Head-To-Head: HTC 8X Vs. Apple iPhone 5


Tale Of The Tape

With the 8X, HTC has launched a beautifully designed, polycarbonate-shelled smartphone. At face value, it's extremely reminiscent of Nokia's lauded Lumia line, but the 8X is more subtly designed and, more importantly, extremely thin and light. It clocks in with dimensions at 5.21 x 2.61 x 0.4 inches, smoking most of the competition and comparing extremely well to the iPhone 5's 4.9 x 2.3 x 0.3-inch frame.

Leaving the numbers aside, we're looking at some of the most attractive phones on the market today. The HTC's curves make it a joy to hold, and the soft coating on the polycarbonate keeps it from slipping from the hand. The colors are gorgeous as well. The 8X pops in matte purple, red, black and yellow. The iPhone 5 has its own handsome looks though. The aluminum build is classy and refined in black or white.