Journalists who were furnished early access to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have published their reviews. The initial reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, even more so for the iPhone 5s.
Probably the most thorough review available now or ever of the iPhone 5s, especially for those who love to compare speeds and feeds with other smartphones. They found the iPhone 5s to evolutionary in many ways, but were excited by the CPU and GPU. They though the new camera was a step forward from the iPhone 5, with better low-light performance. Apple’s Touch ID was “very well executed and a nice part of the overall experience.”
Jim Dalrymple thought the Touch ID was beyond his expectations, making it easy to secure his iPhone. According to Dalrymple, the 64-bit architecture allows for the iPhone 5s to offer performance that is up to twice as fast as the iPhone 5. With improved front/rear camera, he sums it up to being a brilliant phone.
Their comparison photos of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reveal the importance of the True Tone flash, providing for a more natural look. They left impressed with the TouchID fingerprint scanner, saying it felt “like a mature feature that actually enhances the overall experience of using an iPhone.”
The iPhone 5s earned their editor’s choice award. Their editors found improvements to the camera and a faster experience, but said it “doesn’t feel like a shocking new product.”
Calling it a solid effort, the 64-bit chip with M7 coprocessor has ” the potential of being the best off-year flagship phone the company has made.”
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