HTC One vs. iPhone 5: Which One Should You Buy (Video)
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25 May, 2013
iPhone 5 The iPhone 5 features an 8MP camera that is no slouch. Apple brags that it is the most used camera every day. The iPhone 5 camera doesn’t do as well in low light situations, but it does take great looking photos.
When it comes to software, the built-in iPhone 5 camera app is bare bones with HDR and panorama options only. There are third party apps to add features, but users cannot quickly open these apps from the lock screen. The iPhone 5 also lacks a HTC Zoe style option as well as a one tap option to share items like the Zoe Highlights reel.
Advantage: HTC One. The iPhone 5 features a great camera, but with better low light performance, a speedy shutter and a much better camera app the HTC One beats out the iPhone 5 for users looking for frills and modes.
iOS 6 vs. HTC Sense 5 As always there are benefits and drawbacks to iOS and Android, and the HTC One and iPhone highlight these well.
HTC One The HTC One features Android 4.1.2, one small version behind, and uses an HTC Sense 5 skin to deliver different user experience. HTC Sense 5 isn’t as flashy as the software on a Galaxy S smartphone, opting for flatter design and a new home screen.
HTC BlinkFeed sits on the main home screen of the HTC One offering users fast access to customizable news, calendar information and social network updates.
Android offers several things users won’t find in iOS 6, such as widgets, settings toggles in the notifications and lots of customizations. To start users can set a default app, allowing a different browser to handle all the links for example. Users can also install a new launcher, such as Facebook Home or Nova launcher to change the experience. For more ambitious users there is an option to root the HTC One and to install a custom ROM.
The iPhone 5 features Siri, while Android arrives with Google Now and predictive push alerts based on searches and emails. Google Now is now on the iPhone, but it is not as good as the Android version.
While other Android devices are running a newer version of Android and we expect an even newer one in a few weeks, the HTC One will likely wait a long time for the update. Android updates must be integrated into HTC Sense 5 and then approved by carriers, which takes much longer than an iOS update.
With Android, users also miss out on many app enabled accessories like the Nike FuelBand and other connected devices. If these devices come to Android they often only arrive for certain devices.