Moreover, the iPhone 5S is available in the market at a price point of Rs. 53,500 for 16GB variant and range goes up to Rs. 71,500 for 64GB. The ridiculous retail price is one of the prime reasons why one should look for an alternative high-end phone, say for instance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Today, GizBot has prepared a list of top 5 reasons why you should not upgrade to the iPhone 5S just yet. Take a look!
Apple is already rumored to be working hard to announce a bigger iPhone in June- July time frame. The bigger and better iPhone 6 could hit the retail market by August 2014.
The iPhone 5S is a minor upgrade over its predecessor. The Apple iPhone 5S is targeted for those who have never used an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 in their life. If you want to upgrade your iPhone 3G, then yes, you are most welcome to buy an iPhone 5S.
For the past two- three years, Apple hasn't changed the design of the iPhone. It has same tiny screen and even the camera is pretty much same. Apple has added a fingerprint sensor, but the scanner won't curb security issues.
Apple is rumored to be working on a curved display iPhone due next year. The upcoming iPhone would have a better camera and much improved design.
In India, the iPhone 5S is damn expensive. The iPhone 5 was launched at Rs. 45,500 in India last year, but this time around Apple wants you pay even more.
In addition, Reliance Communications (RCOM) has also started to offer both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on contract. After paying somewhere around Rs. 72,000 in the span of 24 months, you are not allowed to sell the device.
RCOM is asking you pay Rs. 3000 per month and get an iPhone 5S on contract.
Is it worthy enough to get an iPhone 5S on contract ?
Reason No. 3
Apple has always remained tight lipped when it comes to the internal specs of an iPhone. Literally, an average iPhone user has no idea about what goes inside the phone. Apple always boasts of how powerful is the new generation iPhone over last gen. With the iPhone 5S, Apple claims that the device is powered by new 64-bit processor.
Some have applauded Apple's effort, while others have rejected 64-bit processor completely. For instance, Qualcomm's CMO Anand Chandrasekher stated that 64-bit is nothing, but a pure "marketing gimmick". He also said that 64-bit processor is usable when the phone has 64GB RAM and an iPhone 5S features 1GB RAM.
Reason No. 4
With the new iPhone 5S, Apple also introduced revamped operating system. iOS 7 runs smoothly on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S.
The performance is literally same on both devices. Moreover, the drawback with iOS 7 is that users cannot go back to the older iOS 6 mobile OS. The new version of iOS is confusing and an average iPhone user found may face understanding issues.
According to the latest data, Android now holds 80 % of market share amongst leading mobile OS platforms. Apple's ecosystem is restricted and users have limited options. Samsung, the world's largest marker for smartphones, makes finest Android phones.
With each new phone, Samsung is adding new features to make Galaxy series more popular. The latest Galaxy Note 3 comes with a quad-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM. The device is insanely powerful. Earlier this year Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 and now rumor has it that consumers may get to see the next gen handset early next year.
The Galaxy S5 could be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. The phone would have a bigger and better display. Moreover, the Galaxy S5 is expected to have new 64-bit processor and a 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature.