Apple launched the iPhone 5S alongside the 5C, pouring cold water on those who expected an iPhone 6. But hey, the new derivatives of the iPhone 5 are not easy. My previous article examined the iPhone 5C. Now it is the turn of the iPhone 5S to take center stage. Comparisons between the three versions 5, 5C and 5S reveal that 5S is better than the other two.

The rest of this article delves into what makes the iPhone 5S today’s beating heart despite being the most expensive Apple phone to date.

Yes No. 1: Exterior

5S shows that, in fact, it belongs to the iPhone 5 family. Its avatar is a little different in the cosmetic treatment of its dermis.

Colors: The skin of the 5S is available in 3 colors: white, gray and gold. White is a familiar color for iPhone lovers. But graphite gray and champagne gold are big draws. It is obvious that customers were looking for a new form factor that gold seems to satisfy. According to the latest news, the gold iPhone 5S is in high demand and customers are willing to shell out exorbitant amounts for it.

Apple is a premium brand and along with a real color like gold, its display value increases multiple times. IPhone lovers want to get their hands on this new color to be the first to claim bragging rights!

The bevelled edges, the aluminum edge, the volume keys and the bell / mute keys, also coated in the new colors, are also found in this version.

The solidly built casing and thoughtful contrasts give the 5S a rugged yet attractive appearance.

Yes No. 2: Display and software

The iPhone 5S sports the same 4-inch screen as its predecessor iPhone 5. We don’t know if the compulsion to identify with the iPhone 5 or to keep taunting us with a smaller screen size has forced Apple to keep the same screen size. Closer investigation reveals that the culprits could be the rotund home button (a fingerprint sensor for 5S) at the bottom end and the earpiece and front camera positioned one below the other at the top end. Other phones, especially those with 5-inch sports screens, have come up with ergonomic designs to provide essential functions without causing discomfort to the user, such as the Samsung Galaxy 4. Oh, by the way, the screen is vivid and sharp at 326 pixels per inch. and a resolution of 1136 * 640.

The on-screen features are purely owned by iOS 7. In fact, they come out in all their glory on the 5S, fluid, responsive and enjoyable. The complementary features of iOS 7, A7, and 64-bit architecture are brilliantly manifested on the surface. The Grapevine says that Apple has graced the list of free 5S apps with Garage, Keynote, Numbers, movies, and photos.

To better understand iOS 7, please read my article written on this website. Mobile app development and specifically iPhone app development are looking forward to experiencing exciting tumults!

Yes No. 3: Sensor

It may not have stretched the screen, but it does have a nice ring called a fingerprint sensor to replace the home button that zooms out slightly. The iPhone 5S gives you the option to use your finger to access your phone instead of a password. After all, it’s your cell phone, it has to recognize you, right?

You can tap on the Settings page (use the phone guide if you need advice) and register your fingerprint so the phone knows that you are its owner. If you are also the generous type who passes your phone on to others, you can also register the fingerprints of others. The phone can register up to 5 fingerprints. Once registered, the phone recognizes your fingerprint and then allows you to access it. Please note that it may take a while for the phone to get used to your fingerprint. So don’t be surprised if the phone asks you to “try again.”

Yes No. 4: Camera

Apple has worked hard in the 5S camera department and wants a pat on the back. We’ll go over that after dissecting the 5S camera. Here are some quick stats:

  • Camera No.: 2 (front and rear)
  • Resolution: 8 MP (rear camera) and 1.2 MP FaceTime HD (front camera)
  • Aperture: f / 2.2 (rear camera)
  • Flash: Dual LED flash called True Tone flash
  • Image signal processing (ISP)
  • Burst mode (up to 10 frames per second)

IPhone 5S has an upgraded 8MP rear camera that delivers flawless images and videos. Apple has introduced a dual-tone flash called True Tone with a cool and warm tone. Therefore, every time you shoot a scene, the operating system and camera system detect the scene environment and activate the flash using the correct combination of LEDs to deliver an image that is true to the original.

To use Burst mode, just press the shutter button a little longer and shoot. The camera shoots up to 10 fps in burst mode and intelligently processes the best features captured between frames. These are saved with a tagged flag on the images that the 5S thinks are important.

Apple has not forgotten the aspect of the video. A Slo-Mo camera mode is introduced in the 5S that records 720-pixel video at 120fps. This can be played back at a slower rate at 30fps. A built-in timeline slider allows you to slow down a desired part of the video. You can also share this video from your iPhone using the phenomenal sharing features of iOS 7.

Yes No. 5: Processors and battery

Apple has been touting the A7 as the best hardware to partner with iOS 7. It turns out to be true. A7 pushes the operating system to show itself in all its glory. The blushing wallpaper, sleek icons, crisp text, and colorful animations that ooh and aah fans have are all due to the A7 engine, as are quick app launches and nifty response, smooth transitions between screens and features, and Features rich in support content (camera).

M7-The motion twin of A7: let’s call it a power manager. Apple cut this motion coprocessing chip with the A6. The A6 became the A7 and this baby was christened the M7. This smart chip replaces the A7 when it detects the idle state of the phone and starts processing low-power applications. This serves to conserve battery power during standby by increasing its power per charge. In addition to this task, it behaves like a sensor hub, collecting data from motion-dependent applications such as compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope, saving battery use. Third-party apps, especially health and fitness apps that dive into sensory functions, will benefit from the M7.

Imagine a situation where the M7 detects whether you are walking or driving and gives you directions. And, if you’re driving, you can prevent iOS from asking you to connect to Wi-Fi networks on the road. That’s M7 for you folks!

Battery: the 5S has a 5.96 kWh battery that saves approximately 10% more energy. These savings are reinvested to improve performance. The stellar role played by M7 and the smart management algorithms of iOS 7 are great contributors to achieving better battery performance.


The 5S outperforms all other smartphones, in all operating system technologies and also within its family. The new operating system, iOS 7 and powerful multicore processors: A7 and M7 do their part to multiply your performance. Camera, multitasking, and other user-critical functions reach new heights that take you, the user, along with them. Apple, at the same time, has retained such prized technologies as the Retina display in the 5S.

It’s no wonder that despite being born at the same time, this majestic iPhone is outselling the 5C, labeled the common man’s iPhone.

iPhone 5S: The Best Smartphone Available … Today!

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