Why I returned my iPhone 5S to T-Mobile USA after 14 days:
1. The phone was just too small for text intensive applications; I kept having to put it in landscape mode to send messages—as in vertical mode the keyboard is just too small (for me).
2. Numerous times while typing the screen fails to register my touch. My wife has the same unit (AT&T) and it is does the same. So, it was not a defective unit.
3. The in-store 16gb model is just not enough memory. Better to purchase 32gb or higher.
4. Regardless of whatever tech reviewers say, the iPhone 53 (in my Houston area at least) does not download quickly. The LG G2 was much quicker. My new Note 3 is faster.
5. T-Mobile agreed to unlock my phone—as I'm a valued customer. The problem, however, is that it requires iTunes with a certain iOS. My Mac will not update to this. Being married to iTunes is very inconvenient.
6. Although people say iOS is easy, and in some cases it is, the setting area is not as intuitive as the current Android—especially that of the LG G2.
7. The battery on both LTE and 4G (T-Mobile USA) discharges too quickly using Skype: Down to 30% in two-hours.
8. Many iOS 6 programs not yet updated to iOS 7.
9. The spell check is a outdated disaster.
What I liked:
1. Excellent camera images—especially in low light.
2. Skype video calls were natural and extremely clear.
3. Beautiful screen clarity and colors.
4. Instant mute button.
5. Solid and pretty (I had a the gold model).
6. It played well with my Samsung bluetooth headset, including Skype, KakaoTalk, and WhatsApp—even better than the Note 3 running the same programs. This was a surprise.
7. I actually liked the notification and quick app menus better than Samsung.
8. Finger unlock sensor is way cool!
9. Charging connector is great!
Is the iPhone 53 bad and does it deserve the low ratings on GSM Arena? No. It's a nice phone and probably great for some users.
people say 64 bit processor only work on 4gb+ ram but was there pc(for public) with 4 gb ram when 64 bit was introduced? still many pc have 64 bit processor but 2-3 gb ram. can anyone explain because i dont know much about these things.
AnonD-177889, 17 Dec 2013You don't need to abuse people , you have to realise that not everyone lives in country where ... moreI didn't mean to offend you or anyone by my comment.If people have problems and they can't sort them out in any other way except for gsmarena, then fine, but those people you can see, because they ask for help and assistance. My comment was directed at people who don't ask for any help, they just make a statement saying the phone is bad, or it sucks, or something like that, because their phone has just had a failure. Those people aren't asking for help, and if their only way of getting help is online, perhaps they should identify a problem instead of running a phone down. Also I did not abuse anyone, I directed a comment at people that abuse the freedoms of the internet.
[deleted post]am using samsung ace 3 now but i want a larger phone and some ppl say to me i phone 5s is kinda slow and ios 7 got no jailbreak what makes me want to buy z1 is that it got a bigger screen and it has got good performance do u know which is faster or the two is equal ? i saw some tests on the internet the two are quite equal
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2013Plz what do u suggest Xperia Z1 Or IPhone 5S ?? if there's any better mobile just say itHello!
If you wanna use your new phone under water, go for Xperia Z1...
But, if you want a phone to use your new phone anywhere else (apart from under water) on superior performance in every task that matters to you and your family, and your job, buy iphone 5s.
In case you are not decided, buy a used iphone 5 and then multiply the performance by four (4) and then you will get a reason to buy a new iphone 5s.
Bye, lets meet above the water meniscus...that is where we live...
Plz what do u suggest Xperia Z1 Or IPhone 5S ?? if there's any better mobile just say it
AnonD-215079, 14 Dec 2013HI FRIENDS ,,, am now using iphone 5s . nice phone and good finish ,,, even the IOS 7 , but no... moreHi,
Please let me ask you,...In Kerala the BSNL accepts samsung (Mali/Qualcomm/snapdragon) and rejects A7 (64)?
Even in areas far away from Kerala iphone 5s has a better performance than that of two galaxy notes tied together...ahahah....tied using Apple/Nokia/Sony cables...and some strings or wires attached....ahahaha
So, stop lying and go buy an iphone 5s.
Then you will understand what I'm saying,...I have it here, coupled with the 'air'.....and Mac pro...ahaha
AnonD-201280, 15 Dec 2013Then something is clearly wrong with it, didn't that thought enter your mind? Are you challeng... moreYou don't need to abuse people , you have to realise that not everyone lives in country where you can easily return faulty products , I for one lives in Nigeria and I can say when you make a purchase you don't get to return it because it's faulty as it will not be accepted back, there is no licensed apple dealer for iPhone in Nigeria, most of them are third party dealers and therefore no way a faulty iphone will be accepted back. So most people are left with forum like this to express there problems and see whether it's a software issue that can easily be rectified. It's easier than having to package the iPhone back to America or Europe for repairs which is definitely not cost effective and may even be more costly than buying another iPhone from 3rd party dealers again.
Taz26, 10 Dec 2013This speed test doesn't show the phone is slow rather it shows Apps aren't well optimised for ... morehttp://m.youtube.com/watch?rl=yes&v=cZ6wskPyKhA&hl=en&guid=&client=mv-google&gl=US
Have look at this video it's the same as the one u posted carried out by phone buff, the fact is the some apps r optimised for Android while others r not for ios or the vice versa... In term of functionality, features and price not even 5S can beat Nexus 5...
This phone is a waste if you compare it to Samsung Galaxy J. Watch out for that phone it will rock your world.
maria papantoniou, 14 Dec 2013This mobile have greek menu ?I'm from Romania it does have it. Iphone 5s has brought satisfaction since I come from android Sony Z1 which brought lots of headache. I recommend it.
Anonymous, 15 Dec 2013I bought 5s day before yesterday ,when switching video mode the set is getting heat too fasttry restoring the iphone as a new device
All you can say ism that your S4 will eat pretty much anything for breakfast. Well you're wrong, your S4 let face facts now, ok, it has a poor battery life that's because the load on the battery is high so those 2600mA go fast. It has lag issues, that's because qualcomm doesn't make good CPUs, and also the system isn't well integrated so there are times when those 4 cores cant keep up. The screen isn't as bright as an iPhone, and also the resoluntion, guess what, your eyes cant see a difference once resolution reaches about 600x900 pixels, so your eyes cant actually see that your S4 has higher resolution than an iPhone. FACT! Your S4 has a plastic case that can break easily, iPhones are made from aluminium. Your S4 has Android, a google created OS that isn't nearly as smooth, or secure as iOS, it's also more prone to viruses and malware due to there being no regulation of what apps can be put on the app store. Apple regulates what apps they allow. All in all your S4 isn't that good, in fact it's terrible, so why don'y you eat your breakfast, research has shown that eating breakfast keeps your more alert through the day, I think you need to wake up.
Gutt Grinder, 15 Dec 2013Indeed you're correct. I guess a lot of people already forgot of the thing called "Common... moreExactly, haha, I have just the 5 and it's super fast, I've played with the 5S a few times and it impressed me a lot. I love the smoothness of it when going through the menu etc, and also I love the slow mo feature of the camera. All in all it's an amazing phone.
AnonD-201280, 15 Dec 2013On all the different phones pages on this site, there are people talking about out of the box ... moreIndeed you're correct. I guess a lot of people already forgot of the thing called "Common sense". I guess its already common sense that you go to the shop where you got the phone if its has faulty functions and have it replaced, not just post here and do some bashing of this amazing phone.
Anyway, I got my hands on this phone and all I can say that its lightning fast.. ^^