PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of HTC One S vs iPhone 5s

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 3 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Apple iPhone 5s 

PhoneRocket recommends the Apple iPhone 5s  based on its performance and graphics.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of HTC One S vs iPhone 5s

geekbench Processor and memory performance

HTC One S
484
iPhone 5s
2,523
HTC One S iPhone 5s @ browser.primatelabs.com
Right now, the 64-bit processor’s potential can’t be seen or felt, but as developers optimize apps/games to it, we’re most certainly going to visualize the iPhone 5s’ performance superiority.
iPhone 5s | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

HTC One S
2,164
iPhone 5s
5,037
Early benchmarks show it could even rival a quad Cortex-A9 CPU.
HTC One S | by GSM Arena (Apr, 2012)

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

HTC One S
1,345
iPhone 5s
3,621
HTC One S iPhone 5s @ results.rightware.com
The rating doesn’t seem impressive, but that’s due to the relatively poor performance of the One S when it comes to web browsing.
HTC One S | by GSM Arena (Apr, 2012)

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

HTC One S
4.6 fps
iPhone 5s
24.7 fps
HTC One S iPhone 5s @ gfxbench.com
Benchmarks aren't everything (or anything close to it, really), but GLBenchmark provides a good way to compare the raw GPU power of devices, and the One S clearly runs away with it when compared to the Galaxy S II and RAZR.
HTC One S | by Android Police (Apr, 2012)

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

HTC One S
14.5 fps
iPhone 5s
53 fps
The graphics processor scored 49.13fps on the taxing Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji 3D benchmark, which is pretty stellar and much higher than what Tegra 3 manages, but Taiji is known for working well with Adreno GPUs.
HTC One S | by PhoneArena (Apr, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HTC tablets HTC One S

Reasons to consider the
HTC tablets HTC One S

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Back view of Apple iPhone 5s

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Much faster web browser 3,621 vs 1,345 Around 2.8x better BrowserMark score
Much faster graphics 24.7 fps vs 4.6 fps More than 5.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much better overall performance 2,523 vs 484 Around 5.2x better geekbench score
Sharper screen 325 ppi vs 256 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 2.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution 1136 x 640 vs 960 x 540 More than 40% higher resolution
Lighter 112 g vs 120 g More than 5% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

HTC One S  vs iPhone 5s 

8.0
9.3
It has a great quality screen.
iPhone 5s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

HTC One S  vs
iPhone 5s 
Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Size 4.3" 4"
Resolution 960 x 540 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 256 ppi 325 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.1.1 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

HTC One S  vs
iPhone 5s 
Weight 120 g 112 g
Thickness 7.8 mm 7.6 mm
Size 65 x 130.9 x 7.8 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 29 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (42.2 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 1,650 mA·h 1,560 mA·h
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