HTC One vs iPhone 5 – first look
0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2013, 06:34 posted on
The HTC One and the iPhone 5 are two very impressive devices. They both have this magical aura around them that makes you want to hold them, touch them and of course, own them. Most of that appeal comes from the fact that the two handsets are very well made. Aluminum is used for the construction of both smartphones, which gives them a very solid, premium feel...
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1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
No brainer. The only feature that beats the One - the one will get me thumbs down - is the better camera on the iPhone.
17. lager8807 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
have you seen the comparison of the cameras the one looks way better sorry to say.
25. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Why people keep compare iPhone with the best Android smart phone?
Here are the things those iPHans did not understood and its technology is soooo outdated.
4" is Android old school.
iPhone 5 dual core, is Android's outdated technology.
iMap has been rescued by Google. Apple is still thinking its arrogantnest. Apple's stock is in the diving trend. Many more that I don't wanted to waste my time with.
Obvious, Apple's technology is slowly dieing. REMEMBER! RIM is bearly hanging on.
28. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Dual Core is not really a reasonable comparison, the Iphone 5 flies. I probably would have mentioned its lack of NFC as being outdated.
The camera comparisons can not be made so early, I'm sure the Iphone will win on some aspects and the HTC will win others.
47. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
iPhones are always 1-2 years behind android and every year this gap widens.
31. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
By your logic, then doesn't that mean 4.7 inches is old school? As new flagship models are 5 inches or even 5.5 inches? Just saying. I think screen size is in the eye of the beholder. I think 4.7 and 5 inches is way too small. Doesn't mean its old technology. lol
48. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Current phone size is 4.5"-5" anything over 5" is phablet. Size is just preference and doesn't affect the phones performance, but most people have big enough hands to fit a 5" phone just fine.
43. beefalo (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
This is quite possibly the stupidest comment I have ever seen. Don't get me wrong, the HTC One looks awesome and I can't wait to try it out, but your points are meaningless:
4" screen - Do you really think Apple is not capable of making a bigger screen? Screen size is in no way a measurement of the abilities of a phone maker anymore. As long as a phone's screen is within the standard range 3" - 6" it is a matter of preference more than anything else.
Dual core - Specs are meaningless across different OSs and different architectures. If you had ever used the iPhone 5 you would know that it is silky smooth and even the best android phones out there have yet to match that smoothness in every scenario(although most do match now).
iMaps - Yes iMaps blows. Yes Google Maps saved the day. But guess what, it is still on an iPhone. So if anything, google maps just made the iPhone a better product.(Especially considering the UX on it is better than the android equivilent)
Apple stock - Yes it has tanked lately. I'm not going to pretend to understand the stock market and why stocks go up and down, but it isn't always related to performance. Apple is still selling iPhones like crazy, my best guess is the market is very saturated with iDevices and investors don't expect the insane growth from apple they have been seeing the past few years.
49. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Its silky smooth because nothing is running except the homescreen lol.
So your saying you would rather have a 1.2ghz dual core computer with a far worse screen, slower ram, slower storage, bad front facing camera, running windows 98 .
Rather than a quad core 2ghz+, ddr3, 1080p, larger screen pc running windows 7.
and you would choose the POS running windows 98 that cost more than the best thing available?
3. tech2 (Posts: 3159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
u guys should take John V. with you. There is nothing good enough in video review. no display comparison, viewing angles, app launch, browser speed, camera ........etc.
5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
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6. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
The iphone has long looked like a toy to me, and in these comparison (i.e. against premium-design devices like Nokia, HTC, and Sony) it looks like some cheap but made to make noises and entertain a toddler rather than something an adult would aspire to owning.
Getting rid of the huge bezel (that is, reducing it) and generic shape would help a long way toward that
7. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
kinda weird accent with strong R..just saying though :)
8. catt4u (Posts: 122; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)
The iPhone 5 is soooo 2007 with it's icons and so 2010 screenwise.
Even my father switched to a Galaxy Note II ;)
(Using Android, he's one of the cooler guys now)
50. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Lol someone told me their iphone was better because it had a retina screen and I was like you are aware that is worse than most android phones screen nowdays.
10. Slammer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
As a former HTC owner, I left HTC last Tuesday and purchased a Galaxy S3. This decision was not taken lightly. However, I am very specific in requiring removable batteries and having expandable SD slots.
While I have truly enjoyed the quality of HTC over the last 8 years, the untimely demise of the USB ports on 4 of 6 HTC handsets before contract expires, has left me with little trust. I simply like knowing I can switch batteries quickly without having to spend 100 dollars on insurance when my contract is up within months. This is not indigenous to just HTC. My Wife's Samsung has met the same untimely demise as well as several friends that have motorolas, LGs and even an iPhone. As a serious consumer advocate, I have decided to boycott the manufactures that fail to realize the importance of these two small but essential hardware items.
