Apple has done something that, if not unexpected, is certainly against type: it has released two different models of the iPhone.
The iPhone 5s.
(Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET)
This means that for the first time, Apple is in the position of having a flagship phone that isn't just the most recent version of iPhone.
The iPhone 5s is clearly the top dog in the handset duet revealed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with its powerful A7-processor and fingerprint reader, but how does it stack up to the flagship offerings from rivals Samsung and HTC?
We'll have a comparison of costs on plan when the local carriers reveal their pricing. At the moment, we've listed the outright purchase RRPs at launch.
|Apple iPhone 5s||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One|
|Display||4-inch Retina display; 1136x640 pixels; 326ppi||5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED; 1920x1,080 pixels; 441ppi||4.7-inch LCD; 1920x1,080 pixels; 468ppi|
|Dimensions||123.8x58.6x7.6mm; 112g||136.6x69.8x7.9mm; 130g||137.4x68.2x9.3mm; 143g|
|Operating system||iOS 7||Android 4.2||Android 4.2|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)|
|Rear camera and recording||8 megapixel with 1.5µ pixels; 1080p Full HD video||13 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video||4 UltraPixel; 1080p Full HD video|
|Front-facing camera||1.2 megapixel; 720p HD video||2 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video||2.1 megapixel; 1080p Full HD video|
|Processor||Proprietary A7 with M7 motion processor||1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 (Australian version)||1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600|
|Capacity||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB only in Australia||32GB and 64GB|
|Expandable memory||No||Expandable up to 64GB||No|
|Battery life||Embedded; usage time online up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days||2600mAh removable; usage time up to 17 hours; standby time up to 12 days||2300mAh embedded; usage time up to 11 hours; standby time up to 11 days|
|Carriers||Telstra, Optus, Vodafone||Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin||Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin|
|RRP at launch||AU$869 for 16GB; AU$999 for 32GB; AU$1129 for 64GB||AU$899||AU$768|
|Colours||Grey, white, gold||Black, white, more colours coming||Black, white|