Iphone 5s Got A Massive Price Cut: Is It Still Worth To Buy
Having been launched in November 2015, the Apple iPhone 5s has got its price slashed almost by half in India. The phone has been in the market for two years now and if you have been wanting to buy one this seems like the best time. Although it would seem smart to buy the iPhone 5s now that the price has gone down, there are some problems that come with using an older generation phone. Let’s take a look at the positive and negative effects that would come with buying the iPhone 5s currently.
Let’s face it. At the new price, there is no phone that can match the iPhone 5s in terms of performance. It is almost impossible to get an android device that will offer you the excellent battery life, a wonderful camera, great performance and an awesome high definition camera that comes with the iPhone 5s. Two years down the line, the iPhone 5s is still a beast of a phone. At that small size, it is very hard to find a device that will match this device. Most of its competition would come from other Apple devices that are higher in the series.
In terms of design, the iPhone 5s does not have much competition. The thin profile and sleek body makes the device stand out from Android devices of the same range. The small size makes it easily pocketable. You would not need to use both hands to use this device but if you wanted to do so you would still be able to. All this is in the incredible design that Apple is known for and the best class materials. This is definitely a premium design phone and it wins compared to other Android phones in the same range.
The hardware that is on the iPhone 5s cannot be found in any similar sized Android s phone that is in the same price range. It has a fingerprint sensor and the camera matches modern generation phones just fine. The iPhone 5s can run on iOS 9 which is compatible with most if not all apps. The iOS 9 battery saving features ensure that the battery will last you the whole day. The A7 chip which is in iPhone 5s is very amazing considering that it is 64-bit. This solves most issues of compatibility in the future since developers have started making more and more apps that are only supported on 64-nbit devices.
I cannot guarantee you that you that iPhone 5s will give you the perfect phone experience. There are a few compromises you will have to make. Using a phone that is two generations will come with a number of complications. The iPhone 5s is definitely not as fast as the iPhone 6. The phone might work well currently but it is likely to develop performance issues an year or so later. The battery life might also get poor with time.
Screen size also seems to be a major problem with the iPhone 5s. The 4 inch screen seems quite small compared to the modern day smartphone screens. Gaming will be much harder on the small screen considering that most features have been made for large screens. Watching videos will also not be as great as it would be on a bigger screen. Accessories such as cases and speaker docks will be harder to find since the makers will be concentrating on the larger sizes. You will also have to forget some amazing features such as pressure sensitive 3D Touch that is available in iPhone 6s.
RAM is definitely going to be a major issue when using the Apple iPhone 5s. 1 GB of RAM will prove to be insufficient especially if you are a power user. The A7 chip is decent but with using iOS 9 on it with only 1 GB running is definitely not going to be a smooth running. Apple has been making high RAM phones lately and this could mean that their future apps will require high RAM. I have noticed that if you open multiple tabs while browsing and have other apps running in the background the phone might be a bit slower.
If you are looking for a small size phone with high performance then you should go for the iPhone 5s. If you have never used an Apple phone before and you are planning on using one for a short while then this would be a great idea. Despite the drawbacks, it is hard to find better value for your money than this. However, if you are a heavy user who is looking for a phone to use for a long period then you might want to reconsider your decision