Starting with the iPhone 5, Apple switched to new Lightning cables for connecting to a PC and charging the device. Their important advantage is the ability to insert the cable from either side (the eternal problem of microUSB cables, and even conventional USB ports).

iTunes App Store

The first thing that strikes you when you use the iTunes App Store is just the paranoid level of security. You are asked to enter a password before every purchase, even before installing free apps. To be honest, it would be pretty annoying if it weren't for Touch ID.

Touch ID and security

The iPhone 5s has a fingerprint sensor that allows you to use your fingerprints as a universal password. People who say that Touch ID is a useless feature have clearly never used iOS before. As I said, the iTunes App Store asks for a password after installing any application, but with Touch ID, you just need to put your finger on the central button to authorize.

Another huge plus of this innovation is the security of the device. If you just left your iPhone at the office, then you can be sure that no one will get access to your phone data.

To tell you the truth, using Touch ID takes some getting used to. For example, on Android, I did not use lockscreen blocking, but here iOS seems to be pushing for this. To unlock the screen, you just need to press the center button and hold your finger on it for another half a second (you don’t need to keep it pressed, just keep your finger on it), and the screen will unlock.

Transfer contacts

There are many different ways to transfer your address book. I will highlight a couple of the most popular ones. The first is the simplest: if you switched to iPhone from any Android device, then you just need to log in using your Google account, and all your contacts, mail and calendar events will be transferred to iPhone.

The second method is a little more complicated: if you used another device, then you need to import contacts in vCard format and then transfer them to iPhone.

Phonebook

In my opinion, this is one of the weakest points of iOS. The address book here is very simple: there is no Smart Dial or other interesting features. Contact list, digital pad and favorites only. Yes, of course, you can use the usual alphabetic search in the phone book, but personally I'm already so used to the fact that the desired contact can be found in two or three taps on exDialer, which doesn't appeal to me at all to do about twice as many actions on iOS.< /p>

One of the reasons I switched to iOS was the desire to have high-quality contact photos at hand, for me this feature is important. However, what was my surprise when I found out that, it turns out, the contact photo is not displayed for outgoing calls. According to this parameter, iOS is at the level of Windows Phone.

Keyboard

There are real legends about the keyboard on the iPhone. “The best”, “the most convenient”, “the most-most” - all these epithets were used many times in relation to her. I'll start with the good news: the autocorrect on this keyboard is really one of the best, you don't have to hit the right letters to type, the phone will correct the words automatically. If the correction is not needed, then just click on the cross to the right of the proposed word. Response time is minimal.

Now about the bad: the iPhone itself is small, because of this, the fingers seem to be tied into an inextricable knot, this drawback is especially relevant for those who like to type quickly. The second drawback is the inability to quickly correct the word. Let me explain: for example, you wrote a word with a mistake, and the dictionary did not correct it. You try to click in the middle of a word to correct it yourself, but nothing happens, the cursor just doesn't move. It turns out that to go to the middle of the word, you need to hold your finger, then a magnifying glass will appear and you can go to the desired letter. After instant taps on Android, this approach did not please me very much. The third drawback is the lack of a dot and a comma in the main layout.“We are already used to it,” experienced iPhone owners will object to me. But I'm a new user, and after Android, this arrangement seems inconvenient to me (yes, there is a trade-off in the form of calling a dot by double-pressing the spacebar, but this does not solve the problem with commas). I'm silent about the fact that this keyboard does not have additional characters for long pressing. And the last drawback is the lack of gesture input. I myself am a big fan of Swype and I have no doubt that if Apple made an analogue of this input method, they would have done very well, but what is not, is not there.

After a couple of weeks I got used to this keyboard, it is really convenient to type both large and small messages from it. But the shortcomings described above have not disappeared, and now, returning to Android, I am once again convinced that Swype is more convenient for me.

Application count and fragmentation

One of the important advantages of iOS can be safely called a huge number of games and applications. And until recently, there was no talk of any fragmentation. But everything changed after the release of the iPhone 5, and then iOS 7.

Surprisingly, there are still a large number of applications in the App Store that are not optimized for the 7 interface, and it looks terrible. Almost the same as the hodgepodge in Android 2.3. Moreover, even large companies are in no hurry to update their programs (we are talking about Viber, part of Google services and other applications).

I'm not a big fan of games, but for the sake of interest, I downloaded the second part of Infinity Blade, Asphalt 8 and my favorite Bejeweled 2. What can I say, the graphics in IB are simply amazing, however, as well as the speed of work. The same goes for Asphalt 8, in my experience the racing was faster and smoother than on most Android smartphones, the controls were also more comfortable (the car responded better to clicks).

I gave a simple game Bejeweled 2 as an example for a reason. This is one of the most popular puzzle games, and I was interested to see how it was done on iOS. Surprisingly, the developers have added many different "chips", individual modes and rewards for her. https://cars45.com.gh/jMW8EaJ6E5FzShg3C92lTBb8 While on Android Bejeweled 2 looks very mediocre, but for new smartphones and not available at all (Galaxy Note 3, Meizu MX3).

And there are many such examples. As the only disadvantage of the iPhone 5s, I can only cite small dimensions.

Camera

To tell you the truth, I'm not a big fan of photography, unlike my colleagues (Roman Belykh, Artem Lutfullin, Eldar Murtazin). And yet, in those moments when I needed to take a couple of pictures, Android smartphones did not always cope with this task well: sometimes the focus was floating, sometimes the picture was blurry. There were no such problems with the iPhone. I'm not saying that the iPhone 5s is the best camera phone, but for ordinary users like me, its camera is enough for the eyes. In this article, I will not give examples of pictures from the iPhone, there are enough of them in the review by Sergey Kuzmin.

