Apple iPhone Series

Apple iPhone 5SProcessor: Apple A5, Apple A6, Apple A7
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430, PowerVR SGX543MP2, PowerVR SGX543MP3
Display: 3.8 inch, 4 inch
Weight: 0.112kg, 0.132kg, 0.14kg
Price: 599, 699, 789 euro
Average Score: 87.65% - good
Average of 66 scores (from 150 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 84%, features: 74%, display: 91%
mobility: 89%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 93%

 

Apple iPhone 4S

Specifications

Notebook: Apple iPhone 4S
Processor: Apple A5
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX543MP2
Display: 3.8 inch, , pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Links: Apple homepage

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S: What iPhone should I buy 2013?
Source: PC Advisor English
With six different iPhones on offer from Apple, we can't tell you outright which is right for you - hopefully this article helped you decide. For us, the sweet spot is the 16 GB iPhone 5S which gets you all the latest hardware, features and design.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2013
Apple iPhone 4S
Source: Connect iOS - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
89% Apple iPhone 4S
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 69% mobility: 85%

 

Apple iPhone 5

With the iPhone 5S being the pinnacle of Apple's current achievement, and the iPhone 5C having been released as an updated iPhone 5, users may be surprised to know that the iPhone 5 still holds its own. The aluminum body is sturdy and beautiful, and still does not look outdated. However, with the competition being what it is, one is not going to get the best performance or a mind-blowing, large screen here. It may not outperform the best out there, but it still runs smoothly enough not to feel like an outdated phone.

One of the obvious benefits of choosing the iPhone 5 at this point in time is that the price would be cheaper than the latest iPhones. The 4 inch screen size might seem dwarfed in comparison with the market leaders out there, but it suffices. Known for its Retina Display with 326 pixels per inch, this 1136 x 640 pixel display delivers great colours and detail. Perhaps the thing that makes the iPhone 5 remain a good choice is the fact that the latest iPhone 5S is a little ahead of its time, and there is a dearth of apps that can actually take advantage of the power it contains. Overall, the iPhone 5 still remains a good choice.

Specifications

Apple iPhone 5Notebook: Apple iPhone 5
Processor: Apple A6
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX543MP3
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 1136x640 pixels
Weight: 0.112kg
Price: 789 euro
Links: Apple homepage

Average Score: 87.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

90% Review Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
It's a... smartphone. With the iPhone 5, Apple has introduced the sixth generation of its smartphone family. The Retina display now measures 4 inches, the case has been redesigned, and the new Apple A6 chip provides a boost in performance. NFC, the widely used 720p screen resolution and a carrier-independent LTE module are missing. What does Apple have to offer for a starting price of 679 Euros (~$876), and where does the California brand lag behind?
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the iPhone 5S isn't radically different to the iPhone 5, it's a definite improvement regarding the camera, security and battery life. So for those using your iPhone for work purposes and as a camera replacement, we'd say it's worth an upgrade as early as possible. For anyone else, the updates aren't vital enough to merit rushing to upgrade and we'd instead suggest waiting until the next iPhone is out as this will likely offer a broader range of improvements.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2013
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, the iPhone 5C has really won us over, perhaps more than the iPhone 5 ever managed to do. If you can look past the design, and aren't keen on forking out for Apple's flagship iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C is a worthy option.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2013
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What’s the difference between the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5?
Source: PC Advisor English
The main difference between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 is the colourful plastic casing. It's cheaper than what Apple sold the iPhone 5 for and specs remain largely the same. Added 4G support might be a key upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2013
100% iPhone 5 review
Source: It Pro English
Taking this a standard alone, the iPhone 5 is a superb device. However, it just misses out on an Editor's choice award because it's not quite the giant leap forward from the iPhone 4S in terms of features. Yes, it is insanely quick and we've finally got the 4in screen, but it is expensive. Upgrade if you've got a iPhone 3GS or 4, but wait for the next edition if you've got the 4S.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the plastic iPhone 5C got?
Source: PC Advisor English
The main difference between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 is the colourful plastic casing. It's cheaper than what Apple sold the iPhone 5 for and specs remain largely the same. Added 4G support might be a key upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Apple iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the new iPhone got?
Source: PC Advisor English
It's been a pretty quiet year for Apple, until now that is. The iPhone 5S has arrived in time for Christmas and has brought with it a cheaper plastic iPhone 5C. We've compared it with the previous generation iPhone 5 to highlight the differences, upgrades and new features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2013
HTC One vs iPhone 5 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
With the iPhone 5 and HTC One neck and neck in so many areas it's almost impossible to choose an outright winner. You get a little more for your money with the HTC One in storage, connectivity and screen. However, the ultimate decision is whether you want iOS or Android.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2013
90% iPhone 5 review
Source: Techradar English
Is the iPhone 5 the best smartphone ever? If you're an iPhone lover and won't ever leave, without question. It's got a larger screen, a superb new design and generally all the moves required to make it into a worthy evolution. The iPhone 5 is the phone that's the minimum users would want in terms of an upgrade, and finding the balance there is something Apple is more adept at than ever. It's a very, very good phone, but there are plenty of other equivalent devices out there that will suck much less cash from your bank account each month that we think you should check out too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5: User reviews
Source: V3.co.uk English
Finally ending the debate, as V3 also said, Lyle Gentlemn pointed out that the battle has really only begun, with Apple being on the verge of updating and improving the iPhone 5 to run its latest iO7 operating system. "Has anyone noticed? iOS 7 is coming out, and it would make every iPhone better than Samsung smartphones! Go to Apple's website to check out iOS 7," read the post.
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 06/25/2013
90% iPhone 5 review - Apple's iPhone remains a beautifully built, top performer
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 5 really is much more than a tall iPhone 4S with a new plug. The people may demand a revolution every upgrade season. But Apple may just have supplied what the people need, not what they say they want. And that's a powerful evolution on the theme of iPhone which is currently putting the competiton back on the starting blocks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Apple iPhone 5 (T-Mobile) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Now that you can get the iPhone 5 on all of the Big Four carriers, what's your best option? Overall, T-Mobile's version is a very good value because it costs only $149 up front and saves you money over the long run, especially versus AT&T and Verizon. Plus, only T-Mobile's version offers HD Voice, provided you're gabbing with someone else who owns an HD Voice-capable device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Although technically a draw, with both phones winning 3.5 rounds, we don't want to sit on the fence after putting the phones through their paces in so much detail. So we're awarding the crown to the S4, as it won in the more important battles. The phone boasts a better camera, slightly faster performance and a clearer display than its Apple competitor. It was a close call, as despite being almost a year old the Apple iPhone still boasts superior build quality, more intuitive and bloatware-free software, and a slightly better battery life than the Galaxy S4. Because of this we're not convinced the S4 will be able to pull off the same feat when facing its real challenger, the next Apple iPhone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
We now know the Galaxy S4 looks quite akin to the Galaxy S3 in design so therefore can't really be mistaken for the iPhone 5. We'll let you decide which you think is more attractive since it's down to personal taste. What is worth pointing out is that the Galaxy S4 uses a largely plastic build with a removable cover while the iPhone 5 is made from glass and aluminium. This is the key difference for us and where the iPhone 5 comes out distinctly on top.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
80% Im Test: Iphone 5
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Apple iPhone 5
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
Apple iPhone 5: Im ausführlichen Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: perfect total package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2013