I have also experience total death of handsets resulting in on board memory info being lost without retrieval. Cloud storage is new and not yet fully trusted. This is why I like removeable SD cards.
I realize the attraction to these two handsets. However, in hearing the complaints of many others, I don't support the theory of eliminating the crucial elements. This is a money grab for insurance companies and manufacturers.
35. lyndon420 (Posts: 3351; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I have the One X and love it. I've been an HTC fan ever since the beginning of Android. I love cloud storage as it gives me more room than any typical sdcard. Also...an sdcard isn't going to save you 100% if you lose it or drop it in the pool.
40. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
did you make another account just to thumb you up?
13. MartyK (Posts: 734; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
WTH? (@ 1:10) Nick you said," you wouldn't notice the difference between 1080 compare to 640 resolution?!.
What is wrong with you?! are you that blind?; then again you did stutter when you try to get that lie out of your mouth..
1080/1920 vs 640/1136...you tell me which is clearer again?!!...wow!
15. MartyK (Posts: 734; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
What about the sound (Volume) comparison Little Nicky T.
Look at HTC One speakers in the front, and you didn't compare that with Apple huh?.
16. lager8807 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
I love how the compliment and dis the HTC one at the same time. PA is so bias with the i phone its not even funny. ill wait till a real review comes out from someone thats not such an iphone junkie.
18. Izoe (Posts: 130; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)
Personally I like that the iphone 5 is made of metal but I don't like the weight. Its too light. Makes it feel cheap. I remember the same argument was used against the first samsung galaxy. it weighed less than the iphone which had a plastic back then(3g,3gs. Surprise, nobody thought plastic felt cheap then, even though htc had phones with more metal in then) and they said because the iphone was heavier, it made it feel better built. Now it is lighter and it is seen as an advantage. Smh
19. andydroid (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
Finally an android phone that makes the iphone look ugly
20. ChafedBanana (Posts: 366; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I don't even read these comparisons of phones to the iPhone anymore. I just skip right to the last paragraph. They always seem to end about the same. Nothing is ever clearly better than the iPhone being reviewed. Its always a toss up between the two. Can we ever just keep it real? This article is a perfect example. The end of it should read "The HTC is a beast and the iPhone 5 is just, well, another iPhone."
21. Lakuta1978 (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
the One is a masterpiece ,but i think, i still love i5...
22. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
"Still, plenty of users, especially the ladies, are likely to be more than happy with the iPhone 5's smaller display."
Don't forget tight pants wearing males with black finger nail polish and eye shadow. Don't be sexist now! Iphone must maintain that image.
23. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
That picture reminds me of the movie twins. Arnold Schwarzenegger; the big and strong type. Danny Devito; the short crappy left overs. Guess it's going to be like that until Fall 2014.
26. wando77 (Posts: 726; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
Level on user experience..... Joke of the century. iOS is really lagging behind android these days
27. Akraw (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
Comparison....Are you f**king kidding me...it's the ONE all the way...
30. Uncouthlyric547 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)
i've tested both speakers and compared to the one the iphone sounds like wimp. the HTC ONE is extremely loud!!!!!!!!
32. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
This article is so biased I couldn't stand to even read the whole thing. Was this written for Apple?
37. Andrewtst (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
iPhone was history long ago, no point comparing iPhone with any latest phone.
51. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
iPhone 5 needs to be considered mid range not high end. It is worse specs wise than phones that are free on contract.
38. Teknofilo (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
The One makes iPhone look like a past century phone.
39. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
i love the HTC one i just wish HTC went bezleless on the phone from the sides and the camera was 12 mega pixcles. this is the only down sides on the HTC one it would been the best phone forever. why HTC did you have to keep the bezles on this phone you messed up the desgine and why the camera only two 4 mega pixles camera. and i also wish it was a 5 inhc screen. HTC you made a big mistake.
44. xXDevilsXcryXx (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Feb 2013)
iphone 5 will magically win again ... he says they are the same " performance wise " how can a device with better processor and has more ram be at the same performance as a device with about 40% weaker processor and 50% less ram ??? oh and not to mention the 70% better battery life in the HTC
you guys should stop doing these reviews .... i've never owned an HTC so you cant call me a fanboy ... just stop doing biased reviews you're driving people away from ur site seriously ..
52. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Its worse than 40% less powerful cpu. Lets see an iphone 5 cpu running android it would be a laggy mess.
55. dimil11 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)
I can't stand Android. Unnecessary features and a Google tracking platform. My iPhone gives me the option to be Google free.
56. catt4u (Posts: 122; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)
Than I take it you're using iMaps instead of Maps by Google and iCloud (which is being sensored on content by Apple) instead of GMail to send documents ;)
Yeh, way to go for sure!
57. taikucing (unregistered)
there is no comparison... too cruel for the iphone