iPhone 5s vs. The Rest

September 11, 2013

Apple yesterday made announcements for its new flagship iOS7 smartphone, the Apple iPhone 5S, available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and in addition to the black and white versions we are a custom to there will be a new gold device… very bling.

The iPhone 5S will be available from the 20th of September this year and in the the UK the 16GB version will be priced at £549.00 which is £20.00 more than the current iPhone 5.

So what do you get for your money?

Well the dimensions, the weight and the screen resolution of both the iPhone 5 and 5S are exactly the same, so no changes there.

The iPhone 5S has a new processor chip which means it will be twice as fast as the iPhone 5 in terms of CPU performance and graphics.

The iPhone 5S has the same physical camera as the previous model, but comes equipt with a dual flash – one white , one amber which will automatically adjust to over 1000 settings to give you the correct light for your shot.

The iPhone 5S still has the same Lightning connector, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS as found on the iPhone 5.

However, a key difference is support for more 4G LTE frequency bands. Apple states that the iPhone 5S is compatible with EE and Vodafone’s networks in the UK but O2 and Three have confirmed that the smartphone will run on their respective 4G networks too.

The iPhone 5S will come preloaded with the new iOS7 operating software, this however will be released and available for download from the 18th of September. iOS7 is a complete redesign of the operating software which apple are badging as “the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone”.

A key feature of iOS7, which will only be available in iPhone 5S is “Touch ID”, which see’s a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button, this can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate your Apple ID, meaning you wont have to type in your password every time you buy an app.

Finally the battery, Apple are proclaiming that the 5S will deliver the same if not better battery life than the iPhone 5. It will be able to manage (individually, in total) 10 hours of 3G talk time, 10 hours of 4G LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing or up to 250 hours of standby, to most of us I am sure this amounts to around about lunch time!

Time for the comparison…




Written by abica

Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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