complete new design and layout, whereas others have welcomed it with much Joy.
Compared to most Android operating handsets, the 5S does not slow or lag once you start building up a collection of downloaded apps. This is something that gives it an advantage over Android, which is usually a direct competitor to IOS phones. Now with even multitasking functions built in Apple have worked hard to match many features that historically drew potential purchasers to away to its Andoid competitors.
The screen size of 4 inches is seen as a downgrade from previous models though myself personally, I have not missed the extra inch or noticed any downgrade in quality or user experience.
The battery has been improved and compared to previous models it is good, but not amazing. If you are a heavy user (like many iphone owners are) you will still find yourself running for charger points as you continuously watch your remaining battery power dwindle.
The camera itself is hailed as amazing at 8 megapixels. However pixels are not everything; processing capability itself plays a big part in camera quality and compared to the Galaxy S4 the Iphone 5S cannot produce the level of detail to compete; it is good though I myself have found that the Galaxy rival handset produces much more detail in the picture.
The Iphone also introduces TouchID which many have seen as a fantastic and revolutionary advancement. Though at present it has been riddled with problems, security fears and has already been proven to be easily overridden leaving your phone wide open, should it fall into the wrong hands. For this reason I have opted to rely more on the more traditional pin lock method.
Memory storage can be an issue; as like the battery, memory is built in and there is no functionality for boosting this with SD cards. It is true that handsets can come with different storage capacities. But use that up and you will soon find your phone clogged up.
When considering all of these state of the art features and new innovations built into the phone, many my find the price still hard to swallow at £549.00. If you want to go for higher memory storage then you will see an additional £80.00 per ‘level’ (16g, 32g, etc.) For myself, I really like the phone and enjoy using it and utilising the majority of its functionality. However with that said, I would find it really hard to justify paying such an exuberant amount of money for something that will become outdated within 12 months.
I was excited to get my mitts on the new iPhone 5s, having had a 4s for two years. Upon receipt of the item, the usual slick Apple packaging is present,. I forgot how to put the SIM card in, so had to call for assistance! you don''t really get instructions in the box, you are expected to go online for these which could be frustrating if this is your only internet accessible device. You have to use a small and fiiddly tool to poke into the side and a little tray then emerges for you to put the SIM card in. The rest of the set up process was similar to the 4s and the phone screen walks you through the process. Looks wise, the phone is lovely, thinner than the 4s but slightly longer. Screen is glass so best to buy a screen protector for safety. Functionality again is quite similar. I have noticed performance to be less reliable as the phone crashes quite frequently., this may be down to the version of the operating system. Touch screen is very responsive and user interface the same as with all apple iPhones or iPads. It is pretty intuitive to be honest so I think even those scared of technology should find it accessible. I haven''t noticed a difference in the quality of the camera between the 4s and the 5s which has disappointed me somewhat as I use this feature regularly. The fingerprint sensor was a bit unreliable and annoyed me so I took it off and just use a pin code. Siri is a bit of a novel feature - as your personal virtual assistant but not that useful! I would recommend the phone but if there is a vast different in price, I would suggest going for the 4s as the features are not that different to warrant a huge price difference.
Now I have to admit I was always a Blackberry fan, I loved the Blackberry and I especially loved Blackberry messenger as most of my friends were on it. I used to have big heated discussions with iPhone lovers about how I would always stick to a Blackberry...well until about two years ago that is. The Blackberry was starting to die out, friends were switching over to the iPhone and they weren't bringing any spectacular new devices out, it all got a bit boring. So when it got to upgrade time I got offered a good deal on the 4s and decided to give it a go....and I fell in love and understood why so many people love the iPhones. I had been converted. Recently it was time again for an upgrade so off I went and got a brand new shiny iPhone 5s.
The Technical bit:
The iPhone 5s measures 4.87 inches by 2.31 inches, so slightly longer than my 4s but only 7.6mm in depth and weighing 112 grams so noticeably lighter. It has a retina display which basically refers to the screen having pixels that are so closely packed that the human eye won't be able to make out individual pixels which makes viewing liquid clear.
What's new with the 5s is that it has an inbuilt A7 chip that gives you CPU and graphics performance up to two times faster than the A6 chip. The A7 chips also makes the iPhone 5s the first 64 bit smartphone in the world. The 5s also has a new M7 coprocessor which is designed to measure motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass so it knows when you are walking, running or driving. The 5s new features also include a fingerprint sensor on the home button that you can set up to use when unlocking the phone or to purchase items from the Apple Store.
The camera hasn't really improved much from the 4s, it still has an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording. The only new features are the new true tone flash, sapphire crystal lens cover, image stabilisation and burst mode and when you video there is now a 3x zoom. The front FaceTime camera has slightly improved now producing 1.2mp photos and 720p HD video recording there is also a new backlight illumination sensor.
Of course the 5s still has Siri, and with the new iOS 7 it features a redesigned interface and fades into view on top of whatever is on your screen. Its faster at answering questions and checks more sources to find what you're after. Siri takes on extra tasks, like returning calls, playing voicemail and adjusting the screen brightness.
The battery life has slightly improved with up to 10 hours talk time on 3G and standby time is up to 250 hours.
What's in the box?
* iPhone 5s with iOS 7
* Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
* Lightning to USB Cable
* USB Power Adapter
I quite like the 5s, when I first picked it up it felt lighter and looked a little more impressive than my previous 4s and as with all new phones I wanted to make sure it didn't get scratched or broken so went out and brought a case and it still looks nice and smart even in the case. Although the phone has scratch resistant sapphire glass to prevent small scratches, if you are keeping it in a bag or pocket with keys and coins it could still scratch the screen also buying a case or bumper will help if you accidently drop it. After all, the phone is worth around £500 so best to protect it as much as you can!
I like the new operating system, iOS7, its looks more colourful and the control centre which you get by swiping your finger up from the bottom of the screen, is really handy as you can access the flashlight, timer, calculator and camera easily as well as AirDrop which allows you to quickly share photos etc from any apps with a share button and whatever you share is encrypted so its secure. I have used this feature once and found it very handy instead of having to go through messaging or email services. The control centre can be used when your phone is locked or when you are on other apps and want to access one of the features quickly. I have to say, the control centre has been the most useful thing for me on iOS7. It was also easy to navigate around the screen and you can make your own folders to store different types of apps which is helpful.
Although the camera is still 8 megapixels I have found pictures come out slightly better than the 4s although the flash blinds people a bit! FaceTime is clearer too, before it looked quite low quality but now you can tell there has been an improvement and it has resulted in a clearer image.
I found it easy to set up the iPhone 5s, I had already backed my 4s up on the iCloud. When you first receive the phone it already has some charge which is handy and then you go through the step by step set up instructions which is simple enough. If you have backed up information from an older model there is an option to restore this. Once restored all my information and apps were there I just needed to sign into the apps again. I'd never used the iCloud before this but found it very simple and a great feature.
The only slightly annoying thing is that the cable has changed from my 4s so these are now redundant and I will need to purchase the new cables for the car and work. No big deal though. All in all I really like the 5s, whilst not too much of an improvement from my previous 4s, it looks great, works well and is easy to use.
Now before you read I have to admit that I am an apple addict. I look forward to the latest releases with much anticipation and I will be the first to admit that Apple can probably do no wrong in my eyes. This is where a big 'but' should come in but to be honest I can't find any faults in the latest iphone. I have had this phone since November and still love it. The colour is really nice, not very strong but I think that is a bonus as it could look tacky otherwise. I have dropped it a couple of times since I have had it (I don't have a case) and there are a few small marks on the phone but I think they are what you would expect from dropping it!
The battery life isn't great if you use your phone a lot, sometimes I can end up charging my phone most days but I do use it quite a lot (5 hours a day sometimes). The finger sensor is great! I think it's such an added bonus and a nice easy way to unlock your phone! Sometimes I do have to move my thumb a few times for it to recognise my finger print but this is rare.
I won't go into details about the features because they are just the same as all the other iPhones, or at least I haven't noticed much difference!