Iphone 5s : User Review

INTRODUCTION

             

The elegant sophisticated yet easy to understand company called Apple released its 4-inch multi-touch retina display with 1136 x 640 pixels resolution iPhone 5s on 20 September 2013, I got hold of this beauty on News years in 2016. I was confused when my friend handed me this box all wrapped up, I opened it and saw it was an iPhone! THE APPLE IPHONE 5s! I couldn’t believe it. The first thing I did was check out the camera. I was so excited to check out its capacity in holding on a number of apps, for I personally do download a lot of game and editing apps.

BATTERY LIFE & CHARGING 

Personally, I use snapchat often which causes my battery to drain real quick. However, when not using snapchat and just my regular messaging apps and music in the background, the battery lasts for 7 hours. I usually use, Whatsapp, Messenger, Facebook, Pinterest, Netflix and Youtube, the battery tends to drain a little quicker when using  Video viewing apps.When plugged in to charge it charges to a 100% in less than 30 minutes, this is one of the features that I love as compared to my previous android phones.Many people say it takes more than 3 hours to get it to charge to a 100%, In my experience it all depends on the switchboard, I travel a lot and sit at cafes to do my work. When I charged my phone at some places it took me about 2 and a half hours to get it to only 60% and at some places it took me barely 20 min to get it to a 100%. Although it sometimes heats up a bit while charging and using certain apps, especially while using snapchat and skype.

PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN

The iPhone 5s 5 inch body makes it convenient to hold and fits perfectly in pockets. You can easily navigate on your screen using just your thumb. I love the fingerprint function, makes it easier to unlock. The functionality is absolutely brilliant! it allows me to use a number of apps simultaneously without it getting slow in performance and the weight of the phone is quite light as well. I feel so relieved that my skype doesn’t hang or close itself like it did on my previous phone.

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STRENGTH & DURABILITY

I’m sure no human has ever not dropped their phone at least once. Though, from my personal past experiences, I have a habit of dropping my phones a lot. I sure did try my best in taking good care of my iPhone but sadly old habits die hard and I dropped it twice…maybe thrice. The screen didn’t crack, although the sides of the body got a little dent.Overall the iPhone 5s’s body is quite strong although it sometimes heats up a bit while charging or using certain apps especially while using snapchat and skype.

BEST FEATURES

Apple iPhone has sure done a good job with its update from the iPhone 4 , following are some of the features which I personally like.

App functionality: I love that the phone doesn’t slow down or hang when using a number of apps at the same time.

Camera: The front rear camera and the back camera take pretty good shots too, sometimes I feel like a professional photographer using the iPhone’s camera. I can easily photograph my detailed artworks while capturing its truest form and showcase it on various medias.

Fingerprint: The fingerprint option is another best feature, in my opinion. I don’t have to put in my passcode every time and the feel of the phone identifying my print, makes me feel like James bond.

Design interface: The iPhone 5s’s interface makes it very easy to use and understand.

Display: I love the quality of the phone’s display, everything is clear and in HD quality.

Facetime: I have a lot a bunch of friends and family using iPhones and connecting with them via facetime is so convenient.

iCloud: I don’t have to worry about losing memories and moments clicked when I need to clear space. Everything is stored in the cloud and I can delete almost everything in my gallery without even thinking twice to clear space up and not worrying about losing anything out.

WORST FEATURES

IPhone has always perfected their way with each upgrade making sure they make our lives easier and convenient, Though they do have few features that put us off, Here are some of the features which I personally don’t like of the iPhone 5s.

Restrictions: The fact that IOS devices are quite restrictive, I love customizing my phone, I can’t do much with customizing it unless I jailbreak the iPhone.

Front camera: The front camera tends to click grainy shots sometimes.

Battery: The fast battery drainage while using apps like Youtube and Netflix.

Home button: The home button is quite sensitive, I had to get it replaced once.

OVERALL REVIEW

Almost a year and 4 months have gone since I’ve been using this phone and it works like NEW, haven’t had any problems with it software wise.  Overall I love the feel that the iPhone offers us, It’s an elegant sophisticated yet easy understandable FEEL.It sure is going to be hard switching over to android if I have to.Wth the help of this iPhone’s camera,  I was able to up my portfolio game.  Among many Apple devices, I do prefer the iPhone 5s especially for the size, it isn’t too small neither is it too big. Although Apple has launched upgraded iPhones like iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, the iPhone 5s is still the best for its price. Having this iPhone in my life has made me more organized with scheduling my day and tasks, keeping my appointments checked. It sure has made my life a tad easier.The best part is it reminds me of everyone’s birthdays, and with my facebook account synced, it even notifies me of exciting events that are happening around me without it requiring me to open my facebook and going on events option to check for myself. It’s a good thing, apple has replaced the iPhone 5s to iPhone SE with upgraded features to its 4inch model.

OVERALL RATING  8/10

 

 

 

 

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Iphone 5S: User Review

INTRODUCTION

It is no wonder that iPhone Brand is loved by almost everyone from all over the world and, honestly speaking, I am not an exception. I don’t want to sound cut and dried but I truly and sincerely love using my iPhone for almost 4 years. One cloudy day, I purchased my iPhone 5s in one of the Kyiv stores distributing Apple products and I was very happy as I became an owner of the most recent version of iPhone among my group mates at the university and colleagues at work.

