HTC One vs iPhone 5: Is HTC's Display Adequate Enough to Beat Apple's Hottest-Selling Smartphone?

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By Rohit KVN | February 21, 2013 11:38 PM EST

Electronics firm HTC on Tuesday launched the much-awaited HTC One smartphone at two events in New York and London.

The new flagship smartphone shows off a full HD Super LCD 3 display with a pixel density of 468 pixels per inch. But is the display sufficient enough to trump that of Apple's iPhone 5?

Here is a Break-down of comparison of HTC One and Apple iPhone 5:

Model

HTC One

Apple iPhone 5

Display

4.7-inch Super LCD 3 with RGB matrix display, 1920 x 1080p

Resolution

(pixel density: 468 pixelS per inch)

4.0-inch multi touch display

With 640 x 1136p resolution

(Pixel Density: 326 ppi)

OS

Android v4.1.2 OS (Jelly Bean)

iOS 6(updated iOS 6.1 released)

Processor

Quad-core processor with

1.7GHz CPU speed

(Chipset type: Qualcomm

Snapdragon 600)

Dual-core processor with

1.3 GHz CPU speed

(Chipset type: Apple A6)

GPU

Adreno 320

PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM

2GB DDR2 RAM

1GB LPDDR2-10666 RAM

Memory capacity

Available in 32 & 64 GB

16GB,32GB & 64GB

Camera

Rear: 2.0 -ultra pixel camera

with 28 mm lens, LED Flash,

BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture.

Front: 2.1 -megapixel camera

with HD 1080p video recording

Rear:8.0-MP with back-side

Illuminated sensor

Front:1.2-MP with 720p HD video recording capability

Network

2G,3G & 4G/LTE in select markets only

3G & 4G/LTE(not available

in India)

Battery

2.300 mAh

1,440 mAh with standby time up to225 hours(9 days)

Price

Undisclosed

Around Rs. 45,000

Remarks:

In terms of shear pixel density, HTC One's (468 ppi) Super LCD 3 display is far more superior to Apple iPhone 5's Retina display (326 ppi). HTC One also matches iPhone 5 in other aspect as well. The smartphone has 2GB RAM,1.7GHz quad-core processor where as iPhone has 1GB RAM and 1.2GHz dual-core A6 processor.

Lately, HTC is facing a financial deficit and a steady slide in the global market share. According to a recent report of 2012(Q4) global smartphone market, HTC no longer features in the top five smartphone makers list. Apart from table toppers Samsung and Apple, the other three spots are facing stiff competition between Nokia, BlackBerry, Sony, LG and HTC. With the emergence of three Chinese firms Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei, the fight for market share has now become fiercer. 

Many believe that the HTC One might usher a new beginning for the Taiwanese company to gain formidable market share which it held a few years ago.

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