Difference between HTC Windows 8X and iPhone 5

Key Difference: The HTC Windows 8X sports a 4.3- inch S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that provides a pixel density of 342ppi. The screen is protected using gorilla glass 2, which makes it pretty durable and less prone to scratches. The phone is pretty slick and slim, weighing only 130 grams with the battery. The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. iPhone 5 supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen.

HTC originally made many phones with Windows OS, before shifting its products to Android for drawing in more customers and profits. Recently, HTC has put focus on helping Windows boost its product range with the new HTC Windows 8X and the 8S phones. The phones are set to give direct competition to the Androids and the iPhones. The company has set out to prove that Windows can be just as stylish and productive as the other phones in the market. HTC has incorporated some of its best technologies on the Windows 8X. The phone was released in November 2012 and has been proven a success with many people.

The HTC Windows 8X sports a 4.3- inch S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that provides a pixel density of 342ppi. The screen is protected using gorilla glass 2, which makes it pretty durable and less prone to scratches. The screen itself has an excellent resolution and provides more ppi than the iPhone, giving the users a crisp, clear and sharp display screen. The phone is pretty slick and slim, weighing only 130 grams with the battery. The phone is encased in a polycarbonate chassis that is also durable and does not scratch easy. The matte finish on the back provides a firmer grip on the phone. The power/lock key is located on the top of the phone, while the tray with pin release hole, a volume rocker, and a camera button is placed on the right side of the device. The left side is bare and the bottom holds the charging socket and the primary mic. The buttons are said to be a little too flush, making it difficult to locate them on the screen by touch and even harder to press them.

Under the hood, the device is powered by 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm processor. It offers the Windows 8 OS, with the live tiles that are customizable based on the user’s preferences. The device offers 1 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 16 GB. This is one of the downfalls of the phone, as the 16 GB (minus the space required for internal software) is all the user gets for storage, as the device does not support SD cards. The device supports 2G and 3G networks in all areas of the world, while 4G is only available in certain countries such as the US.

The device houses an 8 MP rear camera for taking pictures and a 2.1 MP front camera for video calls. The rear camera comes with autofocus, BSI sensor and LED Flash, while the front camera has unlta-wide angle for allow more details to fit in the picture. The Ultra-wide angle is one of the newest features that is being offered in very few phones. Similar to other HTC phones the device comes with Beats Audio enhancement to make listening to movies and audio an unbelievable experience. In addition to Beats Audio, the device also comes with a built-in amp. The device has a non-removable 1800 mAh battery, a little less than the other phones available on the market. The major downfall with a Windows phone for many people is the lack of apps. However, the number of apps available in the Windows Store is growing slowly and should not be a problem for a long time.

The Apple iPhone 5 is the successor to the company’s Apple smartphone flagship. It is one of the most popular products that have been constantly boosting the company’s sales. Though, Apple originally was assumed to have the most technologically innovative products, many other companies have stepped in to give it good competition.

The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. Apple claims that the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has 12% less overall volume compared to the iPhone 4S. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen. iPhone 5 comes with the latest Apple iOS 6 that is upgradeable to 6.1. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB RAM. The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity.

The problem with the new OS is that many features that work only with the iOS 6 do not work in certain territories and Apple has a rolling program that it said will take time to implement across more regions. The phone can also act as a hotspot and can share internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Similar to the older versions, iPhone 5 is equipped with Siri that allows the user to operate the iPhone via vocal commands. However, Siri has been improved to and supports additional features such as being able to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, make twitter updates, search the internet for queries, etc. iOS 6 features several new and/or updated apps, which includes Apple Maps and Passbook. Apple Maps has also faced hostility as it does not execute properly and has also been known to give wrong directions. The Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. The phone also offers a new charging port, which is much smaller and more compact compared to the old chargers. They will also require a converter if you want to use them with the old charger, docks and other accessories. The phone has also shifted the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from HTC website, guardian.co.uk, Apple website and GSMArena.com.

 

HTC Windows 8X

iPhone 5

Launch Date

November 2012

September 2012

Company

HTC

Apple Corporation

Size

132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Display

4.3-inches S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels (~342 ppi pixel density)

 640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors

Protection

Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

130 grams

112 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GUI

Windows Phone 8 UI

IUI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Krait

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

GPU

Adreno 225

PowerVR SGX543MP3

OS

Windows Phone 8

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

Apple A6

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

microSIM

nanoSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC capable, Bluetooth® 3.1, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL (LTE only for AT&T version)

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8MP 3264 x 2448 pixels rear camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP front camera

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video

[email protected]

[email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

Camera Features

  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Ultra-wide-angle front camera
  • F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip
  • Auto focus
  • LED flash
  • BSI sensor
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Touch focus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR

Sound Enhancement

Beats Audio

Built-in amp

No

Audio supported formats

.aac, .amr, .m4a, .mp3, .wav, .asf, .wma (verison 9 and 10)

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, m4v, asf, .wmv (version 9 and 10)

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-ion Polymer 1800 mAh

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Talktime

No official data released

Up to 8 hours on 3G

Standby Time

No official data released

Up to 225 hours

Available Colors

California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red, Limelight Yellow

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

No

Additional Features

  • Live Tiles
  • 25 GB of Dropbox space for two years
  • SNS integration
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps, iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: htc.com, spigen.com

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