BATTERY LIFE & CHARGING

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Although I heard some not very positive feedbacks about iPhones battery and its overall functionality, deep inside I was hoping that it should not be that bad. However, after using my Brand-new cell phone for merely a couple of days I came to realize that the battery is really not that powerful as it was expected. I was almost in a panic and was about to contact iPhone service center or even give it back to the store. However, first, I decided to conduct my personal research and find out what does really make iPhone battery so non-durable. It has emerged that the usage of Internet, different applications, listening to music and watching videos and stuff like that, can make the battery low within a couple of hours and it should not be surprising. In average, the iPhone 5S battery lasts dependently on a condition or mode it remains. For instance, if I use certain application continuously, it can even get low very quickly and for this case, I always have my charging device in my bag. From the very beginning, it seemed very uncomfortable and unusual, and outrageously to some extent. But nevertheless, later I developed a habit to always have my charging device with me and all the problems were tackled. The thing is that there is a difference between using original charging device, which is the most convenient, and the one that was produced by another manufacturer. If you are using the latter, the process might be a little bit slower and the phone might be a bit hot while being charged, but, nevertheless, it should not necessarily affect the quality itself. From time to time, no, actually, on very rare occasions can I observe my iPhone 5S glitching or working improperly. Somewhile, it may occur if you did not update IOS in a timely manner.

PERFORMANCE & DESIGN

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Those who enjoy using iPhone might appreciate a true value of this product and its irrecusably smart Design. It is not only about cutting-edge appearance and mainstream attitude. It is not about having-iPhone-is-so-cool and something that makes you standing out of the crowd. But it is rather about smart, convenient and user-friendly Design and high quality, and after 4 years of successful usage of iPhone 5S, I can definitely state that it is unlikely I will ever change iPhone to another Brand. The structure of buttons is designed in an uncomplicated and logic way. One doesn’t have to spend hours on looking for a certain application, folder or function or whatever. High-usage tools are placed on the surface and to find them is as easy as pie.

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STRENGTH & DURABILITY

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Actually, in most cases, nothing, purely nothing, I’m not joking. We are all human beings and tend to let the most valuable things slip between fingers. I dropped my iPhone 5S for thousands of times on the ground and various hard surfaces, and every time it happened I was absolutely sure that it was totally broken and unserviceable, but no, it always managed to survive and is still alive. During 4 years of adventures, at no time did I address Brand service center asking for help. It means that the price for iPhone 5S is adequate and the quality of much-touted Brand does meet my expectations, moreover, I doubt I would have the same impression with my previous cell phones.

BEST FEATURES

Many people would ask you why iPhone is considered to be so uptown and fancy? What is there that makes it so one-of-a-kind and at a good round price and, yet, popular among people from different walks of life? “Why did you buy it? You could have bought the less expensive cell phone and save your money and so on…” – Opponents of Apple products would ask and, eventually, buy it after a while. I’m gonna tell you what does make it so exceptional. First of all, it has the most reliable data security system unlike other famous and, at first sight, high-quality Brands. Second, even 4 years after, it works smoothly and fast as compared to my old Samsung which being one-year-old started glitching and was as slow as a snail which is damn annoying. We all know that iPhone 5S camera is not that perfect and advanced, but the availability of various applications helping you to take as much professional pics as possible, compensate this minor disadvantage. Sometimes, you might also experience difficulties in using Itunes but once you slice and dice you start liking it and understand how many useful features it has.

WORST FEATURES

Apparently, the most inconvenient thing about iPhone 5S is that you are unable to exchange data with holders of other Brands via Bluetooth. Such features as uploading documents in doc or pdf format have been already fixed and one can successfully upload any type of books on his or her device.

OVERALL REVIEW

On a final note, I would like to say that iPhone 5S is a cream on the crop and the most upscale device I have ever used in my life. With all its functionality, I managed to successfully pass the majority of my exams, capture the best moments of my life and simply enjoy the aesthetic simplicity and beautiful Design. In my thinking, people should stop labeling iPhone users as schicki-micki, swanky or pompous, it is entirely untrue. Everyone who lays weight on high technology, simplicity and rational money investing are strongly recommended to acquire this worthful device.

If you want to learn more about this product, go to apple.com.

Overall rating: 9/10

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iPhone 5s: User Review

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INTRODUCTION

My personal mobile device is the iPhone 5s. While not the most up-to-date of models (there are already two more versions out: the iPhone 6 and 7), it is efficient and I have found it to have a high quality of its features or functions. I was actually gifted this phone- at the time I was using an iPhone 4s and a friend noted that I often had issues with that phone’s quality, and this person had an extra available to give me – I am lucky, I know. Generally, I prefer iPhones over android because they are the leaders in the mobile device market, and therefore more things are compatible with the iPhone than the android.

