IPHONE 5S

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Smartshopper Road Test -

From $988 for 16GB (with­out con­tract), from all tel­cos and www.ap­ple.com/sg. 4-inch touch screen, 8-megapixel rear cam­era, no op­ti­cal zoom.

EASE OF USE The light­est of the three at 112g, it’s the eas­i­est to han­dle and nav­i­gate one-handed. I could take pho­tos us­ing the vol­ume but­tons or by tap­ping the screen. RE­SPON­SIVE­NESS The most re­spon­sive, tak­ing up to seven im­ages a sec­ond – great for kids and pet shots. OUT­DOOR SHOTS Vi­brant and sharp, with nat­u­ral colours. The skin tone of peo­ple pho­tographed looked re­al­is­tic. IN­DOOR SHOTS Grainy but sur­pris­ingly de­tailed, though it took longer than the other phones to fo­cus on the sub­ject. Pic­tures taken with the flash were a bit hit-and-miss – it some­times cast shad­ows with­out light­ing up the sub­ject. CLOSE-UPS My flo­ral shots were slightly washed out. Im­age qual­ity dropped when I used the zoom. MODES & EF­FECTS It has three shoot­ing modes (square, reg­u­lar, pano) and nine fil­ters. My favourite was the square mode, which took In­sta­gram­sized pho­tos with­out the has­sle of crop­ping. VERDICT The most handy, user-friendly and re­spon­sive phone cam­era, and it takes great out­door shots.

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