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Apple iPhone 5S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1521 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and responsiveness. The camera and usability also get good reviews. Opinions about the connectivity and reception are different. There are some less positive views about the features and battery.

design, usability, camera, responsiveness, screen

battery, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 5S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 5S

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 265 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, portability, design, battery

reliability, features

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iPhone 5S TPU Gel Skin Case / Cover - ClearApple iPhone 5S UNLOCKED SIM FREE 64GB, Space GreyiPhone 5S TPU Gel Skin Case / Cover - Solid White

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 5S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, camera, design, responsiveness, portability

value for money, features, reception

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 5s, Gold 16GB (Unlocked)Apple iPhone 5s 32GB (Space Gray) - UnlockedApple iPhone 5s 64GB (Space Gray) - Unlocked

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iPhone 5S Review

 

The iPhone 5s has been out for some time, and we have had plenty of time to use it in the real world. As Apple's latest and greatest is it obviously a natural upgrade path for those who are happy […]

Apple’s greatest strength is its eco-system. If the same hardware was used to make an Android phone, the iPhone would not sell nearly as much. That is why a pure “hardware review” hits a wall. This is about the overall user experience, not just how...

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Review Apple iPhone 5S Smartphone

 

Fall is Apple season. One year after the iPhone 5, Apple releases its direct successor, the iPhone 5s. In terms of looks, this is not much more than a mere cosmetic update - the 4-inch IPS display and the chassis remain unchanged. There is only one...

Great performance, 64-bit architecture; Bright, colorful, naturally looking Retina display; Long battery life; Superb build quality, premium materials; Good EarPods (included); Surprisingly precise GPS module; Low emission and power consumption levels

Poor black levels, poor contrast ratio; Resolution could be better, screen size could be larger; Non-extendable internal storage; Expensive

Two other Apple smartphones, the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5c. Among Android handsets, the main competitors are the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z1 and the LG G2. The Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Nokia Lumia 925 are two of the best Windows...

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Apple iPhone 5s vs. LG G2 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020: War of the worlds

 

You know what they say - three is a crowd. On a second thought though, no one here's got romance on their mind. The three-horse race has had its highs and lows, but it's the playoffs and we got a front-row seat. It's not about heroes and villains...

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Apple iPhone 5s review: Step by step

 

It's that time of year again and Apple's in the usual record-breaking mood at the box-office. This is an S year in the Cupertino calendar but different enough - it may be that two phones instead of one account for almost double last year's record...

Quad-band GSM and quad-band or penta-band 3G support with 21 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps DC-HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; LTE support on all models and CDMA support when sold by CDMA carriers ; 4" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x...

Screen feels small by 2013 standards ; Very expensive without carrier subsidies ; TouchID is greatly underused ; No USB Mass Storage mode, iTunes required for data transfer ; No FM radio ; No expandable storage, sealed-in battery ; No NFC connectivity...

For half a decade Apple made just one iPhone a year and each was at least in the running for the best phone of the season. This year is different but at one point it seemed so for the wrong reasons. For a moment there, we thought Apple may have ended...

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Apple iPhone 5s

 

The iPhone 5s boasts a fantastic camera and an array of cutting edge technologies that make this compact smartphone a force to be reckoned with.

Excellent camera and flash; Lightning fast A7 processor; Fingerprint sensor works well; Solid and elegant design in new colors; Bright display

Relatively small screen; Below-average battery life; Limited camera features

From its fast A7 processor and fingerprint scanner to its intriguing motion-sensing M7 coprocessor,the iPhone 5s is a smartphone that both users and developers can grow into. It's practically future proof. We say practically because you can't stretch...

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Apple iPhone 5s (Verizon Wireless)

 

The iPhone 5s may be small, but it's packed with more power than any other smartphone on the market today. It's the best bet for anyone who wants a future-proof, forward-looking phone that runs an unbeatable array of apps.

Incredibly fast processor. Excellent camera. Easy-to-use Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Unmatched app selection

Small screen for an industry-leading smartphone

The iPhone 5s ($199 for 16GB with contract) is a tiny phone with a lot of room to grow. It's amazing how a 4-inch, 4-ounce smartphone is now considered small, but that's the world we live in. Underneath the diminutive hood, though, lies fearsome power....

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Apple iPhone 5S Review

 

There's never been more pressure on Apple to deliver the goods. The iPhone is still the world's most popular smartphone, but competition from Android devices like the HTC One, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z, LG G2, and upcoming Google Nexus 5 is fierce. All these...

Fantastic design, build quality ; First ever 64-bit processor ; Fingerprint sensor works great ; Always-on motion processor ; Improved camera ; iOS 7 has fresh look and features

Near-identical design to iPhone 5 ; Aluminum shell prone to dings ; Only 16GB of storage on $200 model (no MicroSD) ; Notification system is terrible

The iPhone 5S is an impressive phone on every level, filled with features that will only get better. The iPhone 5S of 2013 is awesome, but the iPhone 5S of 2014 may blow you away.

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iPhone 5s review

 

Forward-thinking. It's ironic that Apple's marketing slogan for the iPhone 5s invites us to look ahead to the future when, from the outside, the device

A7 chip offers fast performance and 64-bit support ; Touch ID works as advertised ; Global LTE support ; Improved camera

Last year's design ; Touch ID needs third-party support

The iPhone 5s is an evolution of the iPhone 5, and isn't necessarily a must-have. It ushers in new technologies that will soon be standard on all of Apple's devices. While most consumers will be happy with the 5c, the 5s is better-suited for gamers and...

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Apple iPhone 5S

 

I'm tempted to call the iPhone 5S the iPhone 5P, for "potential." This is Apple's half-step year, a rebuilding year. It's telegraphed by the name itself: adding an "S" versus giving the phone a whole new name. The 5S introduces technologies that could...

The iPhone 5S delivers an improved camera, a nifty fingerprint sensor, and a next-gen CPU and motion-tracking chip. Apple throws in the iWork app suite for free. iOS 7 adds some nice step-ups, too, including AirDrop file transfers and the Android-like...

External design is identical to that of the iPhone 5, including a 4-inch screen that looks downright tiny next to Android competitors. For now, the fingerprint sensor only works with Apple apps. The 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion-tracking chip don't...

The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.

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iPhone 5s Review

 

We've come to expect evolution not revolution from the “S” update to Apple's iPhone range, but the iPhone 5s could be enough to buck that trend. Inside the familiar metal casing beats a new processor, the Apple A7, making the iPhone 5s the first...

Would we pick the iPhone 5s over the iPhone 5c? In a heartbeat. The camera, convenience, and performance increases make that a no-brainer decision for smartphone power users. That trifecta of talents also makes a strong case against the top-tier...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE

Display

Display Technology:Retina
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Apple iOS
Operating System Version:IOS 7
Operator:A1 TELEKOM / MVNO / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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