Which is the smartphone for you? The newly announced Nexus 5 or the ever reliable HTC One?
|Nexus 5||HTC One|
|Screen Resolution||4.95-inches / 1080 x 1920 pixels / 445 PPI||4.7-inches / 1080 x 1920 pixels / 469 PPI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800||Qualcomm Snapdragon 600|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400||Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 320|
|Main Camera||8MP /3264 x 2448 Pixels / Autofocus / Optical Image Stabilization / LED-Flash||4MP (UltraPixel - Larger Pixel Size) /2688 x 1520 pixels / Autofucus / Optical Image Stabilization / LED-Flash|
|Secondary Camera||1.3MP / 720p @30fps||2.1MP / 1080p @30fps / HDR|
|Video Recording||1080p@30fps||1080p@30fps / 720p@60fps / HDR / Stereo Sound Record / Video Stabilization|
|Operating System||Android KitKat 4.4||Android JellyBean 4.2 (Upgradeable to 4.3)|
|Dimensions||137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)||137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm (5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 in)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer / Gyro / Proximity / Compass / Barometer||Accelerometer / Gyro / Proximity / Compass|
|Battery||2300 mAh / Up to 300h Stand-By Time / Up to 17h Talk Time||2300 mAh / Up to 480h Stand-By Time / Up to 18h Talk Time|
|Colours||Black / White||Black / Silver / Red / Blue|
Nexus 5 Pros;
- Slightly larger screen, distinct thin bezel.
- Quicker & Newer Snapdragon 800 processor compared to the older Snapdragon 600 of the HTC One. Superior gaming performance, higher benchmark results and enhanced battery usage.
- Clocked at a higher 2.3GHz, with the HTC One featuring the average 1.7GHz clock rate – improved scrolling experience.
- State-of-the-art Adreno 330 graphics processing unit, zilch lag or frame-rate drops during intensive gaming.
- Latest version of Android – 4.4 KitKat, boosted experience due to the transparent on-screen buttons as well as the neutral white icons in the status bar. Latest Google Now update (Moto X-like experience) touch not required to search with your voice.
- Slightly lighter, weighing in at 130g in comparison to the 143g HTC One.
HTC One Pros;
- Marginally higher pixel density of 469 PPI as to the Nexus 5′s 445 PPI. 1080p images and videos will look that bit crisper/clearer on the HTC One.
- Enriched/Improved Camera capabilities, despite the Nexus 5 sporting a 8MP camera and the HTC One only possessing a 4MP camera, HTC’s UltraPixel main camera holds the technology of a larger 2µm Pixel Size. This both captures sharper images but at the same time allows extra light into the image, therefore the HTC One’s camera is a brilliant choice for taking pictures in a low-light environment.
- Battery Life, specifications show that the HTC one is due to last an extra 180h while off (Stand-By Mode). Along with an additional 1hr while on the phone (Talk Time).
- Available in a wide range of colours including Black, Red, Silver and Blue. Meanwhile the Nexus 5 is currently available in either Black or White.
- Double Front-Facing (Boom Sound) Speakers, first-rate audio and call quality.
- Sense v5, HTC One’s skin is genuinely very user friendly, lag free (unlike Samsung’s TouchWiz). Provides unique features such as BlinkFeed – Live News on your homescreen.
Which device do you prefer? Do you own either? Let me know in the comments below!