BATTERY LIFE & CHARGING

The battery power of the iPhone 5s depends upon many factors. I was given the phone after it had already been used, so I do not know how it was maintained in the past. Generally, if phones are overcharged (the charge continues after reaching 100%), the quality of the battery begins to diminish. A well-maintained iPhone may have a better battery life than my personal phone, but I would say the battery life of mine is relatively poor. I often travel and am out of the house all day, sometimes in places in which I do not have an outlet available. One habit I have developed is carrying a portable charger (enough for two phone charges.) With this device, I do not have to worry about losing battery too quickly, but if I forget to bring it or am on a multi-day camping trip, it is best to kiss my cell phone use goodbye until I return home, as the battery will run out within a few hours.

PERFORMANCE & DESIGN

One of the things I love about apple products is the constant updating and fine-tuning of the software. Apple is constantly trying to make their products more user-friendly and efficient, and the company is updating their software often. I have never done a software update from Apple and regretted it- their improvements seem to be always well-designed and well-planned. My one complaint about the design of my iPhone 5 is the fingerprint home button. It is often unable to read my fingerprint and I need to type in my six-digit password to unlock my phone. As mentioned above, I am only speaking from the experience of my specific phone, it may be an issue only with my phone because of age or mistreatment, rather than a complaint of the iPhone 5s in general.

STRENGTH & DURABILITY

The truth of the matter is: I am a klutz. I am always dropping my cell phone: from all sorts of heights and onto all sorts of materials. The phone I am using I have had for four months and it was given to me with a glass screen protector already pasted on the screen. I also received the phone with a crack on the glass screen, but it is hardly noticeable and does not affect the function of the cell phone itself. I have added a few scratches and cracks onto the glass screen protector after the phone’s numerous falls, but I have never dropped it so hard that it needed a repair or that the crack was actually on the phone screen and effected the screen function. I am very satisfied with the durability of the iPhone 5s, but would suggest to anyone with an iPhone to buy the glass screen protector for extra protection to save from more expense and difficulty in the long term.

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BEST FEATURES

This device has multiple features, some very similar and some very different to previous generations. It has a larger and longer screen than the iPhone 4s (a 4 inch display rather than the 3.5 inch display of the 4s.) The front camera has a higher megapixel than the previous generation (the 5s has a quality of 1.2 megapixel while the 4s has a quality of 0.3 megapixel.) The screen has a high resolution (640×1136 pixels), which makes viewing videos and photos easier and more pleasant. It has an ios 7 operating system, which allows the downloading of most any application without restriction. Personally, I have enjoyed the storage space (1 GB of RAM) of the iPhone 5s. I have never had to delete applications or photos because my phone was out of storage (as I often did with my iPhone 4s), and I have a very full phone of applications and photos. Another feature that I prefer of the iPhone 5s even over its newer counterparts is the size. Both the 6 and the 7 are larger, and I find the 5s to be just the right size in which I can experience the convenience of the large screen but not have such a large phone to carry in my pocket or purse. Overall, these are some of my favorite and what I consider the best features of the iPhone 5s.

WORST FEATURES

While I love my phone and enjoy many of its various features, there are some things about it that I do not enjoy as much. One issue I have with the iPhone 5s is that I have found it hard to find a compatible charger. I lost the original charger that came with the iPhone so I bought a fairly cheap one at a tech store. I was told it may not be compatible but decided to hope for the best. A week later, the charger no longer functioned. I went back and bought a pricier charger, and already sometimes when I plug in the phone, it charges very slowly or takes a few tries before eventually charging at all. Another issue I have had, as mentioned above, is with the fingerprint scan on the home button. It almost never reads my fingerprint anymore, which at times can be frustrating when I want to quickly unlock the phone to view the date or quickly respond to a text message. The last problem I tend to have with my iPhone 5s is the focus of the camera. There are times when I tap the screen to draw the camera focus to an object and it works without issue and other times I try to focus on something and repeatedly tap the screen and the camera does not respond properly. These complaints I find small and not overly concerning, but they are things that can begin to become irritating after a long time with the phone and what I would consider the worst features of the iPhone 5s.

OVERALL REVIEW

My overall review of the iPhone 5s is very positive. My new phone has helped me to do things more efficiently. It automatically syncs email dates, Facebook events, and ticket dates to my google calendar, advising my when I have a flight or a specific event coming up. It allows me to download any application I need without worrying that I will run out of storage space, allowing me to keep more information on my phone and have apps that I maybe only use at seldom times, put are useful to have for those occasions. The better quality and screen resolution of the photos and screen allows me to share and view photos from different trips I have taken or those my friends have taken. I can also keep more photos stored on the phone, allowing me to have that perfect photo to post for someone’s birthday. I am currently putting together a Christmas gift for a friend involving photos and I went through my camera roll and added all of the photos to an album- something I would not have been able to do with the 4s because I was constantly deleting photos to make room for new ones or for other things in the storage space. I generally really love my phone and have few complaints. I would highly recommend the 5s to anyone looking to buy a secondhand phone. Because they are a little older, the price has gone down, and I think you will be getting quite the bang for your buck in buying an iPhone 5s.

 

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