One of the most touted iPhone 5s improvements Apple discussed was its amazing new camera. The new 64-bit A7 brain behind the camera and dual LED smart flash are a first of their kind. They stressed the importance of the camera’s new 15% larger image sensor & increased f/2.2 Aperture. It’s these core elements that significantly affect the quality of a smart phones image. I took a look at the many phone cameras out there and compiled some info. Compare Apple’s new iPhone 5S to the HTC One (one of the best camera phones made) that came out 6 months ago. HTC has not only a higher max aperture but already features the same size image sensor and even adds optical image stabilization. Nokia’s Lumia 1020 not only has an insane 41MP camera, but it’s image sensor is double the iPhone 5S! It’s very clear that these Apple improvements to the camera are significant compared to previous iPhone models. Although, it’s also clear that compared to the industry, this technology is already getting stale.