iPhone 5s Review


By Nadia Hussien & Translation by Magy Ghaly

Yaoota would like to introduce this review to illustrate the pros and cons of iPhone 5s. iPhone 5s is of high manufacturing quality with fast performance, and it is the same design of iPhone 5 with some improvements and new features. It is characterized by the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that grants the user a high level of privacy and security. iPhone 5s is a very good phone manufactured by the famous Apple Inc. of high manufacturing quality while maintaining the fast performance and the fascinating design.

We will start first with the pros and cons of  iPhone 5s and then we will explain the specifications in details.

iPhone 5s pros

  1. iPhone 5s is a fast performing phone with high definition graphics.
  2. High manufacturing quality.
  3. Fingerprint sensor that unlocks the screen and confirms the purchase transaction from the Apple store (iTunes) and the Touch ID means more security and privacy that iPhone 5s grants its users.
  4. It is characterized by it’s lightweight and good rear camera.
  5. It still supports the Apple operating system upgrade to iOS 9.

iPhone 5s cons

  1. No external memory storage slot.
  2. Limited internal storage.
  3. Does not support recording 4k videos.
  4. Does not support 1080 p video@30 fps.
  5. Does not support NFC.
  6. Does not support wireless charging.
  7. The front facing camera is of low resolution compared to many other phones currently on the market.
  8. Many users may not like the 4.0” screen, as it might be considered small compared to the 5.0” and 5.5” screens.

The price of iPhone 5s in Egypt

iPhone 5s’s price starts at 3499 LE.

Find  the price of iPhone 5s in Egypt here.

*prices may vary from time to time according to the stores offering the product.

iPhone 5s review


  • iPhone 5s is introduced with a fascinating design made of aluminum with the fingerprint sensor built into the home button which means extra security and privacy, and it can save up to 5 fingerprints.
  • The phone’s design is of curved edges which make it easy to hold the iPhone 5s in hand. It weights 112 grams.
  • It supports one Nano SIM card, supports Touch ID, and supports 4G connection.



  • 4” LED-backlit IPS Retina display.
  • 640 × 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density).
  • iPhone 5s screen displays gorgeous colors and has very good viewing angles.


  • Apple A7 dual-core 1.3 GHz with M7 processor.
  • Internal memory 16 or 32 GB. No external memory storage can be added, that’s why you have to choose an internal memory that suits your usage and take into consideration your long term needs.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • It comes with iOS 7 and can be upgraded to iOS 9.


Rear camera

  • 8 MP, f/2.2 lens with the ability to reduce noise and distortion.
  • Dual tone flash, which is significant to capture pictures that satisfies the user, with perfect pictures that are clear of the white color that the flash causes when it flashes while capturing pictures. I guess most of us have suffered from the flash that distorts our pictures; the true tone flash will assess very well the color balance and choose the suitable flash.
  • Autofocus, HDR (photo/panorama) and also OIS (optical image stabilization).
  • Supports recording HD videos, 1080p@30fps
  • Does not support recording 4k videos.
  • Supports slow motion filming @120fps.
  • There are some nice features with video recording like face detection, 3X zoom and capturing pictures while recording videos.
  • Time-lapse technology – which depends on manipulating the time frame between the captured frames – which is a convenient technology to film a slow incident like the sunrise.
  • Low-light pictures are good but not of high quality.

Front camera

  • 1.2 MP, f/2.4 lens and HDR feature while capturing pictures.
  • Record videos of 720p, with some features like face detection.
  • Captures good selfie and makes good video calls.


  • 1560 mAh battery.
  •  iPhone 5s battery life lasts with intense usage for 8 hours.
  • Video playback for 10 hours.

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