HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Fighty, fight-fight!

by Jerry D on February 19, 2013

If you hold the HTC One up against the Apple iPhone 5, which one should you spend your money on? Does the 4.7-inch screen on the One, top the display on the iPhone 5? How much storage space is there? How speedy is the One’s processor? Can the iPhone 5 take incredible still photos and capture 1080p video? All of these questions are answered in the comparison below…

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HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

HTC One VS Apple iPhone 5
Display 4.7-inch Super LCD3 4.0-inch Retina
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(468.723 PPI)
640 x 1136 pixels
(326.0 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.2GHz dual core Apple A6
Software Android 4.1.2 iOS 6
Storage 32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot 16, 32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
4.0 Megapixels with Ultrapixel image sensor, autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 1.2MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6mm
Weight 143g 112g
Talktime TBC 8.0 hours
Standby TBC 225 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, stereo speakers, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio PowerVR SGX 543MP3 graphics, GPS/A-GPS, accelerator, digital compass, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, gyroscope, Siri digital voice assistant

 

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 fight plays out…

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Connectivity

The One is equipped with a 3G/HSDPA chipset, along with NFC, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also gets a speed boost with 4G connectivity. The iPhone 5, meanwhile, boasts 3G/HSDPA/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G networking is also supported.
— The One wins (1-0)

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Size/Weight

Let’s get the tape measure out… The One is slightly fatter than the iPhone 5 with dimensions of 9.3mm versus 7.6mm. The One is broader, measuring 68.2mm to the iPhone 5′s 58.6mm. Put the two phones on the scales and the HTC One weighs 143g, while the iPhone 5 is 112g.
— The iPhone 5 wins (1-1)

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HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Camera/Video

The One’s 4.0 Megapixel camera features a full resolution of plus an Ultrapixel image sensor that effectively gives it the same performance as an 8.0MP lens. The camera also boasts autofocus, an LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. There’s also a 2.1MP front cam.

The iPhone 5 impresses with a better camera on paper, which has a resolution of 8.0 Megapixels and includes autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and 1080p video recording. Photos enjoy a full resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Another 1.2 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-2)

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Display

Headlining the HTC One is a 4.7-inch touch-sensitive Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The screen has 2073600 pixels in total, giving it a rating of 468.723 pixels per inch – a lofty number.

XXXX pointy arrow The HTC One features a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 468.723.

The iPhone 5′s touch-sensitive Retina screen is smaller at 4.0 inches. Unfortunately, it boasts a lower resolution too (only 640 x 1136 pixels). Compared to its rival, the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is a top-end 326.0.
— The One wins (3-2)

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Processor

As far as the performance of the two phones is concerned, the iPhone 5 uses a dual core Apple A6 chip, rated at 1.2GHz. The One’s processor is a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip.
— The One wins (4-2)

Half-time: HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5

At the halfway point, the One leads the iPhone 5 by 4-2. But this fight’s not over. The iPhone 5 still has time to mount a comeback.

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-3)

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Applications

Which OS is the most popular with developers? According to the stats, the iPhone 5 has the fattest app store of the two. There are over 700000 apps on Apple’s App Store; while Google Play has over 675000 apps available for download. With three rounds left, the One has stayed out in front. But only just. There’s still time for things to change.
— The iPhone 5 wins (5-4)

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (6-5)

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The One and the iPhone 5 share the points (7-6)

HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 – Extras

Finally, the One also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, stereo speakers, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio. In comparison, the iPhone 5 features PowerVR SGX 543MP3 graphics, GPS/A-GPS, accelerator, digital compass, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, gyroscope and the Siri digital voice assistant.

— The One wins (8-6)

BPF Verdict: The HTC One wins! (8-6)

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