The release of the new iPhone 5s was debated and talked about for weeks, so now it is finally here we can start to assess how it stands up against the competition. Apple maintains a strong position in the market and millions of people are completely committed to the brand, whatever the product. But there are others, such as Samsung, Nokia, HTC and Galaxy, that are putting up a strong fight in the Android market.
Let’s take a look at how the new iPhone compares to other latest models.
First off, it is worth pointing out that the 5c is, in effect, a slight upgrade to the previous iPhone 5, while the 5s has many more new features, such as a better camera sensor and flash and that built-in fingerprint technology.
The new processors in the iPhone 5s are also a very big deal. They should ensure the device copes remarkably well with games and video, making it a great choice for those who use their phones for more than just calls and texts.
Of the other phones available, the Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 1020 and HTC One are leading the way. They all have sharper, and larger, screens than the iPhone 5s. Side by side, the iPhone 5s seems tiny, although it is perfectly adequate for most people. The Galaxy S4 has the largest screen at 5 inches, but this does mean it takes up more room in the pocket/handbag and can seem bulky to users with smaller digits.
The iPhone 5s Retina display is excellent, but the others go one better. The HTC One is a big leap upwards with a 468 PP 1080p display.
And the new camera may be much better than the old one, but it will still struggle to match the 13-megapixel sensor on the Galaxy S4 and the large sensor of the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Battery life is, apparently, improved in the new iPhone models with the latest iOS7 update, but how long it lasts varies greatly with usage.
For devoted Apple fans there is no other choice than to get the new iPhone 5s as soon as possible. But for those who simply want a great-looking phone with the latest features the options from Samsung, Nokia and HTC are very tempting and should not be discounted.
Whichever handset you go for there are all sorts of different deals available with various mobile operators so consider all the options carefully.