Game Center and backups

Synchronization of progress and the ability to perform a full backup of the system and applications are the pluses of iOS, which have been in its arsenal for a long time. Android has such functions appeared relatively recently (we are talking about Play Games). However, unlike Play Games, most games have Game Center support, and you know for sure that when you change your phone, your progress in Cut The Rope or Bejeweled 2 will not go anywhere.

Yes, of course, Android has a wonderful Titanium Backup, but the requirement of root access severely limits its use.

iMessage

In my opinion, iMessage is one of the best mobile and desktop messengers. A simple intuitive interface, convenient file transfer, preview of transferred pictures, audio and video calls - all this benefits the program.

For many, iMessage is exactly what keeps them from moving from iOS to other platforms, and I can understand them perfectly.

iOS 7

I'm neutral about the latest big iOS update. In my opinion, the howling of geeks could have been avoided if they had added just a couple of themes, including the one used in iOS 6. Otherwise, I like the innovations of the "seven": elegant thin fonts, a convenient notification shade and new switches , accessible by vertical swipe.

Push Notification Control

If you install a third-party app that uses Push Notifications, you'll need to confirm that it has access to these features. You can easily disable it if you wish. This is very convenient, for example, you can disable all advertising notifications from games, and leave only the most necessary ones.

Browser

In my opinion, mobile Safari is currently the most convenient browser. It works fast and stable. There is a synchronization of your tabs and bookmarks from the desktop version.

I'm especially pleased that minimizing the browser and then reopening it won't reload all your windows (as they do on Android).

Offline work

Perhaps a couple of years ago, the iPhone was the benchmark for battery life, but now it is not so at all. With my not very active use, the smartphone survives only until the evening. The same Galaxy Note 3 shows the best performance.

Sharing photos with third-party apps

For a long time it has become a habit for me to go into the gallery and share screenshots or photos from it in a specific application, this method is simple and convenient. However, it doesn't work on iOS. Rather, it works, but a little different. From the gallery, you can only share pictures in a couple of social networks and in iMessage, but if you need to "upload" the picture to a third-party application, then you need to go into it and open the gallery from it.

General impressions after two weeks of use

To be honest, before buying the iPhone 5s, I expected more. After using the iMac and OS X positively, I assumed that the transition to iOS would not cause me any problems and go pretty smoothly. But it was not there. There are a number of problems that I could not come to terms with.

  • Marked case - despite the use of aluminum in the case, the back of the iPhone is very quickly covered with fingerprints, it becomes not very pleasant to hold it. The way out is to buy a bumper or a cover.
  • Keyboard - I still find Swype to be a better input tool, sorry Apple doesn't agree with me.
  • The phone book is just stone age. And the worst thing is that it can not be replaced in any way. I was especially upset by the situation with contact photos.
  • Inconvenient system for sending the same photos. On Android, this is much easier.
  • Inflated price - the PCT version of the iPhone 5s 15 GB costs about 30 thousand rubles. Surprisingly, the Nexus 5, similar in capabilities, is sold for 18 thousand rubles. And for two weeks I still did not understand why you need to overpay for the iPhone.

However, calling the iPhone 5s a bad smartphone is also wrong, it definitely has strengths

  • Browser - as I said above, this is one of the best browsers on mobile devices.
  • iMessage is similar, functional and convenient messenger.
  • Screen - despite the resolution, this is still a very high quality screen.
  • The ability to backup and synchronize is another important plus of the OS.

Conclusion

Once again, I don't think the iPhone 5s is a bad phone. It has an excellent ratio of dimensions, design, materials and characteristics. There are many applications and accessories available for it. Most users will be fine with the capabilities of its keyboard and phone book, and the camera and screen will please even seasoned geeks.

And yet, for me, this phone turned out to be inconvenient. After the rich features of Android, the functionality of iOS, to put it mildly, is lame. I assumed that after the iMac I could easily handle the iPhone, but in the end I was wrong. And here's the thing: In the laptop and desktop market, Apple competes with Microsoft, who, judging by Windows 8, don't know which direction to take. In this regard, the simple and convenient OS X looks better than the clumsy Windows 8. In the mobile market, Apple competes with Google, which have no such problems. Unlike Windows, Android is now at the peak of its development and got rid of most of the “childhood sores” a long time ago. At the same time, the OS itself is more open than iOS, and Android devices are sometimes much cheaper. Because of this, an increasing number of users are increasingly paying attention to Android.

On the phone side, I don't see much point in switching to iOS from Android right now, unless you really need iMessage, Safari, and lots of games.

But on iOS tablets, it is still out of competition. The diagonal of these devices allows you to comfortably play with them, and the same screen resolution simplifies the development of tablet programs. So if you're wondering what's going on in the iOS world, I recommend getting the Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina, not the iPhone.

Switching from Android to iOS and subjective impressions of the iPhone 5s

After buying an iMac, I've been thinking about getting an iPhone 5s many times, and OS X itself had this in mind: here are handy notes that sync with iOS, here's iTunes that supports full import of your library, and much more. I was stopped by the price of the transition and a small amount of time for “games” with my smartphone. And yet, after some time, I decided to take the iPhone, in order to at least have an idea of ​​​​what is happening on this OS and how much better / worse Android is.

Content:

Purchase

The prices in our retail seemed to me clearly overpriced, so it was decided to purchase the iPhone 5s in the USA, since my good friend was just due to fly to New York the other day. After returning home, he gave me the iPhone and noted that in fact the difference is not as great as it initially seemed. I bought my iPhone 5s 32 GB for $816 It is important to note here that in addition to the price indicated in the American Apple Store, it is worth adding another five to ten percent that make up the state tax. Yes, you can return it, however, as a rule, the queues for its return at airports are such that most people simply wave at this hand. In my case, the tax was eight percent (that is, about a couple of thousand rubles). Interestingly, in online stores "gray" 5s 32 GB can be found for 27,000 rubles. In general, keep this point in mind if you are thinking about buying.

