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Be sleek and stylish with the iPhone 5s

It’s a great time of year to upgrade your phone, and if you’re considering the latest offering from Apple, the iPhone 5s, then you clearly have great taste. It’s good to be informed before you buy, so why not take a few minutes to read our handy guide to the iPhone 5s to see if it’s the right choice for you!

Why choose the iPhone 5S?

The iPhone 5s comes in a choice of three stylish colours – gold, silver or space grey. The gold model is new for iPhone 5s and is really unusual! But it’s far more than just a sleek, stylish design. Here are some of the key benefits the new 5s offers:

• Touch ID fingerprint sensor

A7 chip

• The world’s first 64-bit smartphone

iOS 7

Ultra-fast wireless

• Weighs just 112g

It not only looks great, it packs a punch in the technology department too; it’s lighter and faster than previous iPhones. But how do you know where to buy and which network to choose when shopping for your new iPhone 5S?

Choosing your network

It’s important to shop around when it comes to buying any phone, and you’ll find great deals on the iPhone 5s online. Use a comparison website such as Carphone Warehouse and compare the deals on offer; here are a few things you’ll need to think about:

• What’s your monthly budget? This can vary from 12 to 24 months, so make sure you know what you’re signing up for!

• How much storage do you need; will you need a 16GB, 32GB or 64GB model?

• Do you have a preferred mobile network?

How much can you afford to spend on the phone?

• How is your phone mostly used – texting, talking, or browsing online?

You’ll generally find that the higher the monthly cost and the longer the contract, the cheaper the phone is to buy outright. This is a good idea if you have plenty of money on a monthly basis but don’t want to shell out hundreds of pounds for the handset, but make sure you are able to afford the monthly payments before signing the contract!

Using a comparison site is a great idea, but once you’ve found two or three great deals on the iPhone 5S, it’s a good idea to head directly to the network’s website to check them out in more detail.

Some networks or contracts will only offer certain colours of the 5s, so you’ll need to make sure you’re getting the one you want! You can also read the small print about allowances and the length of your contract, as well as any hidden charges.

The iPhone 5s boasts the very latest technology in a stylish case that will be the envy of all your friends – it’s a great choice for 2014!