iPhone 5 vs. HTC One vs. LG Nexus 4 vs. BlackBerry Z10 vs. Nokia Lumia 920: Spec showdown!

iPhone 5 vs. HTC One vs. LG Nexus 4 vs. BlackBerry Z10 vs. Nokia Lumia 920: Spec showdown

The iPhone 5 launched back in September 2012 and in smartphones, half a year can be a long time. Since then we've seen the Google LG Nexus 4 launch, the Nokia Lumia 920 hit, the BlackBerry Z10 start to roll out internationally, and now the new king of the spec sheet, the announcement of the all-new HTC One.

One look at the spec showdown above should tell you the most important thing you need to know -- we're lucky enough to live in a time when every platform has a fantastic flagship phone. If not more than one. And that's good for all of us.

The second, more unbelievable thing is that the HTC One vs. iPhone 5 vs. Google LG Nexus 4 vs. BlackBerry Z10 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 specs show us we still haven't reached a plateaux. HTC has a 1080p at 468ppi and a camera that's getting it's priorities straight, putting pixel size over pixel count, something dedicated camera manufacturers figured out years ago.

And 2013 is just getting started! We still have the Samsung Galaxy S4, the BlackBerry Q10, whatever else Nokia is cooking up, and the iPhone 5s, or whatever Apple calls their next phone, to look forward to.

It's a great, great time to be a gadget lover, but for today, it's a great time to give HTC some kudos for once again raising the already ridiculously high bar being set for smart phones.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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