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.

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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 S4 HTC One
Dimensions 4.87 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.
Display 4-inch Retina Display; 1,136x640 pixels; 326ppi 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 441ppi 4.7-inch LCD; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 468ppi
Operating system iOS 7 Android 4.2* Android 4.2*
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 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)
NFC No Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0 v4.0
IR blaster No Yes Yes
Rear camera and recording   &nbsp   8-megapixel with 1.5µ pixels; 1080p full HD video 13-megapixel; 1080p full HD video 4-UltraPixel; 1080p full HD video
Front-facing camera 1.2-megapixel camera; 720p HD video 2-megapixel; 1080p full HD video 2.1-megapixel; 1080p full HD video
Processor Proprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 (US version) 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
Capacity 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB 32GB and 64GB
Expandable memory No Expandable up to 64GB No
Battery life Embedded: Usage time online up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days 2,600mAh removable: Usage time up to 17 hours; standby time up to 12 days 2,300mAh embedded: Usage time up to 11 hours; standby time up to 11 days
Carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and global AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, C Spire, Cricket, US Cellular AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint
Gray, white, gold Black, 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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