The iPhone 5 of Apple and HTC One X are two references in the current market for smartphones .The first is a candy for fans of the signing of the apple, and practically a must buy for that segment. The second is a device that integrates power, a format very generous and a very comfortable user interface for the system Android 4.0 .
As two teams so different in essence, it is difficult to make comparisons. However, the public looking for a very reliable mobile, able to meet the needs multifunction await all smartphone and also bring him to account without stopping to be seduced by the brand, surely would consider both devices before making your purchase. Let’s see how resist a face-to-face.
Design and Display
If you want a mobile aesthetically appealing, while light and handy, both the iPhone 5 and the HTC One Xare great suggestions. At least at first glance. After a few hours of work with both devices expose some small problems that perhaps it is worth considering. But input, see what they have going for everyone in this sense.
The iPhone 5 is very light. Only 112 grams . Besides, it’s really fine. The aluminum casing gives it a very elegant and at the same time tough, at least compared to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S . The HTC One X, on the other hand, weighs a little more, but it is also quite light in relation to the size it has. The casing is very solid and robust, without being ostentatious. The feeling is very nice in hand, and provides a good level of firmness.
Now, side B. The housing of the iPhone 5 is made of a type of aluminum that is very sensitive to scratches, making use of a protective case is almost mandatory if we want to detract from the beautiful design of the phone, though it be, ironically, hidden behind this protection. As for the HTC One X , the back of the device is really smooth, which gives it a touch as tasty as dangerous as it is not strange that we can get out of hand by mistake.
As for the screens, the iPhone 5 carries a four-inch IPS unit with a 16:9 aspect ratio which is particularly elongated in relation to what we are used to seeing in this type of equipment. The One X HTC muscle pulls and installs a panel of no less than 4.7 inches . The screen size issue is subject to user preferences, though some might find on the iPhone too small and the HTC excessively large. In any case, as we say, is assessing whether it conforms to the functionality we’re looking for. Indeed, the resolution ofHTC One X is 1280 x 720 pixels, compared to 1136 x 640 pixels of the iPhone 5.
At this point wins, without a doubt, the HTC One X . This phone is really complete in connections. It lacks almost nothing: Wi-Fi, 3G, NFC, microUSB, Bluetooth, GPS … A very balanced combo also includes options to share access to mobile data networks in other teams turning it into a wireless modem using the function Hotspot. In addition, the HTC microUSB One X supports MHL adapters , so we could share the video signal using HD cable HDMI -also be done without physical outlets, using the DLNA standard.
As for the iPhone 5 , there is most of what we see on the HTC One X. But the key is in the almost . There are two major problems facing this phone in the comparison: the NFC and decision microUSB . Regarding the former, there is no alternative: the iPhone 5 will not be possible to use this data transfer system.Regarding the microUSB, is nothing new, as Apple always takes bets on its owner .
The thing about this device is that besides putting it more difficult for those seeking to use a standard connection, does the same for users of the firm itself, as it changes the 30-pin dock for an eight pins that have dubbed Lighting . This new system is faster, but limited compatibility with accessories released for previous generations of the iPhone , which will be required with an adapter, to make matters worse, will not work with all bases and accessories that were in the market to far.
Multimedia and Camera
Again, light and shadow. The iPhone 5 does not change as far as media playback is concerned.Everything must go through iTunes , so that the entire library is limited to requiring the program management-bridge. You can play back standard as MP3, AVI or AAC , but it can only recognize those that are compatible with iTunes , unless you resort to converters and compromise. With the HTC One Xopens the fork more. With this team we can play almost all audio and video files that we want, even HD formats in container Matryoshka – MKV – by exploiting the full potential of its huge screen.
As for the camera, we met a couple of excellent units. The iPhone 5 has a Sony sensor, capable of capturing images up to eight megapixels and FullHD quality videos. Outfit sapphire crystal lens and has a controller that makes it possible to shoot with a lot of speed and a panoramic capture function yielding results hastas 28 megapixels. In said photographic recording speed the HTC One X is not inferior, showing further another feature that is also present in the subsequent iPhone 5 : the capturing images during video recording. Also, the HTC One X can shoot with a maximum resolution of eight megapixels , could also filming on FullHD .
Processor, memory and system
It gets tricky at this point. What we face in these HTC One X and iPhone 5 are two very different chips.The first, the NVIDIA Tegra 3 , and the second, the A6 for Apple , one based on an architecture of four cores with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, the other a dual-core 1.3 GHz . Are there differences between the two? In principle, yes. Not only in the nature of the processor, but the way in which the operation is integrated in the system. The iPhone 5 offers performance-matched second only, at most, by theSamsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 , the HTC One X is fast . Very fast. But in the sprints fails to register marks manzanero counterpart.
On the other hand, are matched in RAM memory: GB each one . It is in memory options dedicated to storage where these teams far. While the HTC One X is available in a unique option of 32 GB , theiPhone 5 is available from versions 16, 32 and 64 GB . Neither allows external drives expansion withmicroSD .
Regarding the system, we ran into two of the reference systems and the undisputed kings in terms of supported applications. While iOS 6 already exceeds the 700,000 apps in its online store, Android is still slightly below that limit in Google Play , its showcase online applications. The HTC One X goes on sale with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich . It is the latest version of the platform, but in the middle of October this will be updated with the newest green robot, Android 1.4 Jelly Bean . The iPhone 5itself that comes with the latest edition of your system, but it is experiencing a number of problems that have earned over a dispute, especially dedicated to its new application of maps or the fact that very few utilities available for this platform squeeze the new format of the device screen, throwing a pair of unsightly black bars at the edges of the screen.
It is difficult to say exactly this section, since HTC does not give official data battery life of 1800 milliamps. The iPhone 5 , meanwhile, could support a theoretical index- intensive eight hours, still above the 200 hours standby . In practical terms the results of both will vary on the type of use given to these devices, depending on how teams employ browsing Internet using Wi-Fi or 3G, using the media player or using calling features.
With permission from the high-end Samsung pointers, we came across the reference segment against Android Apple’s newest . Once saved the characteristics that drive fans of both lean platform for each device, consider several points. If you want a large format phone, the HTC One X should be our choice . His panel is very comfortable 4.7 inches, although its length . However, as we are for smaller hands, we have to use the terminal as the sword of Conan: two hands.
Not so with the iPhone 5 , but on the contrary, his panel is perhaps too long, and they are not adapted to all applications, there will be an effective use of its four inches. E l X One HTC design is very attractive, as is the Apple mobile, but both have severe drawbacks . The first is a treatment that provides a soft touch too, and no wonder that we suffer a scare when sliding pocket to sit or hands to manipulate, the second is based on a type of aluminum that is very sensitive to scratches.