HTC One Smartphone Trumps the iPhone 5 in 10 Important Ways

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2013-02-20 Print this article Print

5. The design is tops in the Android ecosystem

Looking at the HTC One, its design is one of the best the market has seen in a long time and is easily the best-looking option in the Android ecosystem. Apple’s iPhone 5 might still win design awards among some customers, but the HTC One might take the awards for the best new design. For the first time, the iPhone 5 has a true competitor on design.

6. Near-field communication

Near-field communication is the future. Just about everyone in the mobile industry agrees with that statement. Yet, Apple has yet to bundle the technology in its iPhone. HTC, however, has done so, meaning wirelessly transferring documents between devices or paying for products remotely is simple.

7. HTC One signs on multiple mobile carriers

One of Apple’s key selling points is that its product is available on a wide array of carriers. Many other products on store shelves are only available on one or two carrier networks. The HTC One doesn’t make the same mistake. Instead, the device will be available on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile networks when it launches in March.

8. Extra RAM means better performance

All of the talk of better performance thanks to the One’s processor fails to acknowledge that it might do so well because of its extra RAM. The device comes with 2GB of RAM, meaning handling multiple applications and switching programs shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t underestimate the importance of extra RAM.

9. A big, old battery

Apple has remained tight-lipped on its battery size. HTC hasn’t. But why should it be shy? The One comes with a 2,300mAh battery. To put that into perspective, the latest BlackBerry Z10 comes with an 1,800mAh battery. The Galaxy S3 has a 2,100mAh battery. That’s an awfully big difference when it comes to squeezing out extra time to use the HTC One between charges.

10. The right price

HTC made the smart decision to beat the iPhone 5 on price with its latest handset. The 32GB option will set customers back $199.99, compared to $299 for the iPhone 5. HTC’s One with 64GB of onboard storage will cost $299.99. The comparably equipped iPhone 5 goes for $399. Customers looking for a high-end device that’s cheaper than the iPhone, in other words, should opt for the HTC One.

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