Lets compare specs and features of new Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4, htc ONE, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Motorola Droid Ultra side by side to learn which is the best smartphone of 2013.

The new iPhone 5S features world's first 64-bit mobile processor and Scanner-ID fingerprint scanner to take performance and security to a whole new level. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S4 specs includes a whooping 5 inches HD display with 13MP shooter.

htc ONE also run neck to neck with a build quality comparable to iPhone 5S and specs close to Samsung S4. Its big brother htc ONE max Release Date is also rumored to be in October 2013 to take on Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

In the meanwhile, Motorola Droid Ultra comes as close contender too running Droid themed Android software. Nokia Lumia 1020 Pureview is also another 41MP camera phone with amazing specs for Windows Phone 8 operating system lovers.


iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4, htc One, Nokia Lumia 1020, Motorola Droid Ultra

With iPhone 5S out in the market, all eyes are set on new Nexus 5 Release Date, the last champion phone to join the 2013 Best Smartphones list. You can checkout Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S specs comparison. While Nexus 5 phone still in waiting, let’s go through the new iPhone 5S specifications compared to other top runners like Samsung Galaxy S4, htc ONE, Nokia Lumia 1020, Motorola Droid Ultra:

iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4, htc One, Lumia 1020, Droid Ultra

If you like a 4 inches phone, the new iPhone5S is the most compact phone in this comparison. It is 0.3 inches thinner and weights 3.95 ounces, making iPhone 5s the lightest phone in our round-up.
  1. Display
    Apple iPhone 5S has a 1136 x 640 pixel Retina display with 326ppi, nothing better then the previous iPhone 5 model. This show that Apple follow the same compact form factor for the iPhone 5S and cheaper iPhone 5C, compared to the current large screen trend by Android flagships and WP8 devices. This makes iFans wait another year too see this happen with a larger iPhone 6.

    Samsung Galaxy S4 goes big with 4.99 inches Super AMOLED HD display at 1920 x 1080, making it the bigger and better among all in the class. Motorola Droid Ultra also size up to 5 inches display but at 1280 x 720 resolution. htc ONE comes on third position in the display department having 4.7 inches with amazing 1920 x 1080 resolution. Nokia 1020 features 4.5 display with 1280 x 768 resolution at 334 ppi.

  2. Power
    Other than the new home button that toggle as a between home button and fingerprint scanner to unlock, one of the core improvement in iPhone 5S is new 64-bit A7 chip, bringing a desktop class processor to the mobile computing. The iPhone 5S 64-bit processor accompanied by M7 Motion Coprocessor for tracking, is guaranteed to double the speed and graphics performance compared to iPhone 5 model.

    Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9Ghz Dual-core processor. htc ONE also run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 but clocked at 1.7Ghz. Motorola Droid Ultra us powered by Motorola X8 1.7 Ghz dual core chip while Nokia Lumia 1080 uses 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

    2GB RAM seems to be a common trend found in this iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 vs htc One vs Lumia 1020 vs Droid Ultra match up.

  3. Camera
    The cameras on all these five devices are quite excellent. Starting from bottom to top; htc ONE comes with 4MP rear/ 2.1MP front cameras while the new iPhone 5S features 8MP rear and 1.9 MP front shooters. But the camera specs of both of these phones are difficult to compare using conventional metrics. With built for the purpose Shooting Apps, Customized lenses and new flash features, they both performs better than their 4MP and 8MP labels.

    Motorola Droid Ultra features a 10MP camera on its back and 2MP camera on its front. It's Samsung Galaxy S4 that takes 2nd prize with its clear 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, just behind none other than Nokia Lumia 1020 Pureview on the victory stand with 41MP rear and 1.2 megapixels front camera.

    Lumia 1020 has specialized 41 MP sensor with optical image stabilization technology that allows 3x loss less zoom and up to 6x in 1080p HD video mode at 30 fps. The six-element lens ZEISS optics and Nokia's pixel binning technology add to the unrivaled picture and video quality that are more akin to the professional camera than to mobile phone.

  4. Battery
    An increased display resolution and processing power demand increased battery power to maintain the same battery life. Apple iPhone 5S has an equal or greater battery life compared to the iPhone 5, which had a relatively low 1440mAH battery compared to Android smartphones such as the 2600mAh in Galaxy S4, 2300mAh in htc ONE and 2130mAh in Droid Ultra. Lumia 1020 comes in at the head of the battery pack with 2000 mAh.

  5. Storage
    Apple iPhone 5S support 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage models. Since iPhones makes you pay around $100 more for step up storage, Apple strategically does not provided a micro-SD card memory extension slot, for it will seize the whole opportunity.

    htc ONE features 32GB and 64GB internal storage models without micro-SD card slot. Nokia Lumia 1020 is coming out with 32 GB internal storage and does not support microSD extension. Motorola Droid Ultra has 16 GB built-in storage and lacks microSD slot for storage expansion.

    Samsung Galaxy S4 comes clear winner in this department supporting up to 64GB of internal storage as well as microSD slot for extension up to 64GB further.

  6. Software
    In terms of operating system, the first prize definitely goes to Apple for there much hyped software update that brought major facelifts with plenty of new iOS 7 features.

    While Nokia Lumia 1020 runs on Windows Phone 8 operating system by Microsoft, reset of all three the Samsung Galaxy S4, htc ONE and Motorola Droid Ultra currently runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system by Google wrapped under their on custom home UI application.
These are just six salient areas to compare, please take a look at the chart below for further details:

iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4, htc One, Nokia Lumia 1020, Motorola Droid Ultra

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