Memory size and color

To be honest, I was confused when choosing the right amount of memory, so I decided to trust my friends who advised 32 GB as the best option. And indeed, this place is enough for you if you take pictures, listen to music and play. However, if you do only one of the above, then you can easily get by with 16 GB.

As for the color, to be honest, I really like the gold iPhone, but the number of stereotypes around this color is just huge, the same goes for the white model. So - strict black, or Space Gray, to be exact.

First Impressions

Perhaps, one of the significant advantages of the iPhone is the excellent combination of case materials, appearance and compact dimensions. This is one of those phones that just makes you happy when you use it.

Another big plus for me is the smartphone screen. Despite the HD resolution, the display of the iPhone 5s is one of the best, you can see it with the naked eye. If we compare this screen with competitors from A-brands, it is noticeable that the iPhone 5s wins almost everyone in brightness, but loses a little in picture clarity (however, the difference is minimal here). In general, the display of the 5s is very good, you should not judge it only by pictures and characteristics.

Starting with the iPhone 5, Apple switched to new Lightning cables for connecting to a PC and charging the device. Their important advantage is the ability to insert the cable from either side (the eternal problem of microUSB cables, and even conventional USB ports).

iTunes App Store

The first thing that strikes you when you use the iTunes App Store is just the paranoid level of security. You are asked to enter a password before every purchase, even before installing free apps. To be honest, it would be pretty annoying if it weren't for Touch ID.

Touch ID and security

The iPhone 5s has a fingerprint sensor that allows you to use your fingerprints as a universal password. People who say that Touch ID is a useless feature have clearly never used iOS before. As I said, the iTunes App Store asks for a password after installing any application, but with Touch ID, you just need to put your finger on the central button to authorize.

Another huge plus of this innovation is the security of the device. If you just left your iPhone at the office, then you can be sure that no one will get access to your phone data.

To tell you the truth, using Touch ID takes some getting used to. For example, on Android, I did not use lockscreen blocking, but here iOS seems to be pushing for this. To unlock the screen, you just need to press the center button and hold your finger on it for another half a second (you don’t need to keep it pressed, just keep your finger on it), and the screen will unlock.

Transfer contacts

There are many different ways to transfer your address book. I will highlight a couple of the most popular ones. The first is the simplest: if you switched to iPhone from any Android device, then you just need to log in using your Google account, and all your contacts, mail and calendar events will be transferred to iPhone.

The second method is a little more complicated: if you used another device, then you need to import contacts in vCard format and then transfer them to iPhone.

Phonebook

In my opinion, this is one of the weakest points of iOS. The address book here is very simple: there is no Smart Dial or other interesting features. Contact list, digital pad and favorites only. Yes, of course, you can use the usual alphabetic search in the phone book, but personally I'm already so used to the fact that the desired contact can be found in two or three taps on exDialer, which doesn't appeal to me at all to do about twice as many actions on iOS.< /p>

One of the reasons I switched to iOS was the desire to have high-quality contact photos at hand, for me this feature is important. However, what was my surprise when I found out that, it turns out, the contact photo is not displayed for outgoing calls. According to this parameter, iOS is at the level of Windows Phone.

Keyboard

There are real legends about the keyboard on the iPhone. “The best”, “the most convenient”, “the most-most” - all these epithets were used many times in relation to her. I'll start with the good news: the autocorrect on this keyboard is really one of the best, you don't have to hit the right letters to type, the phone will correct the words automatically. If the correction is not needed, then just click on the cross to the right of the proposed word. Response time is minimal.

Now about the bad: the iPhone itself is small, because of this, the fingers seem to be tied into an inextricable knot, this drawback is especially relevant for those who like to type quickly. The second drawback is the inability to quickly correct the word. Let me explain: for example, you wrote a word with a mistake, and the dictionary did not correct it. You try to click in the middle of a word to correct it yourself, but nothing happens, the cursor just doesn't move. It turns out that to go to the middle of the word, you need to hold your finger, then a magnifying glass will appear and you can go to the desired letter. After instant taps on Android, this approach did not please me very much. The third drawback is the lack of a dot and a comma in the main layout.“We are already used to it,” experienced iPhone owners will object to me. But I'm a new user, and after Android, this arrangement seems inconvenient to me (yes, there is a trade-off in the form of calling a dot by double-pressing the spacebar, but this does not solve the problem with commas). I'm silent about the fact that this keyboard does not have additional characters for long pressing. And the last drawback is the lack of gesture input. I myself am a big fan of Swype and I have no doubt that if Apple made an analogue of this input method, they would have done very well, but what is not, is not there.

After a couple of weeks I got used to this keyboard, it is really convenient to type both large and small messages from it. But the shortcomings described above have not disappeared, and now, returning to Android, I am once again convinced that Swype is more convenient for me.

Application count and fragmentation

One of the important advantages of iOS can be safely called a huge number of games and applications. And until recently, there was no talk of any fragmentation. But everything changed after the release of the iPhone 5, and then iOS 7.

Surprisingly, there are still a large number of applications in the App Store that are not optimized for the 7 interface, and it looks terrible. Almost the same as the hodgepodge in Android 2.3. Moreover, even large companies are in no hurry to update their programs (we are talking about Viber, part of Google services and other applications).

I'm not a big fan of games, but for the sake of interest, I downloaded the second part of Infinity Blade, Asphalt 8 and my favorite Bejeweled 2. What can I say, the graphics in IB are simply amazing, however, as well as the speed of work. The same goes for Asphalt 8, in my experience the racing was faster and smoother than on most Android smartphones, the controls were also more comfortable (the car responded better to clicks).

