» ‘The best smartphone you can buy’

The Verge’s David Pierce:

Other devices may have particular advantages — a bigger screen or longer battery life — but they all come with complications and trade-offs. The 5S has none.

That’s what I’d say, too. Which, OK, is not surprising.

Their runner-up is the HTC One (M8) which has always looked to my eye to be the best looking Android phone. It’s interesting that it hasn’t really helped HTC’s fortunes that much. HTC’s phones are good looking and get reviewed well… and then everyone buys Samsung. I guess that gigantic ad budget really pays off.