Phone Comparison - HTC Desire S vs Apple iPhone 5S vs Motorola Moto X (Gen 2)

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general General Info

Manufacturer HTC Apple Motorola
Announced February 2011 September 2013 September 2014
Status Available - March 2011 Available - September 2013 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, Red Black/Slate, White/Silver Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm
(4.53 x 2.35 x 0.46 in)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
140.8 x 72.4 x 9.97 mm
(5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - All Versions
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for Europe
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for T-Mobile
4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v2.3.5 iOS 7.0.1 Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Apple A7 with M7 Motion Coprocessor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974-AC Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 205 PowerVR G6430 Adreno 330
RAM 768 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 1.1 GB ROM 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB No No

display Display

Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.7 inches 4.0 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 56.73% 60.84% 73.00%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No No
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash dual-LED flash Dual-LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch-focus, Image Stabilization 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, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120 fps, video stabilization Yes, 2160p@30fps, HDR
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 114 kbps Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Up to 560 kbps Yes Class 12
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 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, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, 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, microUSB v2.0 Yes, Lightning Port Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 1.1 GB ROM, 768 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB No No
USB OTG - - Supported

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 supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1450 mAh 1440 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 430 h (2G)
Up to 455 h (3G)
Up to 250 h -
Talk Time Up to 9 h 50 min (2G)
Up to 7 h 10 min (3G)
Up to 10 h -