iPhone 5s Specifications and Features

iPhone 5s Specifications and Features

General Information:

  • Announcement Date: September 10, 2013
  • Release Date: September 20, 2013
  • Operating System: iOS 7 (upgradable to iOS 12.5.5)


  • Dimensions: 123.8 mm x 58.6 mm x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 112 grams
  • Build: Front glass, aluminum body
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold


  • Type: Retina display, 4-inch widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • Resolution: 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass with oleophobic coating


  • Chipset: Apple A7
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
  • GPU: PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
  • Internal Storage: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR3


  • Primary (Rear) Camera: 8-megapixel with autofocus, tap to focus, face detection, dual-LED “True Tone” flash, and panorama
  • Video: 1080p HD recording at 30 fps, 720p HD recording at 120 fps (slow-motion video)
  • Secondary (Front) Camera: 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps


  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Radio: No
  • USB: 2.0 with dock connector


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted, Touch ID), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Voice Assistant: Siri


  • Type: Non-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery
  • Talk Time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby Time: Up to 250 hours

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price:

  • Apple Order Number: ME305LL/A
  • Discontinuation Date: March 21, 2016
  • Initial Price:
    • 16GB: $199 (with a two-year contract in the U.S.)
    • 32GB: $299 (with a two-year contract in the U.S.)
    • 64GB: $399 (with a two-year contract in the U.S.)


  • The iPhone 5s was the first iPhone to introduce the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, integrated into the home button.
  • It was powered by the Apple A7 chip, marking Apple’s transition to 64-bit processing in smartphones.
  • The device also introduced the M7 motion coprocessor, which collected data from the phone’s accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.
  • The iPhone 5s camera introduced several enhancements, including a larger aperture and the dual-LED “True Tone” flash.
  • The iPhone 5s was the first model to be available in a gold color option.

The iPhone 5s, with its introduction of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and 64-bit processing, showcased Apple’s commitment to both security and performance. The device’s enhanced camera capabilities and the introduction of the gold color option further solidified its position as a premium smartphone offering in the market.