Introduction


Crazy to believe that the HTC One has been making the rounds since the early portion of this year, which seems oh so long ago in the smartphone universe. In that time alone, it has seen many rivals and flagships test it to its limits, some better than others of course, but for the most part, it continues to be one of the darlings in the Android sphere. Well folks, it’s up for yet another challenge, as the newly launched iPhone 5s is aiming to put the aging smartphone in its place. Or will HTC’s gem continue to be a formidable competitor?

Design


When we think about timeless designs, these two smartphone are no doubt the epitome of them, mainly because they exhibit all the quality elements we want to find in a flagship device. Obviously, we all know by now that the iPhone 5s recycles its design from its predecessor, so it’s nothing particularly new in the landscape, but regardless of that, it still has a solid build quality and employs premium cut materials to make it a standout contender. As for the HTC One, we also know it’s one of the best looking Android smartphone in recent memory, thanks to its unibody aluminum construction and sturdiness.

Even though they share designs that are industrial and meticulous, the size difference between the two is apparent, as the iPhone 5s is far more compact to hold in the hand – then again, the curved rear casing of the HTC One makes it feel a teeny bit more natural to grasp. Honestly, it’s hard to say which one we actually prefer, but one thing’s certain, they’re utterly gorgeous in every way imaginable!

Mainly because they’re just more pronounced and responsive, we prefer the physical power and volume buttons on the iPhone 5s – it’s just too indistinct with the HTC One’s set of buttons. So what are some other notable aspects with their designs? For starters, the HTC One wields dual front-firing speakers with HTC BoomSound, an IR blaster is incorporated into its power button to turn it into a universal remote, and it features Beats Audio support. As for its rival in the iPhone 5s, its home button incorporates a biometric Touch ID finger print sensor that adds yet another level of security for users.


Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

See the full Apple iPhone 5s vs HTC One in real size or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.



Display


It’s only natural to find yet another size disparity with their screens, right? On one side, we have the larger 4.7-inch 1080p S-LCD 3 display of the HTC One, which shows its detail superiority when we view its screen up close and personal. And on the other, a smaller 4-inch 640 x 1136 IPS-LCD based Retina Display on the iPhone 5s, which interestingly enough, is the same identical screen on the iPhone 5 before it.They’re among the best out there for outdoor visibility, but our eyes visibly makes out the brighter display of the Apple iPhone 5s – making it far easier to view outdoors with the sun present. Seriously though, it’s still pretty darn good on the HTC One, but its display is a little dimmer than its rival, plus, it’s a bit more reflective too. In terms of color reproduction, we really can’t complain about the two, as they’re comparable to one another with their near-perfect color accuracy, but if you are color purist, you will notice that the iPhone 5s has the more accurate color reproduction. Still, the larger and higher resolution display of the HTC One seems to be more appealing in this day and age when bigger screens rule the atmosphere.



Apple iPhone 5s 360-Degrees View



HTC One 360-Degrees View



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