For readers who are considering buying the HTC One XL or the Nexus 5, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The HTC One XL comes with a 4.7 inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95 inch True HD IPS+ capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.
The HTC One XL comes with 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm dimensions and weighs 129 grams. The Nexus 5 comes with 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm dimensions and weighs 130 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The HTC One XL is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual core krait processor and Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset. It comes with 32 GB of internal memory and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Nexus 5 is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The HTC One XL runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which can be upgraded to the Jelly Bean version. The device has 1 GB of RAM. The Nexus 5 runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 2 GB of RAM.
The HTC One XL sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.3 MP. The Nexus 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.3 MP.
The HTC One XL comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1800 mAh battery whereas the Nexus 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery.
Price in Australia
The HTC One XL 4G version is priced at around AU $379.95. The Nexus 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $439.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $529.95 in Australia.
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