Now that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has release the highly anticipated iPhone 5S smartphone, it’s time to see how it compares to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Both phones are in the lead in the market, and for good reason. These phones feature sleek designs and impressive features that put them in the high-end category. Unfortunately, both phones are still just reduxes of the previous generations, however the iPhone 5S has delivered a fresh new take with fingerprint sensor security and a better camera.

iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S4

galaxy s4 vs. iPhone 5S

Discovery News gave an in-depth comparison report on both devices, offering positive aspects on what each phone delivers. In terms of design, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wins. The iPhone 5S is light and thin. It also comes in three metallic color options including silver, gold, and space gray. By comparison, the Galaxy S4 is a bulky device made from plastic.

Fortunately for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), the Galaxy S4 wins in the display department. It features a larger screen which offers more room for watching videos, exploring the Internet, and playing games.

When it comes to software and interface, both fare well, but the S4 beats 5S with lock screen customizations. For specifications and overall performance, the iPhone 5S wins hand down.

Discovery News explained, “The iPhone 5s sports an all-new A7 chip and 64-bit architecture that promises double the performance and graphics might. And the iPhone 5 was already one of the fastest phones on the market. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) showed off these performance gains at its launch event with the upcoming Infinity Blade , which promises to blow away every Android game when it comes to eye candy. Assuming developers embrace the A7 chip quickly, a new wave of high-performance apps could sway some users from the S4 to the iPhone 5s.”

The iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 are both great phones, which means the best phone is completely up to personal preference.