iPhone 5S Review: Did the Components Upgrade?

The Apple’s newest flagship iPhone 5S has joined the iPhone line on September 10, 2013. It is formally introduced by Apple Inc. to highlight the 64-bit Apple A7 chipset, capacitive fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) and the iOS7. Compared with its predecessor, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S should offer more to meet the advanced “S” version. Then what are the key enhancements for the iPhone 5S? What did the iPhone 5S components upgrade? Let’s tear down the iPhone 5S to check its inner components in detail.


Unboxing the iPhone 5S. The 5S measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in) and weighs at 112 g (3.95 oz). iPhone-5S-HD-photos-

The iPhone 5S features a 4 inches retina display with 640 x 1136 pixels at 326 ppi pixel density. iPhone-5S-picturesThis is Apple iPhone series disassembly tool kit we use to disassemble the iPhone 5S. apple_iphone_series_disassembly_tool_kitThe iPhone 5S is available in three colors: silver, space gray and gold. The most advanced change for the 5S is that it applies fingerprint identity technology to the Touch ID sensor in the home button. The iPhone 5s screws follow the solid trend, so customized screwdrivers are necessary to disassemble the handset. You might find something you need from the Apple iPhone series disassembly tool kit. iPhone 5s screws Undo the iPhone 5S screws at the bottom of the phone. Undo the iPhone 5S screws After removing the screws, we start to separate the 5S LCD screen and digitizer touch screen assembly from the rear housing to check the inner components. pry the LCD screen assembly1 Use the cellphone metal spudger opening tool carefully to pry the LCD screen assembly. We don't use the suction cup tool to pull the assembly, for pulling too hard with the suction cup may cause damage to the cable ribbon. pry the LCD screen assembly2 When the iPhone 5S LCD screen assembly is separated from the back plate, we can see a flex cable ribbon connecting the fingerprint sensor in the home button to the Lightning port assembly.The flex cable ribbon is fragile. Handle it carefully to disconnect the Touch ID sensor. iPhone 5S LCD screen assemblyAs for other iPhone 5S inner structure, it appears similar to the iPhone 5. It is obvious that Apple has kept the iPhone 5’s design in the 5S. Only judging from the appearance, we find it is hard to tell the differences between the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5. iPhone 5S inner structure We move to the disassembly step on the iPhone 5S’s Retina display assembly. After lifting up the flex cable ribbon of the FaceTime Camera, digitizer touch screen and LCD screen, the display assembly is free. lift up cables of iPhone 5S screen The battery is stuck firmly on the rear housing by the glue. Yes, it is a non-removable battery that is really hard to remove. Use the cellphone spudger tool to carefully pry the battery. remove 5S battery The battery is produced by Huizhou Desay Battery Co.,Ltd in China. The Li-ion Polymer1560mAh battery can last up to 10 hours for talk time on 3G, or 250h for standby time.With 1560mAh, the 5S battery capacity is a little higher than iPhone 5’s 1440mAh, but lower than Samsung Galaxy S4’s 2600mAh and Motorola Moto X’s 2200mAh. iPhone 5S battery It’s time to take out the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the home button.The Touch ID sensor is a CMOS chip composed of a series of super tiny capacitors, which is designed by the company AuthenTec that was purchased by Apple Inc. one year ago. However, it is concerned that the sensitivity of the Touch ID may decline as time goes. cameraThe motherboard gets removed. We can spot the tiny tag of specifications.The HD photos of A7 processor show it is supported by the 64-bit processor. Until now, the iPhone 5S is the first smartphone embedded the A7 processor. Apple claims the A7 is twice as fast as the A6. However, the A7 structure still adopts ARMv7 frame rather than ARMv8 customized for the 64-bit processor. iPhone 5S motherboard


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