Apple iPhone 5S Price, Review, Features and Specifications

By | Dec 15, 2015


Apple iPhone 5S was launched in the year 2013 alongside with Apple iPhone 5C and featured with better specs and amazing design than its predecessor. The phone comes with a processor that is twice as fast as its predecessors topped with an amazing camera and Apple’s voice assistant Siri; the phone still captures people’s attention. IPhone 5S was launched having 4-inch (diagonal) LED display with IPS technology and a blazingly fast A7 chip processor, even though the newer versions of Apple smartphones like 6S comes with an A9 chip but it doesn’t matter as the A7 chip works perfectly for the 5S phone. For people who want to afford an iPhone with budget restrictions, Apple iPhone 5S will serve great as Apple iPhone 5S price do not let you compromise on your pocket.

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apple iphone

Design Specifications

The Apple iPhone is made completely of industrial grade aluminum and gives a very premium and robust feeling when used. The build quality is fantastic with its diamond rolled edges and timeless design the phone has a marvelous appearance. The home button present at the rear side of the front panel is a type of metal ring that has a fingerprint scanner embedded into it, which the Apple calls as the Touch ID. The Touch ID serves great as it saves you from the hassle to enter the pin or make a pattern open the phone. The Touch ID is also used for verifying purchase done through the phone; there is also a unique placement of earphone jack that is provided at the bottom of the phone, unlike other smartphones that provide them at the top of their phones. The Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on the screen saves it from all types of scratches and resists smudge.

The phone is very handy as its dimensions are 4.87×2.31×0.30 inches, which make it very easier to fit in almost all types of pocket. The phone is lightweight, weighing just 112 grams, thus can be used for long periods of time without any problems. Two color variants are available for the phone, namely gray and silver.

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Display Features of Apple iPhone 5S

The phone is provided with 16:9 Retina display with 4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen. The phone has a multi-touch display with IPS technology, providing a screen resolution of 1136×640 pixels at 326 ppi. The phone provides support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously. The display is very crisp and produces vibrant colors that do not get pixelated when zoomed. Even at the maximum brightness the phone manages to display a balanced look with no saturation and amazing color accuracy. The display is 4 inches long, so multitasking could be a problem and watching videos and playing games could become less appealing. Overall the display is one of the good features of the phone.

Memory Storage

The Apple iPhone 5S is provided with 16 GB of internal storage in its lowest model in terms of memory storage while the best model has 32 GB of internal memory, there is no Card slot provided in the phone so you cannot increase the memory externally. The phone is provided with a 1 GB RAM.


The Apple iPhone 5S is powered with Apple’s A7 Chipset having 1.3 GHz Cortex Dual-core processor. The A7 chip is really powerful, even though the processor looks weak on paper compared to the heavy processors found in most of the smartphones these days. Apps and games play seamlessly while the device’s performance is backed by the amazing result, it gets on the PC benchmark tests done on it. The 64 Bit processor used in the phone provide a top quality encryption that is backed by Touch ID feature, making the device very safe for keeping important document and images. The M7 processor provided in the phone basically controls all the sensors provided in the phone and deals with the motion capture information provided by the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. The use of M7 chip poses a risk of unnecessary battery drain. Games are played with amazing quality as the image it produces gives a pure gaming pleasure.

Camera Features

The Apple iPhone 5S is provided with an 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels and ƒ/2.2 aperture that provides more light for the sensors to take amazingly detailed pictures. In broad daylight, the camera captures high-quality images that are full of color and details. The primary camera works decent with dim lights, as the images lack a little bit of detail and color, but with the True Tone flash provided with the camera works great as it captures original images unlike the Xenon or Led flash that tend to add unnatural color in the images shot in the dark. The front camera comes with additional features that include local tone mapping, Noise reduction, Backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus, Tap to focus, Face detection, Panorama (up to 28 megapixels), Auto image stabilization, Burst mode, Photo geotagging etc. The front camera captures 1.2-megapixel photos with ƒ/2.4 aperture and records videos at 720p HD video. The video is recorded at 1080p HD at 30 fps. The Slo-Mo feature of the phone is one of the best features of the phone.



Battery Backup Life

The phone is provided with Built-in 1560 mAh rechargeable lithium‑ion battery that works decent enough. The phone works for around 10 hours if used moderately while the battery seems to behave differently for various functions done on the phone. The Battery is the one place this phone is not at par with other smartphones in the market.

Technology Aspects

The Apple iPhone 5S runs on the iOS 7 platform, which again is one of the most significant updates as compared to the original. The user interface is totally revamped its design is totally upgraded to use the new design for icons and apps topped with a series of new features, like ‘swipe to right’ gesture. The Control Center is introduced in iOS 7 that serves as one place access to all the settings used in the phone. One needs to get accustomed to using the new UI, Apple’s virtual voice assistant, Siri, is very accurate as it can get information from various sources like Wikipedia or Twitter. You can choose between the male or female version of Siri’s voice, but the full potential  of the voice assistant cannot be used in India as many features are unavailable in India.


Apple iPhone 5S is the best smartphone available in the market for people who want to feel the Apple’s luxurious smartphone on a budgeted price. iPhone 5 offers amazing features like Siri and Facetime and with its current price in India slashed down due to the launch of higher models, the phone qualifies as a best buy. The phone has received a feature score of 60 on which is a little more than average and from the users side, the phone has received a review score of 59 which gives it a positive outlook. While no change in price is suggested by the Pricejugaad in a future month, so if you are planning to buy it now is the best time.

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