Apple iPhone 5S comparison

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Apple iPhone 5S

Apple iPhone 5S
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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HTC One

HTC One
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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Price $199 to $575 at 4 stores $0 to $591 at 3 stores $299 to $699 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 50 reviews
Release date September 20, 2013 March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013 July 19, 2013 August 28, 2013
The Bottom Line The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. Though its plastic skin doesn't do its high price justice, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone.

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.32 W/Kg
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Weight Info unavailable 4.6 oz
5.04 oz
5.89 oz
5.9 oz
Service Provider Info unavailable T-Mobile
AT&T
Verizon Wireless
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