PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of 8X vs iPhone 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

HTC 8X
8.0
iPhone 5
7.9
Passmark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

HTC 8X
5.7
iPhone 5
7.1
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

HTC 8X
5.4
iPhone 5
5.3
Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

HTC 8X
7.3
iPhone 5
8.6
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, gsmarena.com and mobiletechreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of HTC 8X vs iPhone 5

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

HTC 8X
4,258
iPhone 5
3,467

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

HTC 8X
914 ms
iPhone 5
915 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

HTC 8X
3 fps
iPhone 5
6.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

HTC 8X
7.5 fps
iPhone 5
29.8 fps

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HTC 8X

Reasons to consider the
HTC 8X

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More processing power 4,258 vs 3,467 Around 25% better passmark score
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 1,800 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h 25% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Back view of Apple iPhone 5

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPhone 5

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Faster graphics 6.7 fps vs 3 fps Around 2.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Takes significantly higher quality photos 74 vs 66 More than 10% better DxOMark photo quality score
Takes significantly higher quality video 70 vs 67 Around 5% better DxOMark video quality score
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 112 g vs 130 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 10.1 mm Around 25% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

HTC 8X  vs iPhone 5 

8.0
9.0
While the 3.5" display on prior iPhones seemed downright old fashioned in terms of screen real estate, the 4", 1136 x 640 display feels like there's room to spread out and read web pages without chronic zooming.
iPhone 5

8.0
9.0
Armed with an 8-megapixel iSight camera, it doesn’t improve upon the megapixel count of its processor, but nevertheless, the addition of an improved backside illuminated sensor combined with a retooled lens coughs up even better visuals with the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5

Overall

7.3 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

HTC 8X  vs
iPhone 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 341 ppi 325 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
Adobe flash support Yes No

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

HTC 8X  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 130 g 112 g
Thickness 10.1 mm 7.6 mm
Size 66.2 x 132.3 x 10.1 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 17,424 min 13,536 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
HTC 8X
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Apple iPhone 5
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