iPhone 5S vs the Competition


Apple’s newly announced iPhone 5S is a pretty great update to the iPhone, thanks to its first-of-a-kind Apple A7 chip, the M7 motion co-processor and an improved camera with tricks you can actually use but how does it fare against the competition?

Let the specs comparison chart decide that for you.

Apple iPhone 5S



Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S 4

Pre-installed OSiOS 7Android 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Display size4 inches5.2 inches4.7 inches5 inches5 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU64-bit Apple A7, M7 motion co-processor2.26Ghz quad-core KraitQuad-core 1.7 Ghz KraitQuad-core 1.5 Ghz Krait1.6Ghz quad-core Cortex A15 and 1.2Ghz quad-core Cortex A7
GPUUndisclosed but 2X faster than beforeAdreno 330Adreno 320Adreno 320PowerVR SGX 544MP3
Storage16/32/64 GB32 GB32/64GB16GB16/32/64GB
Rear-camera8 mp, True Tone Flash, 1080p video at 30fps13 mp, Full HD 1080p video at 60fps4 mp Ultrapixel, Full HD 1080p video at 30fps13 mp, Full HD 1080p video at 30fps13 mp, Full HD 1080p video at 30fps
Front-camera1.2 mp HD2.1 mp Full HD2.1 mp Full HD2.2 mp Full HD2 mp Full HD
ConnectivityLightning Port, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infrared, Wifi Hotspot, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTGBluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, optional NFC, InfraredBluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, NFCBluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, Infrared, Wifi Hotspot,
Battery1440 mAh3000 mAh2300 mAh2330 mAh2600 mAh
Exclusive FeaturesiOS, Touch ID, Siri, 64-bit processor, M7 processorRear-buttons, SnapDragon 800, software tricksHTC Sense, Zoe, Blinkfeed, Ultra-Pixel cameraIP57-certifiedOcta-core CPU, Software tricks


Some people might’ve been pondering over the inclusion of iOS as an exclusive feature but then again, the ecosystem and experience it provides is pretty much unmatched elsewhere (despite getting surpassed by Google Play recently).

Except for the 4 inch display, most of the things are changed, maybe not so in the naming department but certainly under the hood.

Also the Touch ID is quite an interesting addition which will certainly help in the popularizing of the technology. If you think that these additions make your life easier then you should go ahead and stand in the long queue, but if not, then the list of competitors isn’t short either.