Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC One X

Continuing our look at flagship devices, our comparison now focuses on the best thing from both Apple and HTC. Launching earlier in the year, the HTC One X seemingly got the year jumpstarted with its awe-inspiring presence – thus, establishing the benchmark of what would’ve been expected with other devices going forward. But now that Apple’s pride and joy in the iPhone 5 has finally made its landing, we’re taking these two formidable offerings into the ring to find out how they stack up against one another...
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44. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Apple probably paid phone arena to make the iPhone 5 look & seem better :-/

45. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Stop with the foreplay. It's time for the Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5.

55. TalkingTechy

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I thumbed you up and want to see the Note 2 vs iPhone 5, but really that is a silly comparison to do. You are talking about 2 completely different niche markets: portable smartphone vs phablet. I think the Note 2 looks really cool, but not for an everyday for a small tablet.

61. bigstrudel

Posts: 591; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Big devices don't work for everyone but they work for some people. One handed operation is a feature and not a necessity these days. My preference is to use 2 hands for several reasons. For starters I have a big beautiful display and I rarely have to pinch to zoom on anything. Videos look great obviously as well. No squinting period. If I need 2 hands for this then oh well. But most important is the fact that holding your device with 2 hands is just plain safer. In the last 2 years I haven't dropped my phone even once. Not to mention that people multitasking on phones is just plain obnoxious and takes focus off of tasks they should be paying attention to.

63. TalkingTechy

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Right, I agree, and I'm glad the big screen works great for you! I like to use my phone for working out and running, so a Note 2 on my arm would look pretty funny! I agree about the multitasking comment, but I'm just talking about things like walking around in the city while holding a bag in the other hand. Trying to look at yelp or maps to find your way or check a quick email or text. It's tough to use a large screen (even the GS3) with just one hand unless you have larger hands. I totally agree with your uses for the device, but I feel like those food groups are better satisfied with a dedicated cheap tablet (e.g., Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD). However, you could say the same thing about my workout needs! You could probably say, "Just get a dedicated iPod for that." Well, in my case I don't need to because my phone always has the right app and updated music at all times! So, in closing, we both have different needs, so yay for choice!

46. chidredz

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

I really dont understand why phonearena picked up HOX with sense4.0! can Phone arena update this post by doing the same review with sense 4.1?

47. mf2hd

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 25, 2008

"However, despite its lack of personalization, the iPhone 5 has the distinct advantage as having the less complicated experience, since it’s simplicity that’s most prized with Apple." Top edge simplicity and lack of personalization, the next big thing:

50. theo14461 unregistered

I owned the One X for about a month, best HTC phone to date. I loved it! Why oh why didn't they add a sd slot? Sorry, not enough memory for me, I would rather have a Galaxy III, or the iphone.

58. rinas028

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

apple and htc cannot compete with nokia 1100.............

62. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i really think a comparison between 808 pureview will be worthy to read... lets see how will apple's "new oversapling" do compare with 808 pureview.. i think the looks of 4" of 808 pureview looks decent than iPhone's 4"....

69. bezerkus

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Amazing at how a phone a full generation ahead of another in Hardware, Interface, and any other user feature that matters and still somehow come out below in this review even though the cherry picked topics are not what users are after and those like interface are so far in Android's favor it's not even funny. Apple can't even copy useful user interface features fast enough (Notifications, Weather on Lock etc.) I will give that iPhone can have a smoother scroll feel at times when it starts (but that is because preschool blocks take nothing to render and they never let you run anything aside from music in the background. When did iPhone users care so much about FPS smoothness anyway. They like the protruding buttons more?! They use to say it was a bad feature when only Android phones had the dedicated Camera button and the smoothness of the iPhone was more appealing without the ugly protruding button. Now they finally had to put a decent one in equal to what was being put out by HTC. When you read the comparison thru you actually think that it will be in HTC favor or at least a tie. Reviewers have an iPhone and are in denial. Specs (no made up proprietary A6 chip), OS features (beautiful and functional), Bundled Apps (what? no calculator, no TV, no DNLA streaming, and the list goes on) Case usability and modern ergonomic design, use to mean something in computing.
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