Both HTC and BlackBerry have brought out strong flagship smartphones to up the ante in 2013. If it was the BlackBerry Z10 that wowed us first with its revamped BlackBerry 10 OS experience, the HTC One made us fall in love at first sight itself. But when you put these phones side by side, which of them do we lean towards when looking at the design and features on offer?

Design: There’s no doubt why we pick the HTC One to be a clear winner in the design category. With its all aluminum body, its sleek and sharp body will guarantee a second and even third glance, until you just won’t be able to take your eyes off it. Also, we prefer the HTC One’s 4.7-inch full HD screen over the BlackBerry Z10’s 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 356 ppi.

Features: If you’re looking at just the tech specs, again, you would be tempted towards the HTC One for its quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. The Z10 has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, so if you’re looking to run heavy apps and multitasking, you’re better off with the HTC One. There’s also the gorgeous Ultrapixels camera in the HTC One which could let you click sharper, clearer, and more true-to-life images.

But, if you’re looking for something different, the BlackBerry 10 OS features a completely fresh design and a much smoother and fun experience than Android. You can use so many more gestures than you can on an Android smartphone, making it more entertaining to play around with the Z10. Sure, there are fewer apps, but if you can live with that, then the Z10 ought to be your pick.