Apple iPhone 5 16GB  Apple iPhone 5S 16GB 
Buy Now N/A Buy
Excellence ScoreN/A24.0
Value for Money ScoreN/A54.5
PriceN/ARs. 14,999 onwards
Launch Date (India)Nov, 2012Nov, 2013
Smartphone OSApple iOS 6, Upgradeable to 10.3Apple iOS 7.1, Upgradeable to 11
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch ResistantRetina display, Scratch Resistant, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on front
Processor1.3 GHz1.7 GHz
4GYes (limited band support)Yes
Battery CapacityN/A1440 mAh
Battery Standby225 hrs250 hrs
Battery Talktime8.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersN/AWeb Browsing Time (3G): 8 hrs, Web Browsing Time (4G): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 10 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 40 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Distinguished, iconic design
  • Incredibly thin and light
  • Great hand fit, because of the slim, and long design
  • Larger (4 inches) Retina Display with well saturated colors, strong brightness output, and superb viewing angles
  • iOS is, as always a pleasure to use, and has an easy learning curve (although many would feel that the visual interface could do with an overhaul - the simplistic icon based interface now looks a bit boring compared to other modern smartphones)
  • Smooth, fluid performance
  • Excellent app ecosystem
  • Great web browser
  • Great camera
  • Superb call quality with noise cancellation
  • Premium build, and classy design
  • Compact in-the-hand feel, easy to use with one hand
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner provides a useful, convenient way to unlock the phone
  • Beautiful display with incredibly accurate colors, excellent brightness output, and great viewing angles
  • iOS 7 is a nice evolution from the previous version, and is as simple, and intuitive as ever
  • Snappy, fluid performance
  • Future proof power package
  • Great on-screen keyboard
  • Excellent web browser
  • Excellent camera with very good low-light performance as well
  • Excellent call quality
  • Bundled iWork app suite
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The new maps app by Apple, lags far behind Google Maps in terms of comprehensiveness
  • Small screen size compared to other flagship phones, means that the video/photo viewing experience is not quite as immersive
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