Specs compared: iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One

With Apple's new top-of-the-line iPhone out of the bag, how does it compare to the flagship phones from Samsung and HTC?

Apple has done something that, if not unexpected, is certainly against type: it has released two different models of the iPhone.

The iPhone 5s. (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET)

This means that for the first time, Apple is in the position of having a flagship phone that isn't just the most recent version of iPhone.

The iPhone 5s is clearly the top dog in the handset duet revealed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with its powerful A7-processor and fingerprint reader, but how does it stack up to the flagship offerings from rivals Samsung and HTC?

We'll have a comparison of costs on plan when the local carriers reveal their pricing. At the moment, we've listed the outright purchase RRPs at launch.

Apple iPhone 5sSamsung Galaxy S4HTC One
Display4-inch Retina display; 1136x640 pixels; 326ppi5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED; 1920x1,080 pixels; 441ppi4.7-inch LCD; 1920x1,080 pixels; 468ppi
Dimensions123.8x58.6x7.6mm; 112g136.6x69.8x7.9mm; 130g137.4x68.2x9.3mm; 143g
Operating systemiOS 7Android 4.2Android 4.2
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
IR BlasterNoYesYes
Rear camera and recording 8 megapixel with 1.5µ pixels; 1080p Full HD video13 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video4 UltraPixel; 1080p Full HD video
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixel; 720p HD video2 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video2.1 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video
ProcessorProprietary A7 with M7 motion processor1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 (Australian version)1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
Capacity16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB only in Australia32GB and 64GB
Expandable memoryNoExpandable up to 64GBNo
Battery lifeEmbedded; usage time online up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days2600mAh removable; usage time up to 17 hours; standby time up to 12 days2300mAh embedded; usage time up to 11 hours; standby time up to 11 days
CarriersTelstra, Optus, VodafoneTelstra, Optus, Vodafone, VirginTelstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin
RRP at launchAU$869 for 16GB; AU$999 for 32GB; AU$1129 for 64GBAU$899AU$768
ColoursGrey, white, goldBlack, white, more colours comingBlack, white
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