I gave a simple game Bejeweled 2 as an example for a reason. This is one of the most popular puzzle games, and I was interested to see how it was done on iOS. Surprisingly, the developers have added many different "chips", individual modes and rewards for her. https://cars45.com.gh/jMW8EaJ6E5FzShg3C92lTBb8 While on Android Bejeweled 2 looks very mediocre, but for new smartphones and not available at all (Galaxy Note 3, Meizu MX3).

And there are many such examples. As the only disadvantage of the iPhone 5s, I can only cite small dimensions.

Camera

To tell you the truth, I'm not a big fan of photography, unlike my colleagues (Roman Belykh, Artem Lutfullin, Eldar Murtazin). And yet, in those moments when I needed to take a couple of pictures, Android smartphones did not always cope with this task well: sometimes the focus was floating, sometimes the picture was blurry. There were no such problems with the iPhone. I'm not saying that the iPhone 5s is the best camera phone, but for ordinary users like me, its camera is enough for the eyes. In this article, I will not give examples of pictures from the iPhone, there are enough of them in the review by Sergey Kuzmin.

Game Center and backups

Synchronization of progress and the ability to perform a full backup of the system and applications are the pluses of iOS, which have been in its arsenal for a long time. Android has such functions appeared relatively recently (we are talking about Play Games). However, unlike Play Games, most games have Game Center support, and you know for sure that when you change your phone, your progress in Cut The Rope or Bejeweled 2 will not go anywhere.

Yes, of course, Android has a wonderful Titanium Backup, but the requirement of root access severely limits its use.

iMessage

In my opinion, iMessage is one of the best mobile and desktop messengers. A simple intuitive interface, convenient file transfer, preview of transferred pictures, audio and video calls - all this benefits the program.

For many, iMessage is exactly what keeps them from moving from iOS to other platforms, and I can understand them perfectly.

In my opinion, mobile Safari is currently the most convenient browser. It works fast and stable. There is a synchronization of your tabs and bookmarks from the desktop version.

I'm especially pleased that minimizing the browser and then reopening it won't reload all your windows (as they do on Android).

Offline work

Perhaps a couple of years ago, the iPhone was the benchmark for battery life, but now it is not so at all. With my not very active use, the smartphone survives only until the evening. The same Galaxy Note 3 shows the best performance.

Sharing photos with third-party apps

For a long time it has become a habit for me to go into the gallery and share screenshots or photos from it in a specific application, this method is simple and convenient. However, it doesn't work on iOS. Rather, it works, but a little different. From the gallery, you can only share pictures in a couple of social networks and in iMessage, but if you need to "upload" the picture to a third-party application, then you need to go into it and open the gallery from it.

General impressions after two weeks of use

To be honest, before buying the iPhone 5s, I expected more. After using the iMac and OS X positively, I assumed that the transition to iOS would not cause me any problems and go pretty smoothly. But it was not there. There are a number of problems that I could not come to terms with.

  • Marked case - despite the use of aluminum in the case, the back of the iPhone is very quickly covered with fingerprints, it becomes not very pleasant to hold it. The way out is to buy a bumper or a cover.
  • Keyboard - I still find Swype to be a better input tool, sorry Apple doesn't agree with me.
  • The phone book is just stone age. And the worst thing is that it can not be replaced in any way. I was especially upset by the situation with contact photos.
  • Inconvenient system for sending the same photos. On Android, this is much easier.
  • Inflated price - the PCT version of the iPhone 5s 15 GB costs about 30 thousand rubles. Surprisingly, the Nexus 5, similar in capabilities, is sold for 18 thousand rubles. And for two weeks I still did not understand why you need to overpay for the iPhone.

However, calling the iPhone 5s a bad smartphone is also wrong, it definitely has strengths

  • Browser - as I said above, this is one of the best browsers on mobile devices.
  • iMessage is similar, functional and convenient messenger.
  • Screen - despite the resolution, this is still a very high quality screen.
  • The ability to backup and synchronize is another important plus of the OS.

Conclusion

Once again, I don't think the iPhone 5s is a bad phone. It has an excellent ratio of dimensions, design, materials and characteristics. There are many applications and accessories available for it. Most users will be fine with the capabilities of its keyboard and phone book, and the camera and screen will please even seasoned geeks.

And yet, for me, this phone turned out to be inconvenient. After the rich features of Android, the functionality of iOS, to put it mildly, is lame. I assumed that after the iMac I could easily handle the iPhone, but in the end I was wrong. And here's the thing: In the laptop and desktop market, Apple competes with Microsoft, who, judging by Windows 8, don't know which direction to take. In this regard, the simple and convenient OS X looks better than the clumsy Windows 8. In the mobile market, Apple competes with Google, which have no such problems. Unlike Windows, Android is now at the peak of its development and got rid of most of the “childhood sores” a long time ago. At the same time, the OS itself is more open than iOS, and Android devices are sometimes much cheaper. Because of this, an increasing number of users are increasingly paying attention to Android.

On the phone side, I don't see much point in switching to iOS from Android right now, unless you really need iMessage, Safari, and lots of games.

But on iOS tablets, it is still out of competition. The diagonal of these devices allows you to comfortably play with them, and the same screen resolution simplifies the development of tablet programs. So if you're wondering what's going on in the iOS world, I recommend getting the Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina, not the iPhone.

Switching from Android to iOS and subjective impressions of the iPhone 5s

After buying an iMac, I've been thinking about getting an iPhone 5s many times, and OS X itself had this in mind: here are handy notes that sync with iOS, here's iTunes that supports full import of your library, and much more. I was stopped by the price of the transition and a small amount of time for “games” with my smartphone. And yet, after some time, I decided to take the iPhone, in order to at least have an idea of ​​​​what is happening on this OS and how much better / worse Android is.

