There are very few greater feelings in life than cutting the plastic out, sliding the box open and laying your hands on a neat white Apple gadget. As an engineer by education, Apple’s flirtations with technology and supreme excellency in coming up with products that mesmerize just about every sense in the body is always something I admire.
The iPhone 5s was no different and right on the day the iPhone 5s was launched in India, yours truly was there handing over the precious money over to Apple to get a bite of the half bitten Apple. A week in, the experience has been just like any other Apple product; complete and comfortable. So, before we get down to penning our review of the iPhone 5s, here is a photo gallery of the device highlighting the various features of the device.
The device comes with a box that is perfectly in line with the Apple way of packaging. I got the silver version of the device as I had been using a Black version of the iPhone 5 and wanted a change and the Gold iPhone was simply not available.
With the device lying flat on the desk, the Touch ID is indeed a beautiful and prominent feature of the smartphone. And dare I say, so far, every time I have used the device it has unlocked without any issue with the Touch ID. The ring around the Touch ID is of the color of your device.
The volume rockers on the left side is exactly the same as the iPhone 5 too, but I just felt that the Silent Button is a little more rugged o the iPhone 5s than iPhone 5. It has a little more reassuring feeling to it.
The device has beautiful champherd edges like the iPhone 5, but Apple did claim that they are a little less prone to scratches than the iPhone 5 which could easily be scratched all over from the sides. It is ridiculous how thin the iPhone 5s is, and looks stunningly pretty from the sides.
The back of the iPhone 5s houses an improved 8 MP Camera which is easily one of the best cameras out in the market. No, it may take details like the Lumia 1020, but will give anything apart from that a solid run. The new Dual LED Flash definitely helps in low light and is very prominent differentiating feature.
From the lower portion of the back, there is nothing you can differentiate between iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. You have the iPhone branding, the model number which is obviously different and the FCC Rating.
The device makes good phone calls as expected and the Front Facing Camera is good for occasional Skype calls, Facetime or Hangouts.Overall, we have been really pleased with the device and dont regret at all spending all the money it cost. You may have noticed that we have not spoken about the performance at all of the device because that is not what the purpose of the article was. We will be back with a full review as well as plenty of coverage about the iPhone 5s.
If you have any questions regarding the iPhone 5s, make sure to drop in comments in the section below. Till the next time, stay tuned and keep reading.