 

Apple iPhone 5c

The Apple iPhone 5c is only technically a new product. It sports some new cute color options, but at a closer look it is just the iPhone 5 with a slightly cheaper price tag and new colors. This is not necessarily a bad thing, because the iPhone 5 was a good phone. There are a few small tweaks though: iOS 7, slightly extended battery life, and a few minor lowlight improvements to the front facing camera. It has also got more widely compatible global LTE coverage. Overall, it would be difficult for most iPhone 5 users to really tell the difference, if it were not for iOS7. The screen is the same 4 inch, 1136 x 640 pixel Retina display as the iPhone 5's. Nowadays, a 4 inch screen is starting to seem a little small. The bezels of the Apple iPhone 5c seem unnecessarily wide.

At the moment, in terms of performance it is even not too different from the iPhone 5s (with the exception of the fingerprint scanner). However, once more apps and the OS are optimized to take advantage of the more advanced hardware in the 5s, this will change dramatically. In other words, the 5c is really not future proof. The colorful plastic casings do not feel cheap, and give it a comfortable, sturdy heft. Overall, the Apple iPhone 5c is not a bad choice for now, and can still hold its own with the competition despite the seemingly outdated hardware.

Specifications

Apple iPhone 5cNotebook: Apple iPhone 5c
Processor: Apple A6
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX543MP3
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 1136x640 pixels
Weight: 0.132kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Apple homepage

Average Score: 84.08% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 53 reviews)

 

