By now, it’s pretty obvious that the HTC One is poised to be one of the best phones of 2013. In our HTC One vs Apple iPhone 5 and HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S III spec comparisons, HTC’s new flagship Android phones was the clear winner; but we’re sure that many of you are wondering how the device compares when stacked up against Google official Android phone – the Nexus 4.
Like the Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 5, the Nexus 4 was released last year and was built with several inferior components. That being said, Google’s Nexus 4 does have a competitive advantage over the HTC One – stock Android and a quick turnaround time for all the latest Android updates. To many, a pure Android software experience outweighs and many of the hardware advances found on the HTC One. While HTC has proven that it has a very solid track record when it comes to updating its phone to new versions of Android, those updates often come 3-6 months after Google pushes then to its Nexus devices.
Take a look at the HTC One versus Nexus 4 spec comparison chart below. Do you feel the HTC One hardware give is an advantage over the Nexus 4 and its stock Android experience?
|1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600|
|4.7-inch 1920x1080 SLCD3 with Gorilla Glass 2|
|32/64GB (no microSD slot)|
|4 MP Ultrapixel camera, F2.0, 28mm lens, LED flash, 1080p HDR video capture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)|
|2.1 MP, 88-degree wide angle lens with HDR capability|
|2300 mAh (non-removable)|
|137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm|
|Ultrapixels technology, Image Stabilization, front-facing stereo speakers and HTC Zoe, IR blaster||
|1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro|
|4.7 inches 768 x 1280 pixels IPS Plus, 318 ppi|
|8/16 GB (no microSD slot)|
|8 MP, LED flash, photo sphere, 1080p video capture|
|1.3 MP, 720p video capture|
|2100 mAh battery (non-removable)|
|133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm|
|Stock Android, Photo Sphere|
Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.