Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Oct 2013 23:32 UTC
Apple

Since my contract renewal was up, I had the option to renew it and buy a new phone alongside with it. Since I have an unofficial policy of never buying into the same platform twice in a row, and because it has been a long time since I bought something from Cupertino, I decided to go with the newest iPhone, the 5S. I'm planning on a more thorough review sometime later this year after more thorough use, but here are a few short first impressions.

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RE: A question
by tony on Sun 3rd Nov 2013 04:16 UTC in reply to "A question"
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I thought the fingerprint scanner would be a gimmick, but it's amazing. I get a bit disappointed when my finger automatically goes for the button on my 3rd gen iPad, and it doesn't unlock it.

There are valid concerns about its security, but one way it enhances security is that no one can sneak a peak at your passcode. It's now a "must-have" feature.

The camera is nice. The slo-motion is a lot of fun. Used it at a halloween party, and came up with some interesting videos.

I'm a big fan of the over cranking frame rates (120 FPS, 240 FPS). I've got that in my new Gopro, and you can get great shots that way.

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