Content:

Purchase

The prices in our retail seemed to me clearly overpriced, so it was decided to purchase the iPhone 5s in the USA, since my good friend was just due to fly to New York the other day. After returning home, he gave me the iPhone and noted that in fact the difference is not as great as it initially seemed. I bought my iPhone 5s 32 GB for $816 It is important to note here that in addition to the price indicated in the American Apple Store, it is worth adding another five to ten percent that make up the state tax. Yes, you can return it, however, as a rule, the queues for its return at airports are such that most people simply wave at this hand. In my case, the tax was eight percent (that is, about a couple of thousand rubles). Interestingly, in online stores "gray" 5s 32 GB can be found for 27,000 rubles. In general, keep this point in mind if you are thinking about buying.

Memory size and color

To be honest, I was confused when choosing the right amount of memory, so I decided to trust my friends who advised 32 GB as the best option. And indeed, this place is enough for you if you take pictures, listen to music and play. However, if you do only one of the above, then you can easily get by with 16 GB.

As for the color, to be honest, I really like the gold iPhone, but the number of stereotypes around this color is just huge, the same goes for the white model. So - strict black, or Space Gray, to be exact.

First Impressions

Perhaps one of the significant advantages of the iPhone is the excellent combination of case materials, appearance and compact dimensions. This is one of those phones that just makes you happy when you use it.

Another big plus for me is the smartphone screen. Despite the HD resolution, the display of the iPhone 5s is one of the best, you can see it with the naked eye. If we compare this screen with competitors from A-brands, it is noticeable that the iPhone 5s wins almost everyone in brightness, but loses a little in picture clarity (however, the difference is minimal here). In general, the display of the 5s is very good, you should not judge it only by pictures and characteristics.

Starting with the iPhone 5, Apple switched to new Lightning cables for connecting to a PC and charging the device. Their important advantage is the ability to insert the cable from either side (the eternal problem of microUSB cables, and even conventional USB ports).

iTunes App Store

The first thing that strikes you when using the iTunes App Store is just the paranoid level of security. You are asked to enter a password before every purchase, even before installing free apps. To be honest, it would be pretty annoying if it weren't for Touch ID.

Touch ID and security

The iPhone 5s has a fingerprint sensor that allows you to use your fingerprints as a universal password. People who say that Touch ID is a useless feature have clearly never used iOS before. As I said, the iTunes App Store asks for a password after installing any application, but with Touch ID, you just need to put your finger on the central button to authorize.

Another huge plus of this innovation is the security of the device. If you just left your iPhone at the office, then you can be sure that no one will get access to your phone data.

To tell you the truth, using Touch ID takes some getting used to. For example, on Android, I did not use lockscreen blocking, but here iOS seems to be pushing for this. To unlock the screen, you just need to press the center button and hold your finger on it for another half a second (you don’t need to keep it pressed, just keep your finger on it), and the screen will unlock.

Transfer contacts

There are many different ways to transfer your address book. I will highlight a couple of the most popular ones. The first is the simplest: if you switched to iPhone from any Android device, then you just need to log in using your Google account, and all your contacts, mail and calendar events will be transferred to iPhone.

The second method is a little more complicated: if you used another device, then you need to import contacts in vCard format and then transfer them to iPhone.

Phonebook

In my opinion, this is one of the weakest points of iOS. The address book here is very simple: there is no Smart Dial or other interesting features. Contact list, digital pad and favorites only. Yes, of course, you can use the usual alphabetic search in the phone book, but personally I'm already so used to the fact that the desired contact can be found in two or three taps on exDialer, which doesn't appeal to me at all to do about twice as many actions on iOS.< /p>

One of the reasons I switched to iOS was the desire to have high-quality contact photos at hand, for me this feature is important. However, what was my surprise when I found out that, it turns out, the contact photo is not displayed for outgoing calls. According to this parameter, iOS is at the level of Windows Phone.

Keyboard

There are real legends about the keyboard on the iPhone. “The best”, “the most convenient”, “the most-most” - all these epithets were used many times in relation to her. I'll start with the good news: the autocorrect on this keyboard is really one of the best, you don't have to hit the right letters to type, the phone will correct the words automatically. If the correction is not needed, then just click on the cross to the right of the proposed word. Response time is minimal.

Now about the bad: the iPhone itself is small, because of this, the fingers seem to be tied into an inextricable knot, this drawback is especially relevant for those who like to type quickly. The second drawback is the inability to quickly correct the word. Let me explain: for example, you wrote a word with a mistake, and the dictionary did not correct it. You try to click in the middle of a word to correct it yourself, but nothing happens, the cursor just doesn't move. It turns out that to go to the middle of the word, you need to hold your finger, then a magnifying glass will appear and you can go to the desired letter. After instant taps on Android, this approach did not please me very much. The third drawback is the lack of a dot and a comma in the main layout.“We are already used to it,” experienced iPhone owners will object to me. But I'm a new user, and after Android, this arrangement seems inconvenient to me (yes, there is a trade-off in the form of calling a dot by double-pressing the spacebar, but this does not solve the problem with commas). I'm silent about the fact that this keyboard does not have additional characters for long pressing. And the last drawback is the lack of gesture input. I myself am a big fan of Swype and I have no doubt that if Apple made an analogue of this input method, they would have done very well, but what is not, is not there.

After a couple of weeks I got used to this keyboard, it is really convenient to type both large and small messages from it. But the shortcomings described above have not disappeared, and now, returning to Android, I am once again convinced that Swype is more convenient for me.

Application count and fragmentation

One of the important advantages of iOS can be safely called a huge number of games and applications. And until recently, there was no talk of any fragmentation. But everything changed after the release of the iPhone 5, and then iOS 7.

