Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4S vs Apple iPhone 5S vs HTC Desire 820

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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple HTC
Announced October 2011 September 2013 September 2014
Status Available - October 2011 Available - September 2013 Coming Soon - September 2014
Colors Black, White Black/Slate, White/Silver Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tang
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm
(6.21 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 140 g (4.94 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 5 iOS 7.0.1 Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Apple A7 with M7 Motion Coprocessor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 PowerVR G6430 Adreno 405
RAM 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors capacitive touchscreen 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 4.0 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 60.84% 67.20%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-bas Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash LED flash dual-LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, 1.5 ┬Ám pixel size, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120 fps, video stabilization 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] 8 MP, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, Lightning Port microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Call Records 100 received, dialed and missed calls Practically unlimited Practically unlimited
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 128 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 1432 mAh 1440 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 200 h (2G)
Up to 200 h (3G)
Up to 250 h Up to 424 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 8 h (3G)
Up to 10 h Up to 22 h 24 min (3G)