Along with its Polycarbonate body phone iPhone 5c, Apple today also launched iPhone 5s (Quick Review), its latest flagship device, which has proven its worth in benchmarks and emerged as an excellent performer. The phone is similar to iPhone 5 as far as design language is concerned but comes in three different color variants, Space gray, Gold and Silver. The launch event was carried out across 10 major cities in India and we covered it at Select City walk, New Delhi.
Apple iPhone 5c comes with the first of its kind 64 Bit A7 processor which many have discarded as marketing Gimmick. This new 64 bit chipset is based on ARMv8 architecture instead of the age old ARMv7 architecture which we have seen in 32 bit devices. The 64 bit chipset is essentially required when you have to address more than 4GB of RAM, but it also features new design architecture for better power optimization.
Yes the full advantage of this 64 bit processor can be availed only when more apps are 64 bit compatible, but it will be a step in the right direction. A M7 motion coprocessor is also present in this phone, which gathers motion data from sensor so that the power hungry CPU doesn’t have to do it. Apple claims that this phone is up to 40x faster when it comes to data processing, and up to 56x faster when it’s graphics we’re talking about, compared to the first gen iPhone released in 2007.
The Phone comes with 4 inch Retina display and latest iOS 7 operating system and will give you battery backup of around 10 hours similar to what we have seen in other iPhones. The Touch ID, fingerprint scanner, lets you unlock the screen by touching your finger. It can read your finger print with 360 degree precision and you don’t have to worry about the orientation of your finger. You can also store the fingerprints of other trusted people to grant them access to your phone
The new iSight camera has been improved with 15 percent larger 8 MP sensor for better low light performance. The pixel size of 1.5 micrometer will give you wonderful low light performance. The aperture is also bumped up to F/2.2. Overall you will get a 33 percent increased light sensitivity.
The new True Tone flash can uses more than 1000 combinations of light intensity to give you better pictures without the washed out color feel. The camera can capture 1080 p Videos at 120 fps and 3X live video Zoom. 1.2 MP faceTime camera present at the front is also capable of HD recording
iPhone 5s 16 GB is available in India for Rs. 53,500 and you can buy it from Reliance communication on 2 year contract with zero down payment and Rs. 2,999 INR monthly payment with “Truly Unlimited Plan” where all your local and STD calls will be free. You will also get unlimited 3G data and SMS on your phone. The 32 GB and 64 GB variants are available for 62,500 INR and 71,500 INR respectively.
Key Specs of iPhone 5s
|4 inches, 1136×640
|Not unveiled, 16/32/64GB ROM, non-expandable
|8MP rear, 1080p front facing
|Up to 10 hours talktime on 3G; non-removable
|Rs. 53,500 for 16 GB