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Apple iPhone 5S (2013) review

iOS 7
Apple A7
PowerVR G6430
1 GB / 16 GB
4 inches (640 x 1136 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 5S smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the Apple iPhone 5S phone with 4 inches display, Apple A7 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Apple iPhone 5S comes with iOS 7 out of the box, and a Li-Po 1560 mAh, non-removable battery. The 4 inches phone comes with IPS display (640 x 1136 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Apple iPhone 5S specifications

NameiPhone 5S
Release date2013


The weight of Apple iPhone 5S is about 3.95 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Apple phone are average (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches).

Weight3.95 oz
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches
Colorsgold, silver, space gray
SIM typeNano SIM


The Apple iPhone 5S comes with iOS 7 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versioniOS 7
SoCApple A7
CPUDual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone
GPUPowerVR G6430


The size of iPhone 5S screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4 inches IPS display of Apple iPhone 5S with 640 x 1136 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 px
Multitouch supportyes


The internal memory of Apple iPhone 5S (1 GB) cannot be expanded.

Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotno


The camera of the iPhone 5S is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera1.2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED


The Apple iPhone 5S supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The iPhone 5S phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
FM radiono
Headphone3.5 mm jack


The Li-Po 1560 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of iPhone 5S isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 1560 mAh, non-removable


Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The iPhone 5S phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Apple phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Apple iPhone 5S, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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