Surprisingly, there are still a large number of applications in the App Store that are not optimized for the 7 interface, and it looks terrible. Almost the same as the hodgepodge in Android 2.3. Moreover, even large companies are in no hurry to update their programs (we are talking about Viber, part of Google services and other applications).

I'm not a big fan of games, but for the sake of interest, I downloaded the second part of Infinity Blade, Asphalt 8 and my favorite Bejeweled 2. What can I say, the graphics in IB are simply amazing, however, as well as the speed of work. The same goes for Asphalt 8, in my experience the racing was faster and smoother than on most Android smartphones, the controls were also more comfortable (the car responded better to clicks).

I gave a simple game Bejeweled 2 as an example for a reason. This is one of the most popular puzzle games, and I was interested to see how it was done on iOS. Surprisingly, the developers have added many different "chips", individual modes and rewards for her. https://cars45.com.gh/jMW8EaJ6E5FzShg3C92lTBb8 While on Android Bejeweled 2 looks very mediocre, but for new smartphones and not available at all (Galaxy Note 3, Meizu MX3).

And there are many such examples. As the only disadvantage of the iPhone 5s, I can only cite small dimensions.

Camera

To tell you the truth, I'm not a big fan of photography, unlike my colleagues (Roman Belykh, Artem Lutfullin, Eldar Murtazin). And yet, in those moments when I needed to take a couple of pictures, Android smartphones did not always cope with this task well: sometimes the focus was floating, sometimes the picture was blurry. There were no such problems with the iPhone. I'm not saying that the iPhone 5s is the best camera phone, but for ordinary users like me, its camera is enough for the eyes. In this article, I will not give examples of pictures from the iPhone, there are enough of them in the review by Sergey Kuzmin.

Game Center and backups

Synchronization of progress and the ability to perform a full backup of the system and applications are the pluses of iOS, which have been in its arsenal for a long time. Android has such functions appeared relatively recently (we are talking about Play Games). However, unlike Play Games, most games have Game Center support, and you know for sure that when you change your phone, your progress in Cut The Rope or Bejeweled 2 will not go anywhere.

Yes, of course, Android has a wonderful Titanium Backup, but the requirement of root access severely limits its use.

iMessage

In my opinion, iMessage is one of the best mobile and desktop messengers. A simple intuitive interface, convenient file transfer, preview of transferred pictures, audio and video calls - all this benefits the program.

For many, iMessage is exactly what keeps them from moving from iOS to other platforms, and I can understand them perfectly.

iOS 7

I'm neutral about the latest big iOS update. In my opinion, the howling of geeks could have been avoided if they had added just a couple of themes, including the one used in iOS 6. Otherwise, I like the innovations of the "seven": elegant thin fonts, a convenient notification shade and new switches , accessible by vertical swipe.

Push Notification Control

If you install a third-party app that uses Push Notifications, you'll need to confirm that it has access to these features. You can easily disable it if you wish. This is very convenient, for example, you can disable all advertising notifications from games, and leave only the most necessary ones.

Browser

In my opinion, mobile Safari is currently the most convenient browser. It works fast and stable. There is a synchronization of your tabs and bookmarks from the desktop version.

I'm especially pleased that minimizing the browser and then reopening it won't reload all your windows (as they do on Android).

Offline work

Perhaps a couple of years ago, the iPhone was the benchmark for battery life, but now it is not so at all. With my not very active use, the smartphone survives only until the evening. The same Galaxy Note 3 shows the best performance.

Sharing photos with third-party apps

For a long time it has become a habit for me to go into the gallery and share screenshots or photos from it in a specific application, this method is simple and convenient. However, it doesn't work on iOS. Rather, it works, but a little different. From the gallery, you can only share pictures in a couple of social networks and in iMessage, but if you need to "upload" the picture to a third-party application, then you need to go into it and open the gallery from it.

However, calling the iPhone 5s a bad smartphone is also wrong, it definitely has strengths

  • Browser - as I said above, this is one of the best browsers on mobile devices.
  • iMessage is similar, functional and convenient messenger.
  • Screen - Despite the resolution, this is still a very high quality screen.
  • The ability to backup and synchronize is another important plus of the OS.

Conclusion

Once again, I don't think the iPhone 5s is a bad phone. It has an excellent ratio of dimensions, design, materials and characteristics. There are many applications and accessories available for it. Most users will be fine with the capabilities of its keyboard and phone book, and the camera and screen will please even seasoned geeks.

And yet, for me, this phone turned out to be inconvenient. After the rich features of Android, the functionality of iOS, to put it mildly, is lame. I assumed that after the iMac I could easily handle the iPhone, but in the end I was wrong. And here's the thing: In the laptop and desktop market, Apple competes with Microsoft, who, judging by Windows 8, don't know which direction to take. In this regard, the simple and convenient OS X looks better than the clumsy Windows 8. In the mobile market, Apple competes with Google, which have no such problems. Unlike Windows, Android is now at the peak of its development and got rid of most of the “childhood sores” a long time ago. At the same time, the OS itself is more open than iOS, and Android devices are sometimes much cheaper. Because of this, an increasing number of users are increasingly paying attention to Android.

On the phone side, I don't see much point in switching to iOS from Android right now, unless you really need iMessage, Safari, and lots of games.

But on iOS tablets, it is still out of competition. The diagonal of these devices allows you to comfortably play with them, and the same screen resolution simplifies the development of tablet programs. So if you're wondering what's going on in the iOS world, I recommend getting the Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina, not the iPhone.

Switching from Android to iOS and subjective impressions of the iPhone 5s

After buying an iMac, I've been thinking about getting an iPhone 5s many times, and OS X itself had this in mind: here are handy notes that sync with iOS, here's iTunes that supports full import of your library, and much more. I was stopped by the price of the transition and a small amount of time for “games” with my smartphone. And yet, after some time, I decided to take the iPhone, in order to at least have an idea of ​​​​what is happening on this OS and how much better / worse Android is.

