The Apple iPhone 5S is perhaps the most exciting handset of 2013. Not only is it the latest in Apple’s iconic smartphone line but it also has several impressive and innovative features.
| Apple iPhone 5S Highlights
|4 inch Retina Display 1136 x 640 pixels|
|Apple iOS 7|
|Apple A7 Processor / M7 motion coprocessor|
|RAM : 1GB On-Board memory : 16GB / 32GB / 64GB|
|8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels|
Apple iPhone 5S Review
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Apple iPhone 5S
You wouldn’t be able to tell any of that by looking at it though, as its size, shape and physical design are almost exactly the same as those of the iPhone 5. In other words this is a premium metal clad phone, but one that doesn’t stand out visually from last year’s model.
The 4 inch 640 x 1136 inch Retina display is the same as the one on the iPhone 5 too and has the same pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.
It’s only when you look under the surface that you can see the real differences. For example the iPhone 5S has a 64 bit A7 processor. Not only is that twice as fast as the A6 processor in the iPhone 5, but it’s also the first and currently only 64 bit processor to be used in a smartphone.
Then there’s the M7 motion coprocessor, which allows the iPhone 5S to track steps and other movements without causing too much of a drain on the battery. In theory that could allow the iPhone 5S to replace dedicated fitness trackers.
The iPhone 5S comes in a choice of 16, 32 or 64GB and runs iOS 7, which is the latest version of Apple’s operating system. It has an 8 megapixel camera with a dual-LED True Tone flash along with a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera and can shoot 1080p video at 30fps.
It supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE. It has a 1570 mAh battery which promises 250 hours of standby time or 10 hours of talk time.
Apple iPhone 5S Release Date & Price
The iPhone 5S will be available from the 20th of September in gold, silver or space grey. Prices start at £549 for a SIM free 16GB model, which puts it at the very top end of the market. Its closest competition would be the Samsung Galaxy S4, but even that’s quite a lot cheaper.
It’s also available on a 24 month 4G contract, which on O2 starts at £47 per month with no upfront cost and gives you 1GB of monthly data, while EE will charge you £46 a month with an upfront charge of £49.99 and give you 10GB of data.
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Apple iPhone 5S Specs
|Apple iPhone 5S Specification Details|
|Dimensions : 123.9 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm|
|Weight: 112 grams|
|Screen size: 4 inch Retina display|
|Screen Resolution: 1136 x 640 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : PPI = 326|
|Processor: A7 Apple processor + M7 motion coprocessor|
|RAM: 1 Gigabyte ( 1GB )|
|Battery capacity : 1,440 mAh|
|On-board Memory: 16GB / 32GB / 64GB|
|Camera : 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels|
|Operating system: Apple iOS 7|
|Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE : Yes / Yes / Yes ( 4G = EE only )|
|Bluetooth / NFC : Yes / No|
|Colours : Silver, Space grey and Gold
|Launch Date: On Sale
|Price : From £549 SIM Free|
|Checkout the full Apple iPhone 5S specification here.|