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  • Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z vs HTC One vs Apple iPhone 5 Battery Tests

    Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z vs HTC One vs Apple iPhone 5 Battery Tests

    Ever wondered which smartphone would last the longest or have the longest battery life? Well, it isn't just you as some testers from UK have put the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Apple iPhone 5, Google Nexus 4, BlackBerry Z10 and Nokia Lumia 920 through a number of battery tests for call time, internet usage and charging time. The results may shock you but do check out the results:

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  • HTC One's Great Build but Terrible Repairability

    HTC One's Great Build but Terrible Repairability

    Great Design, Drops Better than the iPhone 5

    While the HTC One managed to beat out Apple's iPhone 5 in drop tests recently it should be noted that it is a lot harder to repair. The HTC One recently got a teardown at iFixit (a site which takes apart smartphones and tries to put them back together). In that particular iFixit teardown, the HTC One is the only smartphone to get a repairability score of 1/10, which means it is next to impossible to repair (the Apple iPhone 5 has an iFixit repairability score of 7/10). Tearing down the HTC One the folks at iFixit found:

    • Most of the components are covered with copper tape for shielding which when removed looks like used aluminum foil (almost impossible to fix back)
    • The battery is attached to the midframe and covered by the motherboard, making it very difficult to replace.
    • To replace the display you have to remove the rear case which may require taking apart the entire HTC One.
  • HTC One vs iPhone 5 Drop Tests

    HTC One vs iPhone 5 Drop Tests

    For quite some time now, Apple's iPhone has touted it's toughness and endurance based on it's aluminum unibody carved from a single block of aluminum. However, it is no longer alone in the smartphone arena as from the horde of plastic Android smartphones comes the HTC One, one of the first Android smartphones to have an aluminum unibody as well. Both have aluminum unibody casings and both have not nearly as tough glass screens. Which one would survive drops better?