The battle between Apple Inc. and HTC is going to get fierce as both the smartphone makers are ready to release their best devices in the market this year.
While Apple enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to see the latest iPhone 5, HTC's new series of flagship smartphones in the form of HTC One X, S and V has taken away the spotlight from every other device presented at the MWC 2012.
In terms of design and display, HTC has always posed tough competition for the Apple iPhones. This time too experts believe that the HTC-launched monster, named One X, with its quad-core processor and extraordinary performance will likely take an enormous bite out of the rumored Apple iPhone 5.
Although the iPhone 5 features are all speculated, we have taken into consideration only those features that have the highest probability of being incorporated into the latest iPhone.
Check out how the HTC One X will fare against the speculated iPhone 5.
Display: HTC One X will sport a 4.7-inch super LCD 2 multi-touch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, iPhone 5 is rumored to sport 3.7 to 4.0 inches Quantum Dot LED curved glass edge-to-edge display.
Processor: When it comes to processor, HTC One X will come with Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core 1.5 GHz with 1 GB RAM while iPhone 5 is predicted to integrate a fast 1.2-to-1.5 GHz quad-core A6 chip, with probably 1GB or more of RAM.
Operating System: While HTC One X runs on the Android 4.0 or the Ice Cream Sandwich, there has been speculation that Apple would bring out its next OS, presumably called iOS 6, at the WWDC in June 2012 followed by the iPhone 5.
According to reports, the Ice Cream Sandwich with the HTC Sense UI has given the phone a much cleaner, easy to use experience to its users.
Memory: HTC One X will come with 32GB of internal storage and although this HTC phone lacks expandable memory slot, HTC and Dropbox offer 25GB of online storage with the latest smartphone. On the other hand, iPhone 5 is expected to come with 16/32/64 GB with external microSD card support and Apple will provide iCloud with the iPhone 5.
Camera: HTC packs an 8-megapixel camera to provide stellar performance with 2.0 f-stop and ImageSense technology. The phone also boasts of five levels of LED flash, automatic focus and recording and playback support for 1080p HD video and has a 1.3-megapixel camera in the front for video calling.
While on the other hand, the iPhone 5 will come with a 12 megapixel or more dual-LED flash camera with flash unit to be separated from the camera sensor. Along with the rear-facing camera, rumors suggest that iPhone 5 will have a 2 megapixel front-facing camera too for video chatting. Another rumor indicates that iPhone 5 will have a 3D camera.
4G LTE and NFC: HTC One X will support AT&T's 4G LTE network and reportedly the phone has recently passed through the FCC with 4G LTE bands 4 and 17 in U.S. The device will also be capable of connecting to the AT&T's HSPA+ 4G network as it has 850MHz and 1900MHz radios.
iPhone 5, when compared, is also expected to be adorned with 4G LTE support and NFC.
Battery: According to reports, the HTC One X sports an 1800mAh battery. While iPhone 5 is anticipated to have a better battery when compared to the Li-Po 1420 mAh battery in iPhone 4S that gets up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM).
Wireless Charging: A revolutionary way of charging mobile devices may see iPhone 5 gain mass appeal. The inductive wireless charging technology for the devices could juice up its battery without the use of cables or plugs. By utilizing a charging dock, the devices could charge its battery as well as share, sync or back up data at the same time. However, HTC One X will not have the same feature.
HTC One X is expected to be released in April, both in U.S. and the UK, while rumors suggest the iPhone 5 will hit the market in June. For Sprint, the HTC One X will be dubbed as the HTC Jewel and for T-Mobile the HTC G4X is expected to have a quad-core processor, LTE connectivity and Android 4.0 ICS. In the UK, Vodafone has announced to be the carrier of the One X.