The three handsets come with different operating system. HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 925 vs iPhone 5 comparison is actually a comparison of Android vs Windows Phone 8 vs iOS
The smartphone market is expanding very fast. We see the launch of new and newer handsets with great specifications and features on almost daily basis. We recently saw the launch of several top of the line handsets with short intervals. This included HTC One, Samsungâ€™s Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia ZR that was revealed only this past week. And then we saw the launch of Nokiaâ€™s latest smartphone Lumia 925.
Here we will compare three top handsets available in the market right now. But all these handsets run on different operating systems. While Nokia Lumia 925 runs on Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone 8, HTC One runs on Googleâ€™s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Cupertino based Appleâ€™s iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6. All these three operating systems are great and are being loved by their respective fans across the world.
Like the three handsets that are competing in the market (or will compete in the case of Lumia 925), the three operating systems are also competing well against each other. Right now Android has got the largest smartphone market followed closely by iOS and then Windows Phone 8. WP8 recently beat BlackBerry OS to claim the third sport, though there is a huge gap between the second and third placed OS.
When it comes to display quality, the trio comes with fascinating displays of their own. Keeping in line with its Lumia 920 and 928 brothers, the new Lumia 925 has the same 4.5â€“inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, packing a nice resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 332-ppi.Â HTC One, a FullHD phone, touts a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 469ppi. On the other hand the present iteration of Appleâ€™s iPhone, thanks to its Retina display, offers a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels at 326-ppi. It is an LED-backlit IPS LCD display. Every device has nice user interface, but the One coming with 469 ppi beats them all.
The three handsets come power packed. They come with very powerful processors. Under the hood, the new Lumia phone has slotted in the finest processor and innards that the Windows Phone 8 currently supports. Thus, it works on a dual core 1.5GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and Adreno 225 graphical processor. Meanwhile, the HTC flagship is selling like hotcakes with a very strong processor onboard. It is a quad core 1.7GHz CPU that keeps the vigor thanks to a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chip, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Regarding iPhone 5â€™s innards, the device is fired up by a 1.2GHz dual core processor with Appleâ€™s A6 chipset, PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics) and 1GB of RAM.
Quality of camera tends to define the quality of the smartphones. Camera is a major area where Nokia has brought some welcome changes to the Lumia 925. It was also the part of the phone that was expected to get a momentous transformation. The 925 was largely hoped to mount a 41MP PureView camera sensor, but what Nokia has mounted is a regular 8.7MP sensor that you can find on both Lumia 920 and 928. However, smart camera features like Smart Camera app and Hipstamatic are some of the bright changes that we can show up with the new phone. HTC One is winning kudos for its rear camera, at the same time. HTC has utilized a pioneering UltraPixel camera on its new phone. The camera you can find on the device is a 4MP UltraPixel sensor that can capture images and video with as much as perfection that you can expect from a 13MP or similar sensor. The new iPhone also has a good 8MP iSight rear camera.
As mentioned above, the three handsets come with great operating systems and the three have their own pluses and minuses. The 925 is a Windows Phone 8 handset and it will be one of the flagship models of the OS this year unless any other firm is emerging up with more stunning devices. The One, on the other hand, represents Android in our list. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean of now, and it may get updated to Android 4.2.2 sooner. Needless to say, Apple iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6.1.3, the latest version of Appleâ€™s mobile operating system. The three are great handsets and fulfill the requirement of the users. But HTC One seems to have an upper hand right now.