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

Weight 112g 143g 143g 146g 130g
Thickness 7.6mm 8.9mm 9.3mm 7.96mm 7.9mm
Pre-installed OS iOS 7 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Display size 4 inches 5.2 inches 4.7 inches 5 inches 5 inches
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
CPU 64-bit Apple A7, M7 motion co-processor 2.26Ghz quad-core Krait Quad-core 1.7 Ghz Krait Quad-core 1.5 Ghz Krait 1.6Ghz quad-core Cortex A15 and 1.2Ghz quad-core Cortex A7
GPU Undisclosed but 2X faster than before Adreno 330 Adreno 320 Adreno 320 PowerVR SGX 544MP3
Storage 16/32/64 GB 32 GB 32/64GB 16GB 16/32/64GB
Expandable No No No Yes Yes
Rear-camera 8 mp, True Tone Flash, 1080p video at 30fps 13 mp, Full HD 1080p video at 60fps 4 mp Ultrapixel, Full HD 1080p video at 30fps 13 mp, Full HD 1080p video at 30fps 13 mp, Full HD 1080p video at 30fps
Front-camera 1.2 mp HD 2.1 mp Full HD 2.1 mp Full HD 2.2 mp Full HD 2 mp Full HD
Connectivity Lightning Port, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infrared, Wifi Hotspot, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, optional NFC, Infrared Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, NFC Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, Infrared, Wifi Hotspot,
Battery 1440 mAh 3000 mAh 2300 mAh 2330 mAh 2600 mAh
Exclusive Features iOS, Touch ID, Siri, 64-bit processor, M7 processor Rear-buttons, SnapDragon 800, software tricks HTC Sense, Zoe, Blinkfeed, Ultra-Pixel camera IP57-certified Octa-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.


  • Regardless of all those fandroids’ bashing of iPhone, it will still sell like hot cakes, and it will always stand unique among all those LGs, Galaxies and what not.

  • are you kidding me? look at the specs. its the worst phone on the list you showed in your article. And finger print sensor is 5 years old

  • don’t get exited about the touch id (if i am not wrong its about the thumb print authentication?) the data stored, the finger prints can be used for spying on the iphone 5s proud owners. yes no privacy for youuu haha , its amazing that NSA surveillance made a lot of buzz but no single word uttered in such regard by the representatives of Apple.

  • Actually the Real competition iPhone has is from the Nexus devices…. all other customized cheapDroids tend to fade away quite early in a smartphone user life…. :D

  • Does anyone know why Iphone weights much lighter than most other competitive smartphones?

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