Spec showdown: iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One

Now that Apple introduced the iPhone 5S, we stack its specs against the other reigning flagships from Samsung and HTC.


Apple's iPhone brand is no stranger to competition, and the newest iteration of the handset, the 5S, is no exception.

Announced today during a press conference in Cupertino, Calif., the iPhone 5S features a new gold color option, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and improvements to the camera and flash.

But in an era when smartphones are getting faster, bigger, and more powerful, the iOS 7-touting device faces stiff competition from popular Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.

Take a look at the chart below to see how these three powerhouses compare against each other.

Apple iPhone 5S      Samsung Galaxy S4HTC One
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 . 0.30 inches; 3.95 oz.5.4 x 2.7 x 0.31 inches; 4.6 oz.5.4 x 2.7 x 0.37 inches; 5.04 oz.
Display4-inch Retina Display; 1,136x640 pixels; 326ppi5-inch full HD Super AMOLED; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 441ppi4.7-inch LCD; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 468ppi
Operating systemiOS 7Android 4.2*Android 4.2*
4G LTEYesYesYes
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   &nbsp  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 camera; 720p HD video2-megapixel; 1080p full HD video2.1-megapixel; 1080p full HD video
ProcessorProprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 (US version)1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
Capacity16GB, 32GB, and 64GB16GB, 32GB, and 64GB32GB and 64GB
Expandable memoryNoExpandable up to 64GBNo
Battery lifeEmbedded: Usage time online up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days2,600mAh removable: Usage time up to 17 hours; standby time up to 12 days2,300mAh embedded: Usage time up to 11 hours; standby time up to 11 days
CarriersAT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and globalAT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, C Spire, Cricket, US CellularAT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint
Gray, white, goldBlack, white, red, purple (Sprint only), and brown (Verizon only)Silver, black, and red (Sprint only)

Credit: Lynn La/CNET*Upgradable to Android 4.3

This is a developing story. Check out the latest on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, and see all of today's Apple news.
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