Sunday, 16 February 2014

HTC Windows Phone 8X VS Apple iPhone 5

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Windows and Apple iPhone are two complete different things (if taken from software and platform aspect). But still you will find users that are interested in comparing the flagship of both the platforms. For all such geeks, here I am going to compare Windows Phone 8 with Apple iPhone 5. For better comparison here I have taken HTC Windows Phone 8X as the contender from Windows team. I will compare both the giants from every possible aspect. It will include screen, processor, camera, memory, price to value ratio etc segments.

HTC Windows Phone 8X VS Apple iPhone 5

Screen and System

iPhone 5 measures about 4.0 inch screen with 640x1136 pixels resolution and 326 ppi density. Company has used IPS LCD multi-touch glass inside iPhone 5. On the second end, HTC variant comes with a 4.3 inches 720x1280 pixels screen that equips 342 ppi pixel density and S-LCD 2 type multi-touch screen. From this discussion it is clear that HTC 8X scores better (from iPhone 5) in terms of screen aspect.

iPhone 5 runs on iOS 7 platform with the power of a dual core 1300 MHz Apple Swift processor that is paired up with 1016 MB RAM (1GB approx). HTC Windows phone runs on latest Windows 8 mobile OS with the power of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipped dual core 1500 MHz processor that is paired up with 1024 MB RAM. With such specs, both the smartphones will deliver decent performance at respective slots. So both the smartphones can be considered as winner for this segment.

Camera and Memory

iPhone 5 and HTC phone both equips 8 MP front facing camera with F2.4 and F2.0 aperture sizes respectively. When it comes to front facing camera (mainly used for video chatting) then iPhone 5 comes with 1.2 MP lens whereas Windows variant reflects a better 2 MP front facing camera. So HTC 8X again wins here.

Memory wise both the phones score equal with 16 GB on board memory chips.

Battery and other specs

iPhone 5 equips a 1440 mAh battery that delivers approx 9.4 days stand by and 8 hours talk time. On the other hand, Windows Phone from HTC equips a better 1800 mAh battery that according to officials provide around 12.1 days stand by time. So Windows smartphone again wins here over iPhone.

Final Verdict

iPhone 5 Price: $750 approx (in Indian market)
HTC Windows Phone 8X Price: $500 approx (in Indian market)

I think all the things should be crystal clear now. HTC Windows Phone 8X provides better and high end features at much lesser price tag than iPhone 5 smartphone. However Apple is known for delivering high quality in all its gadgets (best suitable for users who have to use phone for continuous ling hours). But if we have to choose final verdict according to price to vale ratio then my vote will go in favour of HTC Windows Phone 8X. It is a complete smartphone with attractive and very high end specifications. Let me know your views too.

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