87% Review Apple iPhone 5c Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Colorful new world. The iPhone 5c has arrived - it is 100 Euros (~$135) cheaper than the new iPhone 5s, comes with a plastic case and is available in a variety of different colors. The innards are basically those of an iPhone 5. So it's neither a true bargain, nor a truly innovative device - but can Apple's new "inexpensive" smartphone still make a compelling case for itself? And what about the new operating system, iOS 7?
100% iPhone 5c review: Apple's mid-range iPhone is the iPhone 5 in disguise
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are trying to decide between the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c it is a question of whether you need all the extras offered by the iPhone 5s. Perhaps you are enticed by the new camera in the 5s, for example. If you need the latest technology it is only £80 more, so it's kind of a no-brainer. But not everyone needs the bells and whistles - for some it's not the processor and the high tech features that matter, but the way a device looks and feels and whether it helps them express their individuality. If you fit in that camp then the iPhone 5c is well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple iPhone 5C review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The iPhone 5C is a strange phone. While the range of colours will appeal to a lot of people it pales in comparison to the 5S. It is overpriced and underpowered and not up to the standard of other Apple products. Given how close in price the two phones are, it has to be said that the iPhone 5S is much better value, plus you get a metal case, a faster processor and the new M7 motion coprocessor. This is the phone that we'd rather buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPhone 5c vs Lumia 630 comparison review: Lumia 630 is great value, but you get what you pay for
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We've been impressed with the iPhone 5C's battery life. Unless you hammer the device with contant gaming or video playback, it will last a couple of days with regular and varied use. The phone holds its charge incredibly well when not in use - our sample sat on just one percent for a number of hours. We like the Lumia 630, and it is great value. But we'll be sticking with the iPhone 5c and its better camera, battery life and build.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2014
iPhone 5C 8GB vs best budget Android, Windows Phones review: why 8GB iPhone 5c is not a good deal
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Unless you take money out of the equation, or you simply have to have an iPhone, it is difficult to make the case for the 8GB iPhone 5c over budget Androids and Windows phones. You could buy four Moto Gs for the price of the iPhone 5c, and you have to work hard to make a plausible argument that the iPhone 5c is worth even a penny more. The iPhone 5c does offer the best cameras here, and its battery life is good. But the only real reason to chose to pay £429 of it rather than £100 for the Moto G is that it is an iPhone, and you prefer iOS. That being the case, I'd still avoid the 8GB iPhone 5c. Apple still offers the iPhone 4S for £349 which also has 8GB of storage, but here's what you should really do; buy a second-hand iPhone 5 with a decent amount of capacity. A quick search online reveals the phone can be purchased for around £300.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2014
iPhone 5c vs HTC One comparison review: 'cheap' iPhone can't compete with HTC's flagship Android - and costs more
Source: PC Advisor English
Evenly matched on price, cameras and performance, the HTC One wins on storage and display, whilst the iPhone 5c may just edge it on battery life. Build quality and software are of a similar quality but different. But if you have no strong feelings on design or Android/iOS, you need to opt for the HTC.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2014
Moto G vs iPhone 5C comparison review: Save money or get the iPhone 5S - why the iPhone 5C is a compromise too far
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
These two handsets are both great, evenly matched for storage and performance. We expect that no-one would be disappointed with the purchase of either. The Moto G is bigger and bulkier but has a bigger screen. You will, however, notice the extra money you have in your pocket after choosing the Moto G rather than the iPhone 5C. However, the iPhone 5C has a better camera and greater storage options. And we also prefer iOS to Android - although that is a subjective thing. Finally the iPhone's battery life is better. If you want a budget phone, the Moto G wins. But for all other users the iPhone 5C may well be the better bet. Here comes the controversy: I don't know why you would get the iPhone 5C. If cost is your concern, buy a true budget phone. If you want the best, get an iPhone 5S. Opting for the iPhone 5C is a penny pinching compromise of the worst kind.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2014
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison review: what's the difference between the new iPhones
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
It looks like the iPhone 5C is the choice for those who want a bit more colour in their life. It is not Apple's cheaper iPhone, that accolade goes to the 8GB iPhone 4S (currently £349). When the features are compared the additional £80 is a small price to pay for the iPhone 5S.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The iPhone 5S might be £80 more expensive than the iPhone 5C, but in our opinion it's worth the additional money. As well as a sleeker design, we found that the iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint scanner and A7 chip made for a smoother, more responsive experience. The iPhone 5S camera also delivers more natural-looking and detailed images compared to those shot on the iPhone 5C, and we also found that it came out on top in battery life.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2014
67% Review: Apple iPhone 5s vs 5c
Source: PC Authority English
Not much else is different. Both phones run iOS 7 by default – which has its detractors, but works fine on each. Both support all current 4G bands, and neither features NFC or 802.11ac Wi-Fi. However, it should be clear by now that there’s only one handset in the running when it comes to winning this particular race – it’s the 5s, and by several lengths. It’s lighter, faster, more desirable, has a better camera, and is considerably more innovative than its plastic-coated cousin.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% Apple iPhone 5C Review
Source: Think Digit English
Not exactly low cost, is it? In the U.S., you may get the iPhone 5C at $99 with a two year contract, but in India, this is essentially replacing the iPhone 5. The aluminum iPhone 5, with the "unapologetically plastic" shell. Pretty much the same internals and specs, but happily, you get a lot more colour options now. If only you can come to terms with a "plastic" iPhone. Unless that is the primary criteria for you, we would suggest picking up the iPhone 5, while it is still available. Or work a tad harder, and pick up the iPhone 5s. Personally, for all its positives, being seen with an iPhone 5c could mean people knowing that you couldn't afford the iPhone 5s. Not many buy the "I like this colour argument". But, if you are beyond the materialistic...
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, the iPhone 5C has really won us over, perhaps more than the iPhone 5 ever managed to do. If you can look past the design, and aren't keen on forking out for Apple's flagship iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C is a worthy option.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2013
80% iPhone 5C review
Source: Techradar English
Instead the iPhone 5C is stuck rubbing shoulders with the big guns of 2013, a lot of which have witnessed slight price drops since launch making them cheaper than this Apple offering, and along with sporting better specs and more compelling features, it makes things difficult for the 5C. It's not that Apple has done its best to make the iPhone 5C appealing, but as last year's phone re-packaged its hard to recommend it totally - although the large range of colours and combination with iOS 7 helps enormously.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
iPhone 5C v iPhone 4S head–to–head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The result was never in doubt. As you’d expect, the two-year-old iPhone 4S just could not compete with the 5C which is better in almost every department. Conversely, though, in every area the 4S performed well and was by no means put to shame by the 5C’s improved capabilities. As such, for anyone considering an iPhone for the first time, the 4S, at its slightly reduced cost, could prove enticing. For those considering an upgrade and impatient to wait for the 5S, put off by its increased cost, or who want a bright green, yellow, blue or red phone (it does also come in an unoffensive white), the 5C should leave you happy with its improved performance and design.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2013
iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c review
Source: PC Pro English
It's still a very expensive handset, and one that arguably offers less value for money than our A-Listed HTC One, but next to the 5c – which is only £80 cheaper SIM free – it’s an easy choice. If you're in the market for a new iPhone now and are uncertain as to which way to go, the answer has to be to opt for the iPhone 5s. In two years' time, when you're installing iOS 8, you'll almost certainly regret it if you don't.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2013
80% New iPhone 5C review: Apple's premium plastic and colourful new iPhone
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 5C is a nice smartphone. However, we just can't see the need for it in the first place, unless it was cheaper. It's too expensive for what is effectively an iPhone 5 in a plastic shell with minor changes in hardware. There are better and cheaper Android devices on the market and those wishing to stick with iOS should pay the extra £80 for the iPhone 5S.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
67% Apple iPhone 5c review
Source: PC Pro English
In the end, though, it's the 5c's price that really lets it down. What we were expecting from Apple when it announced a cheaper version of the iPhone was, well, something that was significantly cheaper than what went before. In fact, what we got was something that's only marginally less expensive, costing £469 SIM free for the 16GB version, and available free only on contracts of £31 per month and above. There's nothing wrong with the hardware, but at this price we feel it doesn't do enough.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
80% iPhone 5C review: Apple's highly priced colourful plastic iPhone
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 5C is a nice smartphone. However, we just can't see the need for it in the first place, unless it was cheaper. It's too expensive for what is effectively an iPhone 5 in a plastic shell with minor changes in hardware. There are better and cheaper Android devices on the market and those wishing to stick with iOS should pay the extra £80 for the iPhone 5S.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% iPhone 5c review
Source: T3 English
All being said, the iPhone 5c is a great device and, if contract prices drop a little, could be Apple's best-selling phone ever. The colourful exterior is a winner and iOS 7 is a fantastic update. We think it looks better on the 5c than the 5s. However, convincing the world that it's worth the substantial outlay, especially when compared to other makers' deals, could be a hard sell.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% iPhone 5c review
Source: It Pro English
Overall, it's another quality effort from Apple but as the device is only £60 cheaper than the iPhone 5s SIM-free it's still an expensive option. With the enhanced functionality that iOS brings to users and IT admins - it is an attractive proposition for first time iOS buyers, but Apple has missed an opportunity to make make it a compulsory purchase by not making it cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple iPhone 5C review
Source: V3.co.uk English
It’s not really clear why Apple has made the 5C. It is a great phone, sure, and anyone who does buy one will not feel short changed. But we're not sure who will buy it. The price means it has little chance of competing with Android devices – at any level – as it is more expensive than some high-end devices, and is even on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Any businesses considering offering a new Apple device to staff would be better off looking at the iPhone 5S because of its Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which most IT departments will likely see as a great extra level of protection for corporate data. Also, it’s not hard to imagine any executive worth his salt arguing that he can’t be seen with the ‘cheaper’ new iPhone device, even if the 5C still costs a lot of money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% iPhone 5c
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $99 iPhone 5c represents a shift in strategy for Apple. Before now, the company released just one new phone a year. Now, you can choose from the higher-end iPhone 5s, which costs $100 more up front, but features a much faster processor and better camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% iPhone 5C review
Source: Techradar English
We should be comparing the iPhone 5C against the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini, but thanks to that hefty price tag Apple has slapped on its plastic clad handset we can't as it's already priced itself out of that market. In summary the iPhone 5C is a great phone, it's just a shame it's last year's great phone wrapped in a less appealing shiny plastic body and slapped with a still-premium price tag. It's not that Apple has done its best to make the iPhone 5C appealing, but as last year's phone re-packaged its hard to recommend it totally - although the large range of colours and combination with iOS 7 helps enormously.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% iPhone 5c review
Source: Stuff TV English
There can be no one verdict on the iPhone 5c - reactions to it are so extreme and subjective that any attempt at an all-encompassing objective pronouncement is impossible. Daft, even. The most we can do is set it in context, and be honest. Lastly, we love the OS. Yes, we can see every one of the things that need fixing, and we know that iOS 7 could have been so much wilder. But the new OS is beautiful, and we like celebrating the delightful, rather than meanly fixating on every failing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPhone 5c vs Nokia Lumia 520 comparison review: which colourful smartphone is better?
Source: PC Advisor English
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/18/2013
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What’s the difference between the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5?
Source: PC Advisor English
The main difference between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 is the colourful plastic casing. It's cheaper than what Apple sold the iPhone 5 for and specs remain largely the same. Added 4G support might be a key upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2013
iPhone 5c review
Source: Engadget English
With the iPhone 5c, Apple's crafted something that's more than just the sum of its parts. It's easy to be cynical and dismiss this handset as just an iPhone 5 in a colorful plastic shell, but that's missing the point. There's no doubt that the 5c looks gorgeous and feels wonderful in hand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2013
iPhone 5c Review
Source: Slashgear English
We’re not, however, Apple’s only audience, and while the iPhone 5c may be, for the most part, last year’s flagship in this year’s fashion, there’s no denying that there’s an appetite for that. The iPhone 5 remained an excellent option up until its (perhaps premature) retirement, and the iPhone 5c takes the best of that and makes it more eye-catching and more affordable. The power users should look to the iPhone 5s, but for the mass market, the iPhone 5c will open doors that only a colorful, playful device can.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2013
iPhone 5c preview: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
The iPhone 5C is essentially an iPhone 5 in a plastic coat. The features match and also surpass the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini it comes to the camera, the quality of the screen and the power of the processor. For those naysayers that wondered if plastic could be premium, we have to admit that Apple has proved them wrong and the colour options will be a big draw for some.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2013
iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S: What iPhone should I buy 2013?
Source: PC Advisor English
With six different iPhones on offer from Apple, we can't tell you outright which is right for you - hopefully this article helped you decide. For us, the sweet spot is the 16 GB iPhone 5S which gets you all the latest hardware, features and design.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2013
iPhone 5C review - hands on with the budget iPhone 5C
Source: PC Advisor English
It's too early to give the definitive verdict on the iPhone 5C. Suffice to say that Apple has introduced another premium smartphone on to the market without literally or figuratively devaluing its top-of-the-range iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C should offer excellent performance in a robust shell. An intriguing product.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Apple iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the plastic iPhone 5C got?
Source: PC Advisor English
The main difference between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5 is the colourful plastic casing. It's cheaper than what Apple sold the iPhone 5 for and specs remain largely the same. Added 4G support might be a key upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2013
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison review: what's the difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C?
Source: PC Advisor English
The similarities that match the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S are in many ways as intriguing as the differences. They offer the same battery life and display, and broadly the same software experience. But the iPhone 5S is - we are told - quicker, with a better camera and some additional features. Whether that makes it worth the extra cash only you can decide.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2013
iPhone 5C preview
Source: Stuff TV English
The iPhone 5C is crafted from hard-coated polycarbonate with a reinforced inner steel structure and will arrive in green, blue, red, white and yellow. No sensible black here folks. There will also be a variety of multi-coloured cases which, once administered, will turn your iPhone 5C into a raving Dalek.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2013
Hands on: iPhone 5C review
Source: Techradar English
Yes, it's mostly the DNA of an iPhone 5, but there's so much more going on here - the colours are going to be a real selling point across the world. We can't see the specs drawing many people in – although those that just buy into the iDream without a thought for what's running under the hood will be chirpy at the thought of having to shell out less cash.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2013
Moto X vs iPhone 5C smartphone comparison review: cheaper Android matches or betters iPhone in every respect
Source: PC Advisor English
These two handsets are both great, evenly matched for storage, camera and battery life. We expect that no-one would be disappointed with the purchase of either. The Moto X is bigger and bulkier but has a bigger screen. It also has better specs although in real-world terms you won't notice the difference. You will, however, notice the extra £100 you have in your pocket after choosing the Moto X rather than the iPhone 5C. So unless you are wedded to the idea of having an iPhone, we can't honestly recommend you choose the 5C over the Moto X.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2013
91% Günstigeres Kunststoff-Smartphone im Praxis-Check
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Fit For Fun - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
76% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
100% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: iCreate - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Connect iOS - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
93% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: PC Go - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
84% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Buntes Iphone 5C Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
95% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: SFT - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
89% Apple iPhone 5C (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89% mobility: 82%
Aloha Polycarbonara
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2013
84% Apple iPhone 5C
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
Aloha Polycarbonara
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: appealing colored body; high quality material
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2013
90% Buntes Lifestyle-Smartphone mit gealterter Hardware
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Negative: plastic body; low display resolution; small display; high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Bunt, teuer, aber nicht neu
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Negative: overshadowed by other iPhone products
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2013

