4.7
164 reviews
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Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone

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Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone
 
4.7

(based on 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • App availablity (46)
  • Camera (46)
  • Operating system (46)
  • Screen (44)
  • Web browsing (41)

Cons

  • Battery life (27)
  • Charging time (16)
  • Camera (10)
  • Speaker quality (10)
  • Difficult to customize (9)

Best Uses

  • Camera (50)
  • Web browsing (46)
  • Social networking (43)
  • Gaming (42)
  • Email (41)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      66% 

      (39 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
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    • Display/Screen Quality:
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    • Call Quality:
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    • Ease of Use:
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    • Durability:
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    • Design:
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    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (44), Feels fragile (14)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (39), Simple controls (20), Complicated controls (6)
    • Media:
    • Easy to use media player (43), Good speaker sound (39), Gaming (38), Easy to download media (34), Fast streaming media (31)
    • Camera:
    • Good quality (47), Easy to use (44), Video recording (42), Camera features (39), Easy sharing (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (36), Social networker (24), Business professional (19), Parent (11), Texting maven (11)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (45), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great phone in every way

Although he screen may not be as big as some other phones like the galaxy and you may not be able to do some weird droid things and features the iphone has always been a...Read complete review

Although he screen may not be as big as some other phones like the galaxy and you may not be able to do some weird droid things and features the iphone has always been a genuinely real and top notch product in the line of electronics and smart phones. One of the greatest things about the iphone in general in my opinion is the simple fact that it has access to the apple App Store. This app store cannot compare to any other because it blows them all away like they say "there's an app for that." Also the iphone is sleek and good looking, there are many great cases for it to suit any users needs, the overall feel of iOS 7 I stunning and beautiful, and the speed of the product is absolutely amazing. In comparison to older models the iphone 5s is superior in that it has a finger print scanner which I find to be a very helpful feature, it has an enhanced processor, and a more precise camera.

Battery Life
I have never had a problem with the battery life of my phone yet although I have only had it for a month or so. I will keep this updated if I do, but I don't think I will. :)

Display/Screen Quality
iOS 7 is very beautiful in color and brightness. The overall quality of the screen of all apple devices is definitely a key quality of the phone.

Call Quality
Both the microphone and the speakers of the phone meet my standards for a typical function of any phone.

Ease of Use
In my opinion apple does a great job with ease and friendliness to its users on every one of their devices.

Durability
I have not dropped my phone yet and I hope I never do

Design
The bezel of the iphone is sleek and beautifully made. It is very impressive.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not much of a difference from previous iphones

I upgraded from my iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5s. Honestly I do not see that much of a difference from my iPhone 4. If I wasn't eligible for an upgrade from the cell...Read complete review

I upgraded from my iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5s. Honestly I do not see that much of a difference from my iPhone 4. If I wasn't eligible for an upgrade from the cell phone company, I probably would have not invested in a new iPhone. It is a great iPhone, it is just very similar to previous models.

The iPhone 5s does have a bigger screen and feels more lightweight. I now have the 4G network and the phone does run faster. The camera is VERY nice and better quality. You cannot even tell the pictures were taken with a phone. It has a panoramic feature that was not available on my iPhone 4. The new color designs available for the iPhone 5S are attractive.

One of the most talked about features is the fingerprint scanning for the iPhone 5S. I do like the idea of extra security and like the fact that you can allow multiple fingerprints to open the phone. This means that you can have both thumbs, your index finger, etc fingerprint unlock the phone. However I ended up not liking this feature and thus do not use it. This is because sometimes it just doesn't work and then I have to end up touching the home button multiple times which puts wear and tear on the home button.

Iphones in general have a very easy to use and attractive interface and that has not changed with my iPhone 5s. The same apps and operating systems are available.

If you already have an iPhone 4S or 5, I do not think it is worth getting the iPhone 5S, especially if you are going to have to pay full price.

If you are looking to get an iPhone while the iPhone 5s is nice, an iPhone 5 would be very similar and cheaper.

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5.0

Best phone I have ever had !

By 

from Los Angeles

About Me Business Professional, Social Networker

Pros

  • App Availablity
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Easy To Customize
  • Operating System
  • Screen
  • Web Browsing
  • WiFi

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Email
    • Entertainment
    • Games
    • Out-of-office Productivity
    • Social Networking
    • Texting
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

    This phone had serve me for over 3 years and still going strong ! No need for upgrade or change !

    • Phone Size:
    • Compact
    • Usability:
    • Intuitive
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Games, Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Camera Features, Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
     
    5.0

    Apple is a great product

    By 

    from Alabama

    About Me Student

    Pros

    • Camera
    • Easy To Customize
    • Screen
    • WiFi

    Cons

    • Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Email
    • Entertainment
    • Games
    • Out-of-office Productivity
    • Social Networking
    • Texting
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

    The iphone 5s is a great phone. The camera is great

    • Phone Size:
    • Just Right
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Fragile
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    Love Apple!

