Apple Inc. recently released its much awaited iPhone 5s and put an end on the infinite speculations about the looks and specification of its technical marvel. The first glance of the iPhone 5s suggests that the new device highly resembles the current series i.e. iPhone 5. The only visible difference is the presence of a silver ring covering the home button, and an alluring new champagne finish.
Despite maintaining the same feel in hand as of iPhone 5, the new Apple iPhone 5S position itself on higher grounds with the new technical advancements. The latest additions did make the whole device fairly high-tech, as well as captivating. So, let us move forward with detailed review of the Apple’s iPhone 5s.
Fingerprint scanner – the Eye-Candy
The fingerprint scanner escalates the Apple’s image as a Smartphone manufacturer with state-of-art technical advancements. Named as the Touch ID sensor, the scanner is integrated into the home button. Now, you have to tap the phone to activate the system. Moreover, with 360-degree readability, the Touch ID can recognize the fingerprint in types of orientations i.e. portrait, or landscape, etc.
This new addition also serves as an authentication when you purchase apps and other iTunes content. To maintain complete discretion of the fingerprint information, the details are not shared with other applications or stored even in the cloud (According to Apple’s spokesperson).
In terms of physical outlook, Apple Inc. kept the hardware design almost identical with previous versions of the device i.e. the iPhone 5 and the 4/4S. However, the gold finish will definitely cheer up a good lot, due to its resemblance with champagne, which is something new.
The device comes with the 4-inch touch screen, having a 1,136×640-pixel resolution and a pixel density of 326 ppi.
The iPhone 5S comes with one-of-a-kind 64-bit chip. As per Apple, it will be compatible with 32-bit apps, so there is no point of worry for the iPhone 5 app makers. The device is powered by Apple’s A7 processor, which is 56 times more powerful than the first iPhone, in terms of graphics.
Apple Inc. kept their promise of keeping everyone happy. For avid gamers, the iPhone 5S comes embedded OpenGL ES 3.0, which transforms the device into a high-performance gaming gadget.
Another new addition in the iPhone 5S is the M7 motion coprocessor. The power of M7 keeps an eye on the data captured by accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. The combination of A7 and M7 chip ensure data collection and processing in an efficient manner.
Camera Output and Video Performance
In camera, the quality standards of Apple are second to none. With iPhone 5S, the company has again challenged the new additions like Samsung Galaxy S4 and Nokia Lumia 1020.
The device is embedded with higher-levels of automatic adjustment, compared to previous versions. It also has dual-tone LED flash. Added with an in-house designed five-element lens and a 15 percent larger sensor, the 8 megapixel camera never disappoints anyone in picture quality.
The iPhone 5S front-facing camera offers 1080p HD recording, and the rear one records at 30fps as well as 120fps. Also, with iMovie application you can add the clips and make modifications in the recordings.
In terms of looks and designs, the iPhone 5S is quite similar to the earlier devices and fails to increase adrenaline flow. However, the ring around the home button and the gold color might help in lifting the spirits of some Apple lovers.
But, with the new TouchID, A7 processor and M7 motion sensor, the Apple iPhone 5S have earned its place among the best Smartphone so far. With enhanced security and high quality motion sensors, the device has again created higher technical standards for the other manufacturers to follow. One can now hope that Apple integrates some of the features in the other products also.