 

Apple iPhone 5S

The Apple iPhone 5S is being marketed as the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world. At first glance, the 5S looks almost exactly like the iPhone 5. Weight and size are exactly the same with a few minute differences. The fingerprint sensor (called a Touch ID sensor by Apple) embedded in the home button is one of the forward-thinking features. It can be used to authorize purchases in iTunes, the App Store or iBooks. This is potentially very convenient for those who feel like there are currently too many obstacles to purchasing from said services. It can also add an extra layer of protection for the security conscious. For the parts of the internet that buzz with conspiracy theories, Apple have assured users that scanned fingerprints are encrypted and stored on the device itself, not transmitted to shady government agencies.

The processor is the new dual-core A7 SoC, which comes with support for 64 bit, another forward thinking implementation. For current use though, this only means better handling of games and some power saving benefits. Battery life is decent, easily lasting a day of moderate use. There are a few significantly better Android options out there. Objectively, there are many other smartphones available on the market, which offer more at the same or lower price. But Apple caters mainly to those who don’t want to bother about things like comparisons of specs, made clear by the fact that they do not even release information on their specs. Overall, the Apple 5S is the best iPhone on the market, but it’s not the best phone that money can buy. 

Specifications

Apple iPhone 5SNotebook: Apple iPhone 5S
Processor: Apple A7
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:9, 1136x640 pixels
Weight: 0.112kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPhone 5S (Model)

Average Score: 90.67% - very good
Average of 30 scores (from 78 reviews)

 

