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Apple iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5S is considered the best smartphone available during its launch time due to the perfect combination of its powerful internals, software, and elegant build. It is forward thinking in a smartphone. Read more below!

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Apple iPhone 5S Philippines

Where the iPhone 5 was a large change in the physical design of the iPhone, the iPhone 5S brings a large change in the operating system. The iPhone 5S is part of the seventh generation of iPhones, which is also the first time the iPhone lineup has two different iPhone released in a single generation: the iPhone 5S, and the mid-range iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5S shipped out with iOS 7. It also marked the first time that Apple includes a Touch ID fingerprint sensor onto the home button of an iPhone.

The iPhone 5S is often touted as one of the best, if not the best, smartphones during its time of release. Packing in the latest hardware that Apple has produced, the iPhone 5S performs incredibly well. It also closely resembles the previous iPhone 5 in design, but with a little extra to make it stand out from the crowd.

Designing the iPhone 5S Philippines

The iPhone 5S mainly retains the iPhone 5's design, with the tall display that measures at 4 inches diagonally and the aluminum composite frame for better strength. The only differences between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S's design were the home button and color finish. The iPhone 5S's home button now takes the shape of a flat laser-cut sapphire cover that is surrounded by a metallic ring; it does not curve inwards anymore and does not have the iconic square symbol inside of it. The home button also houses the phone's Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Where the previous iPhones were available in either black or white, the iPhone 5S introduces a third color finish: white with gold trim. This would amount to the iPhone 5S having three different color finishes of space-gray, white with silver trim, and the white with gold trim. The gold trim is the result of an attempt to attract more Chinese customers as gold is seen as a sign of luxury.

Apple iPhone 5S Philippines - Apple iOS 7 operating system

As did the iPhone 5S gain more color finishes, so did the iOS 7 operating system. The entire iOS operating system loses its slightly more formal looking user interface and instead replaces it with slightly more simplistic and more saturated colors. IOS 7 also introduces an extremely convenient pull up quick-settings menu that lets the users toggle the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even flashlight without having to go deep into the settings menu.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2016-08-17
While the Android world went big-screen, Apple stuck resolutely to its more pocket-friendly iPhone 5S. It may have been replaced by the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus , and the subsequent iPhone 6S and 6S Plus , but this phone is still on sale in many...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-25
"The iPhone 5s is available at a very attractive price, but should you be buying it now?"Apple took the world by surprise by launching the iPhone SE (review)… Suddenly buying a 4-inch phone became an in thing rather than something one used to do in the pa...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-17
The iPhone 5s came out in 2013, but since then it's been improved on several times, most notably by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Because of that, you can now pick the iPhone 5s on the cheap; Carphone Warehouse are currently selling the iPhone 5s for free...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-01
What's the difference between the iPhone SE and iPhone 5s? Which is better?Apple took to the stage at an event in March 2016 to showcase the latest additions to the iPhone and iPad lineup. While the 9.7in iPad Pro received a warm welcome at the press even...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-22
Small-fingered smartphone users rejoice – Apple has finally released a new 4in iPhone. Yet apart from a rose gold colour, the iPhone SE looks almost identical to the 2013 5s. There are plenty of differences, as well as similarities, between the two phones...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-15
Using brand new phones and writing reviews gives us a fairly accurate picture of what you get when you buy a phone. That experience can change dramatically a few months in, when your smartphone begins to show its first performance issues and as the first...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-22
The iPhone 5S is still part of Apple's smartphone lineup along with the iPhone 6 , 6 Plus and the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Here's our iPhone 5S review, updated from the original which was written in September 2013. Update: September 2015 Currently, th...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-20
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Reviewed on 2015-04-23
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users had a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach 367.5 million units, according to Gartner. Samsung lost the No. 1 spot to Apple in the global smartph...
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Reviewed on 2015-03-11
The blazingly fast 64bit A7 processor and the M7 motion coprocessor. The new camera features are worth it for photo buffs tooTouch ID is cool, but featurelimited, Still the same 4inch display and overall design
Indeed, the iPhone 5s was one of the best handsets released in 2014. It looked great, was constructed from gorgeous, premium build materials and, for a lot of people, was the perfect size for a smartphone being not too big but still perfectly adequate for...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-09
The iPhone 5s is now the old generation iPhone with the unsurprising arrival of the iPhone 6 . A new Apple smartphone means changes so here's where we compare the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 to explain the difference between the two including price, feat...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-18
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled during a special event on 9 September, meaning the iPhone 5s got a significant price cut. Potential iPhone buyers will be considering whether to opt for the cheaper iPhone 5s or the newer iPhone 6, and curr...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-16
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled during a special event on 9 September, meaning the iPhone 5s got a significant price cut. Potential iPhone buyers will be considering whether to opt for the cheaper iPhone 5s or the newer iPhone 6, and curr...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-02
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Reviewed on 2014-11-21
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Reviewed on 2014-10-16
With the launch of the iPhone 6 in September, Apple finally caved into pressure from smartphone users and increasing competition from rival vendors and launched a larger format handset. We've been using the iPhone 6 with its 4.7in screen for a few weeks n...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-02
Whenever a new major flagship smartphone comes out, we tend to stage an in-depth screen comparison in order to determine if the manufacturer has managed to leapfrog the stiff competition in this all so important aspect. Of course, the just-released Apple...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-30
On a first glance, there's very little to tell this smartphone from the iPhone 5 . With larger-and-larger phones coming out, the question is whether or not Apple has lost the plot. The good news is that Apple seems to know exactly what it's doing and the ...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-30
The iOS 8.0.2 update arrived on the iPhone 5s top fix several iOS 8 problems , but it's not a perfect update. This comes almost two weeks after the iOS 8 release and days after a botched iOS 8.0.1 update that Apple pulled. We'll walk through how the iOS 8...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-24
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Processor family


Processor model


64-bit computing



Display diagonal

10.2 cm (4")

Display resolution

1136 x 640 pixels

Orientation sensor
Contrast ratio (typical)


Touch technology


Display brightness

500 cd/m²

Ports & interfaces

USB port
Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Lightning connector

Weight & dimensions


112 g


5.86 cm


7.6 mm


12.4 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


2G bands (primary SIM)

800,850,900,1900 MHz



Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Compatible memory cards


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Electronic compass


Operating system installed


Operating system version


Windows operating systems supported

Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Mac operating systems supported

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks


Rear camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

1.2 MP

Digital zoom


Face detection
Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Video stabilizer
Flash type




Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Talk time (3G)

10 h

Standby time (3G)

250 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

10 h

Browsing time (3G)

8 h

Browsing time (4G)

10 h

Continuous audio playback time

40 h

Continuous video playback time

10 h


Form factor


Colour of product


Fingerprint reader


Video call