Apple iPhone 5s (Sprint)
If you’re a smartphone user who likes Apple’s iPhones and you like your devices large, the last two years have been an answer to your prayers. The company’s latest lineup of phones begins at 4.7 inches and includes a 5.5 inch phablet. However, if you are not a fan of large phones and you’d rather have something that fits into a pocket, these are dark days.
The two year old iPhone 5S isn’t exactly cutting edge anymore but it does include two important features to ensure a few years of life are left in this device. The first is Touch ID, Apple’s biometric fingerprint sensor which allows easy access to the phone without a passcode (and sensitive apps that allow its use) and second, the phone’s A7 chip is 64 bit, meaning its fully compatible with the latest apps and the phone will continue to receive iOS updates.
The iPhone 5S’ camera is equipped with an 8 megapixel sensor, the same sensor in the larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The iPhone has consistently been one of the most popular devices on photosharing sites and despite the age of the phone, the 5S is included in that list of smartphones. It shoots video in 1080p, but storage only comes in 16 and 32GB.
The 5S is compatible with LTE, meaning fast cellular data transfers. Wifi networking is compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. For those on a budget or who require their smartphone to fit in a pocket, the iPhone 5S is a very usable alternative to other larger, more expensive options.