89% Review Apple iPhone 5S Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Fall is Apple season. One year after the iPhone 5, Apple releases its direct successor, the iPhone 5s. In terms of looks, this is not much more than a mere cosmetic update - the 4-inch IPS display and the chassis remain unchanged. There is only one notable exception, as the new home button now ships with a fingerprint sensor. More updates can be found when examining the iPhone 5s' innards: The new A7 SoC turns Apple's new flagship into one of the fastest smartphones out there. Still, is all of this sufficient to defend the top spot?
iPhone 5s vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison: reasons to ditch your iPhone for an Android
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The Xperia Z2 offers expandable storage and a marginally better camera. It is water- and dustproof, offers stereo speakers and has an NFC chip. Moreover later versions of Android are not to be feared. We can't say that you should abandon iPhone and go for an Android, but if you are thinking of doing so you could do a lot worst than the Xperia Z2.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2014
iPhone 5s vs Nexus 5 smartphone comparison - the best Apple smartphone against a great deal from Google
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The iPhone 5s is the best phone Apple has ever made, but on price alone it is difficult to suggest that it is a better deal than is the Nexus 5. If money is no object, however, we'd always choose the iPhone.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2014
100% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Expert Reviews English
Granted, Apple will be releasing a replacement for this handset in the next few months (either the iPhone 6 or iPhone Air, depending on who you want to believe), which will most likely have a larger screen. We can't compare this handset to one that doesn't exist, though, so for now, even after being on sale for eight months, the iPhone 5S stands up brilliantly to the competition and remains the brilliantly-made and desirable handset it was at launch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison: no good reasons to choose Samsung over iPhone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are an iPhone user who is happy with iOS 7 it is unlikely much about the Galaxy S5 will persuade you to make the jump to Android. The Galaxy S5 will be fast, well built, full featured. It will have a big bright and bold screen, and good cameras, and it will offer good storage and connectivity options. But all of the above is true of the iPhone 5S. The days are over when Apple was far ahead of other smartphone makers, but it remains at the top of the tree when it comes to making high-class phones.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2014
iPhone 5s vs LG G3 comparison review: How does LG's newest smartphone compare to the iPhone 5s?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We were wowed by the LG G3's display, there's no denying it. But we think it's just too big at 5.5in and much prefer the smaller, lighter and more portable form factor of the iPhone 5s, which also has a delightful display. They're both powerful handsets, and don't differ in price dramatically, so it's going to be down to personal preference when choosing between these two great smartphones. If you want bigger and prefer Android devices, it's a no brainer that the LG G3 is for you. But for anyone who already owns an iPhone, we say buy the iPhone 5s or wait for the iPhone 6. Plus, those new to smartphones will probably find iOS easier to get used to, and anyone looking for a phone they can carry in their pocket and operate with one hand should also choose the iPhone 5s.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2014
LG G3 vs iPhone 5s comparison: the biggest and best smartphone display takes on the only small phone left in town
Source: PC Advisor English
It's difficult to be entirely prescriptive without fully testing the LG G3, but this much we can say: both the iPhone 5s and the LG G3 are great handsets, and they will cost around the same, with the LG being a bit cheaper. They are fast and well built. On the one hand the LG G3 definitely has the better display, but the iPhone 5s is smaller and easier to operate with one hand. Ultimately your decision will be personal. For me I'd opt for the LG for the display. Your decision may differ!
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2014
iPhone 5s vs HTC One M8 smartphone comparison: why the HTC One M8 is a good alternative to iPhone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The HTC One M8 is a very nice phone. But then both phones are sleek, powerful devices with numerous technological advances on their sides. You won't be disappointed if you change from iPhone to HTC, but we'd want more to persuade us to leave behind the comforts of iOS. We're happy with our iPhone. A bigger screen would be nice, but we're confident that Apple has one in the works.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2014
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S vs Xperia Z2 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S's three, the Sony Xperia Z2 is our overall winner. Featuring a superior camera, better battery life, slightly improved performance and a life-proof water and dust-resistant design, the Xperia Z2 is one of the best smartphones we've ever used. However, it is a close call, and with the iPhone 5S costing less and offering easier operating system updates and the Galaxy S5 a more robust portfolio of enterprise security services, many readers will have their own favourite of the three.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
iPhone 5s review: why the iPhone 5s is still the best phone you can buy in 2014
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The iPhone 5s has proven to be a popular smartphone, and according to a research report published in early April, it has been the world's most popular smartphone ever since it launched in September 2013. Counterpoint research's worldwide smartphone survey showed that the iPhone 5s has maintained its position as best selling smartphone worldwide. In second place is the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 4s is in fifth position behind the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Note 3. Of course, we have no idea what to expect from the iPhone 6 and it may well be that the iPhone 5s will suit your needs better. As we explained above, the 64-bit operating system and other features of the phone will stand it in good stead for the future, so you can be sure that if you buy an iPhone 5s it will still be an excellent phone in a few years from now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2014
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won five rounds to the iPhone 5S' three, the Galaxy S5 is the winner of our head to head review. Offering a more rugged design, along with superior display, camera and battery life the Galaxy S5 is one of the finest smartphones currently available. However, with the iPhone 5S having been released around six months ago, the device is already halfway through its lifecycle as a flagship product. The Samsung Galaxy S5's real challenge lies in the future when Apple unveils its next-generation flagship iPhone handset.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5s comparison review: Duo Camera takes on Touch ID fingerprint scanner
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 5s and HTC One M8 are closely matched on price, build quality and performance and there's no clear winner. The M8 benefits from more versatile storage, a bigger screen, customisable software and its unique Duo Camera. Meanwhile, the iPhone has a better all-round camera, a fingerprint scanner and simpler software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2014
New HTC One (M8) versus iPhone 5s comparison review: Hyped HTC One M8 doesn't convince as an iPhone killer
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Is the HTC One m8 good enough to topple the iPhone 5s? The remarkable media hype the smartphone has received in the past couple of days has been astonishing, but we're not convinced. It's a nice phone - both phones are sleek, powerful devices with numerous technological advances on their sides - but we'd want more to persuade us to leave behind the comforts of iOS.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2014
New HTC One M8 2014 vs iPhone 5s comparison review: Hyped HTC One m8 doesn't convince as an iPhone killer
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Is the HTC One m8 good enough to topple the iPhone 5s? The remarkable media hype the smartphone has received in the past couple of days has been astonishing, but we're not convinced. It's a nice phone - both phones are sleek, powerful devices with numerous technological advances on their sides - but we'd want more to persuade us to leave behind the comforts of iOS.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2014
100% Apple iPhone 5S review
Source: Expert Reviews English
At first, Apple's decision to stick with the same case and screen size may have seemed like it wasn't moving forwards, but after using the phone extensively we couldn't disagree more. It's incredibly fast, beating its quad-core rivals hands down, has plenty of resolution for web browsing and apps, fits neatly into a pocket, has a great camera and still the best, fastest mobile OS. If you've got an iPhone 5 there's probably not quite enough here to make you upgrade, particularly when you can get iOS 7 as a free upgrade. For other iPhone users or people that want a fast pocket-friendly handset with a great mobile OS, there's nowhere else to look.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G2 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison review: LG G2 is a bargain, the iPhone 5s is a great phone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The LG G2 is without a doubt a great deal. If you are in the market for an Android phone we can't recommend it enough. And you would save some money buying the LG over upgrading to the most recent high-end iPhone. But we think that your smartphone is worth more than the £200 saving the LG G2 represents over the iPhone 5s. Go for Android if that is what you want, but if like us you are dyed-in-the-wool iPhone users, the premium is worth paying.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison review: reasons to choose Samsung over iPhone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are an iPhone user who is happy with iOS 7 it is unlikely much about the Galaxy S5 will persuade you to make the jump to Android. The Galaxy S5 will be fast, well built, full featured. It will have a big bright and bold screen, and good cameras, and it will offer good storage and connectivity options. But all of the above is true of the iPhone 5S. The days are over when Apple was far ahead of other smartphone makers, but it remains at the top of the tree when it comes to making high-class phones.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2014
