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Apple iPhone 5s smartphone

 
Approximate retail price:
$550
Summary:

The Apple iPhone 5s is a smartphone that runs on the iOS operating system. It has a 4-inch touch-screen display, an 8.0-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.

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About - Apple iPhone 5s

The Apple iPhone 5s is a smartphone that runs on the iOS operating system. It has a 4-inch touch-screen display, measures 4.9 by 2.3 by 0.3 inches and weighs 4.0 ounces.

The iPhone 5s has an 8-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

This Apple phone has a standard 3.5mm jack. It has 16, 32, or 64GB of built-in memory.

About This Brand

Apple's smartphones have gone through years of conservative, incremental updates, but its latest models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, catch up to device offerings from other phone makers in a serious way. The revamping includes a larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen respectively, a better battery life, enhanced messaging capabilities, and smart tweaks to their keyboard interfaces. Their Touch ID fingerprint, which promises a safe transaction while eliminating the need to type in a PIN or perform other cumbersome steps, now support the new Apple Pay-wallet service.

Features & Specs - Apple iPhone 5s
info Other providers Consumer Cellular, Credo Mobile, U.S Cellular, Ting
info Total storage provided (GB) 16, 32, 64
info Camera (megapixels) 8
info Camera recording resolution 1080p
info Touch screen Yes
info QWERTY keyboard Yes
info Document editing No
info Music player Yes
info Voice command Yes
info GPS navigation Yes
info LTE Yes
info Wi-Fi Web, data, voice
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User Reviews - Apple iPhone 5s
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Gets better with each IOS upgrade; battery life issues
7/26/2015
Pros
Doesn't Fail
Great for music
Great size
Nice screen
Plenty of apps
Rock Solid Ios
Cons
Battery life
Best Uses
Your Primary Phone
Comment:
IOS is rock-solid stable. iTunes backup works seamlessly. <br />I've only had to reboot the phone once in a year. My previous Android phones crashed often. Phone works intuitively and I love its modest size (fits everywhere). A case is *mandatory* but I've found thin, flexible cases that don't add much to its size. Fingerprint security feature adds convenience once you've set it up properly. IOS still doesn't let you set non-disturb times by the day...that's annoying. Also, the manual don't disturb switch on the phone's side is a blessing and a curse (when you forget you've set it). NOTE: You must be pro-active to not drain the battery. Keep your display only as bright as you absolutely need; disable apps that want to stay on even when you don't need them. GPS-enabled Aps like Waze will drain your battery fast. Such pro-active mgmt will be a pain for those who aren't tech types.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Good on the internet, not as good as a phone
7/22/2015
Pros
Good quality screen
Cons
Easy To Turn Off Ringer
Hard To Press Edges
Microphone Pickup
Best Uses
Personal use
Comment:
It works well in general, quite well for internet use, but it is not as good as a phone, certainly not as good as my old Blackberry. It also has a bad habit of being too easy to turn the ring volume off. I have no idea how I manage to inadvertently slide the recessed lever down but it happens much too often. The touch element is not the best along the edges, which can also be annoying at times.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
the perfect track record
7/2/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
The 5S is quite the phone, and computer. Beautifully packaged, and over time it reminds the user why it's a great product.<br /><br />I'll come clean here. I've got a massive background in writing computer software. Have written and designed huge financial software packages that handle billions upon billions of dollars. One of the things that simply go unreported in reviews of cell phones is this: they're computers, with audio transceivers attached almost as afterthoughts.<br /><br />Say what you will about the company called Apple, it's utterly diligent about keeping its users at the latest operating system possible. This has lots of ramifications, the main one being that the latest and most reliable security protocols are loaded to your smartphone as soon as possible. One of the reasons I went with Apple is that other companies can be lax about getting their users on the most secure operating systems, and that could bring liabilities into how those phones interface with banking accounts, e-mail, and so on. So, from a computer person, it's not only about the hardware, but about the software too.<br /><br />Apple is renown for having great and up-to-date software, and, regardless of which brand of smartphone you like, be DARNED SURE your model has an operating system that's consistently downloaded, without you having to search for the update.<br /><br />The Apple 5S is great, and works perfectly for what I need. Will I buy another Apple iPhone? Yup, when my carrier's contract expires. I'll get an Apple. The 5S will be great when I trade it in, but I'm a computer guy and will get the latest Apple because I'm a computer guy, and I buy the latest stuff when it's convenient. Maybe there'll be a better option at the time, hardware-wise, but hardware-wise + software-wise? I'd guess not.<br /><br />Best wishes, wherever you go.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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