Released back in fall 2013 alongside the iPhone 5c, the iPhone 5s is Apple’s fastest-selling smartphone to date. When you look at the features of the iPhone 5s, it is easy to see why it is still one of the most coveted cellphones on the market.
One of the most praised elements of the iPhone 5s is its design. While the design does not stray too far from previous iPhone models, it has a number of improvements. To begin with, the design is both lighter and slimmer, making it more comfortable to hold. While some light cellphones feel rather cheap and flimsy, the iPhone 5s has a sturdy aluminum case which gives it a premium feel.
The iPhone 5s has a fingerprint scanner, known as ‘Touch ID’ on the ‘Home’ button on the front of the phone. Protected by a layer of Sapphire crystal, the fingerprint scanner allows you to unlock your phone by using your finger print and you can also authorize App Store purchases using your fingerprint. Touch ID not only offers superior levels of security, but it is also more convenient than having to remember pins and passwords. Touch ID allows you to add multiple fingerprints to its database and can read your fingerprint from whatever angle.
The iPhone 5s is powered by Apple’s all-new A7 chip, making it the first smartphone in the world to feature 64-bit architecture. The A7 chip allows for superior graphics processing and works smoothly alongside iOS 7. Although many associate super-speeds with fast battery drain, this is not the case of the iPhone 5s. Indeed, the A7 chip is very efficient.
The iPhone 5s is available in a choice of three color schemes: space gray with a black print panel, silver with a white front panel and gold with a white front panel. The handset is also available in a selection of storage sizes: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.