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The Wall Street Journal.

The new iPhone 5s is a delight. Its hardware and software make it the best smartphone on the market.

– The Wall Street Journal / Read full review

The New York Times

The fingerprint reader, improved camera sensor and dual-tone flash … are surprising, cutting-edge and truly useful enhancements.

– The New York Times / Read full review

The difference [in the new iSight camera] is immediately obvious; lowlight pictures are far better on the new phone. Clearer, brighter, better color.

– The New York Times / Read full review


People always say that Apple products are designed in a way that makes the hardware and software seamless, but I’m not sure if that’s ever been as true as it is with the 5c.

– TIME / Read full review


The 5S introduces technologies that could transform the future of iOS as a computing platform.

– CNET / Read full review

USA Today

Taken in totality, the features new to the iPhone 5s make what I consider to be the best smartphone on the market even better, helped enormously by Apple owning the entire end-to-end experience.

– USA Today / Read full review

iPhone 5c may have a cheap price, relatively speaking, but there is nothing cheap about the phone. Plastic be damned — the phone feels good in the hand.

– USA Today / Read full review


Look, the iPhone’s camera is the bees knees and it just got a hell of a lot better. … In other words, your Snapchat game just got elevated. Bottom line: It takes better photos than any other smartphone out there. Again.

– Esquire / Read full review


With the 5c, Apple achieves an unprecedented level of synergy between hardware and software.

– engadget / Read full review

Is the 5s the best iPhone ever made? Yes, though that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Apple took a good product and made it better through hardware upgrades, new features and completely revamped software.

– engadget / Read full review

Daring Fireball

With the iPhone 5C Apple may well have created what will prove to be the most popular smartphone in the world.

– Daring Fireball / Read full review

You know how iOS touch latency and scrolling performance have always been far ahead of its competition? The way you could just tell that internally, Apple had uncompromising standards for how responsive these things needed to be? That’s what Touch ID is like.

– Daring Fireball / Read full review


… the 5s is probably the most futureproof of any iPhone ever launched. As much as it pains me to use the word futureproof, if you are one of those people who likes to hold onto their device for a while — the 5s is as good a starting point as any.

– AnandTech / Read full review


With the iPhone 5s, Apple once again wins the right to claim the title of best smartphone available.

– TechCrunch / Read full review