HTC One vs iPhone 5 | Clash of the Smartphones

There will always be a clash when two extremely beautiful Smartphones are in the market. HTC One which is not yet launched has already created news and is on everybody’s mind. On the other hand iPhone 5 was launched in 2012, and has already reached the top in the Smartphone market. So let’s see which one is better and which one will rule the Smartphone market.

iphone5 vs htc one


HTC One has 4.7 inches Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and 469 ppi pixel density, on the other hand iPhone 5 has 4 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 640 x 1136 pixels resolution and 326 ppi pixel density. So both phones have LCD type screen but with different pixel density and resolution. HTC One takes an edge over iPhone 5 if we see the pixel ratio.  When we compare the screen size of HTC One with iPhone 5,  it is larger by 9.6 mm. So, your decision can be based upon screen size of your preference .


Taking about the Storage HTC One comes in two variant 32/64 GB whereas iPhone 5 comes in three variant 16/32/64 GB, providing the user better flexibility while choosing. HTC One has 2GB RAM which is better than 1GB of iPhone 5. One thing which is common to both is that there memory can’t be expanded, so users have to think twice before purchasing it. So it depends on how much memory you need, if you need less memory than iPhone 5 will suit you otherwise both the phones will serve your purpose.


HTC One has UltraPixel 4 MP primary camera whereas iPhone 5 has 8 MP camera, exactly the double of it. Both the cameras have common features like autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection. Talking about the secondary camera iPhone 5 has 1.2 MP while HTC One has 2.1 MP camera. So we can say that iPhone 5 will provide its user with better photography experience.

Processor and Operating System

In terms of Software and OS both the phone are equally good. HTC One is powered by Android OS Jelly Bean on the other hand iPhone 5 is powered by iOS 6. Comparing them will be a complicated task as both are good in their own way. Some people find Android easier to use while some prefer iOS, it depends on the individual comfort level. Let us look at its processor, HTC One runs on Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300, and on the other hand iPhone 5 runs on Dual-core 1.2 GHz. So in terms of processor HTC One takes the lead. But iPhone 5 has equally good processor, it depends on your word load .


HTC One has Adreno 320 GPU while iPhone 5 has PowerVR SGX 543MP3 which provided triple-core graphics. So iPhone 5 has better graphics making the gaming experience more enjoyable than HTC One.


Both the Smartphones have Non-removable Li-Po battery but HTC One has better battery duration than iPhone 5. HTC One has 2300 mAh battery while iPhone 5 has 1440 mAh battery. Here HTC One takes the point.


In terms of Design both the phones are best in the Smartphone market. HTC One has full metal body with perfect edges which makes it look slimmer and trendy. iPhone 5 has aluminum body making it thinner and lighter.  

iPhone5 vs HTC One

So after considering all the above points it is very hard to choose between the two. Personally, I would suggest Apple iPhone 5 because of its high megapixel camera and amazing retina display. My first preference would be iPhone 5 due to it’s high configuration of graphics which allows me to play high end games. Both phones are outstanding and buying either of them will not disappoint you. So, do leave a comment and tell us which one is better HTC One or iPhone 5.