Apple iPhone 5s Debuts With A Highly Improved iSight Camera

iPhone 5S Gold front Screen

Apple iPhone 5s Summary and Introduction

The 7th – generation Apple iPhone 5s smartphone was released on September 2013. The touchscreen smartphone is a one SIM phone with a glass and aluminum design measuring 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm or 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 112 grams.

The iPhone 5s is available in various colors which are Silver, Gold, Gray while there are 3 available models or trims of the iPhone 5s which are the 16GB model, 32GB model and 64GB model.

The battery life of iPhone 5s is considerably good, but not as good as that of Samsung Galaxy S5 which is able to store up to 2800mAh charge and lasts longer.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 801 and a Quad-core 2500MHz processor which is as effective as Apple A7 found in iPhone 5s in terms of performance.

Apple iPhone 5s Key Specs

Resolution  640 by 1136 pixel
Display 4.0 inches
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
Front Camera 1.2-megapixel
microSD Storage
Battery 1560mAH
Design Glass and Aluminum

Price: How much does Apple iPhone 5s cost?

You can get the iPhone 5s in the US for $400 while the price on Canada starts at $515 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $532 but the price of iPhone 5s in UK is £297 while the EU countries can buy iPhone 5s for €340.

In Africa, you can buy the iPhone 5s in Nigeria for ₦144,000 and Kenya for KSh 40,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of iPhone 5s is RS 27,700.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!


The iPhone 5s LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 60.8% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 4.0 inches with screen resolution at 640 pixel by 1136 pixel and screen density, PPI at 326 pixel per inch.


Apple iPhone 5s was designed with a single SIM (GSM) that accepts only a Nano sim.

The Apple smartphone was also designed with a touch ID, Apple identity sensor, it lets users use biometric authentication to unlock the iPhone and authorize purchases on iTunes store, App store and iBookstore.

It works with a capacitive sensor that detects your finger, snaps high resolution image which converts it to a mathematics hash and sends it directly to a secure enclave on the Apple A7 chip set.

The mobile device has a dimension measuring 123.8 x 58.60 x 7.6mm and weighs 112gram it is available in three color space gray, silver and gold.


iPhone 5s runs on iOS operating system with performance backed by a 1GB RAM and Dual – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 1.3GHz.

The Internal storage size of the iPhone 5s is available at 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

The Apple mobile device is powered by a 64- bit Apple A7 system on chip (SoC). It is the first 64 bit SoC on the market, the chip includes a 1.3GHz dual core cyclone processor based on ARM v8 instruction set, and an openGL ES 3.0 equipped powerVR G6430 graphic processor.

Apple A7 architecture also includes Apple first co processor, The Apple M7. The M7 collects all motion related data such as accelerometer, gyroscope, magnometer and others.


iPhone 5s has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera. iPhone 5s comes with 8-megapixel for the rear or primary camera with f/2.2 aperture while a 1.2-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.

A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.

The rear facing iSight has also been improved, though it still has the 8-megapixel but with a wider aperture and bigger 1.5 micron sensor. Thanks to the new image signal processor (ISP) in the Apple A7, the iPhone 5s iSight camera also gets better balance, better exposure, better sharpness, better low-light, less color distortion and less motion blur.

It can also intelligently find and present the user in the best shots and also handle exposure dynamically for panoramas.

The Apple mobile device also features a true tone flash with both blue and yellow elements for better color reproduction in extreme low-light situations.

The front facing camera on the iPhone 5s was also improved, the sensor size was increased to 1.9 microns and Apple changed a back illuminated sensor (BSI).

Battery Capacity and Sensors

iPhone 5s packs a non-removable Li-Polymer 1560mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors which includes fingerprint, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensor.

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Apple iPhone 5s Full Specifications

Smartphone Design
Device Name Apple iPhone 5s
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released September 2013
Dimensions and Size 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)
Weight (in grams) 112 g (3.95 oz)
Colors Silver, Gold, Gray
Number of SIM One
Material Aluminum
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Type Non-removable Li-Polymer
Battery Capacity  1560 mAh
Stand-by 250 hours (3G)
Talk time 10 hours (3G)
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Screen Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 4.0 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Apporximately 60.8%
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 326 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection Oleophobic coating, Corning Gorilla Glass
Operating System iOS 7 but can be upgraded to iOS 11.0.2
Processor Type or Chipset Apple A7
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone
Internal Storage 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
Expandable Storage No
Expandable Storage Type
Maximum Expandable Storage
Front or Secondary 1.2 MP, f/2.4 aperture
Rear or Primary 8 MP, f/2.2 aperture
Features 1/3″ sensor size, 1.5 µm pixel size, touch focus, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared port No
Radio No
USB 2.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint Yes (front mounted)
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor Yes

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