PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of One vs Nexus 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

HTC One
8.3
Nexus 4
7.4
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

HTC One
9.4
Nexus 4
9.2
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

HTC One
8.1
Nexus 4
9.2
GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

HTC One
9.0
Nexus 4
8.7
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com and 3 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

HTC One
8.7
Nexus 4
8.6

Winner
HTC One 

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of HTC One vs Nexus 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

HTC One
1,863
Nexus 4
1,583

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

HTC One
3,227
Nexus 4
2,556

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

HTC One
1,124 ms
Nexus 4
1,971 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

HTC One
2,262
Nexus 4
1,794

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

HTC One
6,816
Nexus 4
6,333

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

HTC One
155 min
Nexus 4
208 min

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HTC One

Reasons to consider the
HTC One

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Better AnTuTu score 26,556 vs 18,096 More than 45% better AnTuTu score
Faster web browser 2,262 vs 1,794 More than 25% better BrowserMark score
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly sharper screen 468 ppi vs 317 ppi Around 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of Google Nexus 4

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 4

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Much better theoretical download speed 84 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s Around 4.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 4 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

HTC One  vs Nexus 4 

9.0
8.0
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
Secondly, since it’s relying on good old IPS LCD technology, it delivers colors that are the most natural in tone, giving it a distinctive realistic appearance over the saturated tones put out by the rival AMOLED technology.
Nexus 4

Overall

9.0 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

HTC One  vs
Nexus 4 
Type Super LCD3 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7" 4.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 468 ppi 317 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

HTC One  vs
Nexus 4 
Weight 143 g 139 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 9.1 mm
Size 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3 mm 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 4 MP 8 MP
Resolution 4 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,100 mA·h
HTC One
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Comments

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I preferred the old interface design of the website
Thanks skola, totally agree. We're working on integrating pricing data into our system. Just launched the site this week, so coming soon!
Really surprised the price is not discussed. Probably an incredibly hard stat to compare if you are considering carrier subsidy, but the MSRP or unlocked price would be very important; especially in this comparison.
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