Published on May 4th, 2014 | by KristinMariano1
Buying iPhone 5S Review: The Pros and Cons
Tech giant Apple unveiled the current iPhone 5S last year and I finally caved in and bought a unit last February. The new iPhone 5S is the new flagship phone from Apple succeeding the one year old iPhone 5 as the company pulled it out from the Apple Store.
Are you one of those consumers mulling over whether they will buy the iPhone 5S? I would like to share to you my experience when I bought my iPhone 5S.
iPhone 5S is Faster. There is no doubt that iPhone 5S is definitely faster compared to its predecessor and the low cost iPhone 5C. iPhone 5S packs the 64-bit chip processor and it is the first smartphone to do so. Moreover, it included a separate M7 chip for graphics so the processors works double time.
iPhone 5S is More Secured. iPhone 5S features a biometrics scanner in the home button which adds security to your files in the unlikely event that your phone gets stolen.
More Color Options. In the past years, Apple released its smartphones in two colors – Black and White. Now, the company decided to release the new iPhone in black, silver and gold hues that gives users more options. I got the silver, which gives off a classic and sophisticated feel and still, very lady-like.
iPhone 5S Retains Most iPhone 5’s Features. Although the iPhone 5S packs new features like faster processor, it is quite a disappointment to see most of the specs and features of the previous iPhone 5 in the smartphone. If you are one of the users who feels ok with the speed of iPhone 5, you may not need the iPhone 5S.
Small screen display. iPhone 5S packs the same, old 4-inch screen display that some consumers find too small compared to other Android-based smartphones in the market. At least 5-inch display seemed to be the latest trend on screen size today, especially after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 with massive screen display.
Fingerprint Scanner is faulty. One of the most intriguing features of the new iPhone 5S is the fingerprint sensor. However, the new feature has some pitfalls. For example, my unit sometimes takes a while recognizing my fingerprint for no particular reason.
In the end, I am happy with the latest offering from Apple and despite with the smaller screen compared to its rivals, I am ecstatic on its speed in opening pages and apps.