Today we compare the new and promising HTC One with the Apple iPhone 5. This is one of the most interesting comparisons since we have the Apple iPhone 5 on one hand and the new HTC One on the other.

The HTC One is the new flagship device of the company which brings a lot of new features like the Ultra Pixel camera, HTC Sense UI v5 and a 4.7-inch display with a very high pixel density.

Let us compare these two smartphones in a one on one comparison of specs and features.


 HTC One

Apple iPhone 5

 iPhone 5 - White


The HTC One is the new flagship device of the company. It has a very cool design that is similar to the Apple iPhone 5 and the Blackberry Z10. It has a sleek aluminum body and a very powerful hardware configuration. This smartphone is available in Black, Silver and Red color options. The Apple iPhone 5 is the best iPhone till date. It has a stunning design and the color combinations make it look even more awesome.


The HTC One has a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display. It has a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 469 ppi. This pixel density is the highest pixel density available in any mobile or tablet in the market today. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The iPhone 5 on the other hand, has a 4-inch widescreen Multi-Touch retina display. The screen has a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels 326 at ppi. The display also has an oleophobic coating.


The HTC One has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. It is powered by the 1.7 GHz Krait 300 quad-core processor, an Adreno 320 GPU and a 2 GB RAM. The Apple iPhone 5 has the Apple A6 Chipset. This chipset has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with a PowerVR GPU that supports triple-core graphics. This smartphone has a 1 GB RAM.


The HTC One runs on the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The operating system is upgradable to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. This smartphone also has the HTC Sense UI v5 which gives you the special and personal touch of HTC. The iPhone 5 runs on the latest version of iOS which happens to be iOS 6. Upgrades and updates are always welcome and can be readily installed.


The HTC One has in-built storage options of 32 and 64 GB. Both these options will provide you with a lot of storage space but there is one disadvantage of the HTC One. This smartphone does not have a micro SD card support. The Apple iPhone 5 has in-built storage options of 16, 32 and 64 GB. But this smartphone also does not provide a micro SD card support.


The Primary Camera on the HTC One is a ‘4 ULTRA PIXEL’ camera which logically equals to a 13 MP Camera. This new concept of Ultra Pixels focuses on the sensor and pixel size rather than pure megapixel count. This smartphone also has a 2.1 MP Secondary Camera. The iPhone 5 has an 8 MP iSight camera that supports Panorama and HD Video recording. Other features include autofocus, tap to focus, face detection and LED flash. The Secondary Camera is a 1.2 MP Camera.


The HTC One has a standard non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery. There are no official statistics about the talk time and stand by time provided by this battery as of now. The iPhone 5 on the other hand, has a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery. It gives a talk time of up to 8 hours on 2G and 8 hours on 3G as well.


The dimensions of the HTC One are 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm. The dimensions of the Apple iPhone 5 are 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 (mm). Hence the Apple iPhone 5 is slimmer than the HTC One. Of course the HTC has a larger display and a much more powerful configuration, hence the dimension of 9.3 mm is justified.


The HTC One weighs about 143 grams. For a 4.7-inch smartphone, a weight of 143 grams is quiet normal and standard. The iPhone 5 weighs about 112 grams only. So even though the Apple iPhone 5 is a smartphone with a 4-inch display, it still manages to be way lighter than the HTC One.


The HTC One is definitely a powerhouse smartphone. It has the best hardware configuration compared to any other smartphone available in the market today. It has the new Ultra Pixel camera which promises high quality performance, it has a high capacity 2300 mAh battery and runs on the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system.

The iPhone 5 is also a masterpiece. It is one of the lightest and slimmest smartphone in the market. It also runs on the iOS operating system which is unique and available only on Apple devices.

Here is a specifications chart of the HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5:

SC - HTC One vs iPhone 5

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