PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of One vs iPhone 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

HTC One
7.9
iPhone 5
7.2
Passmark, Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

HTC One
8.9
iPhone 5
7.1
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

HTC One
7.6
iPhone 5
7.1
GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery, Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

HTC One
9.0
iPhone 5
8.6
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com and 3 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

HTC One
8.3
iPhone 5
7.3

Winner
HTC One 

PhoneRocket recommends the HTC One  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of HTC One vs iPhone 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

HTC One
1,863
iPhone 5
707

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

HTC One
3,227
iPhone 5
3,470

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

HTC One
1,124 ms
iPhone 5
915 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

HTC One
2,262
iPhone 5
901

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

HTC One
17 fps
iPhone 5
6.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

HTC One
155 min
iPhone 5
126 min

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HTC One

Reasons to consider the
HTC One

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Much faster web browser 2,262 vs 901 More than 2.5x better BrowserMark score
Significantly faster graphics 17 fps vs 6.7 fps More than 2.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 468 ppi vs 325 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
More battery capacity 2,300 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h Around 60% more battery capacity
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger screen 4.7" vs 4" Around 20% bigger screen
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Back view of Apple iPhone 5

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPhone 5

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Lighter 112 g vs 143 g More than 20% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 4 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9.3 mm Around 20% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

HTC One  vs iPhone 5 

9.0
9.0
The camera has a fast f/2.0 lens, a backside illuminated sensor (BSI), HDR for photo and video recording, panorama sweep and a plethora of shooting features.
HTC One

8.5
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

9.5
9.0
Our daylight images would benefit from a tad more brightness and contrast for example, as would our interior still life shot likewise benefit from an application of the HTC's built-in filter in the Google Play version.
HTC One

Overall

9.0 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

HTC One  vs
iPhone 5 
Type Super LCD3 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 468 ppi 325 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

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

form factor

HTC One  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 143 g 112 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 7.6 mm
Size 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 4 MP 8 MP
Resolution 4 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 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

Talk time (3G) 818 min 480 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
HTC One
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Comments

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LOL How can you compare Offscreen test between those two phone ? When an iphone 5S use 1080p ? => never, just in benchmark. In real usage (Onscreen), the iPhone 5S just blow away the competition. But it needs to understand what the benchmark result means.
Thanks Pete, we'll look into getting this fixed up.
The low average score for the htc one linked to on amazon is because of how overpriced that product is compared to htc's website.
Good point ni91, i'll look into this. And definitely exploring the idea of adding tablets :) Thanks, we appreciate the ideas!
Hmm, you've got a point there. But in the 'Differences' section of all the phone comparisons, the "Much higher resolution front camera" mentions the primary camera specs (with "Video chat with other people" in the description) Shouldn't the front camera actually mention details about the secondary camera, since thats the one actually facing you on the front of the device? PS: Please add tablet too!
Thanks for the feedback ni91. Just to clarify, a large part of a comparison's score is based on performance benchmarks, while we also show the specs and reviews data to help supplement this info. and enable people to gather the data easily. For example, while we do note that the HTC One's camera does only have 4MP, at the top of the review we show a review snippet from MobileTechReview which says "We had our doubts about HTC's new UltraPixel camera that's just 4 megapixels, but just as with dedicated digital camera technology, a large sensor with bigger pixels really can make a revolutionary difference, particularly for low light photography and capturing fast motion scenes.
The comparison is flawed in some ways, for e.g. the in iPhone 5 vs HTC One, One's camera gets a low rating because its 4 MP without taking the larger sensor into account.
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