First impressions are often wrong and the iPhone 5S defies these naysayers by managing to be a better phone in practically every single way over its predecessor, and more than capable of standing up to its Android rivals.It's fair to say that the iPhone 5S isn't an improvement over the iPhone 5 when it comes to build quality, because its predecessor was so well made. In fact, it's hard to see where Apple could improve. In our opinion, the iPhone 5S is still the best looking smartphone out there. Its precision cut aluminium rear sits absolutely flush with glass panels that sit at the top and bottom. Its neat bevelled edges are perfectly formed and the 7.3mm thick phone feels incredibly comfortable in the hand, weighing just 112g.
Touch ID can be programmed to recognise up to five fingers (they can be just yours or yours and trusted other people). Touch ID lets you register up to five finger prints, which can include prints from different people.
iPHONE 5S SCREEN
The same 1,136x640, 4in screen remains from the iPhone 5. Put it next to the big-screen Full HD Android models and the iPhone 5S starts to look a little small, but we don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
iPHONE 5S CAMERA
Rather than up the pixel count for the new iSight camera, Apple has get the same 8-megapixel resolution, but gone for a sensor that's 15 per cent bigger than the one on the iPhone 5. This means that the pixels are larger at 1.5 microns. In layman's terms, larger pixels means more light per pixel, which means better low-light performance.
iPHONE 5S iOS 7
Of course, the iPhone 5S ships with iOS 7, Apple's brand new OS. It's a big improvement over iOS 6 and that's not just in looks. For starters, the OS is much easier to use and Control Centre, the swipe up menu, is something that the OS has needed for years.
Control Centre is a quick way to change common settings and is so much better than having to delve through Settings
iPHONE 5S BATTERY
The combination of the new processor, M7 motion process and a slightly larger battery all mean that the iPhone 5S has better battery life than its predecessor. Running at half brightness with Wi-Fi turned off, our iPhone 5S lasted 14h 31m in our video playback test; the iPhone 5 lasted 12h 4m.
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