Camera:

Camera snapping aficionados will surely appreciate to know that these two titans are more than capable to capture some good looking photos. In terms of functionality though, the HTC One X undeniably has the advantage with its extensive list of shooting modes and manual settings – whereas the iPhone 5 merely offers the basic essentials. Outdoor image quality is really sharp looking with the two, as they maintain a solid amount of detail, but the HTC One X seems to produce colors that are significantly warmer in tone. With low lighting conditions, the iPhone 5 is better able to distance itself from its rival, since its shots are sharper looking with sufficient lighting being cast over its shots. With the HTC One X, it doesn’t handle dynamic range as well, which results in over-exposure with lighter areas.





While the Apple iPhone 5 has the slight edge when it comes to taking still shots, it’s significantly the preferred handset for shooting 1080p videos. Basically, it has all the lovable qualities we’d want to find – such as sharp details, natural colors, clear audio recording, and a smooth capture rate. Generally speaking, the HTC One X’s 1080p video recording quality is still visually pleasing, but it’s marred by some duller looking details and artifacting.

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Running their respective music players, neither one actually jumps at us having the better looking interface – since they’re both functional and employ some slick visual cues. However, when it comes to the audio quality of their internal speakers, the iPhone 5 has an edge with its louder tones. The One X features Beats Audio support, but it is not something an EQ cannot do.



Primarily due to its significantly larger display, the HTC One X is the ideal handset to go with when it comes to watching high definition videos. Well, it’s still pretty good on the iPhone 5, but there’s something about the warmer glow of the HTC One X’s display that really captures our attention more – plus, the larger size cements the experience.

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71 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The one on the left looks like a toy when I hold my phone out in front of me to analyze the side-by-side graphic shown in the article photo.

24. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Well that's because it is a toy! Any android flagship totally owns this iCrap!

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Htc one x came out in march, iphone september.... and its hardly better in any respect. Lets look at it from another view point, the HTC onex is a massive improvement from the HTC sensation. Is the iphone 5 a massive improvement from the 4st.... not so much

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

The 4st? How do you say that? Fourst?

3. wendygarett unregistered

I still prefer iPhone 5 :)

25. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

well that's what all sheep prefer :) But you own an HTC...aha!

28. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

You always makes me wonder. Sometimes you talk like iSheep and you have a One X and shouting for iP5 ? Mystery !

68. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Wendy is the Phonearena troll.

51. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

YOU would (Apple lover, oooh)

72. molanjames

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

Currently iPhone 5 on the second hand market is very hot because of high demand. According to Movaluate analysis, AT&T iPhone 5 16G Black is the most popular among other variants which is about $800.Read iPhone 5 Sales Behavior on the Second-Hand Market here http://blog.movaluate.com/2012/11/05/iphone-5-sales-behavior-on-the-second-hand-market/ I hope the factory unlocked iPhone will be available soon to stabilize the second hand market.

5. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

That's cause you're a sad act Wendy ;)

6. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

aha PA totally forgot about the easy to scratch and dent on the edges of the Iphone 5 and I still prefer the One X over the Iphone 5

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dear Wenda, Applets are by default your children, so you don't need to say it. We already understand... Even if you put a '.' (dot)...we know it's still iPhone. I'd go for the X...simply because i'm bored of iPhone...honestly, the 5th row of apps don't hit me anywhere. I'm not talking about any hardware stuff here...just the looks and user interface.

14. wendygarett unregistered

I'm sorry, I never say android is not good and I cant force everyone to buy iphone, I pick it because it just suits me :) Of course, the user reviews rank say it all, but it doesnt change my mind to choose iphone over the other :) no harm feeling ok?

48. gregoryyy3 unregistered

The people that thumb downed this are clearly overly angry android losers. Just remember all you android freaks that the iPhone is still outselling all your useless junk and always will, I mean come on, the iPhone 4 is still outselling your junk. Why? Because everyone knows its way more stable and iPhones are way more reliable than your android junk anyday. You losers get overly defensive just because you know it's true.

49. SleepingOz unregistered

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/02/02/does-ios-crash-more-than-android-a-data-dive/ Say what? More stable? lololol.. You loser get overly mad just because you know that Android is better than your beloved ios. =]

64. Ipwns

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

Iphone only sells more because no other company makes ios. If you put all the Android phones sold it would be far greater than iphone.

65. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

some of these android users are really pathetic

66. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Oh im sorry... what about the iPhone 5's crappy maps? and the purple halo effect on cam? whats apple reaction? Not our problem.. its the USER's problemss.. balls**t reaction from apple.... and i must say that brainwashed people bought the iphones not us cuz we can make decisions.

67. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

"Not us because we can make decisions". - why do you guys always speak in 3rd person? You guys claim to be individualistic and iPhones users are followers, yet people like you keep saying we this and we that. Looks bad

70. bezerkus

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Actually Android is outselling and iPhone is built with material that is less fragile and components that allow a phone to last longer. What's your definition of reliable. Still drinking the "It all just works" party line. Well so did my old Windows phone, but that doesn't mean I don't want to check out new features. When all is clearly in Android favor, Apple still has the brand and the marketing power to overcome a generation behind problem. I service both phones so I know the differences. The interface has not been improved upon. If you only use iPhone you don't know what you are missing, sure there are junk phones and good phones. This HTC is awesome, what did iPhone upgrade? Another row of fisherprice icons, inferior Maps while finally getting turn by turn navigation that's been standard in android for years, metal very scratchable aluminum body instead of their fragile Glass body, Last major phone to finally get Gorilla Glass, and now all of a sudden screensize does not matter and protruding camera buttons are sexy yet when my Mytouch4g had it, it was a negative in comparison reviews. The manipulation of the average consumer is a bit astonishing coming from an IT background.

71. bezerkus

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I meant more fragile...sry I make mistakes, but no editing ability on posts...hate less functional.

73. Misterthomas32

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Wow! What? Get your facts straight pls... 1) The Samsung Galaxy SIII was was sold 18million times in its first quarter compared to the iPhone 4S 16 million. 2) What do sales numbers have to do with the quality of the phone? 90% of all iPhone users I know dont even know what a CPU is... They have no clue when you bring up a simple function like MASS-Storage. And you go for iPhone because they buy it? Pretty pathetic if you ask me...

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Just look @ the 'User Reviews' rating! 9.9 for One x!! woo

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

I would hardly call 7 reviews a representative sample.

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Reading this on my HOX

10. psysect

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Hox is rocksssssss.. im wating for one x+..More powerfull with cpu 1.7 / sense & android 4.1.

12. SleepingOz unregistered

One X is such a sexy device!

13. Aeires unregistered

Strange the reviews here keep saying the iPhone5 feels great to hold but actual comments from users say the exact opposite, the sharp edges don't feel comfortable at all. In comparison, the rounded edges of the S3 and One X are much more comfortable because of the smoothness to them. The rounded edges actually make the S3 feel smaller than it is because it's so comfortable to hold.

16. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

He likes it because it's metal and has a more "premium" feel to it. Which ranks a number 0 on most users priority. I'm sure I'm not alone in say that comfort is more important than a "premium" but, whatever. Just one guys opinion after all.

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