Content:

Purchase

The prices in our retail seemed to me clearly overpriced, so it was decided to purchase the iPhone 5s in the USA, since my good friend was just due to fly to New York the other day. After returning home, he gave me the iPhone and noted that in fact the difference is not as great as it initially seemed. I bought my iPhone 5s 32 GB for $816 It is important to note here that in addition to the price indicated in the American Apple Store, it is worth adding another five to ten percent that make up the state tax. Yes, you can return it, however, as a rule, the queues for its return at airports are such that most people simply wave at this hand. In my case, the tax was eight percent (that is, about a couple of thousand rubles). Interestingly, in online stores "gray" 5s 32 GB can be found for 27,000 rubles. In general, keep this point in mind if you are thinking about buying.

Memory size and color

To be honest, I was confused when choosing the right amount of memory, so I decided to trust my friends who advised 32 GB as the best option. And indeed, this place is enough for you if you take pictures, listen to music and play. However, if you do only one of the above, then you can easily get by with 16 GB.

As for the color, to be honest, I really like the gold iPhone, but the number of stereotypes around this color is just huge, the same goes for the white model. So - strict black, or Space Gray, to be exact.

First Impressions

Perhaps, one of the significant advantages of the iPhone is the excellent combination of case materials, appearance and compact dimensions. This is one of those phones that just makes you happy when you use it.

Another big plus for me is the smartphone screen. Despite the HD resolution, the display of the iPhone 5s is one of the best, you can see it with the naked eye. If we compare this screen with competitors from A-brands, it is noticeable that the iPhone 5s wins almost everyone in brightness, but loses a little in picture clarity (however, the difference is minimal here). In general, the display of the 5s is very good, you should not judge it only by pictures and characteristics.

Starting with the iPhone 5, Apple switched to new Lightning cables for connecting to a PC and charging the device. Their important advantage is the ability to insert the cable from either side (the eternal problem of microUSB cables, and even conventional USB ports).

iTunes App Store

The first thing that strikes you when using the iTunes App Store is just the paranoid level of security. You are asked to enter a password before every purchase, even before installing free apps. To be honest, it would be pretty annoying if it weren't for Touch ID.

Touch ID and security

The iPhone 5s has a fingerprint sensor that allows you to use your fingerprints as a universal password. People who say that Touch ID is a useless feature have clearly never used iOS before. As I said, the iTunes App Store asks for a password after installing any application, but with Touch ID, you just need to put your finger on the central button to authorize.

Another huge plus of this innovation is the security of the device. If you just left your iPhone at the office, then you can be sure that no one will get access to your phone data.

To tell you the truth, using Touch ID takes some getting used to. For example, on Android, I didn’t use lockscreen blocking, but here iOS seems to be pushing for this. To unlock the screen, you just need to press the center button and hold your finger on it for another half a second (you don’t need to keep it pressed, just keep your finger on it), and the screen will unlock.

Transfer contacts

There are many different ways to transfer your address book. I will highlight a couple of the most popular ones. The first is the simplest: if you switched to iPhone from any Android device, then you just need to log in using your Google account, and all your contacts, mail and calendar events will be transferred to iPhone.

The second method is a little more complicated: if you used another device, then you need to import contacts in vCard format and then transfer them to iPhone.

Phonebook

In my opinion, this is one of the weakest points of iOS. The address book here is very simple: there is no Smart Dial or other interesting features. Contact list, digital pad and favorites only. Yes, of course, you can use the usual alphabetic search in the phone book, but personally I'm already so used to the fact that the desired contact can be found in two or three taps on exDialer, which doesn't appeal to me at all to do about twice as many actions on iOS.< /p>

One of the reasons I switched to iOS was the desire to have high-quality contact photos at hand, for me this feature is important. However, what was my surprise when I found out that, it turns out, the contact photo is not displayed for outgoing calls. According to this parameter, iOS is at the level of Windows Phone.

Keyboard

There are real legends about the keyboard on the iPhone. “The best”, “the most convenient”, “the most-most” - all these epithets were used many times in relation to her. I'll start with the good news: the autocorrect on this keyboard is really one of the best, you don't have to hit the right letters to type, the phone will correct the words automatically. If the correction is not needed, then just click on the cross to the right of the proposed word. Response time is minimal.

Now about the bad: the iPhone itself is small, because of this, the fingers seem to be tied into an inextricable knot, this drawback is especially relevant for those who like to type quickly. The second drawback is the inability to quickly correct the word. Let me explain: for example, you wrote a word with a mistake, and the dictionary did not correct it. You try to click in the middle of a word to correct it yourself, but nothing happens, the cursor just doesn't move. It turns out that to go to the middle of the word, you need to hold your finger, then a magnifying glass will appear and you can go to the desired letter. After instant taps on Android, this approach did not please me very much. The third drawback is the lack of a dot and a comma in the main layout. “We are already used to it,” experienced iPhone owners will object to me. But I'm a new user, and after Android, this arrangement seems inconvenient to me (yes, there is a trade-off in the form of calling a dot by double-pressing the spacebar, but this does not solve the problem with commas). I'm silent about the fact that this keyboard does not have additional characters for long pressing. And the last drawback is the lack of gesture input. I myself am a big fan of Swype and I have no doubt that if Apple made an analogue of this input method, they would have done very well, but what is not, is not there.

After a couple of weeks I got used to this keyboard, it is really convenient to type both large and small messages from it. But the shortcomings described above have not disappeared, and now, returning to Android, I am once again convinced that Swype is more convenient for me.

Application count and fragmentation

One of the important advantages of iOS can be safely called a huge number of games and applications. And until recently, there was no talk of any fragmentation. But everything changed after the release of the iPhone 5, and then iOS 7.