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison review: what's the difference between the new iPhones
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
It looks like the iPhone 5C is the choice for those who want a bit more colour in their life. It is not Apple's cheaper iPhone, that accolade goes to the 8GB iPhone 4S (currently £349). When the features are compared the additional £80 is a small price to pay for the iPhone 5S.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2014
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The iPhone 5S might be £80 more expensive than the iPhone 5C, but in our opinion it's worth the additional money. As well as a sleeker design, we found that the iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint scanner and A7 chip made for a smoother, more responsive experience. The iPhone 5S camera also delivers more natural-looking and detailed images compared to those shot on the iPhone 5C, and we also found that it came out on top in battery life.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2014
iPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won three of our seven rounds the Apple iPhone 5S has taken the prize. While the S4 and Nexus 5 are still very good phones in their own right and offer better value for money, the iPhone 5S has a sturdier build, features a superior camera and comes loaded with improved security software. But with the S4's lifecycle close to its end and the newer Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to make its debut in the next few months, this could change sooner rather than later.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2014
90% iPhone 5S review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you're a convert to the plethora of phones with big screens on the market you may initially struggle to go back to the 4-inch display of the iPhone 5S, excellent though it is. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try, though. The iPhone 5S is more of a phone than some of the Android behemoths that straddle the realm of tablets, and it's a pleasure to use day-to-day.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
iPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall winner: The iPhone 5S Having won three of our rounds, the world's best business smartphone title once again goes to Apple. But – as it offers a better display, similarly top-end performance and costs half the price – it's undeniable Google is gradually gaining ground on Apple, leaving everything to play for in 2014.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2013
83% Review: Apple iPhone 5s vs 5c
Source: PC Authority English
Not much else is different. Both phones run iOS 7 by default – which has its detractors, but works fine on each. Both support all current 4G bands, and neither features NFC or 802.11ac Wi-Fi. However, it should be clear by now that there’s only one handset in the running when it comes to winning this particular race – it’s the 5s, and by several lengths. It’s lighter, faster, more desirable, has a better camera, and is considerably more innovative than its plastic-coated cousin.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S comparison review: Google and Apple flagship smartphone meet
Source: PC Advisor English
Price is by far the biggest different between the Nexus 5 and iPhone 5S. Both firms have increase the price of their smartphone compared to the previous generation but there is a big gap between them. See also: Nexus 5: Where to buy. The Nexus 5 starts at just £299 while the iPhone 5S costs a comparatively huge £549 – both with 16 GB of storage. That's the kind of value for money which is hard to argue with but there could well be things that make you pay the extra for the iPhone so we'll look at design, hardware and software.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Conita - Heft 12/2013 English
In der Praxis kann das iPhone 5s mit seiner sehr einfachen Handhabung punkten ... In der Summe bedeutet dies: Mit keinem anderen Smartphone im Testfeld gelingt es einfacher, zuverlässig Bilder in rasantem Tempo und in guter Qualität zu erstellen. Absolut gesehen liefern allerdings die Konkurrenten je nach Anwendung und Situation eine teils deutlich bessere Bildqualität.
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
iPhone 5S Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Smartphones have reached a cruising speed where they steadily evolve at a slower pace (in %) in terms of processing power and functionality. The iPhone 5s evolution definitely keeps Apple as a major player in the smartphone race and should give it a nice boost going into the holiday season. The key points of the iPhone 5s for me are the: improved camera, the single-core performance and the new fingerprint reader since they all add to a better user experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2013
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the iPhone 5S isn't radically different to the iPhone 5, it's a definite improvement regarding the camera, security and battery life. So for those using your iPhone for work purposes and as a camera replacement, we'd say it's worth an upgrade as early as possible. For anyone else, the updates aren't vital enough to merit rushing to upgrade and we'd instead suggest waiting until the next iPhone is out as this will likely offer a broader range of improvements.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2013
83% Apple iPhone 5s review
Source: PC Pro English
No two ways about it, the iPhone 5s is an excellent smartphone. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s amazingly quick, boasts a superb camera and display, and is beautifully designed and put together. If your next handset absolutely has to be an iPhone, it’s a far better option than the more basic iPhone 5c. This probably won’t be enough to put off iPhone diehards, who will upgrade come what may, and it certainly doesn’t make the iPhone a terrible smartphone. For us, though, it doesn’t do enough to justify such a high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
90% iPhone 5S review
Source: Techradar English
The iPhone 5S is, predictably, the best iPhone ever from Apple - but what's intriguing is just how much we enjoyed using this evolutionary device. There's always an apathy with any kind of 'S' device from Apple, as it's historically just the same thing made a little bit better. It's true the advances on the iPhone 5S are few, but the ones that are there are very impressive indeed. So to say this is the best iPhone yet is relatively pointless, as of course it was going to be. But the combination of iOS 7 to freshen things up with a powerful core and great camera mean that this phone should be considered on its own considerable merits, and while the high price will continue to put many off, anyone already wedded to the iPhone bandwagon, or even if they're just on the fence, will find a lot of joy in a phone that's a lot more than an iterative update.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Apple iPhone 5s: The TechSpot Review
Source: Techspot English
At the end of the day, the iPhone 5s is an excellent phone, but whether it’s the right choice for you will depend on what you are looking for in a device. If a smallish screen and an ecosystem that’s still locked down substantially compared to Android isn’t a problem, the 5s is a great choice. If you desire a phone that pushes the bounds of tablet territory like a Galaxy Note 3 and you want more freedom over the OS, keep looking.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four of our six categories the iPhone 5S has won the 2013 Apple vs Samsung match. While the iPhone 5S doesn't have as good a screen as the Samsung Galaxy S4 it does feature a significantly better camera, longer battery life, more robust security features and, for those who can afford it, increased storage options.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2013
80% iPhone 5s review
Source: It Pro English
The iPhone 5s brings the most significant upgrades to Apple's flagship smartphone since the introduction of the Retina Display in the iPhone 4.Apple introduces Touch ID and beefs up the internal specs of the iPhone, but the fundamental design of its predecessor is retained. The 5s is one of the best performing handsets on the market, but is not the best value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% iPhone 5S review: Apple's best iPhone yet
Source: PC Advisor English
If you already own an iPhone 5, it’s hard to justify upgrading to the 5S. Yes, it’s considerably faster and takes better photos and videos in low light, but the 5 is still a great smartphone and has at least another year in it before apps (and possibly iOS 8) start to find the A6 processor’s limits. Those with a 4S (or 4) are in for a treat, though. As well as serious performance gains, the bigger screen and lighter weight make a huge difference, and the fingerprint scanner is a bonus. Ultimately, if you want an iPhone, the 5S won’t disappoint and is one of the most future-proof of the current smartphone crop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% iPhone 5S review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The iPhone 5S is another winner from Apple, with its Touch ID fingerprint scanner for security, improved camera features and in-built motion coprocessor. However, those impressed by the current crop of large-screen smartphones or looking for an overhaul of the Apple smartphone rather than a few handy tweaks might not rush out to buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPhone 5C v iPhone 4S head–to–head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The result was never in doubt. As you’d expect, the two-year-old iPhone 4S just could not compete with the 5C which is better in almost every department. Conversely, though, in every area the 4S performed well and was by no means put to shame by the 5C’s improved capabilities. As such, for anyone considering an iPhone for the first time, the 4S, at its slightly reduced cost, could prove enticing. For those considering an upgrade and impatient to wait for the 5S, put off by its increased cost, or who want a bright green, yellow, blue or red phone (it does also come in an unoffensive white), the 5C should leave you happy with its improved performance and design.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2013
iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c review
Source: PC Pro English
It's still a very expensive handset, and one that arguably offers less value for money than our A-Listed HTC One, but next to the 5c – which is only £80 cheaper SIM free – it’s an easy choice. If you're in the market for a new iPhone now and are uncertain as to which way to go, the answer has to be to opt for the iPhone 5s. In two years' time, when you're installing iOS 8, you'll almost certainly regret it if you don't.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2013
Apple iPhone 5S video review - the most future-proof smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
If you already own an iPhone 5, it’s hard to justify upgrading to the 5S. Yes, it’s considerably faster and takes better photos and videos in low light, but the 5 is still a great smartphone and has at least another year in it before apps (and possibly iOS 8) start to find the A6 processor’s limits.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2013
100% iPhone 5s review
Source: T3 English
We kicked off this review by stating the 5s has the potential to be Apple’s most game-changing iPhone since inception. Apple is clearly looking to future-proof its handset while offering developers the opportunity to take advantages of its 64-bit architecture, A7 chip and M7 Coprocessor. Right now, you won’t really experience what this phone is capable of. Give it six months and we’d expect some truly groundbreaking apps to appear. But then this is a statement of intent. It’s not only Apple’s flagship iPhone but it’s also the best phone the company has ever made. The camera is extraordinary. Touch ID is revolutionary. The iPhone 5s is a stunner today, but expect the real fun to come tomorrow.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
The Smartphone Goes 64-bit
Source: Hot Hardware English
The iPhone 5s marks an interesting waypoint for Apple. The company is using last year's mechanical design (by and large, anyway), but this year's iOS. It's quite clear from iOS 7's colorful motif that the operating system was designed with the also-colorful iPhone 5c line in mind.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2013
80% Apple iPhone 5s
Source: Laptop Mag English
From its fast A7 processor and fingerprint scanner to its intriguing motion-sensing M7 coprocessor,the iPhone 5s is a smartphone that both users and developers can grow into. It's practically future proof. We say practically because you can't stretch the corners of this phone to enlarge the display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPhone 5C video review
Source: PC Advisor English
Clearly, iPhone 5 owners shouldn’t consider upgrading to the 5C, but it might make sense for those with an iPhone 4 or 4s. However, the iPhone 5s is much more powerful, has a better rear camera and a useful fingerprint reader. If you can afford the extra £10 per month on contract, or £80 to buy it outright, the 5S is the better choice.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2013
90% iPhone 5S review
Source: Techradar English
So to say this is the best iPhone yet is relatively pointless, as of course it was going to be. But the combination of iOS 7 to freshen things up with a powerful core and great camera mean that this phone should be considered on its own considerable merits, and while the high price will continue to put many off, anyone already wedded to the iPhone bandwagon, or even if they're just on the fence, will find a lot of joy in a phone that's a lot more than an iterative update.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% iPhone 5s review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Apple haters are wrong about the iPhone 5s: this is one hell of a phone. It’s far more of an upgrade than it first seems, both as a result of its upgraded, forward-thinking hardware and its excellent new OS. Had the 5s launched with a bigger, more pixel-packed display, it could very well be going back to the top of our list of the best smartphones in the world. As it is, Android still reigns supreme. At least it does until the 6in iPhone 6 comes out next year. Got that, Apple?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
iPhone 5s review
Source: Engadget English
Is the 5s the best iPhone ever made? Yes, though that shouldn't come as a surprise. Apple took a good product and made it better through hardware upgrades, new features and completely revamped software. The 5s is a solid effort from Apple, but its true worth is yet to be determined.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2013
iPhone 5s Review
Source: Slashgear English
Would we pick the iPhone 5s over the iPhone 5c? In a heartbeat. The camera, convenience, and performance increases make that a no-brainer decision for smartphone power users. That trifecta of talents also makes a strong case against the top-tier Android devices, too: Apple still dominates the market for hand-friendly phones with flagship performance. The iPhone 5s may be Apple’s evolutionary stage, but the combination of usable technological advances and the benefits of iOS 7 add up to a supremely compelling device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2013
iPhone 5s preview: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
From our early play with the iPhone 5s, we expect that the improvements in performance and features will attract the early-adopting Apple faithful as well as those finally looking to upgrade from an iPhone 4S. The refreshed iOS 7 might even tempt some Android and Windows Mobile users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2013
iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S: What iPhone should I buy 2013?
Source: PC Advisor English
With six different iPhones on offer from Apple, we can't tell you outright which is right for you - hopefully this article helped you decide. For us, the sweet spot is the 16 GB iPhone 5S which gets you all the latest hardware, features and design.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2013
HTC One vs iPhone 5s comparison review: We compare both smartphone's specs
Source: PC Advisor English
In terms of specs is a split decision as to which smartphone is better. We will be able to give a more definitive verdict as to which smartphone is the best once we do a full review of the iPhone 5s.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
iPhone 5S review: hands on with Apple's new iPhone 5S
Source: PC Advisor English
It's obviously way to early to call the iPhone 5S, but we like what we see. 64-bit computing in a phone will likely make little difference in the short term, but is a sure fire way to future proof what should be a superfast phone. The build is great, as always, and we like what we see in terms of new features. One to watch.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison review: Flagship smartphones go toe to toe
Source: PC Advisor English
With the iPhone 5S only bringing a handful of updates compared to the iPhone 5, it's a tough call between it and the Samsung Galaxy S4. We'll give you a decisive verdict once we've fully tested the iPhone 5S.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison review: what's the difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C?
Source: PC Advisor English
The similarities that match the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S are in many ways as intriguing as the differences. They offer the same battery life and display, and broadly the same software experience. But the iPhone 5S is - we are told - quicker, with a better camera and some additional features. Whether that makes it worth the extra cash only you can decide.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2013
Apple iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5 comparison review: What's the new iPhone got?
Source: PC Advisor English
It's been a pretty quiet year for Apple, until now that is. The iPhone 5S has arrived in time for Christmas and has brought with it a cheaper plastic iPhone 5C. We've compared it with the previous generation iPhone 5 to highlight the differences, upgrades and new features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2013
iPhone 5S preview
Source: Stuff TV English
For starters, the 5S is externally almost exactly the same as the existing iPhone 5, including the same 4in screen size. There are some notable differences, namely the larger flash (which means some iPhone 5 cases won't fit properly), the steel-rimmed Home button (more on that later) and the all-new colour finish option, but aside from those it's nearly indistinguishable from its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2013
Hands on: iPhone 5S review
Source: Techradar English
The iPhone 5S isn't a market-leading device in so many ways; but then again, that's never been Apple's strategy, and that's a good thing. And if you're one of those that deserted the platform after poor battery problems or signal issues, you'll especially like the iPhone 5S, which feels like one of Apple's most stable devices to date while carrying on the tradition of a close eye on premium design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2013
96% Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Gold
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
Apple iPhone 5S
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Apple iPhone 5S
Source: iPhone Life - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Apple iPhone 5S
Source: iCreate - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
99% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
80% Iphone 5S: Getestet Und Verglichen
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Apple iPhone 5S (64 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 76% mobility: 100%
93% Apple iPhone 5S (16 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
Apple iPhone 5S
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Connect iOS - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
93% Apple iPhone 5S (16 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
Apple iPhone 5S
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
96% Apple iPhone 5S (64 GB)
Source: PC Go - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
96% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
85% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
93% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
100% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
99% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: SFT - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 99%
90% Apple iPhone 5S (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 84%
85% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Top Leistung in bewährter Form?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2013
Fette Leistung im 4-Zoll-Format
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good performance; appealing design; seemingly Apple did everything right
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2013
96% Teures Alu-Glanzstück
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: high quality device; modern design; multiple functions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
Fingerabdruck statt PIN-Code
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: useful touch ID, good camera; one of the best smartphones on the market
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2013
76% Apple iPhone 5S
Source: Komputer for alle - Heft 2/2014 DA→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%