    By 

    from USA

    About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic

    Pros

    • App Availablity
    • Camera
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen
    • Web Browsing
    • WiFi

    Cons

    • Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Email
    • Entertainment
    • Games
    • Out-of-office Productivity
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

    I love this phone!,

    • Phone Size:
    • Compact
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Intuitive, Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    4.0

    good phone

    By 

    from toulouse

    About Me Student

    Pros

    • App Availablity
    • Camera
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen
    • Web Browsing
    • WiFi

    Cons

    • Battery Life
    • Charging time

    Best Uses

    • Email
    • Entertainment
    • Out-of-office Productivity
    • Social Networking
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

    Hi, mobile data usage really drains the battery whatever phones you used. 4 HOURS of non-stop use of mobile internet will drain the battery. The iphone 5s yhas only MAH of 1500. That is too small. I may suggest use an updated phone with more than 3500 MAH.i have iphone 5s 64gb secondhand refurbished. baterry i have change new one. but stil fast batery drain 6 am to 10 am enternet data online so fast drain.
    Finger print sensor is not accurate since i update in ios 11
    This phone is verygood as a second drive pretty cheap but stay maybe in ios 10 i suggest.i really like this phone, want to purchase one.Looking at the specs of the iphone 5 and the iphone 5s, everything is basically the same. The only difference that i see is that the 5s the iphone 5s has a fingerprint sensor, the operating system and the chipset.

    • Phone Size:
    • Just Right
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Intuitive
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    I miss this phone

    By 

    from York, ME

    About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Texting Maven

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • App Availablity
    • Battery Life
    • Camera
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen
    • Web Browsing
    • WiFi

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camera
      • Email
      • Entertainment
      • Games
      • Social Networking
      • Texting
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

      I had this phone after the 4S and liked the improvements. It was faster, better camera and just a lot of fun. I did move up to the 6S Plus but miss this phone because the size was really nice and compact. My new phone is hard to use when running or walking (I have the armband holder, but it's bulky and uncomfortable). I almost regret upgrading!

      • Phone Size:
      • Just Right
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Sturdy
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
      • Camera:
      • Camera Features, Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      Very Amazing. worth every penny

      By 

      from memphis,tennessee

      About Me Social Networker, Student

      Pros

      • App Availablity
      • Easy To Customize
      • WiFi

      Cons

      • Camera
      • Screen

      Best Uses

      • Camera
      • Entertainment
      • Social Networking
      • Texting
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

      very good if your looking for a smaller phone that has good software and easy to use

      • Phone Size:
      • Compact
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Sturdy
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media
      • Camera:
      • Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Good Quality
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      iPhone 5s

      By 

      from Morocco

      About Me Student

      Pros

      • App Availablity
      • Camera
      • Easy To Customize
      • Operating System
      • Screen
      • Web Browsing

      Cons

      • Battery Life
      • Charging time
      • Wifi

      Best Uses

      • Camera
      • Email
      • Games
      • Social Networking
      • Texting
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

      This product iphon 5s is verry easy for using but I don't like system iTunes but not easy with me .
      The system is very securise i love it
      Thank you so much

      • Phone Size:
      • Large
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Fragile
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Difficult to download media, Easy To Use Media Player
      • Camera:
      • Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      I would buy this agine

      By 

      from Amirca

      About Me Social Networker, Student

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Games
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

          This produck is very very good it's easy in use and light very gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Fragile
          • Usability:
          • Intuitive
          • Media:
          • Easy To Use Media Player
          • Camera:
          • Good Quality
          • Affiliation:
          • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
           
          5.0

          Stay for the best

          By 

          from Germany-Niedersachsen

          About Me Business Professional, Student

          Pros

          • App Availablity
          • Battery Life
          • Camera
          • Operating System
          • Screen
          • Web Browsing

          Cons

          • Charging time
          • Difficult To Customize

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Email
          • Games
          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

          Someone granted me an iPhone 5s recently. Due to my age at 60, I was sceptical of the screen size, but it works well. The phone is updated to v10.3.3 now and there are no issues. I'm personally a heavy computer user and use smartphones for travel only. In this case, the iPhone's fantastic camera with its 120 fps opens a broad field of video possibilities. As someone mentioned it already, this phone is 'old', but it still beats my Nokia WinPhone & Samsung Galaxy in many aspects. The tragic downside in my opinion is the uncomfortable handling with data exchange between iPhone and computers to both directions. The simpleness of Nokia & Samsung via USB data transfer is missing. Instead a huge bulky iTunes software package is necessary to do the same jobs complicated. I still haven't figured out, how to get copied/pasted/dragged music folders from PC transparent on the iPhone. And there is also this Bluetooth thingy - except one BT speaker, no other BT pairings are able, to establish a stable data connection to the Apple. Otherwise, for its age, still a crisp product.

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Intuitive
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Games, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Camera Features, Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          4.0

          I would recommend this to anyone just getting an iphone

          By 

          from pennsylvania

          About Me Parent, Texting Maven

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • App Availablity
          • Camera
          • Easy To Customize
          • Operating System
          • Screen
          • Web Browsing
          • WiFi

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • Screen

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Email
          • Entertainment
          • Games
          • Out-of-office Productivity
          • Social Networking
          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone:

          I love this phone and everything about it except it has a small screen

          • Phone Size:
          • Compact
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording

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