Although the Apple iPhone 5s looks like the same as its predecessor on the outside, there have been a lot of additions and upgrades made which make it its own phone. Some people call this phone an unnecessary upgrade for those who are still using the iPhone 5, but there are a variety of features that make it worth considering. With 64-bit support as well as a capacitive fingerprint sensor, it definitely has some new things to offer Apple users.
The 4.5-inch display may seem a little small to some, but it offers 64-bit support and amazingly vivid colors that were previously a bit drab. This phone comes with a retina display as well as a pixel density of 326, which is fairly impressive all things considered. The iPhone 5s also has a brightness rating of 500 nits, making it superior to the iPhone 5, at least in this respect.
This phone has been designed with a fingerprint scanner which serves numerous purposes, but it is something that hasn’t been implemented well in the past, that is not until now. Apple has managed to integrate a very smart and highly functional fingerprint sensor into the home button which has a silver ring around it. The steel ring that surrounds the sensor is essentially a trigger which is used to detect the fingerprint of the phone’s owner, initiating a scan once it is touched.
The 5s has a very speedy design as well, with the M7 Motion Coprocessor as well as the A7 chip which make it extraordinarily fast. The iOS 7, which this phone uses, offers a whole new interface and numerous bonus features like refreshed multitasking view along with AirDrop and Control Center. Although the somewhat cartoonish colors and design of this new OS have been criticized, it still has quite a bit to offer.
The HD-front facing camera on this phone which can be used with FaceTime has received a fairly significant upgrade. This camera is now 1.2 megapixels and can shoot 720p video. All video is recorded in MPEG-4 format with a resolution of 1080p, which is pretty impressive. Although the audio is recorded very clearly, there are sometimes problems with background noise. The touch ID fingerprint scanner is probably one of the fancier bells and whistles on this phone, but it actually does serve a fairly important purpose and works well. There are also two new colour options with this phone, providing consumers with the option of either Space Gray or Gold.
Overall, the iPhone 5s is an excellent smartphone that uses some of the most cutting-edge technology and features that are both exciting and practical. With a CPU that uses Apple’s own unique M7 coprocessor technology as well as a sleek design that really catches the eye, it is most definitely a step up from the iPhone 5. Whether or not this phone is an absolute necessity for those who are still using the previous model is debatable, but it is definitely still has a lot to offer in almost every category.