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Apple iPhone 5S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1753 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The camera and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the reception and reliability. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and price.

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 264 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.

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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 382 user reviews of Apple iPhone 5S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, camera, design, screen, portability

price, features, reliability, reception

75% 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) - UnlockediPhone 5s Screen Protector Tempered Glass-Sapphire Hardness ★Lifetime Replacement Program★ [No Questions Asked], Bubble Free Best Iphone Tempered Glas

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iPhone 5s Review

 

A7 processor makes for speedier navigation through iOS 7, plus enhanced graphics. Touch ID sensor is extremely cool and useful. iSight camera is even better than before. Very good battery life. Retina display and LTE quality just as strong as on iPhone 5

Storage options haven’t changed. Small number of A7- and M7-optimized experiences at press time. Not as essential an upgrade as the last one

. With impressive new tech and an even better camera in tow, the iPhone 5s is another superb device, but it’s a subtler upgrade than the last.

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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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Test de l’iPhone 5s

 

Les smartphones ont atteint une vitesse de croisière où ils évoluent régulièrement à un rythme plus lent (en %) en termes de puissance de traitement et de fonctionnalités. L'évolution de l'iPhone 5s permet certainement à Apple de demeurer un acteur...

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Apple iPhone 5s review: The best gets better

 

Summary: Apple's latest high end smartphone should always better than the last one and the iPhone 5s proves that with a better processor, improved camera, useful fingerprint scanner, and more.

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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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The Right Touch

 

I pull my iPhone out of my pocket, tap the home button, and let my thumb linger an extra second longer than I normally would have. The lock screen fades away and the iOS 7 home screen zooms into view, each icon landing neatly on the display. It's an...

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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 (AT&T) Review

 

The iPhone 5s has a fantastic camera, a speedy A7 processor and a handy fingerprint reader, making it a compact powerhouse.

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

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.

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 / 4.X TD-LTE+4.X LTE+3.X TD-SCDMA+3.X W-CDMA / WCDMA (UMTS)

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:3 / A1 TELEKOM / EE / MVNO / Not Applicable / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free / Variable Pack

Messaging

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