 

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Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

PowerVR SGX543MP2: 2 core graphics card with 8 unified shader cores

PowerVR SGX543MP3: 3 core graphics card with 12 unified shader cores

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Imagination PowerVR G6430: Multi core (4 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Apple :

A5: System on a Chip (SoC) that is used e.g. in the iPad 2. It contains two 900 Mhz clocked ARM cores and a relative fast PowerVR SGX 543MP2 graphics card.

A6: SoC developed by Apple with a custom dual-core ARM CPU and a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU.

A7:

Apple-developed SoC for use in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. Offers two "Cyclone" ARM cores (ARMv8, 64-bit) and an integrated PowerVR G6430 GPU.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.112 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.14 kg:


87.65%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Apple iPad mini Retina
A7, 7.9", 0.328 kg
» Apple iPad Air
A7, 9.7", 0.464 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Nokia Lumia 530
Adreno 302, 200 8210
» ZTE Open C
Adreno 302, 200 8210
» Acer Liquid Z4
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572
» Nokia X
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q
» ZTE Blade V
unknown, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
» Alcatel OneTouch M'Pop
SGX531, Mediatek MT6575
» Nokia Lumia 525
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
» Asus Zenfone 4
SGX544, unknown
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» Alcatel OneTouch Evolve
unknown, Mediatek MT6575
» Sony Xperia M
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
» Nokia Lumia 521
unknown, unknown
» LG E460 Optimus L5 II
SGX531, Mediatek MT6575
» Nokia Lumia 520
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
» Sony Xperia J
Adreno 200, Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
» HTC Windows Phone 8S
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
» Motorola Droid 3
unknown, unknown

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Apple MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013
HD Graphics 5000, Core i7 4650U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2014-06 MD711LL/B
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U, 11.6", 1.1 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4850HQ, 15.4", 2.012 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i5 4258U, 13.3", 1.563 kg
» Apple iPhone 5c
SGX543MP3, A6, 4", 0.132 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2013 MD760D/A
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4250U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2013-06 MD711D/A
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4250U, 11.6", 1.082 kg
» Apple iPad 4
SGX554MP4, A6x, 9.7", 0.652 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2012-10
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.624 kg
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Apple iPhone 4S 16GB
» 259.00 GBP (lowest price)
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Apple iPhone 4S 8GB
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Apple iPhone 4S 64GB
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-27 (Update: 2013-05-27)