Surprisingly, there are still a large number of applications in the App Store that are not optimized for the 7 interface, and it looks terrible. Almost the same as the hodgepodge in Android 2.3. Moreover, even large companies are in no hurry to update their programs (we are talking about Viber, part of Google services and other applications).

I'm not a big fan of games, but for the sake of interest, I downloaded the second part of Infinity Blade, Asphalt 8 and my favorite Bejeweled 2. What can I say, the graphics in IB are simply amazing, however, as well as the speed of work. The same goes for Asphalt 8, in my experience the racing was faster and smoother than on most Android smartphones, the controls were also more comfortable (the car responded better to clicks).

I gave a simple game Bejeweled 2 as an example for a reason. This is one of the most popular puzzle games, and I was interested to see how it was done on iOS. Surprisingly, the developers have added many different "chips", individual modes and rewards for her. https://cars45.com.gh/jMW8EaJ6E5FzShg3C92lTBb8 While on Android Bejeweled 2 looks very mediocre, it is completely unavailable for new smartphones (Galaxy Note 3, Meizu MX3).

I cited the simple game Bejeweled 2 as an example for a reason. This is one of the most popular puzzle games, and I was interested to see how it was done on iOS. Surprisingly, the developers have added many different "chips", individual modes and rewards for her. https://cars45.com.gh/jMW8EaJ6E5FzShg3C92lTBb8 https://cars45.com.gh/jMW8EaJ6E5FzShg3C92lTBb8 While on Android, Bejeweled 2 looks very mediocre, and is completely unavailable for new smartphones (Galaxy Note 3, Meizu MX3).

And there are many such examples. As the only disadvantage of the iPhone 5s, I can only cite small dimensions.

Camera

To tell you the truth, I'm not a big fan of photography, unlike my colleagues (Roman Belykh, Artem Lutfullin, Eldar Murtazin). And yet, in those moments when I needed to take a couple of pictures, Android smartphones did not always cope with this task well: sometimes the focus was floating, sometimes the picture was blurry. There were no such problems with the iPhone. I'm not saying that the iPhone 5s is the best camera phone, but for ordinary users like me, its camera is enough for the eyes. In this article, I will not give examples of pictures from the iPhone, there are enough of them in the review by Sergey Kuzmin.

Game Center and backups

Synchronization of progress and the ability to perform a full backup of the system and applications are the pluses of iOS, which have been in its arsenal for a long time. Android has such functions appeared relatively recently (we are talking about Play Games). However, unlike Play Games, most games have Game Center support, and you know for sure that when you change your phone, your progress in Cut The Rope or Bejeweled 2 will not go anywhere.

Yes, of course, Android has a wonderful Titanium Backup, but the requirement of root access severely limits its use.

iMessage

In my opinion, iMessage is one of the best mobile and desktop messengers. A simple intuitive interface, convenient file transfer, preview of transferred pictures, audio and video calls - all this benefits the program.

For many, iMessage is exactly what keeps them from moving from iOS to other platforms, and I can understand them perfectly.

iOS 7

I'm neutral about the latest big iOS update. In my opinion, the howling of geeks could have been avoided if they had added just a couple of themes, including the one used in iOS 6. Otherwise, I like the innovations of the "seven": elegant thin fonts, a convenient notification shade and new switches , accessible by vertical swipe.

Push Notification Control

If you install a third-party app that uses Push Notifications, you'll need to confirm that it has access to these features. You can easily disable it if you wish. This is very convenient, for example, you can disable all advertising notifications from games, and leave only the most necessary ones.

Browser

In my opinion, mobile Safari is currently the most convenient browser. It works fast and stable. There is a synchronization of your tabs and bookmarks from the desktop version.

I'm especially pleased that minimizing the browser and then reopening it won't reload all your windows (as they do on Android).

Offline work

Perhaps a couple of years ago, the iPhone was the benchmark for battery life, but now it is not so at all. With my not very active use, the smartphone survives only until the evening. The same Galaxy Note 3 shows the best performance.

Sharing photos with third-party apps

For a long time it has become a habit for me to go into the gallery and share screenshots or photos from it in a specific application, this method is simple and convenient. However, it doesn't work on iOS. Rather, it works, but a little different. From the gallery, you can only share pictures in a couple of social networks and in iMessage, but if you need to "upload" the picture to a third-party application, then you need to go into it and open the gallery from it.

General impressions after two weeks of use

To be honest, before buying the iPhone 5s, I expected more. After using the iMac and OS X positively, I assumed that the transition to iOS would not cause me any problems and go pretty smoothly. But it was not there. There are a number of problems that I could not come to terms with.

  • Marked case - despite the use of aluminum in the case, the back of the iPhone is very quickly covered with fingerprints, it becomes not very pleasant to hold it. The way out is to buy a bumper or a cover.
  • Keyboard - I still find Swype to be a better input tool, sorry Apple doesn't agree with me.
  • The phone book is just stone age. And the worst thing is that it can not be replaced in any way. I was especially upset by the situation with contact photos.
  • Inconvenient system for sending the same photos. On Android, this is much easier.
  • Inflated price - the PCT version of the iPhone 5s 15 GB costs about 30 thousand rubles. Surprisingly, the Nexus 5, similar in capabilities, is sold for 18 thousand rubles. And for two weeks I still did not understand why you need to overpay for the iPhone.

On the phone side, I don't see much point in switching to iOS from Android right now, unless you really need iMessage, Safari, and lots of games.

But on iOS tablets, it is still out of competition. The diagonal of these devices allows you to comfortably play with them, and the same screen resolution simplifies the development of tablet programs. So if you're wondering what's going on in the iOS world, I recommend getting the Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina, not the iPhone.