Apple iPhone 5s vs HTC One
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?
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.
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123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)
5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches
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5.04 oz (143 g)
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